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  • vadose cave —    1. A cave that underwent most of its development above the water table. Within the vadose zone, drainage is freeflowing under gravity, and cave passages therefore have air above any water surface. The gravitational control of vadose flow means …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Cave diving — is a type of technical diving in which specialized SCUBA equipment is used to enable the exploration of natural or artificial caves which are at least partially filled with water. It is an extension of the more common sport of caving, but is much …   Wikipedia

  • Vadose Höhle — Eine Höhle ist ein natürlich entstandener unterirdischer Hohlraum, der groß genug ist, um von Menschen betreten zu werden und länger als fünf Meter ist. Diese Definition des Begriffs Höhle aus der Speläologie (Höhlenkunde) unterscheidet sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vadose zone — [ capillary fringe, water table, and phreatic or saturated zone. (Source: United States Geological Survey.) ] The vadose zone, also termed the unsaturated zone, is the portion of Earth between the land surface and the phreatic zone or zone of… …   Wikipedia

  • Cave — For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). Cavern redirects here. For other uses, see Cavern (disambiguation). Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico A cave or cavern is a natural underground space large enough for a human to enter. The term applies to… …   Wikipedia

  • cave development —    The inception of cave development in carbonate rocks begins if water can move through the bedrock and commence dissolution. The earliest water movement may be due to mechanisms (including ground water pumping and ionic diffusion effects)… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • cave lake —    Any underground lake. The water can be in a partially drained phreatic cave, and may then be the entrance to a sump, or it can be open over its entire surface. In vadose caves lakes are most commonly formed by ponding behind banks of sediment… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • paragenetic cave —    Cave passage, usually of canyon form, believed to be created by paragenesis. Passage formation by paragenesis is normally very difficult to prove, as later sediment removal leaves a passage that looks very similar to the far more common vadose …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Castleguard Cave — is a limestone cave located at the north end of Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. With 20,357m of surveyed passages (as of 2007), it is Canada’s longest cave, and its fifth deepest at 384m. Castleguard Cave ascends gently from …   Wikipedia

  • Canyon Creek Ice Cave — Canyon Creek Ice Cave, also known as Bragg Creek Ice Cave or Moose Mountain Ice Cave, is a small ice cave in limestone located in Kananaskis Country near the community of Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada. Known to natives through prehistory, its… …   Wikipedia

  • master cave —    Best defined as a low level trunk streamway cave with many tributaries. The old concept of the master cave being formed at the water table should be disregarded. The Leck Fell Master Cave, in the Yorkshire Dales, is 2km long, partly a vadose… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology