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By Sandra Poucher, Rick Copeland

A transforming into group of scientists, land-management choice makers, and cavers are fascinated by the safety of normal assets and need to percentage study between themselves. yet few of them are fluent in each one discipline’s jargon, and cavers and geologists particularly who are looking to percentage their discoveries locate it obscure one another. Sandra Poucher and Rick Copeland have created this entire karst word list to right discrepancies in communications between geologists and biologists, hydrologists and divers, cavers and speleologists, thereby allowing researchers to talk a standard language.
            Cavers and cave divers are keen about studying the language to speak their reveals and comprehend the learn of others. Speleologists (cave scientists) are wanting to comprehend and follow cavers’ discoveries to their paintings within the geology, biology, water circulation, and different medical elements of caves. This multidisciplinary quantity, that includes huge reference fabrics, is the single one to target Floridian and Caribbean karst gains. The hugely centred results of a dynamic group of scientists, cavers, and cave divers who've taken care of during the myriad of phrases and definitions, this word list is key to geologists, hydrologists, biologists, hydrogeologists, and personal companies facing the examine of groundwater, karst and/or remedy of sinkholes, land-management selection makers, and speleologists. 

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Clarity: 1. In diving, referring to visibility within the water, water clarity (FCTCKS 2004). 2. The state or quality of being clear, lucidity (American Heritage Dictionary 1985: 278). class: The third rank in the taxonomic system (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species). claustrophobia: The fear of tight or small places that can lead to panic in the victim (FCTCKS 2005). claustrophobic: Suffering from claustrophobia (FCTCKS 2004). 00015 inch) (Bates and Jackson 1984). clay mineral: One of a complex and loosely defined group of finely crystalline, metacolloidal, or amorphous hydrous silicates, essentially of aluminum (and sometimes of magnesium and iron), and possessing a sheetlike structure (Bates and Jackson 1987).

Bare karst: See exposed karst. “barf”: A term used (shouted) when a ridge-walking Florida caver either wants Glossary / 19 to know where the other cavers in the group are located, or to announce to the other cavers that he or she has found a cave (FCTCKS 2004). barotrauma: Physical damage to the body as a direct result of pressure change (Heine 1995: 277). Cf. squeeze. basalt: A dark-colored igneous rock, commonly volcanic, composed primarily of calcic plagioclase and pyroxene (Bates and Jackson 1984).

Biodiversity: See biological diversity. biogenic: Created or produced by living organisms; having a biological origin (FCTCKS 2005). biogeochemistry: The study of the transformation and movement of biological, geological, and chemical materials to and from the lithosphere, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the bodies of living organisms (Wyman and Stevenson 2001). biological accumulation: See bioaccumulation. biological assessment (bioassessment): Evaluation of the biological condition of a body of water using biological surveys and other direct measurements of resident biota in surface waters (US EPA 2005a).

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