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Glossary of terms


Hydrogeology: The science that deals with subsurface waters and with related geologic aspects of surface waters. More recently it has been used interchangeably with geohydrology.

 Topographical: Synonymous with the term ‘topographic’. Topographic: Pertaining to topography. Topography: The general configuration of a land surface or any part of the Earth’s surface, including its relief and the position of its natural and man–made features.

 Karstic: is the adjective of Karst.  Karst is a type of topography that is formed on limestone, gypsum, and other rocks by dissolution, and is characterised by sinkholes, caves and underground drainage.


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