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Karst Landforms in Mallorca

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This is a Powerpoint presentation on the Karst Landforms of Mallorca. In this particular landscape you can't find any flora or fauna.

This is a Powerpoint presentation on the Karst Landforms of Mallorca. In this particular landscape you can't find any flora or fauna.

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  • 1. Karst Landforms in Mallorca (Some Karst Formations) Karst landforms are generally the result of mildly acidic water acting on soluble bedrock.
  • 2. The name, “Karst” comes from the Karst region in Croatia, where this landscape is very common.
  • 3. The water, rich in CO 2, acidifies and dissolves the limestone rock to create different formations both under ground as well as the above gournd. H 2 0 + CO 2 + CaCO 3 Ca (CO 3 H) 2 Acidic water Limestone (insoluble) Calcium Bicarbonate (Soluble) This chemical reaction is reversible. This is to say that the calcium bicarbonate can precipitate, forming new limestone rock.
  • 4. The acidic water: I. It erodes the earth’s surface. II. It is filtered through permeable soil. III. It erodes the limestone under ground, forming caverns and caves.
  • 5. Karst Formations Found Above Ground
  • 6. Limestone Pavement: The runoff water erodes rock furrows. It is as if they were the claws of a giant spider rock.
  • 7. Karst Canyon: This is formed by the erosion of a river or a flood.
  • 8. Karst Formations Found Below Ground
  • 9. Caves: Water, which seeps into the ground, erodes the limestone, forming caves. Due to the precipitation of calcium bicarbonate inside the caves, this can lead to different formations in the rocks.
  • 10. STALACTITES: limesto-ne formations hanging from the cracks in the ceiling of the caves. COLUMNS . Formations formed when a stalactite and stalagmite meet and bind together. STALAGMITES: Limestone formations on the floor of caves fromed by precipitation of water falling from the stalactites.
  • 11. This is the group of students who worked on this project. Five of them are coming to Estonia

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