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The karst landforms of Puerto Rico

January 1, 1994

Puerto Rico has a great variety of landforms developed by solution of limestone under tropical climatic conditions. Karst topography is present in most parts of Puerto Rico where limestone crops out, but it is more highly developed in the northern and northwestern parts, which are underlain by thick limestone formations of Oligocene and Miocene age.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1976
Title The karst landforms of Puerto Rico
DOI 10.3133/pp899
Authors Watson H. Monroe
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 899
Index ID pp899
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization