The karst landforms of Puerto Rico

Professional Paper 899
Prepared in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico



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.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The karst landforms of Puerto Rico
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 899
DOI 10.3133/pp899
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description Report: vi, 69 p.; Plate: 55.77 x 27.00 inches
Country United States
Other Geospatial Puerto Rico
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