- What is The Dolina?
- Dolina‘s geographic term. It is oval shaped melting depressions on limestone platelets. They usually have low depths and wide widths. Closed or semi-open depressions that have formed as a result of dolchimization (with the combination of lapses), whose size depends on the karstic properties of the region. In the limestone land, there are potholes in the shape of a pan formed as a result of melting and collapse.
- It is the area that remains in the pit compared to the environment by the chemical dissolution of the limestones. It is common in western and central Taurus. In some countries, names like “valley“, “dale“, “pan” are given. It is several feet deep, several meters wide. They are mostly wider in width and less in depth. The smallest karstic shape is lapidary, the one that grows bigger than the lapid, and the one that merges / grows the dolines gets the name Uvala. The biggest ones are polje.
- The ratio between the diameter of the pit and the depth of the pit is used to distinguish the pit from the pit. If the depth is greater than 1/10 of the diameter or long axis, the obruk is considered to be doline if it is smaller.
- There is no definite limit to the distinction between the big karstic melting pits such as doline, uvala and pole. Generally, those whose diameters are less than 200 m are called uvala or polye. A criterion in the classification is the combination of karstic depression with another karstic depression. It is called Uvala if it merges with another karstic pit or it is called Dolin (dolina or doline)