Glossary of Speleological and Caving Terms
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NAKED KARST Syn. Bare karst.
Karst - Kinds of. Ref WM
NATURAL ARCH An arch of rock formed by weathering.
Speleology term. Ref JJ
NATURAL BRIDGE A bridge of rock spanning a ravine or valley and formed by erosive agents.
Speleology term. Ref JJ
NECROPHAGE A scavenger feeding on animal carcasses rather than live prey.
Cave - Biota. Ref JJ
NETWORK A complex pattern of repeatedly connecting passages in a cave. Syn Maze, cave, Labyrinth.
Speleology term. Ref JJ
NICHE An organism's place in the cave ecosystem. Where it lives and eats, and what eats it. How it interacts with all biotic and abiotic factors.
Fauna. Ref AC
NIFE CELL A rechargeable alkaline battery for use with an electric cap lamp.
Lighting term. Ref JJ
NORTHING 1. The distance of a point north of the point of origin of the grid of a map. 2. The south-north component of a survey leg, or of a series of 2 or more legs. North is positive, south is negative. cf Easting.
Survey & Mapping term. Ref JJ
NOTHEPHREATIC Referring to water moving slowly in cavities in the phreatic zone.
Speleology term. Ref JJ
NUMBERING Assigning an alphanumeric identity number to a cave entrance, such that no 2 entrances have the same number.
Survey & Mapping term. Ref JJ
NYMPH Some insect young or juveniles are called nymphs. Esp. those with no or incomplete wings.
Fauna. Ref AC

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