Research on morphological caracteristics of endokarst in Rarau Massif. Premises for local palaeoclimatic records

Dinu OPREA, Georgiana BUTA


The occurrence of karst in Romania is associated to a variety of carbonate rocks; however, limestone and dolomite are the most relevant in terms of spatial distribution and morphological diversity, as shown by the karst landforms present in Apuseni Mts, Banat Mts, Cerna Mts, the southern area of Retezat Mts, Capatanii Mts, Valcan Mts, Mehedinti and Southern Dobrogea plateaus etc.
Our study area is located in Rarau Massif, in the northern sector of the crystalline axe of the Eastern Carpathians (fig. 1), which comprises, in terms of morphology, of a diversity of genetic categories of landforms among which petrographic landforms on limestone and dolomites stand out.



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