Reference : Le système karstique de la Lomme, région de Rochefort, cadre général
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Le système karstique de la Lomme, région de Rochefort, cadre général
[en] The karst network of the Lomme river in the surroundings of Rochefort (Belgium). General context
Willems, Luc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de géologie > Pétrologie sédimentaire >]
Ek, Camille mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Géographie physique et quaternaire > > >]
Marion, Jean-Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de géologie > Paléontologie animale et humaine >]
Professional Paper
Geologicale Survey of Belgium
Le système karstique de la Lomme, region de Rochefort - Livret-guide
[en] karst network ; Devonian limestones ; Belgium
[fr] phénomènes karstiques ; calcaires dévoniens ; Belgique
[en] “La Calestienne” is the strip of Devonian limestones which separates the Ardennes from the Famenne and Condroz regions. It contains the most important karstic phenomena in Belgium. The karst system developed over 10 kilometers along the river Lomme (Lhomme) and its main tributary, the Wamme, in the region of Rochefort, illustrates the main characteristics of the Calestienne. The Calestienne around Rochefort is bordered to the northwest by the wide depression of the Famenne shales, the altitude of which oscillates between 150 and 200 meters. In the southeast of this limestone strip, the Ardenne, a region composed of more resistant rocks, rises to altitudes often greater than 400 m. In the landscape, the Calestienne forms a real step at an intermediate altitude. To the Northeast of Rochefort, the limestone strip widens out considerably due to the Gerny anticline.
Service géologique de Belgique
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
Publication réalisée dans le cadre du livret-guide du colloque "Karst Research. Challenges for the XXIst century", tenu à Bruxelles et Rochefort les 30/09 et 01/10/2011.

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