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Glossary of ALL Terms for Data on EOL

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kame
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000542
An irregularly shaped hill or mound composed of sorted or stratified sand and gravel that is deposited in contact with the glacial ice. It can have an irregular shape. Kames are often associated with kettles, and this is referred to as kame and kettle topography. When the ice retreats further, the delta kame often collapses. Kame terraces are frequently found along the side of a glacial valley and are the deposits of meltwater streams flowing between the ice and the adjacent valley side.
kame terrace
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000433
A terrace associated with a kame.
karst
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000175
A feature shaped by the dissolution of a soluble layer or layers of bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone or dolomite. These landscapes display distinctive surface features and underground drainages, and in some examples there may be little or no surface drainage.
karst cave
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00012411
karst field
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00004683
A large flat plain in karst territory with areas usually 5 to 400 km2.
Kasimovian Age
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Kasimovian
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
kastanozem
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002240
Kastanozems are dry grassland soils, among them the zonal soils of the short-grass steppe belt, south of the Eurasian tall-grass steppe belt with Chernozems. Kastanozems have a similar profile to that of Chernozems but the humus-rich surface horizon is thinner and not as dark as that of the Chernozems and they show more prominent accumulation of secondary carbonates.
Katian Age
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Katian
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
kelp forest
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000058
kelvin
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000012
{definition missing}
Kerguelen Islands
http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q46772
kettle
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000311
A fluvioglacial landform occurring as the result of blocks of ice calving from the front of a receding glacier and becoming partially to wholly buried by glacial outwash. Glacial outwash is generated when sediment laden streams of meltwater flow away from the glacier and are deposited to form broad outwash plains called sandurs. When the ice blocks melt, holes are left in the sandur.
kg
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000009
Kilograms. A mass unit which is equal to the mass of the International Prototype Kilogram kept by the BIPM at Svres, France.
kg/m^2
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000086
An area density unit which is equal to the mass of an object in kilograms divided by the surface area in meters squared.
kg/m^2/year
http://eol.org/schema/terms/kilogramsPerMeterSquaredPerYear
kills
http://eol.org/schema/terms/kills
Kimmeridgian Age
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Kimmeridgian
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
kipuka
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000410
An elevated area such as a hill, ridge or old lava dome inside or downslope from an area of active volcanism. New lava flows will cover the surrounding land, isolating the kipuka so that it appears as a (usually) forested island in a barren lava flow.
kleptoparasite
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1479109
a consumer that takes prey or other food that was caught, collected, or otherwise prepared by another animal, including stored food
kleptoparasite of
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/RO_0008503
kleptoparasitized by
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/RO_0008504
hosts a parasite which steals resources, usually food or nest material
km
https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q828224
unit of length equal to 1,000 metres
km^2
http://eol.org/schema/terms/squarekilometer
Square kilometre, symbol km<sup>2</sup>, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of surface area, the square metre, one of the SI derived units. 1 km<sup>2</sup> is equal to: 1,000,000 m<sup>2</sup>, 100 ha (hectare) (Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Square_kilometre&oldid=566625931)
known marine species
http://eol.org/schema/terms/DescribedAcceptedSpecies
number of currently described and taxonomically accepted marine species in this clade (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)
Kungurian Age
http://resource.geosciml.org/classifier/ics/ischart/Kungurian
International Chronostratigraphic Chart: http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale
kynurenate enriched soil
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00003090