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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

Did you know?

That karstification is 1. the processes of solution and infiltration by water, mainly chemical but also mechanical, whereby the surface features and subterranean drainage network of a karstland are developed to form a karst topography, including such surface features as dolines, karren, and mogotes and such subsurface features as caves and shafts. an area currently or formerly undergoing karstification, and thus characterized by karst landforms, is said to be karstified [19]. 2. the process by which karst is formed. the term has been given a wide range of meaning, from almost a synonym or corrosion of soluble rocks by water to a term comprising all processes responsible for the development of karst features including, besides corrosion, such phenomena as mechanical erosion, jointing, and faulting [20]. synonyms: (french.) karstification; (german.) verkarstung; (greek.) apokarstosis; (italian.) carsificazione; (russian.) karstoobrazovanie; (spanish.) karstificacion; (turkish.) karstlasma; (yugoslavian.) okrsavanje, zakrasevanje, karstifikacija.?

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dominique trouchet (Australia)

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Address: 74 Town View Terrace Margaret River 6285
Affiliation: Ngilgi Cave , Yallingup
Position: adventure tour guide
Specialization: Other
Instrumentation: Just not at that level, however , would love to embark on some form of research within the cave. I am in credibly passionate about cave preservation & protection
Geoactivity: Leeuwin/Naturaliste Ridge, South West, Western Australia
Interests: Would just like to continue learning. I would like to be able to answer all the cave related questions that I am asked with confidence & certainty.
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