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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 Karren is (german.) channels or furrows, caused by solution on massive bare limestone surfaces; they vary in depth from a few millimeters to more than a meter and are separated by ridges. in modern usage, the terms are general, describing the total complex of superficial solution forms found on compact pure limestone. classified into several kinds, the most common of which are: rillenkarren - shallow channels separated by sharp ridges 2-3 centimeters apart; rinnenkarren - flat-bottomed grooves several centimeters apart; kluftkarren - joints enlarged by solution; spitzkarren - large deep grooves extending down from steep spires or pinnacles; meandering karren (maanderkarren) - small winding or meandering channels; round karren (rundkarren) - karren having rounded channels and intervening rounded ridges, probably reexhumed after formation under soil or peat; flachkarren - equivalent to the english clint; bodenkarren - karren formed beneath the soil [10]. synonyms: (french.) lapies; (german.) karren, schratten; (greek.) thaktyloglyphae, amaxotrochiae; (italian.) campo solcato; (russian.) karry; (spanish.) lapiaz; (turkish.) erime olugu; (yugoslavian.) skrape, skripovi, grizine, lebici, skraplje.?

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