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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 canyon passage is 1. a tubular passage (cave) that is formed by underground streams following gently tilted beddingplane partings or fractures and are eroding channels downward through the rock. their ceiling heights are greater than their widths. they are similar to surface canyons, but they possess roofs and are generally the same distance apart at the top as they are at the bottom. in mammoth cave, most are narrow and winding and may achieve dimensions of 50 feet wide by 100 feet high. if a canyon passage begins forming on an old tube passage, then a keyhole passage may result [15]. 2. also known as vadose canyons, these are cave passages, most commonly formed by continued floor entrenchment or incision, by a free flowing vadose stream. the passage width at any particular level is determined by the flow of the formative stream, the rate of its downcutting and the effects of any subsequent collapse. canyon height reflects the stream's downcutting history. it depends upon the vertical distance available for erosional descent to the local base level and the time that erosional downcutting has been active, as well as upon the more obvious but less important influences of flow rate and erosional capacity. vadose canyons commonly twist and meander sharply, while maintaining roughly parallel vertical sides. in contrast to some meanders in surface streams, underground meanders must generally be imprinted on a bedding plane before entrenchment of the canyon begins. narrow canyon passages, commonly less than 1 m wide and more than 20 m high, are a particular feature of deep alpine caves. perhaps the largest canyon passage in the world is that in skocjanske jama, slovenia, which is over 100 m high and 50 m wide [9]. see paragenetic cave. see also keyhole passage; passage; tubular passage; vertical shafts.?

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Karst Sessions at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2011

Dates: From 05 Dec, 2011 till 09 Dec, 2011
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Two sessions on karst hydrogeology are proposed for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2011.

The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. And even better, the meeting is held in beautiful San Francisco, California, perhaps one of the world's most beautiful cities. The meeting takes place 5-9 December 2011.

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Abstract submissions open on 8 June, and the deadline to submit an abstract is 4 August.

The two sessions address different aspects of karst groundwater systems -- one focuses on geochemical and water-quality aspects and one on hydrogeological and geomorphological aspects. Accordingly, they are proposed for separate sections, the first in the Biogeosciences section and the second in the Hydrology section. We encourage you to consider presenting the results of your research on karst at one of these sessions.

New Approaches for Investigating Biological and Geochemical Processes and Contaminant Transport in Karst Systems
Conveners: Barbara Mahler, Nicolas Massei, Corinne Wong
Biogeosciences Section

Karst aquifers represent a vital water resource on a global scale, providing drinking water for an estimated 40% of the world’s population and critical habitat for numerous endemic and endangered species. Karst systems are inherently vulnerable to contamination and challenging to study. Understanding the controls on biological and geochemical processes and contaminants is critical to a sustainable future for karst systems. This session brings together hydrologists, biologists, ecohydrologists, environmental and aqueous geochemists, and modelers who have developed tools or approaches to interpreting biological, geochemical, and hydrologic data in karst settings with an emphasis on environmental geology.

Hydrological and geomorphological processes in karst aquifers
Conveners: Matt Covington, Jason Gulley, Katrina Koski
Hydrology Section

Hydrological and geomorphological processes in karst aquifers In the past, research in karst aquifers has largely been considered to be descriptive and qualitative. Recent workers have built upon this earlier knowledge base and integrated advancements from other fields to make significant progress in quantifying hydrogeological, geomorphological and geochemical processes in karst aquifers. To promote interaction between the sub-disciplines of karst studies, we solicit abstracts for quantitative studies investigating karst aquifer processes, including, but not limited to: flow and transport, speleogenesis, groundwater/surface water interactions, records of landscape evolution and novel field or modeling techniques.

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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