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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 calcium carbonate is naturally occurring compound with the chemical formula caco3. it occurs commonly as the mineral calcite and less commonly as aragonite, and is the major component of carbonate rocks including limestone and marble. it also forms the matrix or cement that holds together many sandstones and other sedimentary rocks [9]. see also dolomite.?

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
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Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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2nd International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-II)

Dates: From 08 May, 2006 till 12 May, 2006
Location: Demnovsk dolina, Slovak Republic
Dear Colleague,

we are pleased to send you the Second Circular of the 2nd International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-II) in Slovakia. The first IWIC-I was organized in Romania two years ago. Participants from many countries were fascinated by admirable natural phenomena of Scarisoara Ice Cave. This series of international workshops is oriented to complex scientific research and protection of caves with permanent ice and snow deposits.
A lot of new studies from many countries on these caves with remarkable climatic, glaciological and other subterranean environmental features will be presented during IWIC-II. We are preparing also two round tables for more detailed discussions related to selected problems on ice cave climatology, glaciology and other topical issues.
The programme of IWIC-II contains also three full day field trips. You will visit the famous Dob?in Ice Cave (World Heritage) with the Duca ice-filled collapsed doline in the Slovak Paradise National Park, some well-known caves in the Demnov Valley including the spectacular Demnov Cave of Liberty and Demnov Ice Cave, and several important caves in the Slovak Karst National Park (Gombasek Cave with straw stalactites, Silicka ladnica Ice Cave located only 503 m a.s.l.). Also the visit of Ochtin Aragonite Cave (World Heritage) is included into the programme of post-workshop field trip.
We hope that IWIC-II will be a successful and important event for future activities of the scientific community interested in wide-ranging topics of ice caves.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Slovakia.
Sincerely yours,

RNDr. Pavel Bella
Prof. Alfredo Bini
Prof. Valter Maggi

dott. Stefano Turri
IWIC secretariat
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31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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