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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 subfluvial karst is karst topography developed beneath a river. see also subaqueous karst.?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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KarstBase a bibliography database in karst and cave science.

Featured articles from Cave & Karst Science Journals
Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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Karst environment, Culver D.C.
Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
Microbial mediation of complex subterranean mineral structures, Tirato, Nicola; Torriano, Stefano F.F;, Monteux, Sylvain; Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Lavagna, Maria Luisa; D’Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Chailloux, Daniel; Renda, Michel; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
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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Dates: From 22 May, 2007 till 26 May, 2007
Location: Acapulco, Mexico
 AGU 2007 JOINT ASSEMBLY - Acapulco, Mexico May 22-25


We would like to invite you participate in a special Union Session on Paleoenvironmental Records from Cave Deposits for the 2007 AGU (American Geophysical Union) Joint Assembly to be held in Acapulco, Mexico. This session will focus on cave sediments as archives of continental paleoclimatic information at local, regional and global scales. Of particular interest are those records from tropical areas where temporal variations of monsoonal activity can be recorded, providing essential information on the role of the tropics within the global climatic system. Contributions presenting paleoclimate records from geochemical, paleoecological, and physical proxies in speleothems as well as other cave sediments are sought.

* Please feel free to circulate this to other potential participants that you might know.*

The Conveners invite you to consider submitting an abstract and before the deadline of March 1, 2007, or simply attending this session. Please see the conference website at for full details of online abstract submission and the conference, or go directly to:

Please note the AGU criteria that abstracts must focus on scientific results or their application. The Program Committee may decline to consider abstracts that do not meet this criteria. All First Authors or Sponsors must be AGU members in good standing, or members of one of the sponsoring societies (see list below). Invited Authors must be approved by the Program Committee. The invited author's name must appear in the invited speaker's List.

If you are not already a member of the AGU, membership is an excellent value at $20 per-year, providing you with print copies of the weekly publication EOS and access to a high level professional organization linking those interested in geosciences, climate, climate change, oceanography, paleoceanography etc.

Please see the AGU website for details of free abstract submission for those residing in designated countries.

Acapulco is a tourist resort city located on the south western coast of Mexico. The weather promised to be ~28oC but with a comfortable 65% relative humidity, allowing you to enjoy the conference and beautiful coastal environment. This is the first AGU Joint Assembly in Mexico and offers a unique opportunity for interaction with Latin American researchers, and potential development of new north-south collaborations.

Please contact any of the convenors (listed at bottom of this email) if you have any questions or need further information on this special session.

Juan Pablo Bernal Uruchurtu
Assistant Profesor - Investigador Asociado ?C?
Departamento de Geoqumica, Instituto de Geologa
Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico
TEL: (52) 55-5622 4284, ext. 136

Matthew S. Lachniet
Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences
University of Nevada, Los Vegas
TEL: (702) 895-4388

Patricia A. Beddows
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster University
TEL: (905) 525-9140, ext 24659

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Asociacin Argentina de Geofsicos y Geodestas (AAGG)
Asociacin Latinoamericana de Geofsica Espacial (ALAGE)
Associacion Latinoamericana de Ciencias de la Tierra (ALACIT)
Brazilian Society of Geophysics (SBGF)
Centro Regional de Sismologia para America del Sur (CERESIS)
Colegio de Ingenieros Geofisicos de Mexico (CIGMEX)
Geochemical Society of America (GS)
Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Union Geofisica Mexicana (UMG)
Union Mexicana para Estudios del Cuaternario (UMEC)
31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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