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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 curtain is 1. sinuous, thin sheet (or sheets) of dripstone formed on the roof or walls of a cave or behind a waterfall [20]. 2. a wavy or folded sheet of flowstone hanging from the roof or projecting from the wall of a cave; often translucent and resonant [10]. see also bacon; blanket; drapery. related to helictite and speleothem. synonyms: (french.) draperie stalagmitique; (german.) sinterfahne; (greek.) parapetasma stalaktitikon; (italian.) cortina stalattitica; (russian.) zanavesj; (spanish.) bandera, cortina; (turkish.) perde; (yugoslavian.) sigasta zavjesa, sigasta zavesa.?

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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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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International Conference "Hypogene Speleogenesis and Karst Hydrogeology of Artesian Basins"

Dates: From 12 May, 2009 till 17 May, 2009
Location: Chernivtsy, Ukraine
The Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Chernivtsy and
Tavrichesky universities, Institute of Geological Sciences NASU (Ukraine),
National Cave and Karst Research Institute (USA),KarstWaterInstitute(USA)and the Silesian
University (Poland), are organizing the International Conference on
"Hypogene Speleogenesis and Karst Hydrogeology of Artesian Basins".
The Conference will be held in May 2009 in Western Ukraine, an
internationally recognized model region of hypogenic speleogenesis in
gypsum. Field excursions through karst areas of Bukovina, PridnestrovskajaPodolia and Pokutje between and after scientific sessions will offer a unique opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with a spectrum of evolutionary types of karst presented in the region and the world's largestgypsum maze caves. Field trips will serve to illustrate scientific and practicalissues of hypogenic speleogenesis, karsthydrogeology of artesian basins and engineering geology of covered karst.
The conference is being organized under auspices of the UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis and the IGCP-513 Project, within the programme of the International Year of the Planet Earth.
Topics to be covered include:
? Nature of hypogenic speleogenesis and its place in karst and cave science;
? Hypogene speleogenesis in various geological, tectonic and
hydrogeological settings;
? Karst hydrogeology of artesian basins: regional and intermediary systems,
groundwater resources, methods of study;
? Hydrodynamics of stratified confined systems containing soluble beds;
? Conceptual and numerical modeling of hypogene speleogenesis;
? Hydrogeochemical processes of hypogene speleogenesis, mechanisms of
dissolution of carbonates and evaporites in hypogene settings;
? Speleomorphogenesis of hypogene caves;
? Formations and minerals of hypogene caves;
? Evolution of karstogenetic settings, evolutionary types of karst, landscapes
of covered karst;
? Deep-seated karst features: hypogene speleogenesis or epigenic paleokarst?
? Geoenvironmental problems of artesian and covered karst regions;
? Role of hypogene speleogenesis in the formation of oil, gas and ore

Registration, abstract submission and more details at:

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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