On Thursday October 2, 2014 the membership in the Speleogenesis Network has reached 1000 ! The lucky registration was by Jim Goodbar of US, - welcome, and congratulations!
Cecilio López-Tercero, profesional speleologist was injured during the exploration of the karst system in Leymebamba, Amazonas, located in the Andean Cordillera.
The session on evaporite karst will be held at the South-Central Section, Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting in Stillwater, OK, on March 19-20, 2015.
The State of Minnesota has positions open for hydrologists. These positions include some for hydrogeologists.
Mine Water Solutions is a conference focused on EXTREMES and SOLUTIONS to mine water issues in very challenging environments. It will be held in Vancouver, Canada, April 12-15, 2015.
Did you know?
That rockfall is the falling of bedrock from a cliff or steep slope .?
Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
Based on "A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special to Environmental Karst Hydrology" EPA/600/R-02/003, 2002, EPA: Washington, DC., Speleogenesis Glossary includes 2699 cave & karst terms
Example of the Karst & Cave Glossary:
(German.) These are best described as heel-print karren because they resemble the imprint of a heel. They are nearly connected with subhorizontal, adjacent, flat plains and migrate upslope by cutting 'steps' through the process of retrogressive corrosion. The semicircular form is preserved by the 'horseshoe falls effect' which concentrates the main amount of water on the innermost part of the heel-print. At the upper rim the water gain speed. The thickness of the film of water is indirectly proportional to the speed of the flow. A higher rate of flow results in a greater effectiveness of fresh precipitation added to the flow on the ground, but it also causes the diffusion of atmospheric CO2 and more extensive corrosion. Most Trittkarren originate at the rim of a grike lying below and have moved upward to the surface through retrogressive corrosion. At the base of steep slopes where snow collects, nearly funnelshaped Trittkarren appear and are of subnival origin. They are common in the Alps . Synonym: heel-print karren.
A common point in the superposition of a type curve over measured data in aquifer test analyses.