A book "Höhlen und Karst in Österreich" (Caves and karst in Austria; Editors: Christoph Spötl, Lukas Plan & Ehrad Christian) will be printed until mid of July. Subscription is available.
Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children".
A call to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH Congress
Acta Carsologica 44/3, the issue dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the journal, is now online.
The International Society for Subterranean Biology will fund five travel fellowships at 500 Euros each to support students and young scientists from outside the U.S. in order to attend and present their research results at the 2016 International Conference on Subterranean Biology (ICSB) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
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That glade is 1. (jamaican.) an elongate depression, having steep sides, in which a generally flat floor is divided into small basins separated by low divides. 2. (tennessee.) limestone pavement having extensive growth of cedar trees . see also uvala.?
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:
Formation of interstices, caverns caves and other karst forms produced by solution in water from thermal springs and ore-bearing solutions . Synonyms: (French.) karst minier; (German.) Zwischenraume, Kavernen, Hohlen im Karst, gebildet durch Thermalwasser oder erzhaltige Losungen; (Greek.) thermometallikon karst; (Italian.) carsismo per dissoluzione idrotermale; (Russian.) rudny karst; (Spanish.) karst termomineral; (Turkish.) cevher karsti; (Yugoslavian.) rudni krs (kras).
1. Those parts of the earth's crust in which all voids are filled with water under pressure greater than atmospheric . 2. That part of the earth's crust beneath the regional water table in which all voids, large and small, are ideally filled with water under pressure greater than atmospheric . When discussing a karst setting, it is preferable to use the term, phreatic zone, so as to avoid confusion regarding chemical saturation. Synonym: saturated zone. See also zone of saturation.