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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
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 Also we have forum there. ...

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 dolomite is 1. the pure mineral dolomite has the composition camg(co3)2 and has properties very similar to those of calcite. the rock dolomite consists mainly of the mineral dolomite, with subordinate calcite, and has properties very similar to those of limestone. the natural dissolution of dolomite is generally slower than that of limestone. hence, dolomite karst is generally less well developed than limestone karst, though exceptions do occur in areas such as north-west canada. large, deep caves can form in dolomite, as in the rand of south africa [9]. 2. a mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate, camg(co3)2. 2. rock chiefly composed of the mineral dolomite [10]. also called dolostone.?

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Summer School on Speleothem Science
The registration for the "Summer School on Speleothem Science" will be open from January 26th to April 3rd. The school will be held on 23-29 August 2015 in Oxford, UK, and is aimed at an international audience.
13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst
An announce of the 13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst to be held in the Czech Republic 16-19 September 2015
Call for GSA 2015 karst program proposals
A message from GSA Karst Division Chairman Cory Blackeagle about forming a karst program for this year’s GSA Convention
UIS 50th Anniversary Celebration and 23rd International Karstological School
The celebration of the UIS 50th Anniversary will held with the 23rd International Karstological School in Postoina, Slovenia in June 2015
New book on Karst and Tectonics
Springer-Verlag has recently published the book "Dynamic Tectonics and Karst" by Prof. Stefan Shanov and Assoc. Prof. Konstantin Kostov from the Geological Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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That porosity, tertiary is porosity caused by solutional enlargement of secondary porosity. see also pore; pore space; porosity; porosity, effective; porosity, primary; porosity, secondary.?

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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

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localized circulation
Circulation in karst aquifers in which the water moves in certain preferred zones and does not occupy all or most of the openings below this level [10]. Synonyms: (French.) circulation preferentielle; (German.) Ortlich begrenzte Karstwaber- Zirkulation; (Italian.) circolazione carsica parziale; (Spanish.) circulacion localizada; (Turkish.) yersel dolasim; (Yugoslavian.) lokalizirana (lokalna) cirkulacija. Compare diffuse circulation.

omnivore
An animal that habitually eats both plants and animals [23]. See also carnivore; herbivore; insectivore.

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