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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. ...

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. ...

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That barometer is an indicator of barometric pressure [16].?

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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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Terms starting with letter a (165):

A-horizon, abime, ablation, abney level, abris sous roche, abseil, absorption, abyss, accelerated corrosion, accessory mineral, accidental, acclivity, accretion, accumulation, acetylene, acid, acid mine drainage, acidity, acoustic log, acoustic resistance, activated charcoal, activated carbon, active cave, active glacier, active water, adaptation, adiabatic, adjusted stream, adsorption, adsorption isotherm, advection, aeolianite, aeration, aeration, zone of, aerial photograph, aerobic, age of caves, aggradation, aggrading river, aggregate, aggregation, aggressive, aggressive water, aggressiveness, aguada, aile, air pocket, air bell, air separating tank, air-space ratio, aisle, albedo, algal limestone, alkali flat, alkaline, alkalinity, allochthonous, allochthonous drainage, allogene stream, allogenic, allogenic drainage, allogenic valley, alluvial, alluvial apron, alluvial channel, alluvial corrosion, alluvial fan, alluvial plain, alluvial veneer, alluvium, alpine karst, alternative, alveolar, alveolization, ammeter, amorphous silica, analysis, chemical, analysis, complete chemical analysis, analysis, core, analysis, morphometric, analysis, sieve, anastomosis, anastomotic cave pattern, anchor, anchor ice, ground ice, anemolite, anemometer, angle of contact, wetting angle, angle of repose, anglesite, angular, angular unconformity, anhydride, anion, anion exchange, anisotropic, anisotropic mass, anisotropic steering, anisotropy, annual frost zone, annual mean, annulus, anomaly, antecedent precipitation index, antecedent stream, antecedent-soil moisture, antenna, anthodite, anthropocentric definitions, anticlinal valley, anticline, aphthitalite, apparent ground-water velocity, appendage, approach segment, apron, aquatic, aqueduct, aquiclude, aquifer, aquifer stimulation, aquifer storage, aquifer system, aquifer test, aquifer, artesian, aquifer, coastal, aquifer, flowing artesian, aquifer, karst, aquifer, leaky, aquifere epikarstique, aquifuge, aquitard, aragonite, ardealite, area of influence of a well, arete and pinnacle karst, argillaceous, argillaceous limestone, arid, arrival time, artefact, artesian, artesian aquifer, artesian flow, artesian spring, artesian well, arthropods, artificial discharge, artificial recharge, ascender, association, atmometer, atmosphere, attapulgite clay, attrition, auger, aurichalcite, autochthonous, autochthonous drainage, autogenic drainage, autogenic, authigenic, available water, aven, average interstitial velocity, azimuth, azonal soil, azurite,

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