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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. ...

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That rimstone barrage, rimstone barrier, rimstone dam is a wall-shaped deposit that impounds pools of water in caves, around springs, and in cascades of streams saturated with calcium bicarbonate [10]. synonym: (french.) gour. see also rimstone; rimstone pool.?

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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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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


Terms starting with letter b (141):

B-horizon, backflooding, background noise, backwater, backwater curve, bacon, bacteria, bactericide, bailer, bailing line, balcony, bank, bank erosion, bank storage, barbels, bare karst, barite, barograph, barometer, barometric efficiency, barrier, barrier spring, barrier, freshwater, barrier, hydrologic, barrier, permeability, base exchange, base flow, base level, base level of erosion, base level, karst, base line, base of karstification, base width, baseline monitoring, basin, basin characteristics, basin method, basin mouth, basin perimeter, basin relief, maximum, basin, closed, basin, drainage, basin, experimental, basin, ground-water, basin, infiltration, basin, intermontane, basin, settling, bat, bathometer, bathybenthic, bathypelagic, bathyphreatic, bathyphreatic zone, beach, beachrock, bearing, bed, bed load, bed roughness, bed, lower confining, bed, marker, bed, mortar, bed, river, bed, stream, bed, upper confining, bedding, bedding cave, bedding grike, bedding joint, bedding plane, bedding-plane cave, bedding-plane parting, bedeckter karst, bedload, bedrock, belay, bench mark, bend, bentonite, beudantite, bicarbonate, bifurcation, bifurcation ratio, biological clock, biomass, biomicrite, biospeleology, biphosphammite, birnessite, blade, blanket, blind chimney, blind shaft, blind valley, bloedite, blowhole, blowing cave, blowing well, blowout, blue hole, bobbin, Bodenbedeckter karst, bog, bogaz, boiling spring, bollard, bolt, bone cave, bone-breccia, borehole, botryoid, botryoidal speleothem, bottom hole, bottomland, boulder clay, boundary spring, bourne, boxwork, brackish water, braided stream, brake bar, branchwork cave pattern, breakdown, breakthrough, breakthrough curve, breakthrough time, breathing cave, breathing hole, breccia, bridge, bridging effect, brine, brittle deformation, brochantite, brushite, bubble gage, bucket, buffered solution, buildup, buried karst, buried valley, burst,

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