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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 ground-water basin is 1. a general term used to define a ground-water flow system that has defined boundaries and may include permeable materials that are capable of storing or furnishing a significant water supply; the basin includes both the surface area and the permeable materials beneath it [22]. 2. the area throughout which ground water drains towards the same point; it can be larger than the accompanying surface water drainage basin if permeable layers extend outside of the topographic divide [16]. see also drainage basin.?

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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 c (345):

C-horizon, caballing, cable ladder, cable way, caisson, calanque, calc-, calc-sinter, calcarenite, calcareous, calcareous tufa, calcification, calcilutite, calcirudite, calcite, calcite bubble, calcite flottante, calcite raft, calcium carbonate, calcrete, calibration, caliche, callow, canal seepage loss, canale, cano, canopy, canyon, canyon passage, capacity, capacity curve, capacity, carrying, capacity, entrance, capacity, field; field-carrying; capillary, capacity, ground-water, capacity, hydraulic, capacity, infiltration, capacity, self-cleaning, capacity, specific, capacity, storage, capacity, total, capacity, transmission, capacity, well, capillarity, capillary action, capillary attraction, capillary condensation, capillary conductivity, capillary fringe, capillary fringe zone, capillary head, capillary interstice, capillary migration, capillary movement, capillary percolation, capillary potential, capillary pressure, capillary rise, capillary stalagmite, capillary tension, capillary water, carabiner, carbide lamp, carbide, calcium carbide, carbonate, carbonate hardness, carbonate rock, carbonate-fluorapatite, carbonate-hydroxylapatite, carbonic acid dissolution, carnivore, cascading water, casing, casing joint, casing, surface, catch basin, catchment, cation, cation exchange, cation exchange capacity, causse, cave, cave balloon, cave blister, cave breakdown, cave breathing, cave breccia, cave bubble, cave coral, cave cotton, cave development, cave earth, cave fill, cave ecology, cave fill, cave flower, cave formations, cave group, cave guano, cave ice, cave lake, cave marble, cave of debouchure, cave onyx, cave pearl, cave pisolite, cave popcorn, cave postule, cave raft, Cave Research Foundation (CRF), cave series, cave shield, cave soil, cave spring, cave spring, cave system, cave-in, cave-in lake, caver, cavern, cavern breakdown, cavern flow, cavern porosity, cavern system, cavernicole, cavernous, cavernous karren, cavernous permeability, cavernous rock, cavernous weathering, caving, cavings, cavitation, cavity, cavity dweller, ceiling block, ceiling cavity, ceiling channel, ceiling meander, ceiling pocket, ceiling slab, roof slab, ceiling tube, celestite, cement, cement grout, cement slurry, cementation, cementing, cenote, centrifuge moisture equivalent, cerussite, chain gage, chalcanthite, chalk, chamber, chandelier, channel, channel characteristics, chasm, chemical carbonate rock, chemical deposit, chemical equivalent, chemical erosion, chemical mobility, chemical oxygen demand (COD), chert, chert nodule, Chezy equation, chimney, chimneying, chlorophyll, chock, chockstone, choke, chute, cienaga, cimolite, cistern, classical karst, clastic, clastic carbonate rock, clastic rock; detrital rock, clastokarst, claustrophobia, clay, clay ball, clayball, clay boil, clay colloid, clay fill, clay filling, clay loam, clay marl, clay mineral, clay parting, clay plug, clayey sand, clayey silt, claypan, clean sand, cleavage, climate, climatic factor, clinometer, clint, clog, to, clogger, closed depression, closed basin, closed karst, closed traverse, cloud, clusterite, coarse, coarse sand, coarse silt, cockpit, cockpit karst, coefficient of compressibility, coefficient of permeability, coefficient of storage, coefficient of transmissivity; coefficient of transmissibility, coefficient of volume compressibility, cohesion, coliform organism, collapse breccia, collapse chamber, collapse of caves, collapse sink; collapse sinkhole, collector well, colloid, column, comminution, community, compaction, compaction, residual, compaction, specific, compass, competition, complete well penetration, fully penetrating, compressibility, compressive stress, compromise boundary, concentration gradient, concretion, condensation, condensation nucleus, condensation water, conduit flow; karst conduit flow, conduit permeability, conduit porosity, conduit; karst conduit, cone karst, cone of depression, cone of impression, confined, confined aquifer, confined water, confining bed, confining unit, confining zone, confluence, conformal mapping, conglomerate, conical wall niche, conjugate joints or faults, conjunctive use, connate water, consequent river, conservation, consolidated rock, consolidation, constant-temperature zone, constructive waterfall, consumer, consumptive use, contact load, contact spring, contaminant, contaminant plume, contaminate, contamination, continuous stream, contributing region, control, conulite, convection, convective diffusion, convective transport, convergence, cool spring, cooling water, coprolite, coprophage, coquina, coralloid speleothem, corrasion, corrasion, corridor, corrosion, corrosive, coupole, cove, covered karren, covered karst, cow's tail, crack, crandallite, crawl, crawlway, creek, brook, crescentic wall niche, crest line, crest segment, crest-stage indicator, crevice, crevice karst, critical depth, critical depth flume, critical flow, crooked hole, cross bedding, cross fault, cross section, crust stone, crustaceans, cryokarst, cryptokarst, cryptozoa, crystal cave, crystal pool, cuesta, hogback, cueva, cul-de-sac; dead end, cumulative production, cupola, cupola karst, cupula, current marking, current meter, current counter, curtain, curve fitting, curve, backwater, curve, concentration, curve, desorption, curve, drawdown, cutter, cuttings, cyanotrichite, cycle,

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