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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 aven is 1. a hole in the roof of a cave passage that may be either a rather large blind roof pocket or a tributary inlet shaft into the cave system. a feature described as an aven when seen from below may equally be described as shaft when seen from above, and the naming of such a feature commonly depends purely upon the direction of exploration. many avens close upwards to impenetrable fissures but may still be important hydrological routes; few caves are without them. in parts of france, aven is equivalent to the british term, pothole [9]. 2. (french.) a vertical or highly inclined shaft in limestone, extending upward from a cave passage, generally to the surface; smaller than an abime. commonly related to enlarged vertical joints. compare cenote; natural well; pothole. 3. (british.) a vertical extension from a shaft in a passage or chamber roof that tapers upward rather like a very elongate cone [10]. compare dome pit.?

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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 d (157):

D-horizon, dam, damping, dar gecit, Darcian velocity; seepage velocity, Darcy unit, Darcy's law, Darcy-Weisbach equation, dark adaptation, dark zone, dating of cave sediments, datum plane, daylight hole, dead cave, dead end, dead water, debris, debris karren, decalcification, Deckenkarren, declination, declogging, decomposers, decoration, deep percolation, deflocculation, deformation, degradation, degree of cementation, degree of karstification, degree of saturation, delay, delta, demand, demineralization, dendritic, dendritic drainage pattern, density, density current, denudation, denuded karst, depletion, deposition factor, depression, depression spring, depth gage, depth of penetration, desalinization, desander, descender, desert, desiccation, desiccation crack, desorption, detritus, developed section, development, deviation, dew-point, diagenesis, diatomaceous earth, differential water capacity, diffuse circulation; diffuse flow, diffusion, diffusion coefficient, diffusion, convective, diffusivity, hydraulic, diffusivity, soil water, dig, dike, Dinaric Karst, dip, diphenyl brilliant flavine 7GFF, direct yellow 96, dipmeter survey, discharge, discharge area, discharge hydrograph, discharge pipe, discharge pressure, discharge velocity, discharge, evaporation, discharge, hydraulic, discharge, maximum, discharge, natural, disconformity, discontinuity, discontinuity surface, dispersion, dispersion coefficient, dispersion zone, dispersion, longitudinal, dispersion, mechanical, dispersion, transverse, dispersivity, displacement, disposal well, dissociation, dissolution, dissolution of limestone, dissolution zone, distortion, distribution coefficient, distribution, frequency, disturbance, disturbed sample, divide, DNAPL, dog-tooth crystal; dog-tooth spar, doline karst, doline lake, doline; sinkhole, dolomite, dolomitic flour (sand), dolomitic limestone, dolomitization, domain, dome, dome pit, donga, double brake bars, downwarping, drag, drain tile; french drain, drainage area, drainage basin, drainage density, drainage ditch, drainage divide, drainage network, drainage pattern, drainage ratio, drainage system, drainage well, drapery, draw, drawdown, drawdown curve, driphole, dripline, dripstone, drought, drowned karst, drowned spring, dry cave, dry hole, dry valley, duck; duck-under, dug well, dune limestone, Dupuit's assumption, duration curve, Durchgangshohle, dye gaging, dye test, dynamic phreas, dynamic similarity, dynamometer,

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