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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. ...

Did you know?

That sub-conduit is any void, whether of tectonic or dissolutional origin, that is smaller than the accepted defined size of a conduit. sub-conduits originate under inception conditions and enlarge during gestation, but many fail to achieve larger dimensions when drainage later becomes concentrated along preferred routes. in most cases, however, they will continue to function as part of the micro-fissure, or percolation, system within the rock mass. sub-conduits are an essential part of a continuum of void sizes that extends between microscopic discontinuities and the largest tube passages [9].?

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
Engineering challenges in Karst, Stevanović, Zoran; Milanović, Petar
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Geochemical and mineralogical fingerprints to distinguish the exploited ferruginous mineralisations of Grotta della Monaca (Calabria, Italy), Dimuccio, L.A.; Rodrigues, N.; Larocca, F.; Pratas, J.; Amado, A.M.; Batista de Carvalho, L.A.
Karst environment, Culver D.C.
Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
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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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