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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 phreatic cave is 1. cave conceived and developed by dissolution, usually below the water table, where all voids are water filled within the phreas. phreatic caves may include loops deep below the water table, particularly in dipping limestone with widely spaced bedding-related fissures. higher fissure densities, subhorizontal geological guidance, or greater karstic maturity encourage shallow phreatic development just below the water table. progressive abondonment of phreatic caves is usually in a downward sequence, as erosionally lowered valley floors intersect lower levels of the flooded system. active phreatic cave segments, left perched for geological reasons after a general water-table lowering, are relatively common. characteristics of phreatic caves are blind dissolution pockets on walls and ceilings, branching and looping of passages, and overall switchback gradients as phreatic flow may be uphill under pressure. the most common passage, and overall switchback gradients as phreatic flow may be uphill under pressure. the most common passage form is a tube, though crosssectional shape reflects local geological factors. a classic active phreatic cave is that behind the fontaine de vaucluse in france, while holloch, switzerland, is a major system consisting mostly of relict phreatic passages [9]. 2. cave passage developed in the phreatic zone and still actively forming. passages often appear as tubes.?

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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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fabric, facet, facies, facies change, failure, fall, false floor, farangothes ipoyios thiavasis, fathometer, fault, fault breccia, fault cave, fault gouge, fault line, fault plane, fault scarp, fault zone, feeding tube, feldspars, fengcong; fengcong karst, fenglin; fenglin karst, ferghanite, ferric oxide, ferrito zone, Fickian diffusion, field capacity; field moisture capacity, field survey, field test, field velocity of ground water, fill terrace, fine gravel, fine sand, finite difference method, finite element method, firn, firstkarren, fissure, fissure, fissure cave, Flachkarren, flank, flash flood, flattener, flexure, flint, float gage, floating pan, floe calcite, flood, flood crest, flood plain, flood profile, flood water, flood wave, flood-water zone, flooding method, floodmarks, floor pocket, flow duration curve, flow gage, flow line, flow net, flow path, flow rate, flow velocity, flow, base, flow, creep, flow, critical, flow, steady, flow, uniform, flow, unsteady, flow-mass curve, flower, flowing artesian well, flowmeter, flowstone, fluid potential, flume, fluorapatite, fluorescein, fluorescent dyes, fluorite, fluorometer, filter fluorometer, flushed zone, flute, fluviokarst, flux, foaming agent, foiba, fold, food chain, food pyramid, food web, forestry compass, form factor, formation, formation stabilizer, formation temperature, fossil, fossil cave, fossil karst, fossile karst, fouling, fountain, fracture, fracture pattern, fracture spring, fracturing, francoanellite, free pitch, free water, free-surface stream, free-water elevation, freezing point, fresco, fresh water, freshwater lens, friction head, friend, Froude number, fullflow spring, fungling; fungling karst, funicular regime,

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