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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 Also we have forum there. ...

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 calcium carbonate is naturally occurring compound with the chemical formula caco3. it occurs commonly as the mineral calcite and less commonly as aragonite, and is the major component of carbonate rocks including limestone and marble. it also forms the matrix or cement that holds together many sandstones and other sedimentary rocks [9]. see also dolomite.?

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Unusual perspective on caves
Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children".
Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, France
A call to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH Congress
Acta Carsologica 60th Anniversary issue 44-3
Acta Carsologica 44/3, the issue dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the journal, is now online.
2016 ISSB Travel Fellowships
The International Society for Subterranean Biology will fund five travel fellowships at 500 Euros each to support students and young scientists from outside the U.S. in order to attend and present their research results at the 2016 International Conference on Subterranean Biology (ICSB) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
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That cave earth, cave fill is insoluble deposits of clay, silt, sand, or gravel flooring or filling a cave passage. in a more restricted sense, cave earth includes only the finer fractions: clay, silt, and fine sand deposits [10]. synonym: cave soil.?

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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 f (123):

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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