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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 age of caves is the ages of individual caves may vary enormously. in most regions the youngest cave passages have reached their present dimensions during the last 10,000 years, or since the last pleistocene glacial retreat. in higher latitudes most caves can be related to erosion during the later pleistocene climatic variations of the last million years, and older caves have largely been removed by continuing surface lowering. in tropical regions less interrupted erosion conditions have encouraged survival of older caves; the mulu caves of sarawak include large passages at least two million years old. relict caves hundreds of millions of years old may survive in some buried limestones, but are commonly filled with younger sediments (see neptunian deposits), minerals or, very rarely, igneous rocks. these fill materials may themselves be dateable, either on the basis of contained fossil material (including pollen), by comparison with similar rock types that occur at the surface or by isotopic age determination methods identical to those applied to suitable surface rock materials. see also dating of cave sediments [9].?

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hipogenic caves in the region of Murcia-Spain Vol.I
First publication of three volumes devoted to hipogenic caves in the region of Murcia - Spain Most of the wells in this region of southwestern Spain are hypogene origin, in this first volume eight holes are analyzed in their hypogean aspects; networks, morphologies and speleothems, which are common in the caves of Murcia The hipogenic characteristics that are common to each of the wells tested, this table can be used for other cavities helping to recognize the common elements and features of the hipogenic caves are presented in a table in Spanish online http://issuucom/aros-andres/docs/cuevas-hipogenicas-murcia-i. ...
Summer School on Speleothem Science
The registration for the "Summer School on Speleothem Science" will be open from January 26th to April 3rd. The school will be held on 23-29 August 2015 in Oxford, UK, and is aimed at an international audience.
13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst
An announce of the 13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst to be held in the Czech Republic 16-19 September 2015
Call for GSA 2015 karst program proposals
A message from GSA Karst Division Chairman Cory Blackeagle about forming a karst program for this year’s GSA Convention
UIS 50th Anniversary Celebration and 23rd International Karstological School
The celebration of the UIS 50th Anniversary will held with the 23rd International Karstological School in Postoina, Slovenia in June 2015

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That irrigation return flow is the part of artificially applied water that is not consumed by evapotranspiration and that migrates to an aquifer or surface water body [22].?

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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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