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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 stream profile is the elevation of the main stream bed as a function of distance from outflow.?

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Karst hydrology position
The National Cave and Karst Research Institute is proud to be administered by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT). NMT is looking to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in karst hydrology. If you are interested, please see the announcement below.
International Conference on Groundwater in Karst - website launched
The web site for the 2015 KG@B meeting is now up and running.
Free access to the "Cave & Karst Science" journal
Volumes of the journal "Cave & Karst Science" from 1974 to 2005 are now available as free downloads
Important discussion on the Ford’s Four-State Model
An announcement of a recently published blog post of Derek Ford that provides a thorough review of arguments pro and contra for the Four-State model of cave genesis in the dimensions of length and depth, and invites an informal discussion.
Geological Society of America Convention 2014 karst sessions: call for abstracts
The Geological Society of America Convention this year it will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 19-22 October. Five karst or karst-related sessions are offered.

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That classical karst is originally the region called kras in slovenia, which gave its name to the karst landscape. used in this sense about 95% of the classical karst lies in slovenia, with the remaining 5% extending to italy. a slightly different area was covered by descriptions of early investigations or karst phenomena, when the name classical karst was applied to a region between ljubljana, gorizia and rijeka, mainly in slovenia with some parts in italy and croatia [9].?

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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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