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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 storage coefficient is 1. the volume of water an aquifer releases from or takes into storage per unit surface area of the aquifer per unit change in head [22]. in a confined aquifer, the water is derived from storage with decline in head resulting from an expansion of the water and compression of the aquifer. similarly, water added to storage with a rise in head is accommodated partly by compression of the water and partly by expansion of the aquifer. in an unconfined aquifer, the amount of water so released or accepted is generally negligible compared to the amount involved in gravity drainage or filling of pores, hence, in an unconfined aquifer, the storage coefficient is virtually equal to the specific yield. 2. the volume of water an aquifer releases from or takes into storage per unit surface area of the aquifer per unit change in head (virtually equal to the specific yield in an unconfined aquifer.) 3. the volume of water a confined hydrogeologic unit releases from or takes into storage per unit subsurface area of the hydrogeologic unit per unit change in head.?

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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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habitat, hade, Hagen-Poiseuille equation, Halbhohle, Halbkugelkarst, half tube; half-tube, half-blind valley, half-exposed karren, halite, hall, halocline, halomorphic soil, hanging blade, hannayite, hardening, hardness, hardpan, harness, havara, haystack hill, head, head loss, head water, head, static, head, total, heat of condensation, heat of vaporization, heel-print karren, helictite, heligmite, helmet, hematite, hemimorphite, herbivore, heterogeneity, heterogeneous, hexahydrite, hibbenite, hibernation, histo, histoplasmosis, hod, holokarst, homogeneity, homogeneous, homogeneous fluid, hook gage, hopeite, horizontal angle, horst, Horton number, hot-seat rappel, hoya, hoyo, hum, humidity, absolute, humidity, relative, humus-water grooves, huntite, hydration, hydraulic barrier, hydraulic conductivity, hydraulic conductivity, effective, hydraulic diffusivity, hydraulic discharge, hydraulic fracturing, hydraulic gradient, hydraulic head, hydraulic jump, hydraulic profile, hydraulic radius, hydrochemical facies, hydrocompaction, hydrodynamic dispersion, hydrodynamic dispersion, coefficient of, hydrogeochemistry, hydrogeologic, hydrogeologic, hydrogeologic unit, hydrogeology, hydrograph, hydrograph separation, hydrograph, characteristic, hydrography, hydrologic barrier, hydrologic budget, hydrologic properties, hydrology, hydromagnesite, hydrometeorology, hydrometric station, hydrometry, hydrophilic, hydrophobic, hydrophyte, hydroscopic coefficient, hydroscopic water, hydrosphere, hydrostatic pressure, hydrostratigraphic unit, hydroxylapatite, hydrozincite, hyetograph, hygrometer, hygroscopic nucleus, hypogean, hypogeum, hypolimnion,

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