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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 angle of contact, wetting angle is the angle between the liquid phase and solid boundary measured through the liquid phase [16].?

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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 i (94):

ice, ice cave, illite, imbibition, immiscible, impermeable, impervious, impervious lens, imported water, impound, in-situ density, inception, inception horizon, incision, inclinometer, incoherent material, incrustation, induced activity, induced infiltration, induced recharge, indurated rock, infiltrability, infiltration, infiltration basin, infiltration capacity, infiltration gallery, infiltration index, infiltration rate, infiltrometer, inflow cave, influent cave, influent stream, infrared light, initial abstraction, initiation, inject, to, injection head, injection well, injection zone, injectivity, inlet cave, input point, insectivore, insulated stream, insurgence, intake area, recharge area, inter-permafrost karst, interaquifer flow, interbedded, interbedding, interception, interception loss, interdigitation, interface, interference, interflow, intergranular stress, intergranular voids, intermittent spring, intermittent stream, intermittent river, intermontane basin, internal drainage, interrupted river, interrupted stream, interstice, interstitial ice, interstitial medium, interstitial water, interstratal karst, interstratal karst; interstratal karstification, intrinsic permeability, inundation, invaded zone, invasion, invasion depth, invertebrate, inverted siphon, ion, ion mobility, irreducible saturation, irrigation, irrigation requirement, irrigation return flow, irrotation flow, isobath, isochrone, isohyet, isopiestic line, isopleth, isopotal line, isotherm, isotope tracer, isotropic, isotropic mass, isotropy, izdan,

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