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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 fault breccia is the assemblage of broken rock fragments frequently found along faults. the fragments may vary in size from inches to feet.?

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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 m (117):

Ma, macrokarst, macropore, magnesian limestone, magnesite, magnetic north, malachite, mammals, manatial, Manning equation, manometer, mantled karst, marble, marginal polje, marine relict, marine water, marker bed, marl, mass curve, mass density, mass flowmeter, massive structure, master cave, match point, matric potential, matrix, maximum basin relief, maze cave, maze cave pattern, mean deviation, mean value, meander, meander belt, meander niche, meandering karren, measuring flume, measuring weir, mechanical ascender, mechanical cover, mechanical dispersion, mechanical dispersion, coefficient, median, medicinal spring, medium sand, Meinzer unit, melanterite, melting, melting point, meltwater, meniscus, mercury column, mercury injection method, merokarst, mesh, mesophyte, metabolic rate, metabolism, metamorphosis, meteoric water, meteorology, mexican onyx, micrite, microclimate, microgour, microhabitat, microkarren, microkarst, microspar, middens, migration, mine drainage, mine water, mineral spring, minerals, mining of ground water, minor karst features, mirabilite, Mischungskorrosion, miscible, miscible displacement, mixing length, mixture corrosion, mode, model, model technique, mogote, moisture content, moisture deficiency, moisture equivalent, moisture tension, moisture volume percentage, moisture weight percentage, mold, molecular diffusion (diffusion), molecular diffusion, coefficient of, molecule, mollisol, monetite, monohydrocalcite, monomolecular film, montgomeryite, montmorillonite, moonmilk, moor, moraine, morphometric analysis, moulin, mountain milk, mud, mud crack, mud pendulite, mud stalagmite, mudflow, multiaquifer formation, multiaquifer well, mutation, My,

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