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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 maze cave is a cave with an essentially horizontal network of interconnecting and mainly contemporaneous passage loops. three broad types of maze cave have been described - anastomotic, network and spongework - and these may be subdivided on the basis of how they developed by slow-moving water, restricted to a confined, artesian aquifer, or by water that is ponded due to backflooding. a mechanism of potentially great importance, particularly in the context of the inception of network maze caves, is multiple, diffuse input from adjacent, permeable but noncavernous rocks. spectacular jointguided maze caves such as knock fell caverns and the devis hole mine caverns occur in the thin yoredale limestones of the northern pennines, but the most extensive mazes are in the black hills of dakota, usa (including jewel cave) and in the ukrainian gypsum karst (including optimisticeskaja) [9]. see also maze cave pattern.?

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Karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco
There will be a karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco, USA in December 12-16: Characterization, Modeling, and Remediation of Fissured, Carbonate, and Karst Groundwater Systems
A new book on caves and karst in Austria
A book "Höhlen und Karst in Österreich" (Caves and karst in Austria; Editors: Christoph Spötl, Lukas Plan & Ehrad Christian) will be printed until mid of July. Subscription is available.
Unusual perspective on caves
Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children".
Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, France
A call to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH Congress
Acta Carsologica 60th Anniversary issue 44-3
Acta Carsologica 44/3, the issue dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the journal, is now online.

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That solution flutes is see rillenkarren.?

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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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packing, pahoehoe, paleokarst, paleokarstic surface, paleomagnetism, paleontology, palette, palygorskite, pan coefficient, panhole, paragenesis, paragenetic cave, parahopeite, paraphreatic, parent material, parietal fauna, park, particle, particulate transport, parting, partition, partitioning function, parts per million, passage, pathogenic bacteria, pavement, pearl, peat, pebble, Peclet number, pediment, pellicular water, peloid, pelsparite, pen trace, pendant, rock pendant, pendular regime, pendulite, peneplain, pepino hill, percent saturation, perched ground water, perched karst spring, perched water table, percolate, percolation water, percolation; percolation water, perennial spring, perennial yield, perforation, periodic spring, permafrost, permafrost karst, permafrost table, permanent hardness, permanent wilting point, permeability, permeability barrier, permeability coefficient, permeability tensor, permeability, effective, permeability, intrinsic, permeability, relative, permeability, specific, permeability, transverse, permeameter, pervious, petrography, pH, phonolite, photogeology, photogrammetry, photosynthesis, phreas, dynamic, phreas, phreatic water, phreatic cave, phreatic decline, phreatic fluctuation, phreatic lift, phreatic line, phreatic rise, phreatic surface, phreatic water, phreatic zone, phreatobia, phreatobite, phreatophyte, physiography, phytometer, piedmont plain, piezometer, piezometric head, piezometric limit, piezometric surface, pigment, pillar, pinnacle karst, pinnacles, pipe, piping, pisanite, pisolite, pisolith, pit, pitch, piton, pitot tube, pitted plain, plan, planarian, plane of weakness, planimeter, plateau, Pleistocene, plunge pool, pocket, pocket storage, pocket valley, podzol, point of inflection, point source, point-bar deposit, poise, pokryty karst, polarization, polje, pollutant or contaminant, polluted water, pollution, pollution abatement, polygonal karst, pond, ponded water, ponor, ponornica, pool deposit, population, pore, pore deposit, pore entry radius, pore pressure, pore space, pore velocity, porosimeter, porosity, porosity, absolute, porosity, effective, porosity, primary, porosity, secondary, porosity, tertiary, porous, porous medium, porthole, potable water, potamology, potential, potential density, potential drop, potential evapotranspiration, potential flow, potentiometer, potentiometric field, potentiometric surface, pothole, potholer, potholing, pozo, preadapted, precipitation, precipitation excess, precipitation gage, predator, pressure, pressure cell, pressure cell, pressure flow tube, pressure head, pressure, hydrostatic, prey, prism storage, prismatic compass, probe, producers, projected section, proto-cave, prusik knot, prusik sling, prusiking, pseudo-breccia, pseudokarren, pseudokarst, psychrometer, puddle, pumping test, pupa, pycnometer, pyrite, pyrrhotite, quagmire, quartz, quiet reach,

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