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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. ...

Did you know?

That obruk is turkish form for a vertical or steepsided depression or shaft in karst, often formed by collapse of roof of an underground cave or cavern. when the depression contains a lake of pond, it is known as 'sulu obruk' or 'obruk golu'. when it is dry, it is called 'kuru obruk' or just 'obruk'. synonyms: (french.) obruk; (german.) schlot; (greek.) 'obruk' (kathetos karstikos lakkos); (italian.) pozzo carsico; (spanish.) torca; (turkish.) obruk; (yugoslavian.) jama. see cenote, dolina, jama, pit, shaft, sinkhole.?

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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 p (200):

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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