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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. ...

Did you know?

That water-table map is a map showing the upper surface of the phreatic zone of a water-table aquifer by means of contour lines [1]. see also phreatic zone; potentiometric-surface map; water-table aquifer.?

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Karst session at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting
The 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, will be held December 15-19, 2014, with a session on multiscale response of fissured/karst aquifers.
Karst hydrology position
The National Cave and Karst Research Institute is proud to be administered by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT). NMT is looking to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in karst hydrology. If you are interested, please see the announcement below.
International Conference on Groundwater in Karst - website launched
The web site for the 2015 KG@B meeting is now up and running.
Free access to the "Cave & Karst Science" journal
Volumes of the journal "Cave & Karst Science" from 1974 to 2005 are now available as free downloads
Important discussion on the Ford’s Four-State Model
An announcement of a recently published blog post of Derek Ford that provides a thorough review of arguments pro and contra for the Four-State model of cave genesis in the dimensions of length and depth, and invites an informal discussion.

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That sheet jointing is fracturing of tensile character, mostly in granitoid rocks, parallel to the land surface. sheet jointing is developed either by load release or temperature differences.?

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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 t (137):

table mountain, tafoni, tagging, tailwater, talus cone, tape, taranakite, tarbuttite, taylorite, tectokarst, tectonic, tectonic cave, tectonic valley, temperature efficiency, temperature log, temporary hardness, tenorite, tensiometer, terminal moraine, terra rossa, terrace, terraced flowstone, terrain, terrane, terrestrial, tertiary porosity, test hole, texture, thalweg, Theis equation, thenardite, thermal spring, thermal stratification, thermocline, thermocouple, thermokarst, thermokarst pit, thickness, thief zone, Thiem equation, thixotropy, thread, threshold, threshold saturation, through cave, throughfall, throw, thrust; thrust fault, tidal river, tidewell, tightest packing, till, tilted aquifer, time base, time lag, time of concentration, time of rise, time-drawdown curve, tinajita, tinticite, toadstone, topofil, topographic divide, topographic map, topography, topsoil, torca, torricellian chamber, tortuosity, total dissolved solids, TDS, total hydraulic head, total pore space, total runoff, total soil-water potential, tourelle, tower karst, towerkarst, turmkarst, trace, tracer gaging, tracer-flow method, tracers, traction load, tranquil flow, transgression, transient, transit time; travel time, transition zone, transmissibility coefficient, transmission capacity, transmissivity, transpiration, transpiration depth, transpiration ratio, transport, transportational process, transverse permeability, transverse wave, trap, traverse, travertine, travertine terraces, trellis, trellis drainage pattern, tri-cam, tributary, tributary river, tributary valley, triple point, tripoly, tritium, Trittkarren, troglobite, troglodyte, troglomorphy, troglophile, troglophobe, trogloxene, trophic levels, trough, True North, true velocity, truncation, tsingi, tube, lava, tubular passage; tube; tube passage, tubular spring, tufa, tunnel, turanite, turbidity, turbulence, turbulent flow, turbulent threshold, turlough, Turmkarst, twilight zone, type curve, tyuyamunite,

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