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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 age of caves is the ages of individual caves may vary enormously. in most regions the youngest cave passages have reached their present dimensions during the last 10,000 years, or since the last pleistocene glacial retreat. in higher latitudes most caves can be related to erosion during the later pleistocene climatic variations of the last million years, and older caves have largely been removed by continuing surface lowering. in tropical regions less interrupted erosion conditions have encouraged survival of older caves; the mulu caves of sarawak include large passages at least two million years old. relict caves hundreds of millions of years old may survive in some buried limestones, but are commonly filled with younger sediments (see neptunian deposits), minerals or, very rarely, igneous rocks. these fill materials may themselves be dateable, either on the basis of contained fossil material (including pollen), by comparison with similar rock types that occur at the surface or by isotopic age determination methods identical to those applied to suitable surface rock materials. see also dating of cave sediments [9].?

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Karst Groundwater Conference at Birmingham 2015 - a program
The provisional programme for "Karst Groundwater at Birmingham 2015" is now available and can be dowloaded
Advances in Active Tectonics and Speleotectonics - a workshop
International workshop on Advances in Active Tectonics and Speleotectonics is being organized in Vienna in September 21 – 24, 2015
Deadline for "Karst Groundwater" at Birmingham is approaching soon
A reminder that 14th March is the deadline for submission of abstracts for the "Karst Groundwater at Birmingham" conference.
Hypogenic caves in the region of Murcia, Spain, Vol.I
First publication of three volumes devoted to hypogenic caves in the region of Murcia - Spain.
Summer School on Speleothem Science
The registration for the "Summer School on Speleothem Science" will be open from January 26th to April 3rd. The school will be held on 23-29 August 2015 in Oxford, UK, and is aimed at an international audience.

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That grain shape is the geometrical aspect of grains [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 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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