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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 karst nu is (french.) see exposed karst.?

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UIS 50th Anniversary Celebration and 23rd International Karstological School
The celebration of the UIS 50th Anniversary will held with the 23rd International Karstological School in Postoina, Slovenia in June 2015
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Karst Graduate Student Opportunity
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Sinkhole Conference: abstract and student grant deadline reminder and new announcement
Two important reminders and one announcement for the 14th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst (aka “The Sinkhole Conference”).
Karst Division is created in the GSA
The Geological Society of America Council has approved the creation of the Karst Division at its annual meeting on Wednesday, October 22.

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That cave pearl is 1. carbonate concretion, usually of calcite, that is spherical or irregular in shape, with an internal structure of concentric banding round a central grain. pearls form in pools of saturated water disturbed by dripping water, so that they are commonly found beneath high avens. individual pearls may be lmm or many centimeters in diameter. movement of the larger ones may become impossible and they can then become cemented to the pool floor. some caves contain spectacular displays of cave pearls; in jackson's bay cave, jamaica, they cover large areas of passage floor behind low gour barriers [9]. 2. small concretion of calcite or aragonite formed by concentric precipitation around a nucleus [10]. synonyms: pisolite; pisolith; (french.) perle des cavernes; (german.) hohlenperlen; (greek.) speleomargarites; (italian.) perle di grotta; (russian.) pescernij zhemcug; (spanish.) perla de caverna; (turkish.) magara incisi; (yugoslavian.) pecinski biseri, jamski biseri.?

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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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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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