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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 soda straw is 1. proto-stalactite in which water flow down through the center of the straw. upon entering a vadose cave passage, the change in the partial pressure of carbon dioxide cause co2 degassing and the slow precipitation of caco3. the straw grows downwards as a result; water also flows down the outside of the straw causing the stalactite to grow outwards around the straw. 2. american name for straw stalactite [9].?

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Karst Session to be held at the Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
The International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds is the world’s largest and most comprehensive meeting on the application of innovative and existing technologies and approaches for characterization, monitoring and management of chlorinated and complex sites. The topic of karst was conspicuously absent at the first eight iterations of this conference. At the 9th Conference, a karst session -- headlined by a presentation by Dr. Derek Ford -- was held and well attended...
Science and challenges into the deepest cave of Spain
The Geological Survey of Spain (IGME) is conducting a research into the Cerro del Cuevon (-1589 m), the deepest cave of Spain and one of the top ten around the world.
International Speleological Congress 2017 in Sydney, Australia
International Speleological Congress will be held in 2017 in Sydney, Australia
Call for papers for Special issue on the topic of "Geophysical imaging in karst terrain"
Contributions are invited for the special issue on the topic of "Geophysical imaging in karst terrain", which will be published in AIMS Geosciences in 2016.
Promoting hypogene karst researches: DeepKarst-2016 Conference and a HypoKarst book
There is ongoing preparation of two interlinked activities relevant to hypogene karst: the DeepKarst 2016 Conference and the book “Selected Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World".

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That paleokarstic surface is a surface, preserved within a carbonate succession, that was formed by the effects of karst erosion. the presence of a paleokarstic surface indicates that during the deposition of the full rock sequence the young rocks were exposed to the effects of surface (subaerial) erosion. during such a nondepositional and erosional phase a full suite of karst features, including caves, could develop [9].?

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The role of condensation in the evolution of dissolutional forms in gypsum caves: Study case in the karst of Sorbas (SE Spain), Gazquez, Fernando; Calaforra, José Maria; Forti, Paolo; De Waele, Jo; Sanna, Laura
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breakthrough curve

1. A plot of relative concentration versus time, where relative concentration is defined as C/Co with C as the concentration at a point in the ground-water flow domain, and Co as the source concentration [22]. 2. A plot of tracer concentration, C, versus time, t, for a ground-water tracing study in karst conduit for the purpose of quantitatively determining how much tracer mass was recovered, mean time of travel, mean tracer flow velocity, and related hydraulic flow and geometric parameters. Synonyms: recovery curve; tracerbreakthrough curve; tracer-recovery curve.

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