A book "Höhlen und Karst in Österreich" (Caves and karst in Austria; Editors: Christoph Spötl, Lukas Plan & Ehrad Christian) will be printed until mid of July. Subscription is available.
Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children".
A call to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH Congress
Acta Carsologica 44/3, the issue dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the journal, is now online.
The International Society for Subterranean Biology will fund five travel fellowships at 500 Euros each to support students and young scientists from outside the U.S. in order to attend and present their research results at the 2016 International Conference on Subterranean Biology (ICSB) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
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That moonmilk is 1. a white plastic calcareous cave deposit composed of calcite, huntite, or magnesite. from swiss dialect moonmilch, elf's milk. corrupt spelling mondmilch is common . 2. deposits consisting mainly of very fine particles of calcium and magnesium carbonate precipitated from water in caves and caverns. when in suspension, they give the water the appearance of milk. name originated in 1714 by m. b. valentini (fenelon) . 3. moonmilk consists of a variety of hydrocarbonates some of which are associated with particular species of bacteria. a common mineral in moonmilk from temperate caves is hydromagnesite; cold caves yield moonmilk of calcite after hydrocalcite . synonyms: (french.) mondmilch; (german.) bergmilch, montmilch; (greek.) speleogala; (italian.) latte di monte; (russian.) kamennoe moloko; (spanish.) mondmilch, leche de luna; (turkish.) dik karstik kalinti; (yugoslavian.) gorsko mlijeko (mleko). also mountain milk.?
Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
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
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 . 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.