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...
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 will be held in 2017 in Sydney, Australia
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.
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 guano is an accumulated deposit of animal excrement. in caves it is most commonly associated with bat colonies, but cave dwelling birds such as swifts may also contribute. guano is only abundant in tropical regions and may be dry and powdery, or a foul, wet, sludge - as in the niah caves of sarawak. it is a vital food source for many troglobites. consisting mainly of phosphates and nitrate it is valued as a fertilizer or an ingredient of explosives and has commonly been mined. over 100,000 tons of bat guano have been extracted from carlsbad caverns, usa . see also cave guano.?
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. Clastic limestone or dolomite in which the grains have an average diameter of less than 1/16 millimeter; calcareous mudstone . 2. A carbonate rock that consists predominantly (>50%) of silt and/or clay size calcite (or dolomite) particles .