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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 nothephreatic is referring to water moving slowly in cavities in the phreatic zone [25].?

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Coming book about karst & caves of Croatia
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23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology
The 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology will be held from June 13 to 17, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on the campus of the University of Arkansas.
EGU-2016 Evaporite karst session
A session on Evaporite karst is being organized within the EGU General Assembly to be held as usual in Vienna, 17-22 April 2016
50th Annual Meeting of North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America
Symposium T19. Characterization of Karst of the Midwestern U.S.: Problems with Unstable Ground and Groundwater Quality.
Eurokarst-2016 - submission deadline postponed
The deadline for submitting abstracts (French or English) to the Eurokarst conference is slightly postponed to the 15th of October.

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That cave earth, cave fill is insoluble deposits of clay, silt, sand, or gravel flooring or filling a cave passage. in a more restricted sense, cave earth includes only the finer fractions: clay, silt, and fine sand deposits [10]. synonym: cave soil.?

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Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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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


cone karst

1. A karst landscape dominated by low conical (or hemispherical) hills that forms only in wet tropical climates. The type example is Gunung Sewu in Java. Individual hills are remarkably uniform, each some few hundred meters in diameter and around 50m high. Between them lie broken valleys, dolines or cockpits, draining into sinkholes. Erosion that seems to be initiated in valley systems develops in such a way that the valleys break up into dolines, but the mechanisms leading to uniform shaping of the hills are not fully understood. The widespread cone karst in China is mostly known as fengcong, and its hills are generally more conical than hemispherical in profile [9]. 2. A type of karst topography, common in the tropics, characterized by star-shaped depressions or dolines at the feet of many steep-sided cone-shaped hills; narrow steeply-walled valleys may be present [10, 20]. A variety of Kegelkarst. Synonyms: (French.) karst a pitons; (German.) Kegelkarst, Turmkarst; (Greek.) konoethes karst; (Italian.) carso di torri, carsismo con forme residuali coniche; (Russian.) karst s koniceskimi ostantsami; (Spanish.) karst de conos; (Turkish.) konili karst; (Yugoslavia.) stozasti krs,okasti kras stozcsti, kras. See also cockpit karst. Compare: cupola karst, pinnacle karst, and tower karst.

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