The Geological Society of America (GSA) Convention this year will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on 1-4 November. A record nine karst sessions are offered this year, showcasing the diversity and importance of karst research.
The 2nd International Planetary Caves Conference will be held on 20-23 October 2015 at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
A new book about cave diving and the motivations to practice an engaged activity
The DeepKarst 2016 conference is focused on hypogenic karst, its theory, management, economic reservoirs, and more.
A new web site dedicated to hypogenic caves of Murcia
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That speleothem is 1. general term for all cave mineral deposits, embracing all stalactites, flowstone, flowers, etc. most are formed of calcite whose precipitation processes, related mainly to carbon dioxide levels in the water, are the direct reverse of the dissolution of limestone. climatic influences on dissolution processes ensure that speleothems are generally larger and more abundant in the caves of the wet tropics, which are typified by thick stalactites and massive stalagmites, in contrast to the straws and flowstones of alpine caves . 2. general term for stalactites, stalagmites, moonmilk, helictites, and other secondary mineral deposits in caves and caverns . 3. a secondary mineral deposit formed in caves, such as stalactite or stalagmite .synonyms: (french.) concretions cavernicoles; (german.) hohlenformation; (greek.) speleolithoma; (italian.) concrezione; (russian.) natecnye obrazovanija; (spanish.) concrecion (estalagmitica o estalactitica); (turkish.) magara olusugu; (yugoslavian.) sige. see also cave formation.?
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 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 . 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.