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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 well is 1. a shaft or hole sunk into the earth to obtain water, oil, gas, or minerals [10]. 2. a deep vertical rounded hole or shaft in the floor of a cave or at the bottom of a closed depression [10]. 3. a bored, drilled or driven shaft, or a dug hole, whose depth is greater than the largest surface dimension [22].?

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Position of PhD researcher in Karst (Montpellier, France)
3D Modelling (geometry and connections) of carbonate massifs in structurally complex areas : An application to buried karst reservoirs of Languedoc (South France) More details here: http://wwwadumfr/as/ed/voirpropositionpl?site=sibaghe&langue=&matricule_prop=6244 Karstic reservoirs offer new opportunities to secure water resources in the populated and arid regions, such as the Mediterranean Karstified Jurassic carbonate massifs presently buried beneath Cenozoic cover have been studied in the south of France by BRGM, and more recently by Husson (2013) Objective The objective is to develop a method to determine the 1) distribution, 2) connectivity and 3) intensity of karstification of the carbonate massifs, including buried karsts The study area (Languedoc) incorporates the previous (Husson, 2013) study and extends south-westward, ie downstream of the watershed This study area is well suited for developing and validating the method (good data coverage & known geodynamic evolution), which can then be exported, especially in Mediterranean region Operations 1- Construction of a 3D geological model of this poly-deformed area; the model will include all geological information concerned with the (paleo)karsts and (paleo) base-level indicators Surface geology, 2D seismic reflexion, exploration borehole data, gravimetry will be compiled and integrated, within the BRGM-Intrepid “Geomodeller” While building the geomodel, tests of consistency of 2D restoration of random lines (using Schlumberger-Igeoss “Dynel2D”) will provide a validation of the geomodel Additionnal validation will be secured by gravity inversion of the geomodel and comparison with available measured gravity data 2- Sequential 3D restoration of the geomodel, at successive times of documented karstification (Messinian, Late Miocene, Early Paleocene, Mid-Cretaceous), using Schlumberger-Igeoss “Dynel3D” Restoration will provide for each period : the flow-lines within the massifs from upstream topography towards the outlet, whether it is surficial (over impervious formations) or karstic (through carbonate massif) drainage Karstified and non-karstified (above and below base-level, respectively) carbonate massifs will be delineated within the restored geomodels, for each karstification periods 3- These paleo-base levels, obtained at the different stages of karstification will be input in the present day geomodel, in order to determine the distribution of karstified portions of the carbonate massifs (located above paleo base-level) The output will be the volume of potentially karstified massifs and the distribution of superimposed karsts, the later being an indication of increased karstification 4- Gravity inversion of the 3D geomodel (with BRGM-Intrepid “Geomodeller”) provides density distribution We suggests that lower density values within the carbonate formations, correlate with karstified areas The gravity inversion results will be analysed (qualitatively & quantitatively) and correlated with the distribution of karstified massifs derived from the previous stage 5- The findings will be analysed and tested in the light of regional hydrogeological data Applications: - Exploration of karst reservoirs (water, oil & gas, mining industry) - Management of karst reservoirs (water supply, hydrothermal resorts, gas storage, geothermy). ...
The USGS Karst Interest Group 2014 conference
The US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Karst Interest Group (KIG) will hold its next conference on 28 April through 2 May 2014 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, at the headquarters of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI).
International Conference on Groundwater in Karst
International Conference on Groundwater in Karst, with optional pre-and post-conference field trips, will be held in Birmingham, UK, between June 20-26, 2015.
Hypogene Cave Morphologies - Symposium Proceedings
A new electronic publication is available online from the Karst Waters Institute (Special Publication 18), consisting of selected papers and abstracts for the Hypogene Cave Morphologies symposium held February 2 - 7, 2014, on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas.
Registration is open: 6th International Workshop on Ice Caves
Registration for the 6th International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-VI) is now open! The conference will be held in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA, from 17-22 August 2014.

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That desalinization is the process of salt removal [16].?

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The depth of flow in open channels when specific energy is minimum [16].

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