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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. ...

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. ...

Did you know?

That master cave is best defined as a low level trunk streamway cave with many tributaries. the old concept of the master cave being formed at the water table should be disregarded. the leck fell master cave, in the yorkshire dales, is 2km long, partly a vadose canyon, partly a drained phreatic tube and partly a submerged tube. part of it therefore lies below the water table while elsewhere its presence controls the water table. the french equivalent, 'collecteur', is more descriptive of the master cave's true role. the depth to a currently active master cave is dictated by interactions between local topography, stratigraphical factors and geological structure. in the low hill karst of england and kentucky, active master caves lie at depths of around 100m, but in monte canin, italy, and the hautla plateau, mexico, they lie at depths of 1000m. the collecteur of the gouffre berger, france, is met just 250m down but can be followed to a depth of over 1000m, down the dipping limestone beds, thus emphasizing the local dominance of stratigraphical over topographical factors [9].?

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