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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 sea-mill is a mill whose motive power is derived from the flow of water into (or possibly out of) a sea estavelle; the classical example is on the vinaria peninsulas, at argostolion, kephallinia [20]. synonyms: (french.) moulin de la mer, moulin d'argostoli; (german.) meermuhle; (greek.) thalassomylos; (spanish.) molino de mar; (turkish.) deniz suyu degirmeni; (yugoslavian.) morska vodenica. see sea estavelle.?

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Karst Session to be held at the Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
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...
Science and challenges into the deepest cave of Spain
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 2017 in Sydney, Australia
International Speleological Congress will be held in 2017 in Sydney, Australia
Call for papers for Special issue on the topic of "Geophysical imaging in karst terrain"
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.
Promoting hypogene karst researches: DeepKarst-2016 Conference and a HypoKarst book
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 safe yield of stream is the lowest dry weather flow of a stream [16].?

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Turkish karst aquifers, Gunay, G.; Guner, N.; Tork, K.
Sulphuric acid speleogenesis and landscape evolution: Montecchio cave, Albegna river valley (Southern Tuscany, Italy), Piccini, Leonardo; De Waele, Jo; Galli, Ermanno; Polyak, Victor J.; Bernasconi, Stefano M., Asmerom, Yemane
The role of condensation in the evolution of dissolutional forms in gypsum caves: Study case in the karst of Sorbas (SE Spain), Gazquez, Fernando; Calaforra, José Maria; Forti, Paolo; De Waele, Jo; Sanna, Laura
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Wet season hydrochemistry of Bribin Cave in Gunung Sewu Karst, Indonesia, 2012, Tjahyo Nugroho Adji
Evaluating temporal changes in hydraulic conductivities near karst-terrain dams: Dokan Dam (Kurdistan-Iraq) , 2015, Dafny Elad; Tawfeeq Kochar Jamal; Ghabraie Kazem
23rd International Karstological School "Classical Karst". Caves - exploration and studies combined with the 50th anniversary of the International Union of Speleology - UIS, 2015, Zupan Hajna, Nadja; Mihevc, Andrej; Gostinčar, Petra (Eds.)
Turkish karst aquifers, 2015, Gunay, G.; Guner, N.; Tork, K.
Quaternary faulting in the Tatra Mountains, evidence from cave morphology and fault-slip analysis, 2015, Szczygieł Jacek
Long-term erosion rate measurements in gypsum caves of Sorbas (SE Spain) by the Micro-Erosion Meter method, 2015, Sanna, Laura; De Waele, Jo; Calaforra, José Maria; Forti, Paolo
Sulphuric acid speleogenesis and landscape evolution: Montecchio cave, Albegna river valley (Southern Tuscany, Italy), 2015, Piccini, Leonardo; De Waele, Jo; Galli, Ermanno; Polyak, Victor J.; Bernasconi, Stefano M., Asmerom, Yemane
The role of condensation in the evolution of dissolutional forms in gypsum caves: Study case in the karst of Sorbas (SE Spain), 2015, Gazquez, Fernando; Calaforra, José Maria; Forti, Paolo; De Waele, Jo; Sanna, Laura
Genesis of folia in a non-thermal epigenic cave (Matanzas, Cuba), 2015, D'Angeli, Ilenia Maria; De Waele, Jo; Ceballo Melendres, Osmany; Tisato, Nicola; Sauro, Francesco; Grau Gonzalez, Esteban Ruben; Bernasconi, Stefano; Torriani, Stefano; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Uplifted flank margin caves in telogenetic limestones in the Gulf of Orosei (Central-East Sardinia—Italy) and their palaeogeographic significance, 2015, D'Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Sanna, Laura; Clazoni, Claudio; De Waele, Jo

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