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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
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. ...

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That drainage basin is the land area from which surface runoff drains into a stream channel or system of stream channels, or to a lake, reservoir, or other body of water [6]. in a karst setting, subsurface drainage (internal drainage) may have boundaries defined on the basis of comprehensive ground-water tracing studies. see also ground-water basin.?

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International Journal of Speleology, 1994, Vol 23, Issue 0, p. 37-0
The exploitation and development of the ''Grotta di Bossea'' as a show cave
Abstract:
The Bossea Cave has a great interest from the point of view of nature and the environment because many karst and speleogenetic processes are still active. The water stream flowing in the cave was the determining factor of some picturesque morphologies and splendid scenographic effects. An underground laboratory for experimental researches (the "Bossea Scientific Station") was established in the cave and is operating since 1969 (Biological Section) and 1982 (Physical Section). The cave has been explored and studied since 1850 and opened to the public in 1874. At present its exploitation can be furtherly emphasized. For this purpose a programme was prepared according the following items: 1; rearrangement of the tourist facilities 2; best exploitation of internal hydrography 3; creation of alternative trails 4; improvement of the scientific facilities 5; creation of new outside facilities 6; preparation of literature and visual aids. The goals of the Scientific Station installed inside the cave and the results achieved are described by Guido Peano, laboratory director; the cave exploitation project, concerning both the scientific and tourist facilities, is due to Giorgio Fisanotti.