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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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6th Symposium on Karst Protection, 29-30 September 2007 Beograd (Serbia)
Chemical Geology, 2007
Chemistry of percolation and base-flow water in the Carso/Kras
Abstract:
The percolation water in the Karst of Trieste have been studied for 20 months in the Trebiciano abyss, in two points at 100 and 250 m depth, in order to detect the main physical-chemical parameters, according to the rainfalls, the outside temperature, the seasons and the hydrodynamic. Parallel to the physical-chemical research, a tracing test has been carried out, which has given the average of percolation rate. The tracing has shown that major flows of the percolating waters of the abyss are connected with the overlying dolines. The percolation has been studied by the relations between the physical-chemical characteristic of base-flow phreatic water of karst aquifer. It results that the percolating waters of the Trieste Karst are, on the average, different form the base-flow phreatic waters since: a) the percolating waters show high concentrations of Ca2+ and Ca(HCO3) 2 and low concentrations of characteristic parameters: K+, Na+, Cl- and NO3- ; b) base-flow phreatic waters show low concentrations of Ca2+ and Ca(HCO3) 2, and high concentrations of characteristic parameters: K+, Na+, Cl- and NO3-.