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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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Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
Microbial mediation of complex subterranean mineral structures, Tirato, Nicola; Torriano, Stefano F.F;, Monteux, Sylvain; Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Lavagna, Maria Luisa; D’Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Chailloux, Daniel; Renda, Michel; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 2010, Vol 72, Issue 3, p. 129-136
Fast, Regional Conduit Flow to an Exceptional-Value Spring-Fed Creek: Implications for Source-Water Protection in Mantled Karst of South-Central Pennsylvania

Karst springs of Cumberl and County, Pennsylvania, are important water resources, but their sources and flow paths are unknown. We traced flow in a mantled-karst ground water system in the Great Valley section of the Valley and Ridge Physiographic Province using fluorescent dyes, with focuson Big Spring Creek. Upper Big Spring Creek is assigned High Quality/Exceptional Valuestat us by Pennsylvania Base don its high water quality and value as a multi-use resource with exceptional Recreational or ecological ignificance. Subsurface flow followed the geologic strike after Sulpho Rhoda mine B(Acid Red 52) dye was release don exposed carbonates. Subsurface Flow had a maximum effective line arvelo city of 2.5 km d21, which is 8 times greater than Sodium fluoresce in (AcidYellow73) dye released separately in toalosing stream over Colluvium(0.3kmd21). Sulpho Rhoda mine was detected strongly 8.9 km away at Big Spring Creek’s largest source spring (,250 ppt water; 50 pp beluate),but weak lyinan East source(2.5ppbeluate). Sodium fluoresce in was detectedafterfourweeksat0.07to 0.15 pp bineluate at springs at Hunts dale Hatchery, 9.5km from release at p the colluvial mantle. Slow flow derived from losing stream sonthe colluvial mantle likely maintains water quality of Big Spring Creek and similar systems. However, this recharge Is distant, and the flow passes below karst recharge features in the valley center, creating many opportunities for contamination. Future studies of contaminant and sediment loading stosub terrane an basin sand of source-water protection strategies that recognize These pattern sare necessary to protect these streams.