The call for papers for the international karst conference “Karst without Boundaries” is now out. This conference is organized within the UNESCO’s DIKTAS project framework and will be held in June 2014 in the lands of spectacular classic Dinaric karst.
The National Speleological Society (NSS) of the USA is moving its headquarters and you benefit!
This special issue will be dedicated to geoparks and other approaches for territorial management and tourism in karst areas - Call for Papers
The British Cave Research Association is proud to announce the publication of its new book, Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales (Volume 1)
A book about the use of karst and caves during wars and other conflicts.
Did you know?
That peneplain is a degradation surface without relief .?
Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
In contrast to Paleozoic limestones where drainage is based on classical cave systems (secondary porosity), young limestones of uplifted carbonate islands retain substantial distributed primary porosity. Consequently, speleogenesis on such islands is restricted to environments where dissolution is sufficiently focused to produce caves. Thus, on Guam and similar islands, solution voids large enough for human traverse occur only in settings where dissolution has been focused by hydrologic or geologic boundaries. In the vadose zone, these boundaries are lithologic contacts or structural discontinuities that channel the flow of aggressive water. In the phreatic zone, the boundaries are hydrologic contacts, where aggressive water is produced through the mixing of saturated waters. These geologic and hydrologic settings are sites of significant speleogenesis, each characterized by morphologically and hydrologically distinct types of caves.