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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. ...

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 moisture volume percentage is the ratio of the volume of water in a soil to the total bulk volume of the soil [22].?

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Exploration Spotlight. This page presents the latest discoveries and achievements in the areas of Karst and Cave Research as well as Sport Caving. The underground world is last black spot on the map of the Earth and these are the latest news from there:

Close Kuzgun Cave and its Context: the first super-deep cave in the Aladaglar Massif, Turkey


  • BAYARI, C. S. & GURER, I. 1993a, Use of hydrologic, hydrochemical and isotopic data in identification of groundwater flow patterns in Lower Zamant Basin (Eastern Taurids-Turkey). DOGA: Turkish Journ. of Earth Sci., 2: 49-59.
  • BAYARI, C. S. & GURER, I. 1993b. Hydrogeology of the reservoirs planned in Lower Zamant Basin and karst related problems. DOA: Turkish Journ. of Earth Sci., 2: 37-47.
  • Bayari S, Zreda, M., Ciner, A., Nazik, L., Tork, K., Ozyurt, N., Klimchouk, A. & Sarikaya, A. 2003. The Extent of Pleistocene ice cap, glacial deposits and glaciokarst in the Aladaglar Massif: Central Taurids Range, Southern Turkey. XVI Inqua Congress, Paper #55360, XVI Inqua Congress, Reno Nevada USA, 23-30 July 2003, Abstracts, pp. 144.
  • Ozyurt Nur N. 2004. Investigation of the groundwater residence time distribution in the Aladag (Kayseri-Adana, Turkey) karstic aquifer. PhD Thesis, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Tekeli, O., Aksay, A., Urgun, B. & Isik, A. 1983. Geology of the Aladag Mountain. In: Geology of the Taurus belt. Proceedings of the International Symposium, Ankara: 143-158.
  • Zreda, M., Ciner, A., Bayari, S. & Sarikaya, A. 2005. Remarkably extensive early Holocene glaciation in Turkey. EGU 2005, 24-29 April 2005 Vienna, Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 7 (06068).