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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 Also we have forum there. ...

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. ...

Did you know?

That siphon is 1. synonym for a sump, or a section of flooded cave passage, in common parlance. true siphons, where water flows first up and then down are rare in caves, as the fractures in limestone tend to disrupt the required hydraulics. they are, however, the origin of such intermittent springs as the fontestorbes spring in france, and the ebbing and flowing well at giggleswick yorkshire. both flow in regular pulses when the siphon is full and working, only to cease when the siphon input is broken by air, as the upstream reservoir level drops. their operation depends on critical flows and both operate only in favorable weather conditions [9]. 2. gallery in form of an inverted 'u' with water moving only under pressure when the siphon has completely filled up; the water head at the input end being higher than at the drainage point [20]. 3. in speleology, a cave passage in which the ceiling dips below a water surface [10]. synonyms: (french.) siphon; (german.) siphon; (greek.) siphon; (italian.) sifone; (russian.) sifon; (spanish.) sifon; (turkish.) sifon; (yugoslavian.) sifon, smrk. see also water trap.?

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That caballing is the mixing of two water masses to produce a blend that sinks because of it is denser than its original components. this occurs when two water masses have the same density but different temperatures and salinities.?

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International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children"

Ukrainian Speleological Association (UkrSA), the Editors board of the UkrSA “The Light” magazine and UkrSA Commission "Children and Caves" invite young artists to take part in the 4th International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes. ...
Olha Shamanska on 12 Mar, 2016

Any papers/works on "fracking" in karst?

Hi Folks: Has anyone come across any scientific work examining concerns over hydraulic fracturing in karst settings? I have seen plenty of opinions, but nothing very thoughtful or data-based. Or any case studies. Thanks, Ira ids@uakron.edu. ...
Ira Sasowsky on 05 Sep, 2015

CAVE DIVING

“Cave Diving” By Pierre Boudinet Hardcover | 6x9 in | 374 pages | ISBN 9781493193844 Softcover | 6x9 in | 374 pages | ISBN 9781493193851 E-Book | 374 pages | ISBN 9781493193868 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble The art of. ...
Boudinet Pierre on 23 Jul, 2015

Speleology of Georgia

Dear colleagues, I would like to inform you, that in Republic of Georgia created Speleological Society of Georgia. By following a link below you can read interesting information about speleology of Georgia. https://speleologygeorgia. wordpress.com/. ...
Lasha Asanidze on 25 Apr, 2015

Upcoming meetings

The 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology

13 Jun, 2016 - 17 Jun, 2016, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Welcome, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, to members of the International Society for Subterranean Biology, all speleobiologists, and anyone interested in subterranean life. The 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology, jointly sponsored by the Department of Biology at the University of Arkansas, will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, from. ...
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24th International karstological school “Classical karst”: Paleokarst

13 Jun, 2016 - 17 Jun, 2016, Postojna, Slovenia
Organisation: Karst research Institute ZRC SAZU Contact: Bojan Otoničar; otonicar@zrc-sazu.si Homepage: http://iks.zrc-sazu.si/en/index.html Since 1993, International Karstological Schools (IKS) have been organised by Karst research Institute ZRC SAZU, covering many aspects of karst research. The basic idea of the School has been to present the state of the art in selected topics and promote discussion. ...
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Eurokarst 2016

05 Sep, 2016 - 09 Sep, 2016, Neuchatel, Switzerland
We are very pleased to announce that the first EuroKarst conference will be held in Neuchatel, Switzerland from the 5th to the 9th of September 2016. This new conferences series is a merger of the Besançon-Neuchatel conferences (see e.g. the last H2Karst conference) and the Malaga international symposium on karst. Starting in 2016,. ...
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Session 8.05 Karst aquifers at the 43rd IAH Congress

25 Sep, 2016 - 29 Sep, 2016, le Corum, Montpellier, France
A call is released to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH CONGRESS (http://www.60iah2016.org/en/ ). Session 8.05: Karst aquifers Increasing stress on water resources due to increasing demand and decreasing groundwater recharge following climate change effects emphasized the. ...
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EGU-2016 Evaporite karst session

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50th Annual Meeting of North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America

Symposium T19. Characterization of Karst of the Midwestern U.S.: Problems with Unstable Ground and Groundwater Quality.
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Eurokarst-2016 - submission deadline postponed

The deadline for submitting abstracts (French or English) to the Eurokarst conference is slightly postponed to the 15th of October.
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Karst Session at the 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

The International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds is the worldâs largest and most comprehensive meeting on the application of innovative and existing technologies and approaches for characterization, monitoring and management of chlorinated and complex sites.
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Science and challenges into the deepest cave of Spain

The Geological Survey of Spain (IGME) is conducting a research into the Cerro del Cuevon (-1589 m), the deepest cave of Spain and one of the top ten around the world.
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International Speleological Congress 2017 in Sydney, Australia

International Speleological Congress will be held in 2017 in Sydney, Australia
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International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions
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Current Speleogenesis ISSUE

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Papadopoulou - Vrynioti Kyriaki; Kampolis, Isidoros
Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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Verheyden, S., Keppens, E., Van Strydonck, M., Quinif, Y.
Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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