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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. ...

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That recharge, autogenic is recharge derived from precipitation directly onto the karst landscape. diffuse autogenic recharge is used to describe the slow percolation of recharge through a myriad of small openings while concentrated autogenic recharge is used to describe the concentrated recharge that occurs by flow into large fractures, sinkholes, and sinking streams.?

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That structure is one of the larger features of a rock mass (e.g., bedding, foliation, jointing, cleavage, brecciation, etc.). also the sum total of such features as contrasted with texture. in a broader sense, it refers to the structural features of an area such as anticlines or synclines.?

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Interpretation of hydrogeological functioning of a high karst plateau using the KARSYS approach: the case of Trnovsko-Banjška planota (Slovenia), Turk Janez, Malard Arnauld, Jeannin Pierre-Yves, Vouillamoz Jonathan, Masini Jean, Petrič Metka, Gabrovšek Franci, Ravbar Nataša, Slabe Tadej
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Upcoming meetings

The International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC)

17 Aug, 2014 - 22 Aug, 2014, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
The International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC) is a series of workshops devoted entirely to ice cave research. IWIC is the only conference focused on state-of-the-art in ice cave research, where international experts discuss ongoing research efforts and promote global cooperation in ice cave science and management. These meetings have happened. ...
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Engineering problems in karst, Session 5.7 at the IAEG XII Congress

15 Sep, 2014 - 19 Sep, 2014, Torino, Italy
Within the framework of the IAEG (International Association of Engineering Geologists) XII Congress, session 5.7 will be entirely dedicated to karst, with the title “Engineering Problems in Karst”. The Congress will take place from 15 to 19 of September 2014 in Torino (Italy). More information on the overall Congress can be. ...
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5th International Symposium on Karst

13 Oct, 2014 - 16 Oct, 2014, Malaga, Spain
The symposia on karst that have been held periodically in Malaga (Spain) since 1992 are intended to be an international forum for scientific debate on the progress made in research into karst environments. The main objective of the 5th International Symposium on Karst (ISKA2014) is to discuss and disseminate the latest. ...
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Geological Society of America Convention 2014 karst sessions

19 Oct, 2014 - 22 Oct, 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Geological Society of America Convention will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 19-22 October. Five karst or karst-related sessions are offered this year. The first two below are sponsored by NCKRI and the three that follow have related themes involving speleothems as records of paleoenvironmental and paleoecological. ...
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Important discussion on the Ford’s Four-State Model

An announcement of a recently published blog post of Derek Ford that provides a thorough review of arguments pro and contra for the Four-State model of cave genesis in the dimensions of length and depth, and invites an informal discussion.
08 Jun, 2014| Read more

Geological Society of America Convention 2014 karst sessions: call for abstracts

The Geological Society of America Convention this year it will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 19-22 October. Five karst or karst-related sessions are offered.
01 Jun, 2014| Read more

New NCKRI publications

The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) has posted several new publications on its website.
21 May, 2014| Read more

Position of PhD researcher in Karst (Montpellier, France)

3D Modelling (geometry and connections) of carbonate massifs in structurally complex areas : An application to buried karst reservoirs of Languedoc (South France)
17 Apr, 2014| Read more

The USGS Karst Interest Group 2014 conference

The US Geological Surveyâs (USGS) Karst Interest Group (KIG) will hold its next conference on 28 April through 2 May 2014 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, at the headquarters of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI).
26 Feb, 2014| Read more

International Conference on Groundwater in Karst

International Conference on Groundwater in Karst, with optional pre-and post-conference field trips, will be held in Birmingham, UK, between June 20-26, 2015.
26 Feb, 2014| Read more

Hypogene Cave Morphologies - Symposium Proceedings

A new electronic publication is available online from the Karst Waters Institute (Special Publication 18), consisting of selected papers and abstracts for the Hypogene Cave Morphologies symposium held February 2 - 7, 2014, on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas.
11 Feb, 2014| Read more

Registration is open: 6th International Workshop on Ice Caves

Registration for the 6th International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC-VI) is now open! The conference will be held in Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA, from 17-22 August 2014.
06 Feb, 2014| Read more
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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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Boudinet, P.
Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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Featured Articles

Variability of groundwater flow and transport processes in karst under different hydrologic conditions, Ravbar, Nataša, 2013
Quaternary glacial cycles: Karst processes and the global CO2 budget, Larson Erik B.; Mylroie John E., 2013
Carbon fluxes in Karst aquifers: Sources, sinks, and the effect of storm flow, White William B., 2013
Interpretation of hydrogeological functioning of a high karst plateau using the KARSYS approach: the case of Trnovsko-Banjška planota (Slovenia), Turk Janez, Malard Arnauld, Jeannin Pierre-Yves, Vouillamoz Jonathan, Masini Jean, Petrič Metka, Gabrovšek Franci, Ravbar Nataša, Slabe Tadej, 2013
LANDFORMS OF MOUNTAINOUS KARST IN THE MIDDLE LATITUDES: REFLECTIONS, TRENDSAND RESEARCH PROBLEMS, SAURO Ugo , 2013
Characterization and conceptualization of a relict karst aquifer (Bilecik, Turkey), Aydin, H.; Ekmekci, M.; Soylu, M.E., 2013
Hypogenic origin of Provalata Cave, Republic of Macedonia: a distinct case of successive thermal carbonic and sulfuric acid speleogenesis, Temovski, Marjan; Audra, Philippe; Mihevc, Andrej; Spangenberg, Jorge E. ; Polyak, Victor; McIntosh, William; Bigot, Jean-Yves. , 2013
Incision history of Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, USA, from the uranium-series analyses of water-table speleothems, Polyak, V.J.; DuChene, H.; Davis, D.G.; Palmer, A.N., Palmer, M.V., Asmerom, Y., 2013
Comparative microbial community composition from secondary carbonate (moonmilk) deposits: implications for the Cansiliella servadeii cave hygropetric food web, Summers Engel, A.; Paoletti, M.G.; Beggio, M.; Dorigo, L.; Pamio, A.; Gomiero, T.; Furlan, C.; Brilli, M.; Leandro Dreon, A.; Bertoni, R.; Squartini, A., 2013
Layer-bounding surfaces in stalagmites as keys to better paleoclimatological histories and chronologies, Railsback, L.B.; Akers, P.D.; Wang, L.; Holdridge, G.A.; Riavo Voarintsoa, N., 2013