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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 Rundkarren is (german.) 1. karren forms with rounded edges; formed by soil water than cannot flow freely due to the tightness of soil pores and thus corrodes away all edges and points. the small karren forms disappear, grooves and grikes are widened and deepened. one or two centuries after being laid bare, the earlier rounded edge is only just recognizable so round karren and their remains provide evidence of an earlier soil covering [3]. 2. karren form comprising rounded channels, commonly 50-500mm deep and wide and separated by rounded ridges. rundkarren are the characteristic dissolutional form created beneath superficial material such as sandy till, peat or other soil, or beneath a cover of plants or lichen [9]. synonym: round karren. see also karren.?

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Sinkhole session (NH 8.6) at EGU 2012

Author Alexander Klimchouk. Posted on 20 Dec, 2011

Dear colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention on the following forthcoming
Scientific Session on Sinkholes at the General Assembly of EGU in
Vienna, next April:

Session NH8.6 "Sinkholes: from susceptibility to risk evaluation and
mapping"
at EGU General Assembly (Vienna, 22-27 April 2012)

Convened by: Mario Parise, Giulio Iovine, Stefania Nisio

Session Description
Sinkholes are widespread in many countries of the world, in several geological and morphological settings, affecting distinct lithotypes either in the detrital cover sequences or in bedrock outcrops. In particular, some phenomena develop in geomorphological context characterized by plain areas and notable detrital coverages, either made of sediments or colluvial or residual terrains, thick even tens to hundreds of meters. In some cases, the genetic mechanisms are poorly understood; they can be quite complex and appear not directly connected with classical karstic processes. The recent urban development and the increasing need of spaces for infrastructures in areas potentially affected by sinkholes require a better comprehension in terms of related susceptibility, hazard and risk. The session aims to stimulate the discussion on the state-of-the-art of the studies on the mentioned topic, with special regard to sinkholes in plain not-karstic areas. Analyses of genetic mechanisms, methodological examples of investigation, and case studies are welcome, as well as description of techniques for evaluating susceptibility, hazard and risk.

Note: A selection of studies presented at this session will be considered for publication in a special issue of a relevant international journal.

For info on how to submit an Abstract see this page.

or go directly at the sessions page, choose Session NH8.6, and press "Abstract submission"

The deadline for the submission of Abstracts is 17 January 2012.

Further information about the EGU General Assembly 2012 can be found 
here , and information about EGU itself can be found here .

In case any technical questions arise, please contact us

For any questions relevant to the Session organization please do not
hesitate to contact me

We hope to see you in Vienna!

Best Regards,

Mario Parise and co-conveners

 

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