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That ascender is a mechanical device used by cavers who are either ascending or are descending through a vertical opening in a cave (e.g. vadose shaft) that uses a cam to grip a rope while downward pressure is being applied to the device . see also mechanical ascender; prusiking; prusik knot.?
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Sinkhole session (NH 8.6) at EGU 2012
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
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.
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!
Mario Parise and co-conveners
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