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That karst shaft is a vertical or steeply-sided natural opening a few tens to a few hundred meters deep, formed by solution or erosion of vertical or sub-vertical fractures or fissures by down flowing surface water. such a pit, formed from above, may connect with a chimney formed from below. synonyms: (french.) karst shaft; (german.) schacht, schaft; (greek.) karstikos lakkos; (italian.) voragine, inghiottitoio; (russian.) karstovaja shahta; (spanish.) sima; (turkish.) karst bacasi; (yugoslavian.) jama. related to dolina, jama, obruk, pit.?
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The deepest cave in the world (Krubera Cave) became 6 m deeper
Depth of the deepest cave in the world, Krubera (Voronya) Cave in the Arabika Massif, Western Caucasus, became 6 m greater, as established in August 10th by a dive of the ukrainian caver Gennady Samokhin in the terminal sifon in the cave’s Main Branch.
The depth of the reference survey station near the water table of the terminal sifon is 2145 m. During the Ukrainian Speleological Association expedition in 2009, Gennady Samokhin reached depth of 46 m in the sifon, which established the world cave depth record at -2191 m. Now he has reached the point at six meters deeper than in the previous attempt, at the total depth of 2197 m.
The ongoing international expedition to Krubera Cave, with more than 50 members from 11 nations, is organized by the Ukrainian Speleological Association within the framework of the “Call of the Abyss” project, run since 2000. A team from Lithuania has played a particular role in supporting the recent dive at the Krubera bottom. Continuous rains during last week in the Arabika Massif caused high flow conditions in the cave, complicating working conditions in its deep parts.
According to brief reports by expedition members.
Karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco
There will be a karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco, USA in December 12-16: Characterization, Modeling, and Remediation of Fissured, Carbonate, and Karst Groundwater Systems Session Description: Fractures, conduits and surface solution features in carbonate karst systems lead to strong surface/subsurface interactions that result in significant water, mass, energy, and contaminant transport within the critical zone. ...
A new book on caves and karst in Austria
After 4 years of work I am happy to announce that our book 'Höhlen und Karst in Österreich' (Caves and karst in Austria; Editors: Christoph Spötl, Lukas Plan & Ehrad Christian) will be printed until mid of July (Click here to download a book flyer) It is in German but has engl. ...
Unusual perspective on caves
Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children" Follow the link in the recent blog of Olga Shamanskaya for an outstanding collection of kid’s drawings. ...
Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, 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://www60iah2016. ...
Acta Carsologica 60th Anniversary issue 44-3
Acta Carsologica 44/3, the issue dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the journal, is now online A special thanks goes to Nataša Ravbar, who took care editing this issue. ...