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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
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. ...

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 mechanical dispersion, coefficient is the component of mass transport flux of solutes caused by velocity variations at the microscopic level. synonymous with convective diffusion [22].?

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International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children"
Helga on 12 Mar, 2016

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 of our Children".

International Contest of Kid’s Drawing

Contest will be held in the following age categories: up to 6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, 13 years and older.

We are looking forward to your work from March 15 to April 15, 2016. Jury decision will be taken by April 24. Prizes and diplomas will be sent to the winners by mail.

The terms of the contest are available on the Childandcave website:

Please, send your kid's drawings to the following e-mail address: speleoukraine[@] Indicate "Contest of Kid’s Drawing" in the title.

UkrSA is an all-Ukrainian public organization of Ukrainian cavers. One of the activities of UkrSA is to work with children. An introduction to caving, trips, expeditions is an effective means of educating children and youth.

Since 2013, the UkrSA Commission "Children and caves" and speleological magazine "The Light" (published by the Ukrainian Speleological Association) successfully held the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the eyes of our children". During these years the competition was attended by 338 children from 18 countries (Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Hungary, Romania, China, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, India, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Serbia , Malaysia), who sent 388 drawings. All images posted on the website of the UkrSA Commission "Children and caves", and the winners are published in "The Light" magazine.

Visit the Childandcaves website to enjoy remarkable artworks of children about caves:

Olga Shamanskaya, the UkrSA Executive Secretary, on behalf of the Contest's Organizing Committee