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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 rational formula is an equation relating runoff intensity and area to a runoff coefficient [16].?

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Ph.D. Matt Rowberry (Czech Republic)

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Address: Department of Engineering Geology, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, V Holesovičkach 41, 18209 Prague 8, Czech Republic.
Specialization: Geology
Geoactivity: Publications (karst-related)
Briestensky M, Rowberry MD, Stemberk J, Stefanov P, Vozar J, Sebela S, Petro L, Bella P, Gaal L, Ormukov C, 2015. Evidence of a widespread tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains and Western Carpathians. Geologica Carpathica (accepted, in print).

Dubois C, Deceuster J, Kaufmann O, Rowberry MD, 2015. A new method to quantify carbonate rock weathering. Mathematical Geosciences, doi: 10.1007/s11004-014-9581-7.

Briestensky M, Thinova L, Praksova R, Stemberk J, Rowberry MD, Knejflova Z, 2014. Radon, carbon dioxide, and fault displacements in central Europe related to the Tohoku Earthquake. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 160: 78-82.

Dubois C, Quinif Y, Baele J-M, Barriquand L, Bini A, Bruxelles L, Dandurand G, Havron C, Kaufmann O, Lans B, Maire R, Martin J, Rodet J, Rowberry MD, Tognini P, Vergari A, 2014. The process of ghost-rock karstification and its role in the formation of caves. Earth-Science Reviews 131: 116-148.

Briestensky M, Stemberk J, Rowberry MD, 2014. The use of damaged speleothems and in situ fault displacement monitoring to characterise active tectonic structures: an example from Zapadní Cave, Czech Republic. Acta Carsologica 43: 129-138.

Rowberry MD, Battiau-Queney Y, Walsh PT, Blazejowski B, Bout-Roumazeilles V, Trentesaux A, Krizova L, Griffiths H, 2014. The weathered Carboniferous Limestone at Bullslaughter Bay, South Wales: the first example of ghost-rock recorded in the British Isles. Geologica Belgica 17: 33-42.

Marti X, Rowberry MD, Blahut J, 2013. A MATLAB code for counting the moire interference fringes recorded by the optical-mechanical crack gauge TM-71. Computers & Geosciences 52: 164-167.

Klimes J, Rowberry MD, Blahut J, Briestensky M, Hartvich F, Kostak B, Rybar J, Stemberk J, Stepancikova P, 2012. The monitoring of slow moving landslides and assessment of stabilisation measures using an optical-mechanical crack gauge. Landslides 9: 407-415.

Briestensky M, Stemberk J, Michalik J, Bella P, Rowberry MD, 2011. The use of a karstic cave system in a study of active tectonics: fault displacements recorded at Driny Cave, Male Karpaty Mts (Slovakia). Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 73: 114-123.

Briestensky M, Thinova L, Stemberk J, Rowberry MD, 2011. The use of caves as observatories for recent geodynamic activity and radon gas concentrations in the Western Carpathians and Bohemian Massif. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 145: 166-172.

Conference Papers (karst-related)
Briestensky M, Stefanov P, Rowberry MD, 2014. The first results from new underground extensometric laboratories established in caves in Bulgaria. 3rd International Conference on Geographical Sciences and Education, 12-13 September 2014, Shumen, Bulgaria.

Rowberry MD, Briestensky M, Marti X, Frontera C, 2014. The quantitative prediction of radon emanation based on data recorded at Driny Cave, Male Karpaty Mountains, Slovakia. 43rd Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting, 6-9 January 2014, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Rowberry MD, Hartvich F, Blahut J, Marti X, Briestensky M, Valenta J, Stemberk J, Thinova L, 2013. The study of microdisplacements in the shallow crust: results from a temporary subterranean geodynamic observatory in the Czech Republic. 18th International Conference of Deformation Mechanics, Rheology, and Tectonics, 16-18 September 2013, Leuven, Belgium.

Rowberry MD, Battiau-Queney Y, Blazejowski B, Walsh PT, 2012. The nature and origin of the ghost-rocks at Bullslaughter Bay, South Wales. Ghost-Rock Karst Symposium, 7-11 October 2012, Hans-sur-Lesse, Belgium.
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