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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 moisture weight percentage is the moisture content expressed as a percentage of the oven-dry weight of a soil [22].?

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PhD (CSc.) jiří Otava (Czech Republic)

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CV of jiří Otava

Jiří Otava (born in 1950) graduated from geology at Masaryk University in Brno and Charles Univesity in Prague. He has been working as a geologist of the Czech Geological Survey since 1973. His main professional interests include field geology, mapping, karstology, provenance studies, heavy minerals, geological and speleological expeditions (Iraq, Libya, Mongolia, Iran, France, Balkan states etc.). He took part in the ICS congress at Olomouc 1973, Athens 2005 and Brno 2013. He performs external teaching of Karstology, Provenance studies and Mapping courses at Masaryk University in Brno in the last 30 years. His main interests and results concentrate to the Moravian Karst and the Hranice Karst.