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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. ...

Did you know?

That speleothem is 1. general term for all cave mineral deposits, embracing all stalactites, flowstone, flowers, etc. most are formed of calcite whose precipitation processes, related mainly to carbon dioxide levels in the water, are the direct reverse of the dissolution of limestone. climatic influences on dissolution processes ensure that speleothems are generally larger and more abundant in the caves of the wet tropics, which are typified by thick stalactites and massive stalagmites, in contrast to the straws and flowstones of alpine caves [9]. 2. general term for stalactites, stalagmites, moonmilk, helictites, and other secondary mineral deposits in caves and caverns [20]. 3. a secondary mineral deposit formed in caves, such as stalactite or stalagmite [10].synonyms: (french.) concretions cavernicoles; (german.) hohlenformation; (greek.) speleolithoma; (italian.) concrezione; (russian.) natecnye obrazovanija; (spanish.) concrecion (estalagmitica o estalactitica); (turkish.) magara olusugu; (yugoslavian.) sige. see also cave formation.?

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PhD John Mylroie (United States)

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Address: Department of Geosciences P.O. Box 5448 108 Hilbun Hall, Lee Blvd Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS USA 39762
Affiliation: Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University
Position: Professor of Geology
Specialization: Geomorphology
Instrumentation: Geographic Information System hardware and software.
Geoactivity: Bahama Islands, Isla de Mona, Marianas Islands, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand, New York, Kentucky.
Interests: 1) Karst of carbonate islands and coasts, including flank margin caves and the carbonate island karst model (CIKM).
2)Glaciated karst, including glaciokarst features and sedimentary records.
3) Quaternary climate, particularly glaciouestatic sea-level changes.
4) Quaternary carbonates, particulalry eolian calcarenites.
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