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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 marginal polje is 1. flat plain surrounded by higher limestone country on all except one side which consists of impermeable ridges or hills. such a feature is normally found on the edge of a karst area or region [20]. 2. flat limestone plain which is surrounded by higher country but is bordered on one side by impervious rock [10]. synonyms: (french.) polje marginal; (german.) randpolje, semipolje; (greek.) perithoriakon 'polje'; (italian.) polje marginale; (spanish.) polje marginal; (turkish.) kenar golova; (yugoslavian.) rubno polje, robno polje. see randpolje. compare blind valley.?

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PhD Phillip R. Kemmerly (United States)

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Address: Phillip R. Kemmerly Dept of Geosciences Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN USA 37044
Affiliation: Department of Geosciences
Austin Peay State University
Position: Professor of Geology
Specialization: Geomorphology
Geoactivity: Karst of southern Kentucky and Middle Tennessee
Interests: Karst processes particularly mathematical and GIS modeling of doline field evolution
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