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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 cave shield is a semicircular plate of reprecipitated calcite located beneath joints in a cavern ceiling and believed to be formed by the seepage of hydrostatic water along the joint. two shields form beneath one joint, descending from each side of the opening [22].?

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PhD James Baldini (United Kingdom)

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Affiliation: Department of Earth Sciences
University of Durham
Position: Lecturer
Specialization: Geochemistry
Instrumentation: TIMS; MC-ICP-MS; Q-ICP-MS
Geoactivity: Ireland, UK, Spain
Interests: reconstruction of palaeoclimate using trace elements in stalagmites; karst hydrology; identification of how geochemical climate signal is conveyed through the karst to a stalagmite; controls on cave air carbon dioxide levels; cave air circulation; cave conservation; high-resolution palaeoclimatology using stalagmites
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