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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 pothole is 1. a single shaft, or an entire cave system that is dominantly vertical. it is also used to describe a single erosional bowl or moulin, rounded mainly by the swirling current, in a stream bed [9]. 2. a small rounded hole pipe worn into the bedrock of a streambed, or on the coast, or at a waterfall, by sand, gravel, and stones spun around by the current in evorsion or mill action [20]. 3. term used in england for vertical or steeply inclined shaft in limestone [10]. synonyms: (french.) marmite de geant, aven; (german.) kolk, strudelloch; (greek.) strongili opi is petrothi kitin revmatos; (italian.) marmitta dei giganti; (russian.) karstovaja sahta; (spanish.) marmita de gigante, pilancon; (turkish.) dev kazani; (yugoslavian.) erozioni kotas. see also pit; shaft.?

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