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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 fluviokarst is 1. a karst landscape where the dominant landforms are valleys cut by surface rivers. such original surface flow may relate either to low initial permeability before caves (and hence underground drains) had developed, or to reduced permeability due to ground freezing in a periglacial environment. in both cases the valleys become dry as karst development improves underground drainage [9]. 2. mixed terranes characterized by both shallow karst and erosional landscape [20]. 3. a predominantly karst landscape in which there is much evidence of past or present fluvial activity [10]. synonyms: (french.) fluviokarst; (german.) fluviokarst; (greek.) fluviokarst; (italian.) fluviocarsimo; (spanish.) fluviokarst; (turkish.) akarsu karsti; (yugoslavian.) fluviokrs, fluviokras, fluviokarst.?

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PhD Andrew Farrant (United Kingdom)

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Affiliation: British Geological Survey
Position: Senior geologist
Specialization: Geology
Geoactivity: UK, South Wales, Mendip, SE England
Interests: Karst research and speleogenesis in the UK, particualry in the Mendip Hills and South Wales, and in Cretaceous Chalk.
Geological mapping in southern England and the United Arab Emirates
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