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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 phreas, phreatic water is (from the greek word meaning well.) 1. the zone of saturated rock below the water table, within which all conduits and subconduits are water filled (sometimes referred to as the flooded, phreatic or saturated zone). commonly the phreatic zone is considered as being subdivided into an upper (shallow phreatic) zone and a lower stagnant phreatic zone [9]. 2. water in the zone of saturation; water below the water table [10]. see also bathyphreatic, bathyphreatic zone, ground water, phreas.?

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PhD Luc Willems (Belgium)

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Address: c/o Prof. F. boulvain University of Liège Dpt of Geology Bât. B20 Pétrologie sédimentaire boulevard du Rectorat 15 4000 Liège 1 Belgium
Affiliation: Dpt of Geology - University of Liège
High School "Charlemagne"
Position: Teacher/researcher
Specialization: Geomorphology
Geoactivity: Belgium, West Africa, Brasil
Interests: Karstology inside highly porous rocks and in silicated and non-carbonated rocks like sandstone, quartzite, gneiss...
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