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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 land subsidence is the subsidence of a surface due to a loss of support [16]. often occurs as a result of over pumping underlying aquifers or as a result of mining activities. in karst terranes, subsidence can occur as a result of manmade changes to the natural hydrologic system (ground-water withdrawals or storm-water injection) or as a consequence of the natural dissolution process. subsidences may be sudden or progress slowly over time.?

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PhD Sebastian Breitenbach (Switzerland)

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Affiliation: Dr. Sebastian Breitenbach
Climate Geology
ETHZ Geologisches Institut
NO G 46
Sonneggstrasse 5
ch-8092 Zuerich
Position: Postdoc
Specialization: Geochemistry
Geoactivity: Russia
Central Asia
Central America
Interests: palaeoclimate research
speleothems and geochemistry
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