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. ...
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,
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. ...
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 speleology is 1. scientific study of caves, including aspects of sciences, such as geomorphology, geology, hydrology, chemistry and biology, and also the many techniques of cave exploration . 2. the scientific study, exploration, and description of caves, cave organisms, and related features . 3. the branch of knowledge dealing with the study and exploration of underground caves . 4. study, exploration, and description of caves, caverns, and other underground cavities in karst and rarely in lavas or ice . synonyms: (french.) speleologie; (german.) hohlenforschung, hohlenkunde; (greek.) speleologhia; (italian.) speleologia; (russian.) speleologija; (spanish.) espeleologia; (turkish.) speleoloji, magarabilim; (yugoslavian.) speleologija, pecinarstvo, jamarstvo.?
1. The loose soil, sand, silt, or clay that overlies bedrock. In some usages it refers to all material overlying the point of interest. 2. The total cover of soil and rock overlying an underground excavation.