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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. ...

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SAZU, Ljubljana
Acta carsologica, 2001, Vol 30, Issue 2, p. 181-194
Physical controls on karst features in the Ozark Plateaus of Missouri, U.S.A., As determined by Multivariate analyses in a Geographic Information System (GIS)
Abstract:

Physical controls on the genesis and aerial distribution of karst features can be identified through analyses of detailed geological mapping and karst data such as cave spring and doline locations. Our study tests the effects of geologic structures and stratigraphic position on the distribution of caves, springs, and dolines in a 625 km2 area in the Ozark Plateaus Province of south-central Missouri. The bedrock in the region is relatively flat-lying Cambrian and Ordovician dolomite, sandstone, and chert. Joint attitude measurements at 1121 locations were interpolated to produce grids representing local structural grain. Structure contours derived from detailed field mapping were used to interpolate a grid representing the attitude of bedding surfaces across the study area. Aspect and slope grids were generated from the structure surface and correlated with known locations of karst features. The density of karst features per lithostratigraphic map unit was calculated and found to be a misleading statistic because it reflects only the map surface expression of karst and not its true distribution in the stratigraphy, which is 3-dimensional. These methodologies may be useful in other areas of relatively flat lying carbonate rocks to delineate zones of enhanced karst development.