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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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Original article

Die Hoehle, 2008, Vol 59, Issue -3, p. 3-12
Messung der Wetterführung im Loferer Schacht und im Kristallcanyon, Loferer Steinberge (Österreich)
Abstract:
In the period from September 2006 to September 2007, a continuous measurement of wind and temperature was conducted in the Loferer Schacht (1323/42) and the Kristallcanyon cave (1323/127). After taking into account the snow conditions, the comparison of these data with the air temperature recorded by a nearby weather station demonstrates seasonal wind cycles. Two anemometers developed by the author were installed and used to take hourly readings of the cave winds during the twelvemonth period. The anemometer installed in the Loferer Schacht provided excellent data, which are analyzed in this article. The second anemometer, installed in the Kristallcanyon, lost a memory card during transport and no data were recorded. However, this loss was balanced by the successful recording of very meaningful temperature data.