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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 recharge, autogenic is recharge derived from precipitation directly onto the karst landscape. diffuse autogenic recharge is used to describe the slow percolation of recharge through a myriad of small openings while concentrated autogenic recharge is used to describe the concentrated recharge that occurs by flow into large fractures, sinkholes, and sinking streams.?

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Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 2003, Vol 65, Issue 2, p. 126-129
Detection of sinkholes developed on shaly Ordovician limestones, Hamilton County, Ohio, using digital topographic data: Dependence of topographic expression of sinkholes on scale, contour interval, and slope
The Ohio Geological Survey has recently published a map showing the locations of known and probable karst in Ohio. The map shows some areas of karst developed on the extremely shaly Ordovician limestone of Hamilton County, in the southwestern corner of the state. Detailed mapping of these sinkholes in Mt. Airy Forest, a municipal park near Cincinnati, shows that they occur only where the lower 10 m of the Corryville Member of the Grant Lake Formation is the surface bedrock. Of the many sinkholes in the study area, only one is evident on the 1:24,000 USGS topographic map. The expression of sinkholes on contour maps is dependent on the size of the sinkhole, as well as the scale of the map, the contour interval at which the topography is sampled, and the slope of the ground surface around the sinkhole. It is possible to determine the minimum size of sinkhole which will consistently be expressed on a given part of a contour map. Conversely, it is also possible to determine the scale and contour interval which will be necessary to consistently indicate the presence of sinkholes of a given minimum size.