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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 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 [9]. 2. the scientific study, exploration, and description of caves, cave organisms, and related features [10]. 3. the branch of knowledge dealing with the study and exploration of underground caves [20]. 4. study, exploration, and description of caves, caverns, and other underground cavities in karst and rarely in lavas or ice [20]. synonyms: (french.) speleologie; (german.) hohlenforschung, hohlenkunde; (greek.) speleologhia; (italian.) speleologia; (russian.) speleologija; (spanish.) espeleologia; (turkish.) speleoloji, magarabilim; (yugoslavian.) speleologija, pecinarstvo, jamarstvo.?

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Karstologia, 2001, Issue 38, p. 1-12

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Contribution spéléologique à la gestion durable d’un lac de montagne : traçages sur le bassin-versant du Königsee (Alpes de Berchtesgaden, Bavière, Allemagne)

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Abstract:
Two dye tracings were made in Simetsberg massif, a part of Steinernes Meer (“Rocky sea”) in Western limestone Alps, in the heart of Berchtesgaden National Park (Bavaria, Germany). The goal was to determine drainage direction and characteristic so as to assess the Königssee vulnerability, which represents on the first hand high ecological value (oligotrophe high quality water) and on the second hand one of the most famous tourist spot in Bavaria (800.000 visitor / year in St-Bartolomä). This study was managed by Berchtesgaden National Park in collaboration with French karst scientists. The first goal was to put in evidence the Salzgrabenhöhle outlets, this cave being one of the most important in this alpine area. The second goal was to trace three lake sinkholes on the high massif, one being close to a main mountain cottage, which could constitute a pollution source for both surface and underground water. These projects put in evidence a direct high transmissivity connection first between the sinkholes and the Salzgraben cave and secondly with the Königssee lake. A catchment control is necessary for the lake conservation.

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Keywords: sustainable management, mountain lake, tracing, königssee, berchtesgaden alps, bavaria, germany, steinernes meer, salzgrabenhöhle, pollution

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