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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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Cave and Karst Science, 2007, Vol 34, Issue 3, p. 117-127
Large karst depressions on the Yorkshire Dales limestone: interim results and discussion. An early indication of a new paradigm
Abstract:
Although some polygenetic large depressions were reported early from the Yorkshire glaciated karst, which is typified by pavements, scars and dissected by steep U-shaped valleys (dales), the research reported here into the distribution and characteristics of large karstic depressions has resulted in identification of many more such landforms. These depressions are a scale order larger than the dolines (known locally as shakeholes). Their number, dimensions and distribution imply that they form a significant older component in the landscape, developed during a much longer period than the shakeholes, which have formed since the end of the Devensian glaciation. The data are discussed with reference to 4 areas: Area 1 comprises 3 outliers in the west, north and east; Area 2 (divided into 2.1 and 2.2) lies along part of the Craven Fault system east and west of the Ribble valley, and Area 3 comprises a higher limestone area, designated the Malham High Country, northeast of Malham Tarn, where the complex depressions were first identified. A distribution map, based on stereoscopic aerial photo analysis with ground control, shows almost 500 depressions located in the area extending from west of Kingsdale to east of Wharfedale. The distribution of the depressions demonstrates that they are clustered and localized both by area and vertically. They are now found preferentially within the Asbian Gordale Limestone Member and in Brigantian limestones of the overlying Alston Formation (Yoredale Group).