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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
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 phreatic cave is 1. cave conceived and developed by dissolution, usually below the water table, where all voids are water filled within the phreas. phreatic caves may include loops deep below the water table, particularly in dipping limestone with widely spaced bedding-related fissures. higher fissure densities, subhorizontal geological guidance, or greater karstic maturity encourage shallow phreatic development just below the water table. progressive abondonment of phreatic caves is usually in a downward sequence, as erosionally lowered valley floors intersect lower levels of the flooded system. active phreatic cave segments, left perched for geological reasons after a general water-table lowering, are relatively common. characteristics of phreatic caves are blind dissolution pockets on walls and ceilings, branching and looping of passages, and overall switchback gradients as phreatic flow may be uphill under pressure. the most common passage, and overall switchback gradients as phreatic flow may be uphill under pressure. the most common passage form is a tube, though crosssectional shape reflects local geological factors. a classic active phreatic cave is that behind the fontaine de vaucluse in france, while holloch, switzerland, is a major system consisting mostly of relict phreatic passages [9]. 2. cave passage developed in the phreatic zone and still actively forming. passages often appear as tubes.?

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Any papers/works on "fracking" in karst?
irasasowsky on 05 Sep, 2015

Hi Folks:

Has anyone come across any scientific work examining concerns over hydraulic fracturing in karst settings?  I have seen plenty of opinions, but nothing very thoughtful or data-based. Or any case studies. 

Thanks,

Ira

ids@uakron.edu

Keywords: hydraulic fracturing, karst

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Peter Febbroriello on 30 Nov, -0001

Check http://www.well.com/~peter for links to several pertinent pages. The data was obtained via Fractracker and several personal cave database files. Cave to frac well distances calculated via great circle method.