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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 scallop is 1. a spoon-shaped hollow carved in a cave wall, floor or ceiling due to erosion by eddies in flowing water. scallops are commonly closely packed, leaving sharp ridges at the intersects. they range from 10mm to 1m in length and as a general rule the smaller they are then the faster flowing was the water that carved them. the scallops are generally asymmetrical, with their upstream end steeper than the downstream end - a useful indicator of paleo-flow direction in abandoned passages [9]. 2. oval hollow having an asymmetric cross section along its main axis. scallops form patterns on the walls of caves and in streambeds and may be used to determine direction of flow of turbulent water, since they are steeper on the upstream side. commonly called flutes in america [10]. synonyms: (french.) cannelure, vague d'erosion; (german.) in fliebrichtung des wabers ausgezogener kolk; (greek.) kilon ooithes; (spanish.) huella de corriente; (turkish.) degirmi, tarak. see also flute.?

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International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children" 2017
Helga on 30 Jan, 2017

Ukrainian Speleological Association (UkrSA), the Editors board of the UkrSA “The Light” magazine and UkrSA Commission "Children and Caves" invite young artists to take part in the 5th International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children".

Ukrainian Speleological Association (UkrSA), the Editors board of the UkrSA “The Light” magazine and UkrSA Commission "Children and Caves" invite young artists to take part in the 5th International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children" 2017.

 

Contest will be held in the following age categories: up to 6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, 13-16 years.

We are looking forward to your work from February 1 to March 31, 2017. Conclusions will be held from April 1 to 15. After production of diplomas, prizes and diplomas will be sent to the winners by mail.

The conditions of the contest are available on the website page "Conditions".

Please, send your kid's drawings on e-mail speleoukraine[@]gmail.com with the title "Contest of Kid’s Drawing".

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