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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 fengcong; fengcong karst is (chinese.) 1. a karst, conspicuous in china, that is identified by its clustered limestone hills. fengcong (pronounced 'fungston'), which translates as 'peak cluster', is a mature karst normally developed during long uninterrupted periods of rapid dissolution in wet tropical environments with high levels of biogenic soil carbon dioxide. the chinese classify karst by the hill or peak density, in contrast to the western classification by hill shape. fencong is almost the equivalent of cone karst; its closely packed hills are conical rather than hemispherical, with intervening dolines and disjointed valleys. the major occurrences are in guizhou and guangxi, in southern china. some cones in guangxi are so steep that they have been termed fengcong tower karst, but this concept is best avoided [9]. 2. tower karst characterized as peak cluster because the individual karst towers appear to be grouped together in clusters. closed depression among the peaks are common [4]. see also fenglin; fungling; mogote; tower karst.?

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PhD Ira Sasowsky (United States)

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Address: Dept. of Geology & Environmental Science Akron, OH 44325-4101 USA
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Affiliation: University of Akron (Ohio, USA)
Position: Professor
Specialization: Hydrogeology
Instrumentation: Cryogenic magnetometer, aqueous geochemistry (AA, ICP, Dionex).
Geoactivity: Geographic areas include: USA (Alabama, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, New Mexico,
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico), Borneo, Italy, Slovenia.
Interests: In broad areas of hydrogeology and surficial processes, including
geomorphology, geochemistry, and dating. Representastive past or present
projects include: Movement of sediments in aquifers, treatment of acid
mine drainage, determination of the age of caves, determination of
incision rates of surface streams, structural controls on carbonate
aquifer development, effects of sea-level change on aquifer
development, groundwater hydrology of metamorphic terranes,
paleomagnetic dating of glacial deposits, and the occurrence of
petroleum deposits.
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