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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 karst shaft is a vertical or steeply-sided natural opening a few tens to a few hundred meters deep, formed by solution or erosion of vertical or sub-vertical fractures or fissures by down flowing surface water. such a pit, formed from above, may connect with a chimney formed from below. synonyms: (french.) karst shaft; (german.) schacht, schaft; (greek.) karstikos lakkos; (italian.) voragine, inghiottitoio; (russian.) karstovaja shahta; (spanish.) sima; (turkish.) karst bacasi; (yugoslavian.) jama. related to dolina, jama, obruk, pit.?

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PhD Rane Curl (United States)

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Affiliation: Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, USA
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Specialization: Geomorphology
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Statistical and fractal properties of cave morphology and populations; fluid mechanics; chemistry and physical chemistry; mineralogy; geochronology; safety.
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