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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 cone karst is 1. a karst landscape dominated by low conical (or hemispherical) hills that forms only in wet tropical climates. the type example is gunung sewu in java. individual hills are remarkably uniform, each some few hundred meters in diameter and around 50m high. between them lie broken valleys, dolines or cockpits, draining into sinkholes. erosion that seems to be initiated in valley systems develops in such a way that the valleys break up into dolines, but the mechanisms leading to uniform shaping of the hills are not fully understood. the widespread cone karst in china is mostly known as fengcong, and its hills are generally more conical than hemispherical in profile [9]. 2. a type of karst topography, common in the tropics, characterized by star-shaped depressions or dolines at the feet of many steep-sided cone-shaped hills; narrow steeply-walled valleys may be present [10, 20]. a variety of kegelkarst. synonyms: (french.) karst a pitons; (german.) kegelkarst, turmkarst; (greek.) konoethes karst; (italian.) carso di torri, carsismo con forme residuali coniche; (russian.) karst s koniceskimi ostantsami; (spanish.) karst de conos; (turkish.) konili karst; (yugoslavia.) stozasti krs,okasti kras stozcsti, kras. see also cockpit karst. compare: cupola karst, pinnacle karst, and tower karst.?

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MA/MSc Lukas Vlcek (Slovak Republic)

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