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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 anastomosis is 1. the development of a network of branching, intersecting, and rejoining channels in a two dimensional system. anastomosing tubes, or cave anastomoses, which are generally formed due to dissolution by slow, poorly directed, phreatic flow along a beddingplane parting or fracture in limestone, represent an important element in the early stages of cave development. individual anastomoses most commonly have a diameter of approximately 100 mm and networks may contain hundreds of tubes. most anastomoses are abandoned when one channel offers preferential flow conditions so that it increases in size at the expense of others. such abandoned or relict anastomoses are commonly only exposed by subsequent wall or roof collapse [32]. 2. a network of tubular passages or holes in a cave or in a cave or solution-sculptured rock. a complex of many irregular and repeatedly connected passages [9, 21]. synonym: labyrinth; (french.) anastomose; (german.) labyrinth; (greek.) anastomosis; (italian.) anastomosi; (russian.) labirint; (spanish.) anastomosis; (turkish.) gecit sebekesi; (yugoslavian.) splet kanala.?

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MA/MSc Johanna Kovarik (United States)

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