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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. ...

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That capillary potential is the scalar quantity that represents the work required to move a unit mass of water from the soil to a chosen reference location and energy state [22].?

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Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
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Int. Conf. "Speleology and Spelestology: Development and Interaction of Sciences"

Dates: From 16 Nov, 2010 till 20 Nov, 2010
Location: Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia,

The International Conference "Speleology and Spelestology: Development and Interaction of Sciences" will be held in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia in November 16-20.

The conference is being organized by International Conference "Speleology and Spelestology: Development and Interaction of Sciences", Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia by the Institute of Georgaphy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Geographic Society, Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Russian Society of Spelestological Researches, Naberezhnye Chelny Pedagogical Institute, under the patronage of the UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis.

After scientific sessions, two days excursion will be organized. The participants will visit the capital ? Kazan and speleological and spelestological objects of Tatarstan: Sarmanovsky and Aktashsky copper mines (XVIII cent.); gypsum caves; Kamsko-Ustyinsky gypsum mine ? one of the largest in Europe.

The topics of the Conference are:

1. Section of Speleology:

-Modern methods of studies using GIS;
-Problems of Speleogenesis;
-Results of regional speleological researches;
-Caves in mine workings;
-Historical, archeological and paleozoological studies of caves;
-Mineralogy of caves;
-Ice caves.

2 Section of Spelestology (artificial caves)

-Methods of studies and inventorying of caves;
-Regional spelestological studies;
-Secondary mineral formation;
-Geoecologic research aspects;
-Natural and antropogenic factors of the formation of underground landscapes.
3 Section of protection and use of the caves

-Cave ecology;
-Legal questions and practice of protection of the caves;
-Recreational activities and safety.
Deadline for submissions: June 1st 2010.
For correspondence and submissions, please use the following addresses:
Gunko Alexey (the executive secretary):
Dolotov Yurii:

More details in the 1st Circular:

Official page (with online pre-registration options):
31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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