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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 fluorite is a cave mineral - caf2 [11].?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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Karst environment, Culver D.C.
Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
Microbial mediation of complex subterranean mineral structures, Tirato, Nicola; Torriano, Stefano F.F;, Monteux, Sylvain; Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Lavagna, Maria Luisa; D’Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Chailloux, Daniel; Renda, Michel; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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KARSTIC GEOMORPHOLOGY: From hydrological functioning to palaeoenvironmental reconstructions

Dates: From 27 Aug, 2013 till 31 Aug, 2013
Location: Paris, France
Organisation: International Association of Geomorphologists
Registration URL: Click to open
Registration deadline: 15 Oct, 2012

S9B – KARSTIC GEOMORPHOLOGY: From hydrological functioning to palaeoenvironmental reconstructions

!!! Abstract submission deadline: October 15, 2012 !!!

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Convenors: Philippe AUDRA and Francisco GUTIÉRREZ

Karst areas are unique, typically developing an underground drainage and characterised by a surface morphology related to dissolution processes. They include among the most productive aquifers of the world, receiving increasing exploitation interest in many countries. What do we know about these karst aquifers? How can we use these precious water resources in a sustainable way?
Also, karst areas and caves constitute important resources: they are often among the most scenic areas, able to attract large numbers of visitors. They are a perfect arena for educational activities. These places are also extremely vulnerable, and their management should be carried out with special care. Natural hazards in karst (i.e. sinkholes) are often induced by anthropogenic activities. What can be done to decrease the incidence of hazards in karst areas?

Karst develops differently in various parts of the world, from large doline fields to barren landscapes, including many types of caves formed according to external (geographic) and internal (structural) constraints. The intensity of the karst processes and the development of the resulting landforms and cave systems, is largely dependent on climate and its variability. Long records of environmental change are often preserved in the karst environment. The use of these natural archives has started many years ago, and the technological advances are increasingly helping to decode the pages of these long “karst books”. What have we learned from karst archives of the world? How can we use geological, geomorphological, structural, geochemical, biological, microbiological, mineralogical, and physical information recorded in karst systems?

Understanding karst as a whole is not an easy task, and often requires the interaction between scientists of different branches and disciplines. Which are the most intriguing mysteries to be solved in karst? What are the most recent advances in multidisciplinary karst research? This session invites all scientists working on karst to present their researches, from hydrogeology to geomorphology, from palaeoclimate reconstruction to natural hazards.

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31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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