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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. ...

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. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
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 chimney is 1. nearly circular shaft rising upwards from the ceiling of a cave towards the surface of the ground; if it does not reach the surface it is termed a blind chimney. if the chimney is formed mainly by solution, it is related to a domepit; if formed mainly by collapse of the roof along bedding planes, it is related to cenote [20]. 2. a narrow vertical shaft in the roof of a cave, generally smaller than an aven; a dome pit [10]. synonyms: (french.) cheminee (aven); (german.) schlot, kamin; (greek.) kapnothochos; (italian.) camino; (russian.) truba; (spanish.) chimenea; (turkish.) baca; (yugoslavian.) dimnjak.?

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DeepKarst 2016

Dates: From 11 Apr, 2016 till 14 Apr, 2016
Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
Organisation: Natl. Cave and Karst Research Institute, UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
Contact: George Veni
Homepage: http://deepkarst.org/

This conference will focus on hypogenic karst and all that entails. Hypogenic karst is formed by rising groundwater and is a growing field of interest with much to learn and refine. It is being organized by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute of the USA in cooperation with Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis Commission of the International Union of Speleology.

For more details, visit the conference webpage. In the coming months look for details on trips, submitting papers, registration, and more. 


Who will benefit from the conference

Hypogenic karst is formed by deep, rising waters, creating distinct types of caves and related features. Much remains to be learned about this new and exciting field, which has direct application to geologists, engineers, hydrologists, land managers and planners, and oil and gas professionals.

Topics for the conference include

• Variations in hypogene development.
• Refined identification and interpretation of hypogenic features.
• Hypogene water resources.
• Hypogene mineral resources.
• Hypogene oil and gas reservoirs: prediction and production.
• Geohazards associated with hypogenic processes.
• Environmental vulnerability mapping in hypogene karst.
• Hypogene fauna: Do diagnostic species exist?

More details on the event's website >