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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 blanket is a thick layer of dripstone, not translucent [10]. see also bacon; curtain; drapery.?

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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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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EGU Speleothem session - 17 to 22 April 2016

Dates: From 17 Apr, 2016 till 22 Apr, 2016
Location: Vienna - Austria

The speleothem archive: understanding processes and interpreting Quaternary climate change

Conv: Heather Stoll,  Sophie Verheyden,  Michael Deininger and  Marc Luetscher.

Speleothems are valuable continental archives of past environmental and climate changes. This is firstly due to the fact that speleothems contain much information on these changes, through many complementary proxies and secondly that speleothems can be dated very precisely. The session aims to highlight the most recent developments and findings of this multifaceted archive and frames all fields of speleothem research - the understanding of this multi-proxy record and its dating techniques. Proxies include petrography, isotopic, isotopologic and elemental composition, fluid inclusion composition, biomarkers, and growth dynamics.
Furthermore, the session explores their relationship with environmental and climatic variables, via the monitoring of cave environments and the study of the vadose zone above caves as well as the modeling of deposition processes or of surface-cave-speleothem transfer processes. These informations are often crucial for a robust interpretation of the speleothem archive and it is this integrated study, which leads to a better interpretation of speleothem records and provides chronologically well-constrained information on past climate and environmental changes and/or human occupation. This session welcomes all studies from monitoring, modeling (including isotope-enabled climate models), proxy-development and analysis of speleothems and speleothem proxies that advance our capacity to make palaeo-environmental reconstructions from speleothems. It also welcomes newest speleothem records or information retrieved from speleothem studies.

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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