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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 pore deposit is mineral matter deposited on the interior of a cave from water entering the cave so slowly through pores and cracks that it does not form drops [10].?

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

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Fissured and Karst Aquifers

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

If you are considering to attend EGU General Assembly in Vienna (April 17th-22nd,2016), there is still some  time to hurry and contribute to the session Fissured and karstified aquifers (HS8.2.4).

Link to the session:

!!! The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, January 13th, 13:00 CET.


Yours sincerely,

Session conveners: Georg Kaufmann, Eric Zechner, Steffen Birk & Franci Gabrovšek

Session abstract:

Analysis of flow and transport processes in fissured and karstified aquifers must account for strong local heterogeneities in the hydraulic parameter field of the aquifer systems and typically sparse and uncertain field data for system characterization. The regulation and sustainable management of these systems is therefore still a challenge in hydrogeology. Both depend to a large degree on available characterization techniques and the ability to make predictions with mathematical models which should be practically applicable and represent the investigated system. 
This session welcomes contributions covering all aspects of hydrogeology of fissured and/or karstified aquifers. It includes conceptual models of fissured and karstified aquifers and fundamental research of flow and transport at various spatial and temporal scales. We particularly welcome abstracts that provide links between innovative conceptual or numerical models and field data to fill the gap between model requirements and field data provision. 
Topics to be discussed are, for example, the hydraulic functioning of fractures, the analysis of karst drainage systems, scaling issues and how to represent nature as closely as possible with mathematical models. This includes also the development and application of genesis models, for example, to reconstruct the groundwater flow field within these complex aquifer systems. Furthermore, this session focuses on the interpretation and prediction of hydraulic, chemical and isotopic responses of the groundwater flow system to environmental impacts, groundwater exploitation and potential contamination sources. We are also interested in methods to assess the vulnerability of fractured and karstified aquifers. Any new idea for prediction and sustainable management of this type of groundwater resources are addressed in this session.

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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