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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 analysis, core is petrophysical analysis of a rock core acquired through the process of boring a hole in rock with the intention of producing a core of rock as opposed to chips [16].?

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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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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Hydrogeology and Management of Karst Groundwater Resources (MANKARST)

Dates: From 20 Jun, 2005 till 24 Jun, 2005
Location: Neuchatel, Switzerland

Groundwater from karst aquifers is among the most important resources for humanity. In Switzerland, many areas in the Jura and Alps depend on this resource. However, karst aquifers are particularly vulnerable to contamination. Contaminants can easily enter the subsurface and may be rapidly transported over large distances. Consequently, karst groundwater has special protection needs. The precondition for sustainable management of this resource is a sound understanding of the hydrogeological system. This requires the combined application of adequate investigation methods and techniques. Given these requirements, the CHYN has organised a course with the following three goals:


·      Provision of a fundamental understanding of karst systems, their unique nature, importance and vulnerability while clarifying why they require special investigation methods.


·      Presentation of the most important investigative methods from geology, hydrology, hydrochemistry and microbiology, as well as tracer test and groundwater modelling.


·      Discussion of innovative approaches to karst groundwater quality monitoring, protection and management in Switzerland, as well as in a global perspective.


The course consists of theory, exercises and a field trip. It is organised with the sponsorship of the IAH Karst Commission and the Federal Office for Water and Geology. The programme is designed for geologists, geographers, microbiologists and engineers interested in karst groundwater, as well as for university students preparing their master or PhD degree. We hope to welcome participants from research, commercial practice and administration.


The lecturers are Prof. Franois Zwahlen, Dr. Nico Goldscheider, Prof. Daniel Hunkeler, Prof. Pierre Perrochet, Dr. Ronald Kozel, Dr. Pierre-Yves Jeannin, and Dr. Tanja Pipan.


31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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