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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 surface retention is water held on land surface [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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Climate Change: The Karst Records (KR5)

Dates: From 02 Jun, 2008 till 05 Jun, 2008
Location: Chongqing, China

The Organizing Committee of KR5 is pleased to invite you to attend the 5th international conference of Climate Change: The Karst Records (KR5), which will be held in Southwest University (SWU), Chongqing, China from 2nd to 5th of June, 2008.

After the successful KR meetings in Bergen (1996), Krakow (2000), Montpellier (2003), and Baile Herculane(2006), we would like to bring together again colleagues from all over the world sharing an interest in using cave deposits for paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. All presentations dealing with speleothem records (chronology, geochemistry, isotopic, paleomagnetic, petrographic, etc.) as well as other cave deposits (detrital, archaeologic, palaeontologic) relevant for climate history, evolution of karst regions and cave systems, as well as present-day cave conditions monitoring in relation with climate are welcomed. We also welcome presentations on studies of theoretical approaches and models relevant for cave deposits (e.g. speleothem growth models, accumulation rates of cave sediments, etc.), and studies of hydrology, biology, pedology, land use, karst-desertification and GIS applications in karst regions.

We have great pleasure in welcoming you not only to attend KR5 at Southwest University, but also to visit abundant karst geography, numerous caves, beautiful sightseeings in China. We trust that you will enjoy your visit. Please mark your calendar and arrange time for this event.

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