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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 Also we have forum there. ...

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 sea cave is 1. a cave cut in any rock type where a geological weakness is exploited by the highly selective erosion power of wave action. fingal's cave, cut in the basalt of staffa, scotland, is a famous example. true sea caves should not be confused with dissolutional caves that pre-dated the wave action but were then intersected and revealed as a cliff line was eroded back such as caves in the chalk at beachy head in south-east england. in some young tropical islands, dissolutional voids have formed below sea-level in the mixing zone between fresh and saline ground water. some have subsequently been tectonically uplifted into a shoreline position, to give the misleading impression of having developed due to waver action. caves of this type on the coast of tongatapu, tonga, have pools that connect with active dissolutional cavities below sea-level that might be related to the mixing zone [9]. 2. a cave or cleft in a sea cliff or coastal karst outcrop eroded by waves or currents or dissolved by circulating ground water [20]. synonyms: (french.) grotte marine; (german.) kustenhohle, meereshohle; (greek.) thalassion spelson - paraktion speleon; (italian.) grotta marina; (russian.) morskaja pescera; (spanish.) cueva marina; (turkish.) deniz magarasi; (yugoslavian.) morska pecina (spilja). see cave. compare nip. see also littoral zone.?

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The book "Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World" is finished
The book “Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World” is going to be published by Springer, in its series “Cave and Karst Systems of the World”.
Karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco
There will be a karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco, USA in December 12-16: Characterization, Modeling, and Remediation of Fissured, Carbonate, and Karst Groundwater Systems
A new book on caves and karst in Austria
A book "Höhlen und Karst in Österreich" (Caves and karst in Austria; Editors: Christoph Spötl, Lukas Plan & Ehrad Christian) will be printed until mid of July. Subscription is available.
Unusual perspective on caves
Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children".
Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, France
A call to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH Congress

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That irreducible saturation is the lowest water saturation obtainable by mechanical reduction methods [16].?

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Speleogenesis E-Books Collection

Speleogenesis E-Books Collection is a gateway to electronic versions of monographs, conference proceedings, open file reports and doctoral theses on karst hydrogeology and speleogenesis, that original publishers agreed to make freely accessible via this site.

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Mádl-Szőnyi, J., Erőss, A., Mindszenty, A., Tóth, A.(Eds.) (2013)
International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions
, Budapest, 1-202
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Stefaniak, Krzysztof; Tyc, Andrzej; Socha, Paweł(Eds.) (2009)
Karst of the Czestochowa Upland and of the Eastern Sudetes : palaeoenvironments and protection
University of Silesia, Sosnowiec - Wrocław, 1-535
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Andreychouk V., Dublyansky Y., Yezhov Y., and Lysenin G. (2009)
Karst in Earth's Crust: distribution and the main types
University of Silesia - Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Sosnowiec - Simferopol, 1-72
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Bailly-Comte, Vincent (2008)
Interactions hydrodynamiques surface/souterrain en milieu karstique [Surface water/Groundwater hydrodynamic interactions in karst watersheds], PhD Thesis
Universite Montpellier II, Montpellier , 1-288
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Blackeagle, Cory W. (1989)
The origin and development of Brucker Breakdown and the adjacent area, Mammoth Cave System, Kentucky. Masters Thesis
Eastern Kentucky University, , 1-191
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Klimchouk A.A., Andreychouk V.N., and Turchinov I.I. (2009)
The structural prerequisites of speleogenesis in gypsum in the Western Ukraine. The 2-nd edition, revised.
University of Silesia - Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Sosnowiec - Simferopol, 1-97
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Klimchouk A.B. (2013)
Hypogene Speleogenesis, its hydrogeological significance and role in karst evolution (in Russian)
Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Simferopol, 1-180
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Klimchouk A.B. (2007)
Hypogene Speleogenesis: Hydrogeological and Morphogenetic Perspective.
Natl. Cave and Karst Research Institute, Carlsbad, 1-106
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Klimchouk A.B., Tymokhina E.I., Amelichev G.N., Dublyansky Y.V., Spötl C. (2013)
The hypogene karst of the Crimean Piedmont and its geomorphological role (in Russian)
Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology, Simferopol, 1-204
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Michie, Neville (1997)
An Investigation of the Climate, Carbon Dioxide and Dust in Jenolan Caves, N.S.W., PhD Thesis
School of Earth Sciences, Macquarie University, Macquarie, 1-298
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Petrov, Zhivko and Stoichkov, Konstantin (2012)
Expedition "Bankovitza 2012" a report
, Sofia, 1-36
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Poros, Zsófia (2011)
Fluid migration and porosity evolution in the Buda Hills, Hungary – selected examples from Triassic and Paleogene carbonate rocks/Dissertation submitted to the Ph.D. program for Geology and Geophysics at the Ph.D. School of Earth Sciences, Eötvös Lor
, Budapest, Hungary, 1-155
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Ros, Andrés; Llamusí, José L.; Sánchez, Juan (2014)
Cuevas hipogénicas en la Región de Murcia – España
CENM-naturaleza, Murcia, 1-43
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