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. ...
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,
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. ...
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 bedding-plane cave is 1. bedding planes are widespread and very significant features within most carbonate rocks, and cave passages are commonly guided by them. their structure, their distribution and the chemical contrasts that some bedding planes provide may be the major influence during the earliest phases of development of a cave system. the term bedding-plane cave is strictly applied to a passage that has not enlarged by growth into a major tube or canyon, but has remained almost entirely on the bedding plane. a famous example is hensler's passage, in gaping gill, yorkshire, which is over 400 m long, nearly over 5 m wide and nowhere higher than 1 m . 2. a passage formed along a bedding plane, especially when there is a difference in susceptibility to corrosion in the two beds . 3. a cave whose location is controlled by the bedding of the enclosing formation or formations . synonyms: (french.) grotte de stratification; (german.) schichtgebundene hohle; (greek.) strosigenes speleon; (italian.) grotta di interstrato; (russian.) pescera v ploskosti naplastovanija; (spanish.) cueva adaptada a planos de estratificacion; (turkish.) tabakalanma magarasi; (yugoslavian.) slojna pecina.?