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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. ...

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That blue hole is 1. deep resurgence pool, notably in jamaica and florida, that may have a blue color due to the presence of algae. also a deep submarine cave of the bahamas. the latter type are large flooded shafts cut into the limestones of the shallow reefs and lagoon floors. many are 100 m in diameter and some are 100 m deep. opening from the shafts are flooded cave passages at various depths, some of which have been explored subhorizontally for more than 1 km. their origins are complex. extensive stalagmite deposits show that large old caves were drained when sea-levels were low during the pleistocene (when water was held in the ice sheets). they are now being modified by marine dissolution, notably at the interface between fresh and salt waters (sea littoral zone) and by powerful tidal flows between connected holes [9]. 2. (jamaican.) a major emergence where water (artesian spring) rises from below without great turbulence. 3. (bahamas.) a drowned solution sinkhole [10]. 4. caribbean expression for a major quiet up-welling karst spring inland or along the coast. the blue color is due to the scattering of sunlight by water molecules, although in some cases it may be attributed to the presence of calcareous algae [20]. synonyms: (french.) source bleue (jura), bleu-fon (south of france); (german.) blaue grotto; (greek.) galapo speleo. see also boiling spring.?

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On Thursday October 2, 2014 the membership in the Speleogenesis Network has reached 1000 ! The lucky registration was by Jim Goodbar of US, - welcome, and congratulations!
Spanish caver injured in a deep cave in Peru.
Cecilio López-Tercero, profesional speleologist was injured during the exploration of the karst system in Leymebamba, Amazonas, located in the Andean Cordillera.
Evaporite Karst in the Greater Permian Basin
The session on evaporite karst will be held at the South-Central Section, Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting in Stillwater, OK, on March 19-20, 2015.
State of Minnesota, U.S.A. employment (hydrology-hydrogeology)
The State of Minnesota has positions open for hydrologists. These positions include some for hydrogeologists.
Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments - Second Edition
Mine Water Solutions is a conference focused on EXTREMES and SOLUTIONS to mine water issues in very challenging environments. It will be held in Vancouver, Canada, April 12-15, 2015.

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That interbedded is pertaining to beds or sedimentary material intercalated in a parallel fashion into a main stratum [16].?

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SpeleoDisc: A 3-D quantitative approach to define the structural control of endokarst. An application to deep cave systems from the Picos de Europa. Spain, 2014, Ballesteros, D; Jiménez-Sánchez, M., García-Sansegundo, J; Borreguero, M.
A review on natural and human-induced hazards and impacts in karst, 2014, Gutiérrez Francisco, Parise Mario, De Waele Jo, Jourde Hervé
The use of damaged speleothems and in situ fault displacement monitoring to characterise active tectonic structures: an example from Zapadni Cave, Czech Republic , 2014, Briestensky, Milos; Stemberk, Josef; Rowberry, Matt D.;
Nonlinear Flow Process: A New Package to Compute Nonlinear Flow in MODFLOW, 2014, Mayaud, C.; Walker, P.; Hergarten, S.; Birk, S.
Karst piracy: A mechanism for integrating the Colorado River across the Kaibab uplift, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA, 2014, Hill, C.A.; Polyak, V.J.
Nonlinear Flow in Karst Formations, 2009, Chin, D.A.; Price, R.M.; DiFrenna, V.J.
Long-term changes in the cave atmosphere air temperature as a result of periodic heliophysical processes, 2006, Stoeva, P.; . Stoev, A.; Kiskinovab, N..
The role of condensation in the evolution of dissolutional forms in gypsum caves: Study case in the karst of Sorbas (SE Spain), 2014, Gazquez, F.; Calaforra, J.-M.; Forti, P.; Waele, J. D.; Sanna, L.
Discussion on the article ‘Coastal and inland karst morphologies driven by sea level stands: a GIS based method for their evaluation’ by Canora F, Fidelibus D and Spilotro G, 2013, Waele, J.D.; Parise, M.
A new threat to groundwater ecosystems: first occurrences of the invasive crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852) in European caves., 2014, Mazza, G.; Reboleira, A.S.P.S.; Gonc¸alves, F.; Aquiloni, L.; Inghilesi, A.F.; Spigoli, D.; Stoch, F.; Taiti, S.; Gherardi, F.; Tricarico, E.

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