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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 water stage is the height of the water level [16].?

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2015 GSA Convention: karst field trip and sessions
The Geological Society of America (GSA) Convention this year will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on 1-4 November. A record nine karst sessions are offered this year, showcasing the diversity and importance of karst research.
International Planetary Caves Conference 2015
The 2nd International Planetary Caves Conference will be held on 20-23 October 2015 at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
Cave Diving
A new book about cave diving and the motivations to practice an engaged activity
DeepKarst 2016: Registration is open and call for papers!
The DeepKarst 2016 conference is focused on hypogenic karst, its theory, management, economic reservoirs, and more.
A new web site on hypogenic caves of Murcia (Spain)
A new web site dedicated to hypogenic caves of Murcia

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That paragenesis is a type of cave passage development in which erosion of the passage floor is inhibited by the presence of an armoring layer of sediment, such that any dissolutional enlargement is dominantly upwards [9]. generally, an unproven and unsupported theory.?

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Sulphuric acid speleogenesis and landscape evolution: Montecchio cave, Albegna river valley (Southern Tuscany, Italy), Piccini, Leonardo; De Waele, Jo; Galli, Ermanno; Polyak, Victor J.; Bernasconi, Stefano M., Asmerom, Yemane
The role of condensation in the evolution of dissolutional forms in gypsum caves: Study case in the karst of Sorbas (SE Spain), Gazquez, Fernando; Calaforra, José Maria; Forti, Paolo; De Waele, Jo; Sanna, Laura
Genesis of folia in a non-thermal epigenic cave (Matanzas, Cuba), D'Angeli, Ilenia Maria; De Waele, Jo; Ceballo Melendres, Osmany; Tisato, Nicola; Sauro, Francesco; Grau Gonzalez, Esteban Ruben; Bernasconi, Stefano; Torriani, Stefano; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
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23rd International Karstological School "Classical Karst". Caves - exploration and studies combined with the 50th anniversary of the International Union of Speleology - UIS, 2015, Zupan Hajna, Nadja; Mihevc, Andrej; Gostinčar, Petra (Eds.)
Quaternary faulting in the Tatra Mountains, evidence from cave morphology and fault-slip analysis, 2015, Szczygieł Jacek
Long-term erosion rate measurements in gypsum caves of Sorbas (SE Spain) by the Micro-Erosion Meter method, 2015, Sanna, Laura; De Waele, Jo; Calaforra, José Maria; Forti, Paolo
Sulphuric acid speleogenesis and landscape evolution: Montecchio cave, Albegna river valley (Southern Tuscany, Italy), 2015, Piccini, Leonardo; De Waele, Jo; Galli, Ermanno; Polyak, Victor J.; Bernasconi, Stefano M., Asmerom, Yemane
The role of condensation in the evolution of dissolutional forms in gypsum caves: Study case in the karst of Sorbas (SE Spain), 2015, Gazquez, Fernando; Calaforra, José Maria; Forti, Paolo; De Waele, Jo; Sanna, Laura
Genesis of folia in a non-thermal epigenic cave (Matanzas, Cuba), 2015, D'Angeli, Ilenia Maria; De Waele, Jo; Ceballo Melendres, Osmany; Tisato, Nicola; Sauro, Francesco; Grau Gonzalez, Esteban Ruben; Bernasconi, Stefano; Torriani, Stefano; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Uplifted flank margin caves in telogenetic limestones in the Gulf of Orosei (Central-East Sardinia—Italy) and their palaeogeographic significance, 2015, D'Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Sanna, Laura; Clazoni, Claudio; De Waele, Jo
The influence of light attenuation on the biogeomorphology of a marine karst cave: A case study of Puerto Princesa Underground River, Palawan, the Philippines, 2015, Coombes, Martin A.; La Marca, Emanuela C.; Naylor, Larissa A.; Piccini, Leonardo; De Waele, Jo; Sauro, Francesco
Stable isotope data as constraints on models for the origin of coralloid and massive speleothems: The interplay of substrate, water supply, degassing, and evaporation, 2015, Caddeo, Guglielmo Angelo; Railsback, Loren Bruce; De Waele, Jo; Frau, Franco
Procedural Modeling of Cave-like Channels, 2015, Pytel, Alex; Mann, Stephen

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