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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 karst valley is 1. valleys in karst are normally distinctive due to the lack of integrated surface drainage. most are either blind (due to being closed where the drainage sinks underground), headless or pocket (where a river emerges from a spring) or dry (where surface flow has been lost due to underground capture). the exception is the allogenic valley, where a river completely traverses a karst, normally because underground conduits at or below valley floor level are immature. fine examples of allogenic karst valleys are dove dale in the peak district and france's tarn gorge [9]. 2. elongated solution valley in limestone [20]. 3. valley produced by collapse of a cavern roof [10]. synonyms: (french.) vallee karstique; (german.) karsttal, karstgabe; (greek.) karstiki kilas; (italian.) valle carsica; (russian.) karstovaja dolina; (spanish.) valle karstico; (turkish.) karst vadisi; (yugoslavian.) krska (kraska) dolina.?

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Hypogenic caves in the region of Murcia, Spain, Vol.I
First publication of three volumes devoted to hypogenic caves in the region of Murcia - Spain.
Summer School on Speleothem Science
The registration for the "Summer School on Speleothem Science" will be open from January 26th to April 3rd. The school will be held on 23-29 August 2015 in Oxford, UK, and is aimed at an international audience.
13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst
An announce of the 13th International Symposium on Pseudokarst to be held in the Czech Republic 16-19 September 2015
Call for GSA 2015 karst program proposals
A message from GSA Karst Division Chairman Cory Blackeagle about forming a karst program for this year’s GSA Convention
UIS 50th Anniversary Celebration and 23rd International Karstological School
The celebration of the UIS 50th Anniversary will held with the 23rd International Karstological School in Postoina, Slovenia in June 2015

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That tertiary porosity is see porosity, tertiary.?

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The KarstBase is a fully searchable online bibliography database of current literature on karstology and geospeleology. It currently contains over 13 thousands references and dynamically growths. KarstBase fully covers 16 major karst and cave science journals (World Karst/Cave Science Journals) and indexes large number of publications in the field from prime geoscience journals, books and conference proceedings. Whenever possible, links are provided to full-text PDFs of published articles (directly accessible if a source publication is an open access).

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Cuevas hipogénicas en la Región de Murcia – España, 2014, Ros, Andrés; Llamusí, José L.; Sánchez, Juan
Transferring the concept of minimum energy dissipation from river networks to subsurface flow patterns, 2014, Hergarte, Stefan; Winkler, Gerfried; Birk, Steffen
Anomalous behaviour of specific electrical conductivity at a karst spring induced by variable catchment boundaries: the case of the Podstenjšek spring, Slovenia, , Ravbar, N., Engelhardt, I., Goldscheider, N.
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, 2011, Poros, Zsófia
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.

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