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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
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. ...

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 ponor is (slavic.) 1. hole or opening in the bottom or side of a depression where a surface stream or lake flows either partially or completely underground into the karst ground-water system. a seaponor is where sea-water flows or is drawn into an opening by a vacuum in karstified rock [20]. 2. hole in the bottom or side of a closed depression through which water passes to or from an underground channel [10]. synonyms: (british.) swallet, swallow hole, stream sink; (french.) ponor, aven, gouffre, perte; (german.) schlund, saugloch, schlinger, ponor; (greek.) katavothra; (italian.) inghittitoio, capovento; (russian.) ponor; (spanish.) sumidero, ponor, perdida; (turkish.) su yutan; (yugoslavian.) ponor, utok, poziralnik, pivka. see also swallow hole.?

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Dynamics of hydrothermal plumes in Lake Banyoles

The aim of this thesis is to acquire a better understanding of the dynamics of the hydrothermal plumes in the lake and to gain more insight into the interrelationship between meteorology and fluidization. They have been found the atmospheric patterns that generate the fluidization events, as well as their frequency. This is crucial to determining the water quality of Lake Banyoles. They have been found spatial inhomogeneities of the chronic thermal plume found in B1 and of the episodic thermal plume in B2. The structure of thermal plume in B2 has been characterized and compared to the plume developed in B1. Finally, it has been used a numerical model: MIT General Circulation Model. It has been necessary to modify the boundary conditions moving the buoyancy source from the top of the water surface to the bottom. Results have been compared to experimental data undertaken from the field campaigns.
Keywords: hydrothermal plumes