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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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 spring, intermittent is 1. a karst spring with a pulsating flow, caused by the presence within the rock of cavities and siphons fed by a subterranean watercourse. when the cavity is full, the siphon is complete and causes a pulse of water to issue from the spring. this diminishes or empties the water supply in the cavity and no further water is discharged from the spring until the system is reactivated. the discharge is said to be a reciprocating spring when a reduced level of flow is maintained between pulses [19]. 2. a spring flowing at irregular intervals [16]. synonyms: (french.) source temporaire, source intermittente; (german.) intermittierende quelle, periodische quelle; (greek.) thialepousa pege; (italian.) sorgente temporanea, sorgente intermittente; (russian.) peremezajuscijsja istocnik; (spanish.) fuente intermitente, fuente temporal; (turkish.) kesintili kaynak; (yugoslavian.) periodicko vrelo, potajnica, obdobni izvir. related to spring, ebb-and-flow; spring, periodic.?

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Karstologia, 1999, Issue 34, p. 1-8
Contribution ŕ l’étude du karst et des grottes du Kaokoland (Namibie)
Abstract:
The authors describe the dolomite karst of Kaokoland, an arid region of Namibia, which had been very poorly investigated speleologically. The geomorphology, the karst hydrology and the water chemistry are reviewed. Although the karst area is large, caves are scarce and usually reduced to single large chambers. Integrated networks of passages are appa_rently missing. Seven caves are described in detail, including their mineralogy which comprise rare species. The Kookoland karst is compa_red with other ones develo_ped in more humid areas of Southern Africa. A speleogenetic model is proposed, which involves mixing of near surface ground water with anoxic sulphide-rich water of deep origin and could explain the very localised forma_tion of large cavities.