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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. ...

Did you know?

That uvala is 1. a multi-coned closed depression; now little-used term of croat, serb or bulgarian origin. the term was introduced to describe features assumed to be the second step in a 3-stage process of polje development, in which dolines were supposed to coalesce into uvalas. this mechanism is no longer accepted and the term uvala has fallen into disuse [9]. 2. large closed depression formed by the coalescence of several dolines which have enlarged towards each other. typically, the floor is irregular, being a combination of doline floors and degraded slopes of the individual hollows [19]. 3. a yugoslavian term for an elongated closed depression in karst that is commonly dry or with periodical small sinking streams or inundations. they are generally a few hundred meters long and may be considered as a small polje [20]. synonyms: (american.) compound doline; (french.) cuvala; (german.) uvala; (greek.) ouvala; (italian.) avvalamento carsico, uvala; (russian.) uvala; (spanish.) uvala; (turkish.) koyak; kokurdan; (yugoslavian.) draga. see also canyon; karst valley; valley sink. related to polje.?

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