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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 stalagmite is 1. speleothem, normally of calcite, formed by upward growth from a cave floor, and therefore the complement of a stalactite. stalagmites form when dripwater that is still saturated falls from a cave roof or stalactite and, when or after it lands, loses more carbon dioxide to the cave air, causing precipitation of calcite. they vary in size and shape, from tall thin towers to wide domes that grade into flowstone, the main controls being drip rate and height, and saturation levels of the water. the stalagmites of aven armand, france, are of the multiple splash-cup variety while being notably slender and up to 30m tall. spectacularly massive stalagmites occur in the carlsbad and cottonwood caves of new mexico [9]. 2. columnar or partly irregular deposit of calcite or aragonite on the floor of a cave or cavern formed by the precipitation of carbonates due to escape of co2 from water dripping from the roof [20]. 3. a deposit of calcium carbonate rising from the floor of a limestone cave, formed by precipitation from a bicarbonate solution through loss of co2. the water drops on the stalagmite from above. from greek word meaning drip [10]. synonyms: (french.) stalagmite; (german.) bodenzapfen, stalagmit; (greek.) stalagmitis; (italian.) stalagmite; (russian.) stalagmit; (spanish.) estalagmita; (turkish.) dikit; (yugoslavian.) oulak, stojeci kapnik, stalagmit. see also dripstone.?

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Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory

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  • Established on 22 February 2012
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The approach of the Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Institute is focused on the integration of the various disciplines that include karst science, core examination, sequence stratigraphy, borehole geophysics, digital optical borehole imaging, seismic, ground-penetrating radar, computational methods (eg., Lattice Boltzmann methods), and 3D geomodeling.

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