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The book "Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World" is finished
The book “Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World” is going to be published by Springer, in its series “Cave and Karst Systems of the World”.
Karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco
There will be a karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco, USA in December 12-16: Characterization, Modeling, and Remediation of Fissured, Carbonate, and Karst Groundwater Systems
A new book on caves and karst in Austria
A book "Höhlen und Karst in Österreich" (Caves and karst in Austria; Editors: Christoph Spötl, Lukas Plan & Ehrad Christian) will be printed until mid of July. Subscription is available.
Unusual perspective on caves
Many inspiring ideas on caves can be found in images created by children, generated by the International Contest of Kid’s Drawing "Caves in the Eyes of our Children".
Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, France
A call to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH Congress

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That canyon is 1. a steep-walled chasm, gorge, or ravine cut by running water. 2. a chasm that has been formed by a cave stream. 3. a valley formed by collapse of the roof of a long fairly straight cave; a karst valley [10]. related to corridor. synonyms: (french.) canyon, gorge, canion; (german.) schlucht, canyon; (greek.) pharangi; (italian.) forra, gola, orrido, canyon; (russian.) kanjon; (spanish.) canon; garganta; (turkish.) bogaz; (yugoslavian.) klanac, sutjeska, soteska, vintgar. see also bogaz; chasm; gorge; ravine.?

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PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Geomorphology, 2005, Vol 67, Issue 0, p. 457-471
Morphometry and distribution of isolated caves as a guide for phreatic and confined paleohydrological conditions
Abstract:

Isolated caves are a special cave type common in most karst terrains, formed by prolonged slow water flow where aggressivity is locally boosted. The morphometry and distribution of isolated caves are used here to reconstruct the pateohydrology of a karstic mountain range. Within a homogenous karstic rock sequence, two main types of isolated caves are distinguished, and each is associated with a special hydrogeologic setting: maze caves form by rising water in the confined zone of the aquifer, under the Mt. Scopus Group (Israel) confinement, while chamber caves are formed in phreatic conditions, apparently by lateral flow mixing with a vadose input from above. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved