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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. ...

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. ...

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That hydrocompaction is the process of volume decrease and density increase that occurs when moisture-deficient deposits compact as they are wetted for the first time since burial [21]. synonym: shallow subsidence.?

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Exploration news:

Science and challenges into the deepest cave of Spain

31 Dec, 1969 by Raul Perez-Lopez

The Geological Survey of Spain (IGME) is conducting a research into the Cerro del Cuevon (-1589m), the deepest cave of Spain and one of the top ten around the world This cave is located at Picos de Europa (Asturias Community, Northern of Spain). ...

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Spanish caver injured in a deep cave in Peru.

31 Dec, 1969 by Raul Perez-Lopez

Cecilio López-Tercero, profesional speleologist was injured during the exploration of the karst system in Leymebamba, Amazonas, located in the Andean Cordillera The fatality occured the past Thursday, 18th of September during an international exploration at 400 meters depth. ...

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CavesID - mapping Indonesian caves

31 Dec, 1969 by Cahyo Rahmadi

Currently, the Indonesian cavers running the mini project to show the distribution of caves in Indonesian karst The project, so called CavesID, is a voluntary project gathering all the information about the caves in Indonesia. ...

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A deep dive in a hypogenic cave

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

On Monday, October 1, 2012 Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski (member of Hranicky kras Caving group of the Czech Speleological Society) reached unique depth of 225 m in hydrothemal (carbon dioxide-rich slightly warm waters) Hranicka Abyss (northern-central Moravia, Czech Republic), very close to Zbrasovske Aragonite Caves where thermomineral (= hydrothermal) karst was defined by Kunsky for the first time in World karst literature At the depth of 217 m he used measuring device, which reached the depth of 373 m. ...

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Astronauts Heading Deep Underground for Spaceflight Training

31 Dec, 1969 by Geary Schindel

An international team of astronauts will go underground this week, using a Mediterranean cave system to help them prepare for life hundreds of miles above Earth's surface The six astronauts, who represent five different space agencies, will descend Friday (Sept. ...

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The second deepest cave in the World became deeper

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

An ongoing joint expedition of caving clubs from several Siberian sities to Sarma Cave in the Arabika Massif (Western Caucasus), led by Pavel Rudko, has reported that the cave has been pushed 60 m below the previous deepest point (-1760 m) reached last year This firmly establishes Sarma Cave as the second deepest cave in the world with depth of 1830 m, following Krubera Cave located in the same massif, which has been explored this August to -2197 m by the Ukrainian expedition. ...

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The deepest cave in the world (Krubera Cave) became 6 m deeper

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

Depth of the deepest cave in the world, Krubera (Voronya) Cave in the Arabika Massif, Western Caucasus, became 6 m greater, as established in August 10th by a dive of the ukrainian caver Gennady Samokhin in the terminal sifon in the cave’s Main Branch The depth of the reference survey station near the water table of the terminal sifon is 2145 m. ...

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