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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 geohydrologic system is the geohydrologic units within a geologic setting, including any recharge, discharge, interconnections between units, and any natural on man-induced processes or events that could affect ground-water flow within or among those units [22]. see also groundwater system.?

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Publications news:

New arrangements with a Hypogene Karst Special Issue

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

Special Issue of the International Journal of Speleology Processes and Manifestations of Hypogene Karstification This call substitutes and extends the earlier call for the Special Issue of Geofluids, which is canceled due to the low number of submissions received by the announced deadline Because a considerable number of requests has been received to extend the preparation of such a volume and to find a publication platform that would not require processing charges or any other expenses for published articles, the arrangements have been made to set up a Special Issue “Processes and Manifestations of Hypogene Karstification” with the International Journal of Speleology (http://scholarcommons. ...

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A Special Issue of Geofluids on hypogene karst

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Geofluids (an open access journal with Impact Factor of 1750, published by Willey and Hindawi) has opened a Special Issue entitled "Focused Reactive Fluid Flow in the Upper Crust: Processes and Manifestations of Hypogene Karstification". ...

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The book "Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World" is finished

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

The book “Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World” is a project, initiated and coordinated by the Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis of the International Union of Speleology, as a part of its ongoing HypoKarst project ("Hypogene Karst & Speleogenesis: Nature, Processes, Mechanisms, Manifestations and Applications") This book is going to be published by Springer, in its series “Cave and Karst Systems of the World”. ...

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A new book on caves and karst in Austria

31 Dec, 1969 by Lukas Plan

After 4 years of work I am happy to announce that our 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 (Click here to download a book flyer) It is in German but has engl. ...

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Acta Carsologica 60th Anniversary issue 44-3

31 Dec, 1969 by Franci Gabrovsek

Acta Carsologica 44/3, the issue dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the journal, is now online A special thanks goes to Nataša Ravbar, who took care editing this issue. ...

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Coming book about karst & caves of Croatia

31 Dec, 1969 by Prof.dr. sc. Mladen Garasic

Dear Speleogenesis friends, Here is a preliminary front cover page of my new Springer book which will be printed soon (2016 / 2017) Any help is wellcome. ...

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Call for papers for Special issue on the topic of "Geophysical imaging in karst terrain"

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Contributions are invited for the special issue on the topic of "Geophysical imaging in karst terrain", which will be published in AIMS Geosciences in 2016 (http://www. ...

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Cave Diving

31 Dec, 1969 by Boudinet Pierre

The art of cave diving has been considered as a very dangerous past time, what with its participant’s propensity to diving inside underground galleries totally filled with water In “Cave Diving” (published by Xlibris UK) the author Pierre Boudinet creates an eye-opening read on this remarkable art form. ...

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Hypogenic caves in the region of Murcia, Spain, Vol.I

31 Dec, 1969 by Andres Ros

First publication of three volumes devoted to hypogenic caves in the region of Murcia - Spain Most of the caves in this region of southwestern Spain are of hypogene origin. ...

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New book on Karst and Tectonics

31 Dec, 1969 by Konstantin Kostov

Springer-Verlag has recently published the book "Dynamic Tectonics and Karst" by Prof Stefan Shanov and Assoc. ...

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New US Karst Map available

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

For the past several years the US Geological Survey has worked on developing a new karst map of the USA Today they have released the map at: http://dx. ...

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Free access to the "Cave & Karst Science" journal

31 Dec, 1969 by John Gunn

Volumes of the journal "Cave & Karst Science" (Transactions of the British Cave Research Association) from 1974 to 2005 are now available as free downloads at http://bcraorg. ...

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New NCKRI publications

31 Dec, 1969 by George Veni

The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) has been busy with many different things, including a variety of publication and research projects We have posted several new publications on our website; nearly all can be downloaded for free. ...

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Hypogene Cave Morphologies - Symposium Proceedings

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

A new electronic publication is available online from the Karst Waters Institute (Special Publication 18), consisting of selected papers and abstracts for the Hypogene Cave Morphologies symposium held February 2 - 7, 2014, on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas http://www. ...

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Subterranean Biology journal on Speleogenesis

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Thanks to efforts of Dr Oana Moldovan from the Institutul de Speologie "Emil Racovita" (Romania), the entire content of the “Subterranean Biology” journal is now represented at the KarstBase and its “World Cave and Karst Science journals” sub-system (together with other 17 theme journals): http://speleogenesis. ...

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G-cubed: tropical cyclone masking and speleothem paleo-rainfall proxy records

31 Dec, 1969 by Amy Frappier

New paper online at Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems in early accepted format Amy Frappier Masking of inter-annual climate proxy signals by residual tropical cyclone rainwater: Evidence and challenges for low-latitude speleothem paleoclimatology Abstract: The anomalously low oxygen isotope ratio (δ18O values) of tropical cyclone rainfall can transfer proxy information about past tropical cyclone activity to stalagmite oxygen isotope records. ...

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Important new book on coastal karst

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Coastal Karst Landforms Series: Coastal Research Library, Vol 5 Lace, Michael J. ...

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Karst Waters Institute Announcements

31 Dec, 1969 by Annette Engel

The Conduit is the e-newsletter of the Karst Waters Institute, and latest issue (volume 13, issue 1) can be downloaded as a pdf (using free Adobe Acrobat software) from the main website for KWI or directly (185 Mb). ...

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Cave Pearls of Meghalaya / Vol.1 Jaintia Hills and Kopili Valley

31 Dec, 1969 by Arbenz Thomas

It is an A4 sized hardback of 265 pages in full colour and covers the exploration of caves in the Pala Range and Kopili Valley There are chapters on the 2010, 2011 and 2012 expeditions in that area, and also on the geology, subterranean ecology, spiders and bats. ...

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MALAYSIAN CAVE BIBLIOGRAPHY (up tp 2012)

31 Dec, 1969 by Liz Price

MALAYSIAN CAVE BIBLIOGRAPHY (up to 2012) by LIZ PRICE A4 , 246 pp, soft cover ISBN 978-967-11839-0-8 This bibliography covers the whole of Malaysia, i. ...

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NSS Bookstore Moving Sale

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Dear Friends of Caves and Karst, The National Speleological Society (NSS) of the USA is moving its headquarters and you benefit! We are offering 8 books to our international caving friends at very low prices We would rather move them to your offices than into the new NSS office. ...

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Tourism and Karst Areas - Special Issue: Geoparks and other approaches for territorial management and tourism in karst areas

31 Dec, 1969 by Heros Lobo

GENERAL INFORMATION The Tourism and Karst Areas Journal (ISSN 1983-473X) is a peer reviewed, scientific and technical journal published by Brazilian Speleological Society since 2008 The Journal publishes articles, reports, technical, theoretical and book reviews, case studies and other relative papers that contribute to the field of planning and management of the tourism, with special emphasis in karst areas or related to the physical environment. ...

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Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The British Cave Research Association is proud to announce the publication of its new book, Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales (Volume 1), as summarised in the book flyer The book is right up-to-date on the latest scientific research and I am sure you will find this to be a valuable addition to your personal libraries. ...

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Book project on karst, caves, conflicts and war

31 Dec, 1969 by Luiz Eduardo Panisset TRAVASSOS

Dear colleagues, together with Kevin Kiernan I am organizing a book about the use of karst and caves during wars and other conflicts We already received 10 papers and sent the revised version to the authors. ...

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Important new book: Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 6: Karst Geomorphology

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

Frumkin, A (volume editor) Shroder, John F. ...

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Portuguese karst geomorphology book

31 Dec, 1969 by Luiz Eduardo Panisset TRAVASSOS

Dear colleagues, we are starting a book project for 2013 regarding karst geomorphology and conceptual aspects of karst science for brazilian students The articles should be in english or in french in order to be translated into portuguese. ...

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Karst Waters Institute's Conduit newsletter

31 Dec, 1969 by Annette Engel

The Conduit is the e-newsletter of the Karst Waters Institute, and latest issue (volume 12, issue 2) can be downloaded as a pdf (using free Adobe Acrobat software) from the main website for KWI or directly (800kb) This issue includes news about upcoming events, and highlights the 2013 Karst Award recipient, Dr. ...

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Recent papers on littoral caves and sea-level changes

31 Dec, 1969 by Joaquin Gines

On occasion of the international meeting "Sea level changes into MIS 5: from observations to predictions" held in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) in April-2012, a 219 pages monograph about the Quaternary in Mallorca has been recently published This book contains several karst-related chapters, two of them devoted to speleothems as recorders of sea level changes: - Chapter 4: Phreatic Overgrowths on Speleothems (POS) from Mallorca, Spain: updating forty years of research (by Ginés et al. ...

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Karst Waters Institute Announcements

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The Conduit is the e-newsletter of the Karst Waters Institute, and latest issue (volume 12, issue 1) can be downloaded as a pdf (using free Adobe Acrobat software) from the main website for KWI or directly (11 MB). ...

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Karst and cave research in the Balearic archipelago

31 Dec, 1969 by Joaquin Gines

ENDINS volume 35 (November-2011) is a 368 pages Special Issue gathering a comprehensive compilation about karst and cave research in the Balearic archipelago (Western Mediterranean), published by the "Federació Balear d'Espeleologia" Its 22 chapters embrace from karstological topics (regional geology, surface landforms, speleogenesis, speleochronology, relevant caves. ...

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Helictite volume 41 is now published (May 1912)

31 Dec, 1969 by Ken Grimes

Helictite volume 41 is now published (May 1912) This is a 96 page Special Issue dealing with the Judbarra/Gregory Karst in the monsoon tropics of northern Australia, which hosts the 120 km Bullita Cave - a shallow epikarstic maze system Other maze caves in the area bring the total explored passage length for the area to ~220 km. ...

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English language website for a "Speleology and Karstology" journal

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

"Speleology and Karstology" is a major scientific journal in the field of cave and karst studies in the CIS (former USSR) countries, published by the Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology since 2008 This peer-reviewed journal publishes scientific articles, reviews, reports and letters on theoretical, methodological, regional and applied aspects of speleology and karstology in Ukrainian, Russian and (occasionally) in English. ...

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The deepest terrestrial animal

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

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 Reviews of the genera Schaefferia Absolon, 1900, Deuteraphorura Absolon, 1901, Plutomurus Yosii, 1956 and the Anurida Laboulbène, 1865 species group without eyes, with the description of four new species of cave springtails (Collembola) from Krubera-Voronya cave, Arabika Massif, Abkhazia. ...

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Encyclopedia of Caves - Second edition

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

Encyclopedia of Caves, 2nd Edition, edited By William B White & David C. ...

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