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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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Important discussion on the Ford’s Four-State Model

31 Dec, 1969 by Alexander Klimchouk

I’d like to draw attention to a recently published blog post of Derek Ford that provides, from the today’s perspective, a thorough review of arguments pro and contra for the Four-State model of cave genesis in the dimensions of length and depth It contains a critique of ""Looping caves” versus “water table caves": The role of base-level changes and recharge variations in cave development" (Gabrovsek, Häuselmann and Audra, 2014) and opens an informal discussion on many relevant aspects. ...

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Cave Collapse Evolution Graduate Student Research Positions

31 Dec, 1969 by John Lyons-Baral

Limestone Cave Collapse Evolution As An Analog for Long-Term Rock Behavior Abstract Long-term rock behavior is important for understanding the degradation and failure of rock slopes, underground excavations, dam and bridge foundations, national monuments, and other critical rock structures Natural underground caverns are an ideal geologic analog for studying long-term rock behavior, because of the relatively constant climate and the preservation of rockfalls that accumulate on the floor of the cave over thousands of years. ...

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Crawford Hydrology Laboratory Student Research Grant

31 Dec, 1969 by Lee Bledsoe

Crawford Hydrology Laboratory is pleased to announce a new initiative to help support student research The Laboratory will provide an award two times per year of up to $1,000 each through a proposal competition to offer undergraduate and/or graduate research support for fluorescence laboratory products and services used in groundwater tracing investigations. ...

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USGS Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory

31 Dec, 1969 by Speleogenesis News Manager

The Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory (CACL) was initiated to promote collaborative research on carbonate aquifer characterization between the US. ...

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