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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. ...

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. ...

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 meltwater is water derived from the melting of snow pack or of a glacier [16].?

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Karst Session at GSA 2012 Annual Meeting

Author Cory BlackEagle. Posted on 23 Feb, 2012

There will be a Karst Session at GSA 2012 Annual Meeting in November 4-7, Charlotte, NC, USA.

Please submit your papers and please plan to attend the following session.

Title: The evolution of karst landscapes through time in response to changing hydrologic, geomorphic, and tectonic conditions.

Rationale: The scope and characteristics of a karst terrain are dynamic, not static, because the factors controlling the development and distribution of karst features change through time and during geologic and/or climate cycles, especially in response to changes in the hydrologic, geomorphic, and tectonic setting of the region. Each cycle of development generates a recognizable signal.

By knowing the evolutionary history of a karst area, it's easier to interpret the complexities of karst hydrology. For example: during high flow, old conduits are reactivated. This helps to anticipate or explain odd patterns of contaminant dispersion. Continuing conduit development can lead to piracy of one basin by another, changing the flow paths and capacity of each basin (e.g., the piracy of the Mammoth Cave drainage basin by the Turnhole Spring drainage basin). Cave patterns and surface landforms can adjust and change as a result of changes in surface hydrogeology (e.g., pre-glacial versus post-glacial drainage patterns). Karst preserves much of its past in the form of relict features. Those that are underground are preserved much longer and more intact than anything on the surface, where weathering and erosion take their toll. Interpretation of these relict features can also be used to expand the interpretation of past geomorphic events to nearby non-karst regions (e.g., the use of cave levels to help interpret the evolution of the surface drainage system).

Data collection and analytical capabilities continue to improve and expand. Opportunities to not only examine existing data in new ways but to also generate new classes of data and analysis are facilitated by GIS, GPS, advancements in the accuracy of land and cave surveying tools and abilities, the availability of new remote sensing techniques (e.g., LIDAR), and the increasing use of various geophysical survey techniques. The ability to document and analyze the suite of surface and subsurface features in karst terrain and how these features relate to the various components of the local and regional geologic settings been greatly improved by these developments.

Focus Topics: How do the characteristics of karst terrain change in response to changes in hydrology, geomorphology, and tectonism? How are these changes reflected in the landscape and hydrogeology? Recent advances in methodology will also be highlighted.

For more information as it becomes available on the meeting and instructions on submitting abstracts, visit this site.

 

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Potential PhD student is expected to join the international team of researchers at the University of Zagreb within the research project “Inter-comparison of karst denudation measurement methods” (KADEME) financed by Croatian Science Foundation Within 4 years PhD student will work on monitoring and modelling of CO2 concentrations and its transfer from soil to karst underground. ...

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Speleology in Kazakhstan

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. ...

Read more

Speleology in Kazakhstan

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. ...

Read more

Doctoral Study Program in Karstology in Slovenia

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The University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) announced its Doctoral Study Program in Karstology (Third level) For details, visit Web page: http://www. ...

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Middle East Speleology Symposium (MESS4) in Antalia, Turkey

04 Jun, 2018

Middle East Speleological Symposium, MESS, is back in its 4th edition from the 3rd till the 6th of October 2018 in Antalya, Turkey Cavers from the Middle East will meet their colleagues from all over the world to share the latest Speleogical news of the region. ...

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