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That maze cave is a cave with an essentially horizontal network of interconnecting and mainly contemporaneous passage loops. three broad types of maze cave have been described - anastomotic, network and spongework - and these may be subdivided on the basis of how they developed by slow-moving water, restricted to a confined, artesian aquifer, or by water that is ponded due to backflooding. a mechanism of potentially great importance, particularly in the context of the inception of network maze caves, is multiple, diffuse input from adjacent, permeable but noncavernous rocks. spectacular jointguided maze caves such as knock fell caverns and the devis hole mine caverns occur in the thin yoredale limestones of the northern pennines, but the most extensive mazes are in the black hills of dakota, usa (including jewel cave) and in the ukrainian gypsum karst (including optimisticeskaja) . see also maze cave pattern.?
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New publications on hypogene speleogenesis
This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis:
Speleogenetic effects of interaction between deeply derived fracture-conduit and intrastratal matrix flow in hypogene karst settings
Klimchouk, A.B., Tymokhina, E.I., Amelichev, G.N.
International Journal of Speleology, 2012, Vol 41, Issue 2, p. 37-55
Hypogenic contribution to speleogenesis in a predominant epigenic karst system: A case study from the Venetian Alps, Italy
Tisato Nicola, Sauro Francesco, Bernasconi Stefano M. , Bruijn Rolf H. C. , De Waele Jo
Geomorphology, 2012, Vol 151, p. 156-163
You can download these publications following the links to PDF files on respective original websites.
As a part of collaboration within the HypoKarst, we suggest that the project members inform each other about their own and other published works relevant to the topic. An easy way to do this, and generally promote the readership for your papers, is to submit publications to the KarstBase through the online submission form.
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By including words “hypogene” or “hypogenic” in the keywords (if they are not present within the title), you’ll make the publication appearing in the respective search selection that represens current bibliography on hypogene karst/speleogenesis.
Check this link regularly if you want to stay updated on current publications in the field.
--Alexander Klimchouk and Yuri Dublyansky,
HypoKarst Project coordinators
The book "Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World" is finished
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”. ...
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 Session Description: Fractures, conduits and surface solution features in carbonate karst systems lead to strong surface/subsurface interactions that result in significant water, mass, energy, and contaminant transport within the critical zone. ...
A new book on caves and karst in Austria
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. ...
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" Follow the link in the recent blog of Olga Shamanskaya for an outstanding collection of kid’s drawings. ...
Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, France
A call is released to submit an abstract to a session devoted to karst aquifers, which will be held in September in Montpellier during the 43rd IAH CONGRESS (http://www60iah2016. ...