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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. ...

Did you know?

That turbulent flow is 1. type of flow that begins to develop in a dissolutional sub-conduit as its diameter increases to the point where differences between flow velocity at the bounding wall (slowed due to friction and adhesion) and the maximum velocity in the tube's center are sufficient to cause development of eddies within the flowing water [9]. 2. the flow condition in which inertial forces predominate over viscous forces and in which head loss is not linearly related to velocity [22]. it is typical of flow in surface-water bodies and subsurface conduits in karst terranes provided that the conduits have a minimum diameter of approximately 2-5mm although some research has suggested that 5-15 mm may be more appropriate. see also laminar flow; reynolds number; turbulent threshold.?

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Helictite volume 41 is now published (May 1912)

Author Ken Grimes. Posted on 13 Jun, 2012

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.

For a list of papers (and a cover image) click here 

and for abstracts click here

Both pages have links to PDF files of the actual papers.  Note that these come in two size versions: the smaller "Screen" version has slightly fuzzy images.

Details of Volume 41 follow (the links are to the small versions)...

Grimes, K.G. 2012: Introduction: The Judbarra/Gregory Karst. Helictite, 41: 1-3. 

Grimes, K.G. 2012a: Surface karst features of the Judbarra/Gregory Karst, Northern Territory, Australia. Helictite, 41: 15-36.

Grimes, K.G. 2012b: Karst and paleokarst features in sandstones of the Judbarra/Gregory National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. Helictite, 41: 67-73.

Kershaw, R. 2012: A History of Cave Exploration in the Judbarra/Gregory National Park. Helictite, 41: 5-14.

Kershaw, R., 2012:  Managing the Survey Information of the Caves of Judbarra/Gregory National Park, Northern Territory.  Helictite, 41: 87-94.

Martini, JEJ. & Grimes, KG. 2012:  Epikarstic Maze Cave Development: Bullita Cave System, Judbarra/Gregory Karst, Tropical Australia. Helictite, 41: 37-66.

Moulds, T., & Bannink, P. 2012:  Preliminary notes on the Cavernicolous Arthropod Fauna of Bullita Karst Area, northern Australia.  Helictite, 41: 75-85.

Ken Grimes

 

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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

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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