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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 losing stream is a stream or reach of a stream in which water flows from the stream bed into the ground [22]. in karst terranes, losing streams may slowly sink into fractures or completely disappear down a ponor. synonym: influent stream. see also ponor; stream sink.?

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
Engineering challenges in Karst, Stevanović, Zoran; Milanović, Petar
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Geochemical and mineralogical fingerprints to distinguish the exploited ferruginous mineralisations of Grotta della Monaca (Calabria, Italy), Dimuccio, L.A.; Rodrigues, N.; Larocca, F.; Pratas, J.; Amado, A.M.; Batista de Carvalho, L.A.
Karst environment, Culver D.C.
Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
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New NCKRI publications

Author George Veni. Posted on 21 May, 2014

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.

There is one publication I’m especially excited to introduce with this message. Under the “Symposia and Special Papers” menu bar you’ll find:
NCKRI Special Paper 2: Role of Hydrogen Sulfide in the Formation of Cave and Karst Phenomena in the Guadalupe Mountains and Western Delaware Basin, New Mexico and Texas, by Douglas Kirkland.

The Guadalupe Mountains serve internationally as the classic study area for hypogenic cave development. However, questions and some controversy still remain on the processes. Douglas Kirkland has worked for decades in the area. In this volume he has pulled together and analyzed a tremendous amount of information to answer some of the more important questions and offer new insights to the region’s cave and karst development. His work will likely serve as a model for research in other areas as well.

Also under the “Symposia and Special Papers” menu bar you’ll find from two conferences NCKRI hosted last year:
NCKRI Symposium 2: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, edited by Dr. Lewis Land, Dr. Daniel H. Doctor, and J. Brad Stephenson.

and

NCKRI Symposium 3: Proceedings of the 20th National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, edited by Dr. Lewis Land and Mark W. Joop.
If you look under the “Investigation Reports” menu bar, you’ll find five reports posted so far on:

·         Karst flooding in Guatemala
·         Electrical resistivity study of a brine well cavity in salt
·         Electrical resistivity study of cavities in gypsite
·         Evaluation of National Park Service cave and karst needs.
·         Electrical resistivity study of a proposed well drill site.
 
The Guatemala report is part of humanitarian project. The resistivity projects are first steps toward developing a broad collection of geophysical surveys in a variety of geological settings in order to better evaluate the data and techniques. The National Park Service report is a nationwide study that identifies all US national parks with known or potential caves, karst, and pseudokarst resources, and their status and needs relative to research, management, and public education and interpretation of the resources. This study will assist the Park Service in identifying and prioritizing their cave/karst research needs.

Under the Annual Reports tab you’ll find our latest summary of activities plus the reports for all of our previous years.
More reports are in the works and will be posted as completed.
 
George
 
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George Veni, Ph.D.
Executive Director
National Cave and Karst Research Institute

 

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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

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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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