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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 Also we have forum there. ...

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 epiphreas, epiphreatic zone is the zone in a cave system, immediately above the phreatic zone, affected morphologically and hydrologically by floods too large for the cave to absorb at once [10].?

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Session on Karst Aquifers at the 43th IAH Congress, France

Author Speleogenesis News Manager. Posted on 17 Feb, 2016

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://www.60iah2016.org/en/ ).

Session 8.05: Karst aquifers

Increasing stress on water resources due to increasing demand and decreasing groundwater recharge following climate change effects emphasized the need for alternative groundwater resources, among which karst aquifers play a major role. The latest results on the findings from karst groundwater research are increasingly studied and this session will provide the opportunity to present the state of the art on karst hydrogeology with an emphasis on the techniques and methodologies to enhance and manage the resources.

Abstracts on the following topics are welcome: innovative methodologies (flow and quality monitoring, tracing experiments, temperature monitoring, hydrogeophysical techniques ...), interaction of groundwater and surface water flow , solute transport (fate and transport of contaminants, contaminants as tracers, sediment transport, etc), modelling techniques, water management including active management. Submissions on case studies especially on Mediterranean karst systems are welcome.

Conveners: Jean Christophe Maréchal (BRGM, France, jc.marechal@brgm.fr), B. Mahler (University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences and USGS, USA, bjmahler@usgs.gov), Martin Sauter (Göttingen University, Germany, Martin.Sauter@Geo.Uni-Goettingen.de)

The link to the abstract submission is http://www.60iah2016.org/en/abstract-submission-guideline

The deadline is 28 February 2016.

 

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A Special Issue of Geofluids on hypogene karst

17 Apr, 2017

Geofluids (an open access journal with Impact Factor of 1750, published by Willey and Hindawi) has opened a Special Issue entitled "Focused Reactive Fluid Flow in the Upper Crust: Processes and Manifestations of Hypogene Karstification". ...

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The book "Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World" is finished

28 Dec, 2016

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”. ...

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Karst session at the AGU Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco

12 Jul, 2016

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. ...

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A new book on caves and karst in Austria

08 Jun, 2016

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. ...

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Unusual perspective on caves

13 Mar, 2016

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. ...

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