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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 intermittent stream, intermittent river is 1. a stream or river which flows only in direct response to precipitation or to intermittent discharge of a spring; not confined to karst areas, but not uncommon in them [20]. 2. a stream or river that flows at irregular intervals [16]. synonyms: (french.) cours d'eau intermittent; (german.) intermittierender flub, episodischer periodischer flub; (greek.) dialipon potamos; (italian.) torrente intermittente; (spanish.) corriente intermitente; (turkish.) kesintili akarsu; (yugoslavian.) susica, suvaja. contrast with interrupted river.?

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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.
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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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The HypoKarst Project announcement

Author Alexander Klimchouk. Posted on 31 May, 2011

The HypoKarst project is an international effort to coordinate and promote hypogene karst and speleogenesis research. The main objective is to advance our understanding of solution conduit and void development in those parts of the sedimentary cover that lie below the domain of shallow unconfined groundwater flow systems.

Initiated and briefly announced in 2007, HypoKarst has been shaped as a coherent project proposal only recently. It is one of core projects of the UIS Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis Commission. Also, the Hypokarst Project succeeds the activity of the UIS Working Group on Hydrothermal Karst, which is suggested to merge with the KHS Commission. The reason for the latter is that hydrothermal karst is now recognized to be a variant of a broader speleogenetic family of hypogene karst, so that it ought to be approached from this common genetic ground.

One of the HypoKarst objectives is to identify and develop common Subject Areas in the field of hypogene karst studies, to ensure that important scientific questions are addressed in a coherent manner.

Further details of the proposal can be seen here.

All interested cave and karst scholars can participate to the project.
Please, note that registration with HypoKarst will be possible starting from July 1st, after completion of some necessary technical changes in the Speleogenesis website. We'll distribute an additional invitation when registration is open.

With this announcement we invite comments and suggestions on the posted proposal.

Hoping sincerely for your cooperation,

Alexander Klimchouk (klim[at]speleogenesis.info) and Yury Dublyansky (kyoto_yuri[at]mail.ru),
HypoKarst co-ordinators

 

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The Doctoral study program in Karstology is a world-wide unique program which provides a comprehensive study of karst science, combining the study of the karst landscape, karst caves, karst hydrogeology, biology and ecology of karst in one course of study It was designed for students who wish to gain a deeper insight into this broadly integrated system of karst sciences. ...

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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