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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. ...

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 parting is the separation of sedimentary rock along bedding planes [16]. synonyms: bedding-plane; bedding-plane parting. see also bedding plane.?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
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Karst sessions at the 33rd International Geological Congress

Dates: From 06 Aug, 2008 till 14 Aug, 2008
Location: Oslo, Norway

There will be two karst sessions at the International Geological Congress in Oslo, Norway in August 2008:

Session HYH-09 "International perspectives on karst aquifers and water resources"

Convenors: Chris Groves, Yuan Daoxian, Bartolome Andreo-Navarro, Heather Viles (UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP 513)

This symposium is sponsored by the UNESCO/IUGS International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) 513: Global Study of Karst Aquifers and Water Resources. While it has been estimated that over one billion people rely on karst aquifers for water supply, these systems often present serious challenges with regard to both water quantity and quality, even in places of relatively abundant rainfall. In many countries with serious karst-related water supply issues, there are also limited resources with which to solve these problems. The purpose of this Symposium is to share perspectives on karst-related water supply issues, and their solutions, from a variety of international perspectives. Further information about IGCP 513 can be found at

Pending approval by UNESCO/IUGS in spring 2008, limited travel support for presenters is expected to be available through IGCP. Please email for information about this session.

Session GSM-03: Karst as a global phenomenon:a tribute to Derek Ford and Paul Williams

Conveners: Stein-Erik Lauritzen (Bergen), Pavel Bosak (Praha) & Tim Atkinson (London, UK)
Professors emeritii Derek Ford (McMaster University, Canada) and Paul Williams (University of Auckland, New Zealand) were both students of Dr. Majorie Sweeting, the ?grand old lady of karst?, and undertook their doctoral research based at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, respectively, although they spent most of their academic careers in Canada and New Zealand. The ideas of these two individuals have spread worldwide through their many students and post docs. By their academic careers, the two of them have indeed revolutionised karst science through new methodology and models. They were authors of the first comprehensive monograph and textbook on karstology in 1989: Karst Geomorphology and Hydrology (Unwin Hyman), since revised in their new and expanded second edition (2007) Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology (Wiley). The symposium invites their former students and world-wide colleagues to submit presentations in speleogenesis, karst geomorphology, palaeokarst and karst hydrogeology.
Depending on the number of attendants, we aim at an oral session focussed on review- type papers, accompanied with an expanded session or a poster session.

The IGC website is .

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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