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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 geohydrology is the branch of hydrology relating to the quantitative treatment of ground-water occurrence and flow [16].?

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

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International Field Conference "Hypogene Cave Morphologies"

Dates: From 02 Feb, 2014 till 07 Feb, 2014
Location: San Salvador, Bahamas
Contact: John Mylroie

International  Field Conference
“Hypogene Cave Morphologies”

The Bahamas, February 2-7, 2014

organized on behalf of the UIS Commission
on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

The Hypogene Cave Morphologies conference will be held at the Gerace Research Centre (GRC) on San Salvador Island, The Bahamas, between February 2-7, 2014.

The main theme of the conference will be to examine and discuss typical and the unique cave morphologies and speleogens associated with hypogene caves, from the scale of 100 km+  cave maps down to the centimeter wall-rock shapes and forms.

Hypogene caves can be argued to represent a laminar flow regime that is quite different from the turbulent flow found in epigenic caves coupled to surface hydrology.

- Can these morphologies be uniquely characterized to identify hypogene caves?

- What effect do these laminar flow regimes have on geochemical dissolution models in hypogene settings?

- Do flank margin caves fall in a hypogene flow environment?

Initial plans call for an opening day, optional field trip to see two very large but easily accessible flank margin caves on Eleuthera Island that have a large suite of morphologies commonly associated with hypogene caves. The rest of the conference will be held on San Salvador Island, with morning talk sessions, evening poster sessions, and afternoon field trips to see caves and karst. The geologic setting of time and space constraints will help illuminate possible mechanisms of cave formation. 

The GRC is a field station (see this website for more information about the field station).

Registration will open in March 2013. The registration fee, when established, will cover all meals and lodging at the GRC, as well as all San Salvador field trip expenses, field guide, etc.  Participants will arrive by commercial air to San Salvador. The Eleuthera pre-conference field grip is a separate fee and will fly Nassau to Eleuthera and then on to San Salvador for the start of the conference. Time will be made available during the conference to enjoy the sights and culture of San Salvador, including swimming and snorkeling on beautiful tropical beaches.

Space will be limited for this conference, and participation will initially be by invitation, opening to volunteered abstracts as lodging space allows (~50 people in two-to-a-room accommodation). Contact John Mylroie to indicate your interest and get more information. 

John Mylroie, Joan Mylroie, Ira Sasowsky and Alexander Klimchouk,
conference organizers

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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