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. ...
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,
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. ...
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 caliche is 1. (chilean and peruvian.) a natural deposit of nitrates and other salts precipitated at the soil surface. 2. (mexico and southwestern united states.) indurated calcium carbonate and other salts found in the soil at the surface in arid and semiarid regions, generally formed by evaporation of lime-bearing waters drawn to the surface by capillary action. 3. in some areas, refers to hardpan resulting from concentration of carbonate in the soil by downward leaching and reprecipitation . 4. a deposit of precipitated minerals, mainly calcite or gypsum or both, formed in the soil or near-surface layers in arid and semi-arid zones at the horizon where ascendant capillary water evaporates and salts held in solution are deposited. 5. a similar deposit, formed by precipitation of salts leached from near-surface material and reprecipitated at shallow depths from downward moving waters . synonyms: (french.) croute; (german.) kalkkruste, ca-horizont; (greek.) apothema orikton alaton; (italian.) caliche; (spanish.) caliche; (turkish.) kalici. see also hardpan; havara; kafkalla; kankar; kunkar; nari; calcrete.?