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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 raft is a thin sheet of crystalline calcite supported by surface tension on a cave pool or lake. the calcite is precipitated mainly in response to evaporation of the pool water and rafts are therefore found mainly in caves in arid regions or caves with powerful through draughts.?

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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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
Microbial mediation of complex subterranean mineral structures, Tirato, Nicola; Torriano, Stefano F.F;, Monteux, Sylvain; Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Lavagna, Maria Luisa; D’Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Chailloux, Daniel; Renda, Michel; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

Based on "A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special to Environmental Karst Hydrology" EPA/600/R-02/003, 2002, EPA: Washington, DC., Speleogenesis Glossary includes 2699 cave & karst terms


Terms starting with letter r (147):

rabies, radial flow, radioactive tracer, radioactivity log, radioisotope, radionuclide, radionuclide retardation, radius of influence, raft, rain, rain gage, rain gage network, rain intensity, rainfall excess, rainfall intensity, randpolje, rapid, rapid flow, rappel, rappel rack, rappel spool, rate of draft, rate of infiltration, rating curve, rational formula, ravine, raw sewage, raw water, reaction path modeling, rebelay, rebound, receiver, receiving surface, recession curve, recession flow, recession segment, recessional moraine, recharge, recharge area, recharge capacity, recharge line, recharge pit, recharge water, recharge well, absorbing well, diffusion well, inverted well, recharge, allogenic, recharge, autogenic, recipient, reclamation, recorder, recovery, recovery method, recrystallization, reculee, redirection, redirection, redox, redox potential (Eh), reef, regelation, region of dispersed water, regolith, regosol, regression line, rejuvenation, relapsing fever, relative humidity of atmosphere, relative permeability, relict cave, relict karst, relief, relief intensity, replenishment, resequent river, reservoir, reservoir evaporation, reservoir lake, residual clay, residual drawdown, residual hill, residue, resurgence, retardation factor, retention, reverse fault, Reynolds number, rhodamine dye, sulpho rhodamine dye, rice paddy, ridge, rift, rift valley, rigging, rill, Rillenkarren, Rillenstein, rimstone, rimstone barrage, rimstone barrier, rimstone dam, rimstone pool, Rinnenkarren, ripple mark, rise, rise pit, riser, riser pipe, rising, rising segment, river, river bed, river reach, river swamp, river system, river terrace, rivulet, rock, rock fall, rock formation, rock milk, rock pendant, rock pillar, rock pinnacle, rock shelter, rock system, rock terrace, rock texture, rock-hill, rockfall, rockhole, rockpile, romanechite, roof crust, roof drainage, roof pocket, roof slab, room, root karren, root zone, rope protector, rotating meter, roughness, roughness coefficient, round karren, roundness, rout, to, run dry, to, Rundkarren, runoff, runoff coefficient, rupture,

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