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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. ...

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That homogeneous is the even spacial distribution of aquifer properties [16].?

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Journal of Maps, 2007, p. 282-295

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Geomorphological map of the Serra da Bodoquena karst, west-central Brazil

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Abstract:
The Serra da Bodoquena is a karst area situated on the southern edge of the Pantanal wetland region in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, central-western Brazil. Morphological analysis, on a scale of 1:60,000, made it possible to identify such various karst features as dolines, caves, sinks and springs, as well as karst cones and corridors, among others, compartmentalized into six morphological units. To the west of the Serra, the labyrinth karst that was identified reflects a situation of extreme flattening and diffuse infiltration via vertical fractures, which is gradually limited by polygonal karst, to the extent that there is drawdown of the water level. To the north of the Serra, these features are obscured by a greater degree of fluvial incision, which develops in the form of canyons and alluvial plains. To the east, there is a predominance of karst plains with dolines in a thick soil covering, associated with residual hills. There are tufa deposits along the current fluvial drainage system, and extensive older deposits occur in Quaternary terraces. Sandstone plains with innumerable dolines occur to the southeast of the Serra, reflecting the presence of subjacent karst. Geomorphological mapping of this area will be able to contribute to the Serra da Bodoquena National Park management plan, or assist in the development of anthropic soil use/occupation plans.

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Keywords: karst, geomorphology, map, serra da bodoquena, brazil

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