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Tiankengs (giant dolines) in South China and elsewhere.

Postby zenas » Oct 31, 2006 12:11 pm

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Description: 31 Oct. 2006.

http://WWW.SPELEOGENESIS.INFO - BULLETIN no 15.
NOW ONLINE - VOLUME 4, ISSUE 1, 2006.

Tiankengs: Special Issue.

The Speleogenesis Team is pleased to announce the release of the next issue of the Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers Journal ? Volume 4, Issue 1. This is a special issue, a joint publication with Cave & Karst Science (vol.32, 2-3) and Carsologica Sinica (vol.25), dedicated to tiankengs (giant dolines) in South China and elsewhere.

This is a prime outcome from the 2005 Tiankeng International Investigation Project, organised by Prof. Zhu Xuewen and his team.

The volume contains twelve articles (see the content at the bottom) providing a comprehensive characterisation and discussion of the tiankeng phenomena and related aspects. The ultimate link between the formation of tiankengs and speleogenesis is well illustrated by the papers, as well as an important role of speleogenesis in karst geomorphology.

Previous issues of Speleogenesis are available via the "Jump to:" line on the main page. All previously published papers are available in the Archive section.

NEXT ISSUE IN PREPARATION ? Volume 4, Issue 2, 2006

The Speleogenesis team is working on the next issue.

As always, the Journal relies on good papers. We encourage you to submit your contributions to be considered for publication.

EXPLORATION SPOTLIGHT

A new addition here is a brief info on the results of the most recent expedition of the "Call of the Abyss" project to Krubera Cave, Arabika, Western Caucasus (August-September 2006), with a new depth figure for the cave to be -2,158m. Snapshots from the updated 3D model of the cave are posted there.

http://www.speleogenesis.info/spotlight ... _area_id=4

Thank you for registering with the Speleogenesis site.

Best wishes!
Sincerely yours,
Alexander Klimchouk,
Managing Editor-in-Chief



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SPELEOGENESIS AND EVOLUTION OF KARST AQUIFERS
http://www.speleogenesis.info, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2006

CONTENTS

KARST GEOMORPHOLOGY AND THE ROLE OF SPELEOGENESIS

The 2005 Tiankeng Investigation Project in China
Tony WALTHAM

Tiankengs in the karst of China
ZHU Xuewen and CHEN Weihai

Tiankengs of the world, outside China
Tony WALTHAM

Tiankengs: definition and description
ZHU Xuewen and Tony WALTHAM

Large collapse chambers within caves
Andy EAVIS

Turloughs and tiankengs: distinctive doline forms
John GUNN

Giant dolines of the Muller Plateau, Papua New Guinea
Julia JAMES

Cave un-roofing as a large-scale geomorphic process
Alexander KLIMCHOUK

Some large dolines in the Dinaric karst
Andrej KRANJC

Hydraulic considerations in the development of tiankengs
Arthur N PALMER and Margaret V PALMER

Collapse processes at the tiankengs of Xingwen
Tony WALTHAM

Size scales for closed depression landforms: the place of tiankengs
William B WHITE and Elizabeth L WHITE
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Postby ian mckenzie » Nov 1, 2006 11:38 am

Wow. Very educational, plus some impressive photos.
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Postby hewhocaves » Nov 1, 2006 5:48 pm

english, french, german, some spanish, probably some russian, a couple other languages and now chinese.

Karst is going to have the most confusing lexicon in all of science. Can't we just all go back to using latin???

LOL

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