Tiankengs (giant dolines) in South China and elsewhere.
Description: 31 Oct. 2006.
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
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.
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.
Thank you for registering with the Speleogenesis site.
SPELEOGENESIS AND EVOLUTION OF KARST AQUIFERS
www.speleogenesis.info, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2006
KARST GEOMORPHOLOGY AND THE ROLE OF SPELEOGENESIS
The 2005 Tiankeng Investigation Project in China
Tiankengs in the karst of China
ZHU Xuewen and CHEN Weihai
Tiankengs of the world, outside China
Tiankengs: definition and description
ZHU Xuewen and Tony WALTHAM
Large collapse chambers within caves
Turloughs and tiankengs: distinctive doline forms
Giant dolines of the Muller Plateau, Papua New Guinea
Cave un-roofing as a large-scale geomorphic process
Some large dolines in the Dinaric karst
Hydraulic considerations in the development of tiankengs
Arthur N PALMER and Margaret V PALMER
Collapse processes at the tiankengs of Xingwen
Size scales for closed depression landforms: the place of tiankengs
William B WHITE and Elizabeth L WHITE
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