Hypogene Karst Regions and Caves of the World

  • Alexander Klimchouk
  • Arthur N. Palmer
  • Jo De Waele
  • Augusto S. Auler
  • Philippe Audra

Part of the Cave and Karst Systems of the World book series (CAKASYWO)

Table of contents

  1. North America

  2. South America, Africa, and Australia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 815-815
    2. Augusto S. Auler
      Pages 817-826
    3. Augusto S. Auler, Alexander Klimchouk, Francisco Hilário R. Bezerra, Caroline L. Cazarin, Renata Ennes-Silva, Fabrizio Balsamo
      Pages 827-840
    4. Augusto S. Auler, Tatiana A. R. Souza
      Pages 841-852
    5. J Martini
      Pages 865-878

About this book


This book illustrates the diversity of hypogene speleogenetic processes and void-conduit patterns depending on variations of the geological environments by presenting regional and cave-specific case studies. The cases include both well-known and newly recognized hypogene karst regions and caves of the world. They all focus on geological, hydrogeological, geodynamical and evolutionary contexts of hypogene speleogenesis.

The last decade has witnessed the boost in recognition of the possibility, global occurrence, and practical importance of hypogene karstification (speleogenesis), i.e. the development of solutional porosity and permeability by upwelling flow, independent of recharge from the overlying or immediately adjacent surface. Hypogene karst has been identified and documented in many regions where it was previously overlooked or misinterpreted. The book enriches the basis for generalization and categorization of hypogene karst and thus improves our ability to adequately model hypogene karstification and predict related porosity and permeability. It is a book which benefits every researcher, student, and practitioner dealing with karst.


Hypogene Karst Deep-seated Karst Hypogene Speleogenesis Solutional Porosity and Permeability Karst Reservoirs

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Klimchouk
    • 1
  • Arthur N. Palmer
    • 2
  • Jo De Waele
    • 3
  • Augusto S. Auler
    • 4
  • Philippe Audra
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Hydrogeological ProblemsInstitute of Geological SciencesKievUkraine
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesState University of New YorkOneontaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental SciencesUniversita di BolognaBolognaItaly
  4. 4.Instituto do CarsteBelo HorizonteBrazil
  5. 5.University of Nice Sophia AntipolisSophia Antipolis CedexFrance

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