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. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Alexander Klimchouk
    Pages 1-39
  3. Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Andrew R. Farrant, Tony Harrison
      Pages 43-60
    3. Philippe Audra
      Pages 61-83
    4. Fernando Gázquez, José María Calaforra, Tomás Rodríguez-Estrella, Andrés Ros, José L Llamusí, Juan Sánchez
      Pages 85-97
    5. Joaquín Ginés, Joan J Fornós, Francesc Gràcia, Antoni Merino, Bogdan P Onac, Angel Ginés
      Pages 99-112
    6. Christoph Spötl, Lukas Plan, Yuri Dublyansky
      Pages 113-126
    7. Sandro Galdenzi, Marco Menichetti
      Pages 127-142
    8. Sandro Galdenzi, Daniel S. Jones
      Pages 143-159
    9. Ilenia M. D’Angeli, Marco Vattano, Mario Parise, Jo De Waele
      Pages 161-168
    10. Jo De Waele, Fernando Gázquez, Paolo Forti, Angelo Naseddu
      Pages 183-197
    11. Marco Vattano, Giuliana Madonia, Philippe Audra, Ilenia M. D’Angeli, Ermanno Galli, Jean-Yves Bigot et al.
      Pages 199-209
    12. Cinzia Banzato, Bartolomeo Vigna, Adriano Fiorucci, Jo De Waele
      Pages 211-224
    13. Georgios Lazaridis
      Pages 225-239
    14. Marjan Temovski
      Pages 241-256
    15. Bogdan P. Onac, Virgil Drăgușin
      Pages 257-265
    16. Szabolcs Leél-Őssy
      Pages 279-297
    17. Pavel Bella, Ľudovít Gaál
      Pages 299-311
    18. Václav Suchý, Ivana Sýkorová, Jiří Zachariáš, Jiří Filip, Vladimír Machovič, Ladislav Lapčák
      Pages 313-328
    19. Stephan Kempe, Ingo Bauer, Stefan Glaser
      Pages 329-347
    20. Michał Gradziński, Andrzej Tyc
      Pages 349-362
    21. Alexander Klimchouk, Gennadiy Amelichev, Elizaveta Tymokhina, Yuri Dublyansky
      Pages 407-430
  4. The Middle East and Central Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. C. Serdar Bayarı, N. Nur Özyurt, A. Koray Törk, Pınar Avcı, İ. Noyan Güner, Emrah Pekkan
      Pages 449-462
    3. Amos Frumkin, Boaz Langford, Roi Porat
      Pages 463-477
    4. Hossein Karimi Vardanjani, Shirin Bahadorinia, Derek C. Ford
      Pages 479-494
    5. Yuri Dublyansky, Wasili Michajljow, Katalin Bolner-Takács, Jaroslav Hromas, Kinga Székely, Attila Hevesi et al.
      Pages 495-507
  5. North America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 509-509
    2. Harvey R. DuChene, Arthur N. Palmer, Margaret V. Palmer, J. Michael Queen, Victor J. Polyak, David D. Decker et al.
      Pages 511-530
    3. Nicole K. Davis, Brian A. McMillan
      Pages 543-554
    4. Victor J. Polyak, Carol A. Hill, Yemane Asmerom, David D. Decker
      Pages 555-564
    5. Yuri Dublyansky, John Klenke, Christoph Spötl
      Pages 565-573
    6. R. Mark Maslyn, Harvey R. DuChene, Frederick G. Luiszer
      Pages 575-590
    7. Margaret V. Palmer, Arthur N. Palmer, Donald G. Davis
      Pages 591-599
    8. Rodney Tennyson, Van Brahana, Victor J. Polyak, Adriana Potra, Matt Covington, Yemane Asmerom et al.
      Pages 663-676
    9. Rickard A. Olson
      Pages 677-682

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.


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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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