3 edition of Problems in karst environments found in the catalog.
Problems in karst environments
|Statement||ed. by Marjorie Sweeting.|
|Series||Annals of geomorphology : Supplementband ; 32|
|Contributions||Sweeting, Marjorie Mary.|
|LC Classifications||GB600.6 .P76|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||105 p. :|
|Number of Pages||105|
|LC Control Number||79320212|
needs of all karst stakeholders. The importance of characterizing, conserving, and protecting the karst regions of the world cannot be emphasized strongly enough, given the increasing population density of humans that reside in these settings, and the ecosystems that rely on karst environments and karst water to sustain life. About this book. More than 30 specialists from 11 countries made 17 contributions to Preserving Karst Environments and Karst Caves with findings on how to best preserve fragile and vulnerable karst environments, which find themselves under increasing anthropogenic pressure. The studies are driven by the necessity to devise a new international agreement to protect karst regions, which make up.
Unique landforms and patterns of drainage called karst or karst topography primarily form in temperate to tropical regions, though they are found in arid and polar regions too. The common feature shared by all karst landscapes is that they are underlain by chemical sedimentary rocks particularly susceptible to dissolution, carbonates and/or evaporites. Grégory Dandurand, «Book review: Preserving karst environments and karst caves. Karst dynamics, environments, usage and restauration: Towards an international karst preservation system.», Géomorphologie: relief, processus, environnement [En ligne], vol. 24 – n° 2 | , mis en ligne le 08 mars , consulté le 13 mai URL.
This characteristic makes the work of speleologists particularly important, because karst zones are generally characterized by water supply problems: the identification of underground water reserves, their localization and the study of the possibility of exploiting them are a very important contribution to the wellbeing of local populations, specially in the arid zones of developing countries. Karst, terrain usually characterized by barren, rocky ground, caves, sinkholes, underground rivers, and the absence of surface streams and lakes. It results from the excavating effects of underground water on massive soluble limestone. The term originally applied to the Karst (or Kras).
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KARST ENVIRONMENTS: PROBLEMS, MANAGEMENT, HUMAN IMPACTS, AND SUSTAINABILITY AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ROBERT BRINKMANN1 AND MARIO PARISE2 Karst systems are extremely complex, and due to a number of geological and hydrological characteristics, they can be included among the most fragile and vulnerable environments in the world.
Problems in karst, karst management, and the sustainability of karst environments are receiving growing interest around the world due to the importance of natural resources and the need to protect. The book analyzes karren phenomena, their development, and their formation under different environmental conditions.
Introductory chapters provide an overview of karren formations, in addition to charting the history of research into karst environments at high altitude. About this book The writer has been occupied with karst problems for 50 years and first visited China in as leader of a Royal Society delegation of British geomorphologists - the first delegation from the UK to visit China since the inauguration of the new China and at the end of the Cultural Revolution (Sweeting ).
The members of the IAH Karst Commission (KC) have published a large number of papers and books dealing with karst hydrogeology, which can be found on their individual homepages or using conventional search tools.
The list below includes highlights of the publications with a significant involvement of the KC members since Publications Milanovic, [ ]. The karst environment is therefore not always friendly, and various kinds of intervention are sometimes needed to adapt the ambience to human needs.
In this chapter, classification of karstic rocks, karstification forces and mechanisms, and types of karstic terrains are discussed. Engel, A.S. and Northup, D.E. () Ca ves and karst as model systems for advancing the microbial sciences.
In: Martin, J. and White, W.B. (eds) Frontiers in Karst Research. Karst Waters. In karst environments, heavy rainfall is known to cause multiple geohydrological hazards, including inundations, flash floods, landslides and sinkholes. We studied a period of intense rainfall from 1 to 6 September in the Gargano Promontory, a karst area in Puglia, southern Italy.
Sinkholes & the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst Huntsville Alabama, September GEOPHYSICAL CHOICES FOR KARST INVESTIGATIONS Rick A.
Hoover1, P.G., Member ASCE ABSTRACT: It is not unusual for a geologist or engineer to be called upon to investigate and address problems related to sinkholes in karst environment. karst features, explains the differences in the features observed in East and Middle Tennessee, and identifies several common problems associated with karst.
Other information about Tennessee caves and sinkholes can be found in the series of publications, W A: Guide to Caves and Sinkholes in Tennessee Karst Geology. Problems in karst environments. [Marjorie Mary Sweeting;] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Mary Sweeting.
Find more information about: ISBN: During droughts, karst wells often go completely dry, and even where there is sufficient water, new channels may be cut that divert the water away from an existing well. Radon Gas Radon or radon gas is produced by the natural degradation of uranium to lead and is a particularly common problem in karst areas.
The same network of cracks which direct water down, transport radon gas up into. Maryland has approximately known caves, and many more sinkholes. The carbonate rock areas of Maryland that exhibit some degree of karst development are shown in Figure 1. Potential environmental problems in karst terranes fall into two broad categories: (1) groundwater pollution and (2) foundation engineering problems.
The book ends with chapters on karst water resource management and a look at the important issues of environmental management, including environmental impact assessment, environmental rehabilitation, tourism impacts and conservation s: 8.
KARST ENVIRONMENTS: PROBLEMS, MANAGEMENT, HUMAN IMPACTS, AND SUSTAINABILITY AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ROBERTBRINKMANN1ANDMARIOPARISE2 Karst systems are extremely complex, and due to a number of geological and hydrological characteristics, they can be included among the most fragile and vulnerable environments in the world.
Introduction. Throughout the world karst landscapes vary from rolling hills dotted with sinkholes, as found in portions of the central United States, to jagged hills and pinnacle karst found in the development of all karst landforms requires the presence of rock which is capable of being dissolved by surface water or ground water.
The term karst describes a distinctive topography. Put simply, inappropriate construction within karst environments can lead to several problems including the loss of airflow and animal habitat. Another cause of degradation is excessive contamination.
Many karst landforms, such as caves,rely on water to help shape and form them through weathering. Book Description. Karstified rocks of different lithology cover more than 10% of the continental surface of our planet.
It is known that some 20% or even a few percent more of the global population largely depends on karstic groundwater but in many karst areas all over the world there are limited natural resources including absence of drinking waters.
As human population has increased, so has its disturbance of the karst landscape. Quarrying, pollution, groundwater extraction, construction, and agriculture are the major culprits for disturbing both surface and subsurface karst.
Ecosystems in this type of environment have been shown to be quite vulnerable to human activities. Karst conduit discharging in Shawnee Run, Kentucky.
Taking the problem of development of a karst conduit (larger conduits may become cave passages), the key “players” are the supply of water to the feature being widened and the evolving conduit, the dissolution processes that enlarge the conduit, the size of the conduit itself, and the.
Originally published inKarst Geomorphology and Hydrology became the leading textbook on karst studies. This new textbook has been substantially revised and updated. The first half of the book is a systematic presentation of the dissolution kinetics, chemical equilibria and physical flow laws relating to karst environments.
It includes details of the many environmental factors that.Contamination and Collapse: Human Settlement and Karst. Kristina Perry. Geography Environmental change and geomorphic response are a part of any natural system. However, in contrast to natural environmental processes, the impact of human activity on karst terrains is characterized by extreme rates of change and an exaggerated scale of the types of changes that occur.This high permeability gives rise to many practical problems, including (i) scarcity and poor predictability of groundwater supplies, (ii) scarcity of surface streams, (iii) instability of the.