Accession Number : ADA500922


Title :   Frontiers of Karst Research: Proceedings and recommendations of the workshop held in San Antonio, Texas on 3-5 May 2007. Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 13


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 oct 2006-14 Oct 2007


Corporate Author : KARST WATERS INST CHARLES TOWN WV


Personal Author(s) : White, William B ; Martin, Jonathan B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a500922.pdf


Report Date : 08 Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : This project was a Workshop, held in San Antonio, Texas, May 3-5, 2007. The objective of the workshop was to assess the current state of knowledge of karst aquifers, caves, and the broader scientific values that could be derived from their study. The term karst is used to describe landscapes underlain by soluble rocks and as a result has developed landforms such as sinkholes, sinking streams, and caves. Such landscapes have special environmental hazards such as contaminated water supplies, sinkhole collapses, and other land instability. The caves that underlie such landscapes offer special opportunities for studies of biodiversity and species evolution in cave organisms. Cave deposits are being rapidly developed as archives for paleoclimatic information that extends from the present back into the ice ages. The description of ground water flow and contaminant transport in karst aquifers require advanced methods of analysis and modeling that have not yet been developed. The report of the workshop identifies specific investigations that would be scientifically important and identifies resources that would be necessary to carry out the research.


Descriptors :   *CAVES , AQUIFERS , LIMNOLOGY , WORKSHOPS , HYDROLOGY , GEOCHEMISTRY


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE