自然资源部岩岩溶动力学重点实验室

VI.FUTURE MEETING

1993-07-10KDL 1936

GEOLOGY, CLIMATE , HYDROLOGY AND KARST FORMATION

1992 FIELD EXCURSION

(in Conjunction with IGU Field Trip)

August 15—22 , 1992

KARST OF VIRGINIA , WEST VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY

Costs : $600.00 , including transportation , food and lodging during the field trip(field trip begins and ends in Washington , D.C.)

Important Dates:
January 20 , 1992 - Preliminary Registration
May 1 , 1992 - Full Fees Due

Correspondence:

Dr.Jack Hess
Desert Research Institute
P.O.Box 19040
Las Vegas , NV 89132-0040
USA
Phone: 702-895-0450 Fax: 702-895-0427
E-Mail jack@lee.wrc.unr.edu

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RETURN BY JANUARY 20 , 1992

 

FIELD SYMPOSIUM IN AUSTRALIA 4 TO 18 DECEMBER 1992

Buchan--Naracoorte--Nullarbor

Humid temperate impounded karst , sub-humid temperat syngenetic karst , arid temperate karst

 

INVITATION

A field symposium of IGCP299 will be held in Australia from 4 to 18 December 1992.This will allow members of IGCP299 to examine a wide range of karst types in southern Australia and to relate these to karst landforms already studied by the project. Papers dealing with similar karst types abroad can  be presented during the symposium , and thus comparisons and  correlations will be facilitated. We invite you to attend and encourage you to submit  your ideas and papers at an early date.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Three principal karst types are widespread in Australia:
1.Small impounded karst or karst barre developed in Palaeozoic  limestones of  the Eastern Highlands of Australia. Examples of this  type  are  Jenolan , Cooleman Plain and Buchan.
2.Syngenetic karst developed in aeolian calcarenites of Tertiary age in coastal Southern Australia. Examples of this type are Naracoorte , Bat Ridges , and Margaret River.
3.  Arid  zone karst developed in limestones of widely  varying  age  from Tertiary to  Palaeozoic. Examples of this type are the Nullarbor  Plain ,  the Kimberleys , the Barkly Tableland and the Cape Range.
This combined field symposium and excursion will visit one example of each type  of karst-- Buchan, Naracoorte and Nullarbor. These karsts all lie in the cool temperate  part of Southern Australia , and  experience a  predominantly Mediterranean  climate. Annual rainfall ranges from 100mm on the Nullarbor  to about  800mm  at  Buchan. Landscape relief ranges from less than 5m on the Nullarbor to about 100m at Buchan.
Buchan  is a typical impounded karst with an area of about 50 km2 and  over 350 caves. Recent work there suggests that many of the karst features may be of Tertiary age,  and there is thus a long geomorphic history of valley incision  and  aggradation which may reflect uplift history.  There  are well developed tourist caves here with permanent springs.
Naracoorte  is one of the best examples of karst  developed  in aeolian calcarenite. The extensive caves and cenotes ( numbering around 100 ) are formed in lithified beach  ridges of late Tertiary to Pleistocene age. Extensive formations and marsupial fossil material have led to  the  development  and expansion of tourist caves here.
The Nullarbor is Australia's most extensive karst(200,000km2) but has surprisingly few  caves for its area (approx.220). It does ,  however ,  contain several large caves (up to 11km long) which descend to the watertable at about 100m  depth.  There  are well developed halite,  gypsum and ancient calcite formations in  the  caves ,  as well as  extensive  saline  lakes.  Remains  of aboriginal  occupation include flint quarries and some of the oldest parietal are in the world. At present a World Heritag nomination is being prepared for the Nullarbor Plain.

PRELIMINARY ITINERARY

Day 1: Meet  in Melbourne 0900. Briefing in morning at  Melbourne  University , afternoon drive to Buchan. Stay at "Homeleigh"(caving field house).
Day 2-3: Visit to karst sites at Buchan, including tourist caves and some wild caves in Buchan Reserve. Karst spring monitoring and surface karst features at Murrindal. Chronology of caves and terraces. Management issues.
Day 4: Drive from Buchan to Warrnambool. Overnight at cabins.
Day 5: Warrnambool to Naracoorte karst via Ewen Ponds and other karst cenotes. Cave  management and water pollution. Tourist cave development.  Overnight  at cabins.
Day 6: Naracoorte to Clare via Murray Bridge and Nuriootpa. Overnight at Clare caravan park (on-site caravans or cabins).
Day 7: Clare to Ceduna. Meet South Australian NPWS staff. Overnight in cabins.
Day  8: Start Nullarbor Plain section. Ceduna to Eucla via Head of  Bight  and Weebubbie Cave. Camp at Eucla coastal dunefield.
Day 9: Eucla to Abrakurrie Cave. Camp at Thampanna Cave.
Day 10: Thampanna Cave and Kelly Cave. Camp at Thampanna Cave.
Day 11: Witches and Webb Caves. Camp at Eucla Motel.
Day 12: Eucla to Koonalda Cave. Camp overnight at Nullarbor Station.
Day  13: Nullarbor Station to Diprose Caves , afternoon to Ceduna.  Dinner  and discussion re World Heritage listing for Nullarbor karst. Overnight in cabins.
Day 14 ,15: Ceduna to Adelaide. Excursion terminates at airport or city centre.

COST PER PERSON

AUS$2250  includes  all publications , transport , meals  and  accommodation from the start in Melbourne to the finish in Adelaide (single room  supplement $600). This cost estimate may have to be revised if fuel prices  and  vehicle costs  increase  before December 1992. Note that you will be  responsible  for arranging and paying for your transport to Melbourne and from Adelaide to your point  of  origin. We will arrange one night's motel  accommodation  (at  your expense-approx.$120  for  two  nights , twin share) in each  of  Melbourne  and Adelaide.  All  participants  will be required to provide  proof  of  adequate travel insurance; we can organize this at the time of booking(approx. $120 per person for three weeks).

TRAVEL AND VISAS

We will use on-site caravans or cabins wherever possible and especially on days  with long drives. These provide single beds on a shared room basis  with bathroom facilities. Electric power (240v) is available for charging batteries (lights ,  flashguns ,video). On the Nullarbor we will be camping and  we  will supply  tents ,  foam  sleeping mats and sleeping bags. Meals  served  will  be continental breakfasts , sandwich lunches and cooked evening meals. Tea , coffee and fruit juices will be served. Alcoholic beverages will be at your  expense. The  Naracoorte area and the Clare valley of South Australia produce  some  of Australia's best red and white table wines.
Personal luggage will be restricted to one large soft rucksack or bag  and a  day pack. We will supply caving helmets and electric lights. You will  have to bring protective clothing(overalls or similar) and boots. Ladders and ropes will be used on a few short pitches of less than 15m.
Registrants  who are not Australian citizens should contact  their  travel agent  or the Australian High Commission in their country regarding  the  need for a visa to enter Australia. Invitations will be arranged by the  Organizing Committee.

 

PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION
IGCP 299 FIELD SYMPOSIUM
AUSTRALIA , 4--18 DECEMBER 1992

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Please return this form by 1 March 1992 to:
Dr.David Gillieson
Department of Geography & Oceanography University College, University of NSW
Australian Defence Force Academy
Campbell, ACT 2600, Australia.
Phone: 06 2688305 
Fax: 61 06 2688313 Telex: ADFADM AA62030

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND FIELD SEMINAR
GENERAL AND APPLIED KARST HYDROGEOLOGY
BELGRADE -- YUGOSLAVIA

May 23 -- June 2, 1993

Organized by: Institute of Hydrogeology, Petnica Science Center
University of Belgrade, School of Mining and Geology
Sponsored by: International Association of Hydrogeologists
Energoproject Holding Corporation Geozavod Hig
Putnik Travel Company
Address: Radisay Golubovic, 
Symposium Secretariat,
Petnica Science Center,
P.O.Box 40
14000 Valjevo, Yugoslavia

 

 

 

Photo 10. Tufa dams at Huanglong Ravine , Songpan County ,
Sichuan Province , with snow mountain and forest as background.
(painted by Wang Keda)