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IV6 NEW DEVELOPMENT OF KARST RESEARCH IN THE FORMER USSR

1994-07-10KDL 2025

IV6    NEW DEVELOPMENT OF KARST RESEARCH

IN THE FORMER USSR

Yuan Daoxian

During my visit in Russia, July, 1992, I talked to many karst friends from Russia and other countries of the former USSR. I saw meanwhile, a lot of karst publications. Most of them are written in Russian, and may not be known outside. I found there have been great progress in karst research in the former USSR during the past couple of decades, both in foundamental and practical aspects. A general view could be got through the available publications as follows:

GENERAL KARSTOLOGY

1. Foundamentals of karstology, vol.2, problems of karst hydrogeology, rivers and lakes of karst regions, karst of chalk, hydrothermal karst, 529pages, by G.A.Maksimovich, Perm Institute of karstology and speleology. 1969.
2. Karst, N.A.Gvozdetzeky, 215 pages. Masli Publishing House, Moscow,1981.
3. Terminology of karst, by D.A.Temofeev; V.N.Dyblyansky; T.Z.Kiknadze,259 pages. With English and Russian indices. Science Press, Moscow, 1991.
4. CAVES, Transactions of the Institute of karstology and speleology,154 pages. Perm, 1990.
5. Speleology, terminology, its relation with other sciences, classification of caves, V.N.Dyblyansky, V.N.Andreytchuk, 34 pages, Kungur, 1989.
6. The world of karst and cave, K.A.Gorbunova, N.G.Maksimovich. 120 pages, Perm, 1991.

MECHANISM OF KARST FORMATION

7. Environment of Karst Formation: Deep Karst, Endokarst, and GeothermalKarst, Editors: V.N.Andreytchuk et al, Commission on Karst and Speleology,Academy of Sciences of USSR. 102 pages. Kungur, 1991.
8. Characteristics of Karst Landform as a Geosystem, Reference Textbook,L.E.Voropae, V.N.Andreytchuk, 81 pages, Chernovtze, Ukraine, 1985
9. Research and Evaluation on Hydrogeological Conditions in Regionswith Modern Karst-suffosion Process. A Review and Recommendation. V. N.Kozhvnikova. 63 pages. Commission on Karst and Speleology, All-UnionScience and Technology Association, Moscow. 1985.
10. Characteristics of Gypsum Karst,A Guidebook for Keshertsk- SuksonskKarst Region, K.A. Gorbunova, 120 pages. Institute of Karstology andSpeleology, Perm, 1965.
11. Formation of Collapses on Zolushka Cavernous Region, Western Ukraine,V.N.Andreztchuk, 51 pages. Ural Branch, Academy of Science of USSR. Kungur,1991.
12. Tectonic Factors and Characteristics of Sulfate Karst in Bukovin, SW Ukraine, Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrogeology of Karst, V. N.Andreztchuk, 66 pages. Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Academy ofSciences of USSR. Sverdlovsk, 1988.
13. Solution Rate of Gypsum Karst in Western Ukraine, A.B.Klimchouk etal, 54 pages. Institute of Geology Kiev, 1989.
14. The Role of Subcutaneous Zone in Karst Hydrogeology and Morphogenesis. A.B.Klimchouk, 44 pages, Institute of Geology, Kiev, 1989.
15. Equilibria in a Water-Rock System and Some Other Problems of SulfateKarst Hydrochemistry, S.D.Aksem et al, Kiev Karstology and Speleology CenterKiev, 1991.

REGIONAL KARST

16. Karst and Caves in Perm Region, K.A.Gorbunova, V.N.Andreztchuk,V.P.Kostarev, N.G.Maksimovich. 200 pages, publishing House of Perm University, 1992.
17. Karst and Hydrogeology of Pre-Ural Region, Transactions of the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Academy of Sciences of USSR, 87 pages.Sverdlovsk, 1979.
18. The Change of the Groundwater Quality in the Baltic Artesian Basin,V.Juodkazis, A.Klimas,39 pages, the Geological Society of Lithuania, Vilnius 1991.
19. Karst phenomena in Lithuania, Hydrogeology and Groundwater Protection, Geologija, 13. Transactions of Lithuanian Higher Schools, 190 pages,Mokslas, Vilnius 1992.
20. Hydrogeological Mapping and Groundwater Monitoring in the Balticstates, 90 pages, State Geological Service of Lithuania Republic. 1992.
21. Karst Map in the Territory of Former USSR. G.N.Dyblyanskaya;V.N.Dyblyansky; K.A.Gorbunova; A.B.Klimchouk. Scale 1:2,500,000, 16 sheets,shown in a symposium, unpublished, 1992.

ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES IN KARST TERRAINS

22. The Stability of Karst Terrains, V.M.Kutepov, V.N.Kozhvnikova, 151 pages. The Institute of Lithosphere, Academy of Sciences of USSR, Science Press, Moscow. 1989.
23. Karst and Dam Engineering, A.G.Lykoshin, L.A.Molokov, I.A.Parabutchev. 323 pages, with 21 tables, 112 illustrations, list of references 143.Hydroproject Institute, Moscow, 1992.
24. Karst of Oil and Gas-bearing Carbonate rock Reservoirs. G.A.Maximovich, V.N.Bykov, 96 pages, All-Union Institute of Karstology andSpeleology, Perm, 1978.
25. Geoclimate and Accumulation of Geocold, Transactions of Institute ofGeology and Geochemistry, Academy of Sciences of USSR, Ural Branch, 120 pages, Sverdlovsk 1990.
26. Engineering Geology Problems, 100 Anniversary of Prof. E.V.Popov,Transactions of Commission for Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. Academyof Sciences USSR, 140 pages. Science Press, Moscow, 1991.
27. Technogenic Impact on Geological Environment at Perm Region, K.A.Gorbunova, N.G.Maksimovich, V.N.Andreytchuk, 43 pages. Mountain ResearchInstitute, Ural Branch, Academy of Sciences of USSR, Perm 1990.
28. Definition of Anthropogenic Karst,V.N.Andreytchuk, 88 pages. MountainResearch Institute, Ural Branch, Academy of Science of USSR, 1991.
29. Engineering-construction Aspects of Karst Areas, V.V.Tolmachev,G.M.Troetsky, V.P.Hominko, 177 pages, Construction Press, Moscow, 1986.
30. Influence of Human Activities on Karst(Terminology), V.N.Andreytchuk,G.N.Dyblyanskaya, V.N.Dyblyansky. 38 pages. Mountain Research Institute. Ural Branch, Academy of Sciences of USSR. Kungur, 1990.
31. Regional Characteristics of Human Impact on Karst of MountainousTerrains, V.N.Andreytchuk, A.D.Benderev, 133 pages. Mountain ResearchInstitute, Ural Branch, Academy of Sciences of USSR, Kungur, 1991.
32. Hydrogeology and Karstology, Catastrophes and Damages in KarstTerrains. Transactions of Institute of Karstology and Speleology. RussianFederation. 136 pages. Perm, 1992.