Vol 40, No 1 (2011)

Cover Page

Issue focus: Cave & Karst Science in Italy

Cover image: A detail of the point cloud of Santa Barbara cave visualized on AutoCAD® platform with Virtualgeo’s CloudCUBE software and the same detail of the 3D model elaborated from the point cloud with CloudCUBE 3D modelling functionalities (see: Canavese et. al.).

Karst areas occupy 10-20 % if ice free land. Dissolution of rock by natural waters has given rise to specific landscape and underground. Karst surface features and caves have attracted man's curiosity since the dawn of humanity and have been a focus to scientific studies since more than half of milenia.

Acta Carsologica publishes orginial research papers and reviews, letters, essays and reports covering topics related to specific of karst areas. These comprise, but are not limited to karst geology, hydrology and geomorphology, speleology, hydrogeology, biospeleology and history of karst science.

Table of Contents


Jo De Waelle, Paolo Forti PDF
Cave and karst science in Italy

Original papers

Rosario Ruggieri, Jayant Biswas PDF
The Karst Mandhip Khol-python cave complex in the lenticular limestone intercalations of the matamorphic Chhatrela formation (Chhattisgarh, India)

Laura Sanna, Paolo Forti, Stein-Erik Lauritzen PDF
Preliminary U/Th dating and the evolution of gypsum crystals in Naica caves (Mexico)

Stefano Furlani, Davide Chersicla, Guido Bressan, Sara Biolchi, Franco Cucchi PDF
Shore grykes along the western Istrian coast

Leonardo Piccini PDF
Recent developments on morphometric analysis of karst caves

Giuliana Madonia, Marco Vattano PDF
New knowledge on the Monte Conca gypsum karst system (Central-western Sicily, Italy)

Erminio Paolo Canavese, Paolo Forti, Angelo Naseddu, Luciano Ottelli, Roberta Tedeschi PDF
Laser scanning technology for the hypogean survey: the case of Santa Barbara karst system (Sardinia, Italy)

Mario Parise PDF
Surface and subsurface karst geomorphology in the Murge (Apulia, Southern Italy)

Antonio Santo, Alessandra Ascione, Sossio Del Prete, Giuseppe Di Crescenzo, Nicoletta Santangelo PDF
Collapse sinkholes in the carbonate massifs of Central and Southern Apennines

Giampaolo Marianelli, Leonardo Piccini PDF
Surface and subsurface drainage evolution of the Corfino and Soraggio karst areas (Tuscany, Italy)

Marco Menichetti PDF
Hypogenic caves in Western Umbria (Central Italy)

Valentina Vincenzi, Alberto Riva, Stefano Rossetti PDF
Towards a better knowledge of Cansiglio karst system (Italy): results of the first successful groundwater tracer test

Barbara Grillo, Carla Braitenberg, Roberto Devoti, Ildikò Nagy PDF
The study of karstic aquifers by geodetic measurements in Bus de la Genziana station – Cansiglio plateau (Northeastern Italy)

Ilaria Baneschi, Leonardo Piccini, Eleonora Regattieri, Ilaria Isola, Massimo Guidi, Licia Lotti, Francesco Mantelli, Marco Menichetti, Russell N. Drysdale, Giovanni Zanchetta PDF
Hypogean microclimatology and hydrology of the 800-900 m asl level in the Monte Corchia cave (Tuscany, Italy): preliminary considerations and implications for paleoclimatological studies

Roberto Zorzin, Laura Agostini, Maria Chiara Montecchi, Paola Torri, Carla Alberta Accorsi PDF
Tanella cave (Monte Baldo-Verona, Italy): a record of environmental data on the last glacial period

Luca Zini, Luca Visintin, Franco Cucchi, Walter Boschin PDF
Potential impact of a proposed railway tunnel on the karst environment: The example of Rosandra valley, Classical Karst region, Italy-Slovenia

In Memoriam

Luiz Eduardo Panisset Travassos, Andrej Kranjc PDF
Prof. Dr. Heinz Charles Kohler (1945-2010)