Vol 37, No 2-3 (2008)

Cover Page
Cover photo: Hydrogeological map of Bloke plateau and Cerknica polje. (See the paper by Kogovšek 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

Original papers

Wolfgang Dreybrodt, Douchko Romanov PDF
Regular stalagmites: The theory behind their shape

Ognjen Bonacci, Ivo Andrić PDF
Karst Rivers Hydrology: Case of the Lika and Gacka (Croatia)

Marko Breznik, Franci Steinman PDF
Hydromechanism and Desalination of Coastal Karst Aquifers: Theory and Case

Janja Kogovšek, Mitja Prelovšek, Metka Petrič PDF
Underground Water Flow betwen Bloke Plateau and Cerknica Polje and Hydrologic Function of Križna Jama, Slovenia

Salvatore Cabras, Jo de Waele, Laura Sanna PDF
Caves and Karst Aquifer Drainage of Supramonte (Sardinia, Italy): A Review.

Ahmad Al-Malabeh, Stephan Kempe, Horst-Volker Henschel, Heiko Hofmann, Heinz Jürgen Tobschall PDF
The Possibly Hypogene Karstic Iron Ore Deposit of Warda Near Ajloun (Northern Jordan), its Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Historic Mine

R. Armstrong L. Osborne PDF
Detailed Morphologicial Studies in Netopirjev rov, Predjama Cave: A Hypogene Segment of Slovenian Cave.

Dalibor Paar, Magdalena Ujević, Darko Bakšić, Damir Lacković, Ana Čop, Vanja Radolić PDF
Physical and Chemical Research in Velebita Pit (Croatia)

Krzysztof Mąkolski, Stefan Cacoń, Olgierd Jamroz, Blahoslav Košták, Mirosław Kaczałek PDF
Investigations Regarding Bear Cave Massif (Lower Silesia) Long-Term Stability

Micheline Sheehy Skeefington, Nick E. Scott PDF
Do turloughs occur in Slovenia?

Alen Lepirica PDF
Geomorphological Characteristics of the Massif Prenj

Elvis Pereira Barrbosa, Luiz Eduardo Panisset Travassos PDF
Caves, Stories, History and Popular Traditions in the Semi-Desert (Sertão) of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil

Reports & Book Reviews

Andrej Kranjc PDF

Andrej Kranjc PDF
Which are the "Great Caves of the World"

Andrej Kranjc
International Forum on Show Caves (Zhijin,August 28-31, 2008)

Andrej Kranjc PDF
Quo Vadis Commission "Karst" (Chair’s report and reflexions at the 31st International Congress of IGU, Tunis, August 12 – 15, 2008)

Andrej Kranjc, Luiz Eduardo Panisset Travassos PDF
The karst session at the 31st International Congress of Geography, Tunis, Tunisia, 2008

Jani Mulec PDF
ISSM 2008, 7th International Symposium for Subsurface Microbiology November 16-21, 2008, Shizuoka, Japan