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Cave and karst systems of Romania

Author: Gheorghe M L Ponta; Bogdan P Onac
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Series: Cave and karst systems of the world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on Romania’s more than 12,000 caves, which developed in limestone (including thermal water caves), salt, gypsum, and occasionally in sandstone. It examines these caves and related topics in a format suitable for cavers, while also addressing a broad range of aspects useful for students and researchers. Since the Institute of Speleology was first established by Emil Racovita in 1920, a great deal of  Read more...
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Ponta, Gheorghe M. L.
Cave and Karst Systems of Romania
Cham : Springer,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gheorghe M L Ponta; Bogdan P Onac
ISBN: 9783319907475 3319907476
OCLC Number: 1044949319
Notes: Geochronology
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 544 pages)
Contents: Intro; Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 The Founder of Biospeleology and World's First Speleological Institute; 2 "Emil Racovită" Institute of Speleology: World's First Research Unit Dedicated to Karst and Cave Studies; Introduction; 3 Geology of Romania; Abstract; Introduction; Boundaries of the Alpine Terranes; The Basement of the Alpine Terranes; The Foreapulian Terrane; The Getic Terrane; The Getic Terrane in East Carpathians; The Getic Terrane in South Carpathians (Getic Domain); The Euxinic Terrane; The Euxinic Terrane in South Carpathians (Danubian Domain) The Euxinic Terrane in Central Dobrogea (Central Dobrogean Shield)The Euxinic Terrane in South Dobrogea (East Moesia); The Tiovia Terrane; The North Dobrogean Orogen; The East European Craton; The Pre-Permian Covers of the Pre-Alpine Terranes Basement; The Foreapulian Terrane Components; The Getic Terrane Components in East Carpathians; The Getic Terrane Components in South Carpathians; The Euxinic Terrane Components; The Danubian Domain in South Carpathians; The Moesian Platform; The North Dobrogean Orogen Components; The Megina Terrane Paleozoic The Common Deposits for the Megina and Boclugea TerranesThe Uzum Bair Terrane Paleozoic; The Scythian Platform; The Moldavian Platform; Pre-Alpine Terranes and Pre-Alpine Orogenies; The Foreapulian Terrane; The Getic Terrane in East Carpathians; The Getic Terrane in South Carpathians; The Danubian Domain in South Carpathians; The Moesian Platform; The Central Dobrogean Shield; The Scythian Platform; The Moldavian Platform; Alpine Sediments Anterior to the Alpine Terranes Amalgamation; The Foreapulian Terrane; The Getic Terrane in East Carpathians; The Getic Terrane in South Carpathians The Danubian Domain in South CarpathiansThe Moesian Platform; The Alpine Terranes Amalgamation; The Transilvanides, Pienides, and Severinides; The Alpine Post-amalgamation Sediments; The Alpine Magmatism; References; 4 Karst and Caves of Romania: A Brief Overview; Abstract; Introduction; Environmental Conditions; Geologic Settings; Carbonate Rocks; Metamorphosed Carbonates (Marble); Non-carbonate Rocks; Evaporates (Salt and Gypsum); Siliciclastic; Igneous and Metamorphic; Types of Karst; Types of Caves and Speleogenesis; Acknowledgements; References 5 The Systematic Catalog of the Romanian CavesReferences; Useful Websites; 6 Karst Hydrogeology; Abstract; Introduction; A Brief History of Karst Hydrogeology Research in Romania; Karst Hydrogeological Maps; Method of Investigation Tracer and Dye Studies; In-EDTA; Dye Studies; Background (Preinjection) Monitoring; References; 7 Rodna Mountains: Izvorul Tăusoarelor Cave (Pestera de la Izvorul Tăusoarelor); Abstract; Geographic, Geologic, and Hydrologic Settings; History of Exploration; Cave Description; Speleogenesis; Cave Climate and Radon Concentration; Speleothems and Minerals
Series Title: Cave and karst systems of the world.
Responsibility: Gheorghe M. L. Ponta, Bogdan P. Onac, editors.

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