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Wolfgang Dreybrodt, Franci Gabrovsek, Douchko Romanov, 2005
Processes of Speleogenesis: A Modeling Approach

Zalozba ZRC Publications, Carsologica Series
Paperback, 376 pages, 250 graphics and tables, 170 x 240 mm.

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This book draws together the major recent advances in the modeling of karst systems. Based on the dissolution kinetics of limestone, and flow and transport processes in its fractures, it presents a hierarchy of cave genetic situations that range from the enlargement of a single fracture to the evolution of cavernous drainage patterns in confined and unconfined karst aquifers. These results are also applied to the evolution of leakage below dam sites in karst. The book offers a wealth of informations that help to understand the development of cave systems. It addresses geologists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, and geographers. It is also of interest to all scientists and engineers who have responsibilities for groundwater exploration and management in karst terrains.
Guest contributors: Sebastian Bauer, Steffen Birk, Rudolf Liedl, Martin Sauter & Georg Kaufmann with foreword by Derek C. Ford.

CONTENTS:
1. INTRODUCTION
2. EQUILIBRIUM CHEMISTRY AND DISSOLUTION KINETICS OF LIMESTONE IN H2O-CO2 SOLUTIONS
3. THE EVOLUTION OF A SINGLE FRACTURE
4. MODELING KARST EVOLUTION ON TWO-DIMENSIONAL NETWORKS: CONSTANT HEAD BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
5. UNCONFINED AQUIFERS UNDER VARIOUS BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
6. KARSTIFICATION BELOW DAM SITES
7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
8. BIBLIOGRAPHY


GUEST CHAPTER by Sebastian Bauer, Steffen Birk, Rudolf Liedl and Martin Sauter:
SIMULATION OF KARST AQUIFER GENESIS USING A DOUBLE PERMEABILITY APPROACH INVESTIGATION FOR CONFINED AND UNCONFINED SETTINGS

GUEST CHAPTER by Georg Kaufmann:
STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION OF KARST AQUIFERS: A FINITE-ELEMENT NUMERICAL MODELLING APPROACH




Wolfgang Dreybrodt, born in 1939, is a professor of experimental physics at the University of Bremen, Germany. He worked in solid state physics and molecular biophysics, and in parallel to this, theoretically and experimentally on the dissolution kinetics of limestone and gypsum. These results enabled to model the evolution of limestone caves, which has been a major focus of his research since 1988. He is author of the book “Processes in Karst Systems – Physics, Chemistry, and Geology” published by Springer in 1988, and co-editor of “Speleogenesis : Evolution of Karst Aquifers” published in 2002 by National Speleological Society, USA. He is an Editor-in-chief of the on-line journal www.speleogenesis.info. Caving, to him means inspiration of his scientific work.

Franci Gabrovsek
, born in 1968, graduated in physics at the University of Ljubljana in 1995 and finished a PhD at the Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Bremen in 2000. Since then he has been a research fellow at the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU. His main interest is numerical modelling of different karst processes. He is a lecturer in karstology at Nova Gorica Polytechnics and co-editor of Acta Carsologica. He has actively explored caves and karst in China, Brazil and particularly in Slovenia

Douchko Romanov
, born in 1971, graduated in physics at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1998, and finished his PhD at the Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Bremen, Germany, in 2003. Since then he has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Karst Processes Research Group at the University of Bremen. At present he is involved in modeling the evolution of porosity in porous rock of carbonate platforms and islands.