Cave Exploration in Slovenia

Discovering Over 350 New Caves During Motorway Construction on Classical Karst

  • Martin Knez
  • Tadej Slabe
Part of the Cave and Karst Systems of the World book series (CAKASYWO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
    Pages 1-16
  3. Classical Karst: Construction Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 19-29
    3. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 31-38
    4. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 39-45
    5. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 47-52
    6. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 53-66
  4. Classical Karst: Newly Discovered Significant Karst Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 69-76
    3. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 77-87
    4. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 89-101
    5. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 103-116
    6. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 117-124
    7. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 125-134
    8. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 135-142
    9. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 143-161
  5. Comparison with Low and Covered Karst and Karst in Breccia: Dolenjska region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 165-173
    3. Martin Knez, Tadej Slabe, Franci Gabrovšek, Janja Kogovšek, Andrej Kranjc, Andrej Mihevc et al.
      Pages 175-184

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the opening and exploration of more than 350 previously undiscovered caves of the Slovenian Karst, discovered during motorway construction work. The summarizes the planning of traffic roads and presents the new findings obtained during construction, as well as studies on newly-discovered karst phenomena and karst waters and their protection.

Earthmoving work during construction has revealed a cross-section of the surface of the Classical Karst, covered karst with famous underground stone forests and unique karst in breccia. Research conducted in these caves has yielded a number of new findings on how the karst surface and underground were formed, on the flow of water through karst aquifers, and on the evolution of karst on various types of rock and under various conditions. The work was written by researchers from the ZRC SAZU Karst Research Institute and the Institute of Geology AS CR. The reader will benefit from the authors’ collaboration with planners and builders, which offers valuable insights for the planning and execution of their own activities in karst regions.

Keywords

Cave Exploration in Slovenia Environmental Planning Karst Caves Karst Features Karst Waters Karstological Monitoring Motorway Construction and Karst Slovenian Karst ZRC SAZU Karst Research Institute

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Knez
    • 1
  • Tadej Slabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Yunnan International Karst Environmental LaboratoryKarst Research Institute, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Postojna, Slovenia, andKunmingChina
  2. 2.Yunnan International Karst Environmental LaboratoryKarst Research Institute, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Postojna, Slovenia, andKunmingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21203-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21202-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21203-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-4591
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4605
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