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Amelichev, G.N.; Dmitrieva, A.Y.; Samokhin, G.V.
Hypogene karst of simferopol (crimean fore-mountains) and its evolution
Speleology and Karstology
2012
8
50
62

In the limits of the urbanized territories of the fore-mountain Crimea, the amount of emergency situation caused by karst grows rapidly. At the same time indexes of intensity of modern karst processes are low, and environmental conditions are barely favourable for karst development. This disparity is settled on the basis of application of new ideas and concepts of geology, hydrogeology and speleogenesis, which have been integrated in domestic karstology relatively recently. In Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, features of relict hypogene karst are revealed, which are powerful stimulus of development of other negative exogeodynamic processes. The morfologo-genetic and age-dependent re-interpretation of karst features is performed. Superficial and underground forms are described. The article highlights main stages of karst evolution in the city. The growth of karst hazards in Simferopol is related to antropogenic activity, resulting in activation of relict hypogene karst features.

karst; karst geomorphology; karst hydrogeology; hypogene speleogenesis; evolution of karst; fore-mountain Crimea; Simferopol
1997-7492
Amelichev, G.N.; Dmitrieva, A.Y.; Samokhin, G.V., 2012, Hypogene karst of simferopol (crimean fore-mountains) and its evolution , Speleology and Karstology , 50 - 62 http://www.institute.speleoukraine.net/sk_journal/, PDF