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.International Workshop of UIS Commission on Physical Chemistry and Hydrogeology of Karst on:
“Cave Climate and Paleoclimate- Best Record of the Global Change”

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 24- 27 September 2002

 

International Workshop of UIS Commission on Physical Chemistry and Hydrogeology of Karst on:
Cave Climate and Paleoclimate- Best Record of the Global Change Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 24- 27 September 2002

Organized by:
UIS Commission on Physical Chemistry and Hydrogeology of Karst
Co- organized by:
IGCP 448 “World Correlation on Karst Ecosystems”
In cooperation with:
Speleological Society at University of Sofia,
Bulgarian Federation of Speleology,
Turistic Society “Surnena Gora”, St. Zagora
Association “Environment Cultural Heritage in Karst”

Preliminary Program

International Workshop of UIS Commission on Physical Chemistry and Hydrogeology of Karst on: “Cave Climate and Paleoclimate- Best Record of the Global Change” will be organized in a nice mountain hotel near city of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria on 24- 27 September 2002 by UIS Commission on Physical Chemistry and Hydrogeology of Karst, co- organized by IGCP 448 "World correlation on karst ecosystem" in co- operation with Speleological Society at University of Sofia, Bulgarian Federation of Speleology and Turistic Society “Surnena Gora”, St. Zagora and Association “Environment and Cultural Heritage in Karst”.

International Scientific Organizing Committee:
President: Yavor Y. Shopov YYShopov@Phys.Uni-Sofia,bg and YYShopov@Yahoo.com
(President of UIS Commission on Physical Chemistry and Hydrogeology of Karst), Bulgaria
Vice Presidents: Paolo Forti (Ex- UIS President), Italy
Yuan Daoxian (Leader IGCP 448), China
Members: Derek Ford (Ex- UIS President), Canada
Arrigo Cigna (Ex- UIS President), Italy
Julia James (Ex- UIS President), Australia
Giovani Badino (President of Italian Speleological Society)
Art Palmer, USA
Charles Yonge, Canada
Leonid Georgiev, Mexico
Sophie Verheyden, Belgium

Local Organizing Committee:
President: Alexey Stoev
Vice president: Ludmil Tsankov
Members:
Petar Delchev,
Diana Stoykova,
Alexey Jalov,
Penka Muglova,
Alexey Benderev,
Tsvetan Ostromsky
Address:
Petar Delchev,
National Museum Earth and Man,
4 Cherni Vruh Blvd.
Fax ++359(2)661455,
tel +359(2)656743,
YYShopov@Phys.Uni-Sofia.bg and YYShopov@Yahoo.com

Schedule:
.arrival, 21-23 September, Pre-conference excursion
.registration 24 September,
.welcoming cocktail 24th, 19:00 h.
.scientific sessions 25- 27th September 2002 half-day
.free conference excursion 27th September 2002
.post conference excursion 28- 30th September 2002

Preliminary Program
of the International Workshop on:
"Cave Climate and Paleoclimate- Best Record of the Global Change"

24 September 2002
9:00- 14:00- arrival, registration
14:00- 14:30- Opening Addresses from Bulgarian Parliament, Mer of Stara Zagora, Bulgarian Royal Society and the Commission President
General Keynote Lectures:
14:30- 15:30- Giovanni Badino (Italy). Cave Climate --???
15:30- 16:00- coffee break
16:00- 17:00- Yavor Shopov (Bulgaria). Speleothem Records- the Best Record of the Global Change
17:00- 17:30- Derek Ford (Canada). Explorations in Pb/U dating of speleothems.

17:30- 19:00- Posters
19:30- Cocktail

25 September 2002
8:00- 9:00- breakfast
Morning section: Paleotectonics (Chairman Paolo Forti)
9:00- 9:40 Thematic Keynote Lecture: Paolo Forti (Italy). Tectonic and seismic data from speleothems: an overview
9:40- 10:00 Mehmet Ekmekci and Lutfu Nazik (Turkey). Evolution of Golpazar?-Huyuk Karst System (Bilecik-Turkey): Indications of Tectonic and Climatic Controls
10:00- 10:20 Kyriaki Papadopoulou- Vrynioti (Greece). Cone karst in Greece as record of the global change
10:20- 10:40 Dora Angelova (Bg), M'hamed Alaeddine Belfoul, Sophia Bouzid, Farid Faik (Morocco) Paleoseismic Events and Effects in Karst in Deformed Terrains in Bulgaria and Morocco

10:40- 11:00 coffee break
Morning section: Influence of the Climate and Cave Climate on Human Health and Migrations (Chairman Arrigo Cigna) --???
11:00- 11:40 Thematic Keynote Lecture: Dimitar Il. Dimitrov (Bulgaria). Influence of the Ancient Climate on Migrations in Bulgaria.
11:40- 12:00 Maria Gkioni (Greece). The role of the environmental archaeology in the study and the reconstruction of cave paleoclimate
12:00- 12:20 - to be announced

12:30- 13:30 lunch
Afternoon section: Ecosystems Impact on Karst Processes and Karst Records.
(Chairman Yavor Shopov)
14:00- 14:40 Thematic Keynote Lecture: J. James (Australia) The Paleoclimatic Significance of Biomineralisation in Caves.
14:40- 15:00 Shopov Y.Y., C. J. Yonge, L.T.Tsankov, S.Georgiev, L.N.Georgiev, D.C. Ford. Quantitative Annual Speleothem Records of Temperature and Precipitation in the past - A new tool for Reconstruction of past karst denudation rates.
15:00- 15:20 Levent Tezcan and Mehmet Ekmekci (Turkey). Surface Cover Infiltration Index: A Suggested Method to Assess Infiltration for Intrinsic Vulnerability in Karstic Areas in Absence of Quantitative Data
15:20- 15:40 - to be announced

15:40- 16:00 coffee break
Afternoon section II: Speleothem records of Past Environmental Changes (Chairman Charles Yonge)
16:00- 16:40 Thematic Keynote Lecture: Diana Stoykova (Bulgaria) Solar Luminosity Influence Over Geomagnetic Field, Past Climates, Glaciations and Time Shifting of Termination-II derived from speleothems.
16:40- 17:00 Yavor Shopov, Diana Stoykova, L. Tsankov, M. Sanabria (Bulgaria), L.N. Georgiev (Mexico). Influence of the Solar Luminosity on Glacier Melting, Precipitation and Sea Level Changes.
17:00- 17:20 Christoph Spotl, Augusto Mangini (Austria) A flowstone record of the penultimate interglacial from a high-altitude cave site (Eastern Alps, Austria)
17:20- 17:40 Russell Drysdale (Australia), Gianni Zanchetta, Giuseppe Bruschi, Ilaria Isola, Jian-xin Zhao, Anthony Fallick. The palaeoclimatic significance of a Middle to Late Pleistocene stalagmite from the Alpi Apuane karst, northwestern Italy
17:40- 18:00 Shopov Y., Ludmil Tsankov, Albena Damyanova, Yasen Damyanov, Leonid Georgiev, Elena Marinova, Chas Yonge, Derek Ford (2001) Quantitative Annual Speleothem Records of Temperature, Precipitation and Solar Insolation in the past - A Key for Characterisation of past climatic systems.
18:00- 19:00- Posters

19:00- 20:00 dinner
20:00- Slide show
1.Andrew Eavis (UK) Caves of South East Asia in 3D Slide Show
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26 September 2002
8:00- 9:00- breakfast
Morning section: Stable Isotope Paleoclimatic Records (Chairman Sophie Verheyden)
9:00- 9:40 Thematic Keynote Lecture: Charles Yonge (Canada) Stable Isotopes in Speleothems, Rain and Infiltration Waters.--???
9:40- 10:00 Zaihua Liu, Meiliang Zhang, Shenyi You, Qiang Li (China) Hydrochemical and isotopic characteristics in the Baishuitai travertine scenic area of China and their implications for paleoenvironment study
10:00- 10:20 Zaihua Liu (China). Peculiarity in Hydrochemical Variations in karst system and its mechanisms.
10:20- 10:40 Augusto S. Auler (Brazil), Peter L. Smart (UK) Rates of Condensation Corrosion in Speleothems of Semi-Arid Northeastern Brazil

10:40- 11:00 coffee break
Morning section II: Underground Climatology (Chairman Giovanni Badino)
11:00- 11:40 Thematic Keynote Lecture: Alexey Stoev (Bulgaria) Cave microclimate in Bulgaria: genezis, evolution, cyclic recurrence and territory distribution
11:40- 12:00 - to be announced
12:00- 12:20 - to be announced

12:30- 13:30 lunch

Afternoon section: Speleothem Paleoluminescence Records as proxies of Paleogeographic, Paleogeologic and Paleoastronomic Changes. (Chairman Ludmil Tsankov)
14:00- 14:40 Thematic Keynote Lecture: Yavor Shopov (Bulgaria). 20 years of Speleothem Luminescence Records of Environmental Changes.
14:40- 15:00 Diana Stoykova, Yavor Shopov, L. Tsankov, M. Sanabria (Bulgaria), L.N. Georgiev (Mexico). Using of Speleothem Luminescence for Quantitative Reconstruction of Variations of the Solar Luminosity and the Effective Temperature of the Sun.
15:00- 15:20 Shopov Y.Y., L.Tsankov. Time- Resolved Photography of Phosphorescence Study of Thermal History and Uplift of epithermal Caves.
15:20- 15:40 Shopov Y.Y. Activators of Luminescence in Speleothems as Source of Major Mistakes in Interpretation of Luminescent Paleoclimatic Records.

15:40- 16:00 coffee break
Afternoon section II: Karst Geomorphology (Chairman Derek Ford)
16:00- 16:20 Kyriaki Papadopoulou- Vrynioti (Greece). Dry karst valleys in Greece as a record of the global change.
16:40- 17:00 Dora Angelova (Bg) Main Stages In Karst Morphogenesis in West and Central North Bulgaria
17:00- 17:20 Vladimir Tolmachev, Olga Maximova (Russia). Comparative Evaluation of Covered Karst Sensitive Terrain to Pollution of Geological Environment
17:20- 17:40 Dora Angelova, Yordan Malyakov (Bg) Conditions for Karst Development. in The Strandja Mountain
17:40- 18:00 to be announced
18:00- 19:00- Posters
19:00- 20:00 dinner
20:00- conference banquet (30$)

27 September 2002
8:00- 9:00- breakfast
Morning section I: Paleoclimatic Reconstructions from Karst Sediments (Chairman Yavor Shopov)
9:00- 9:40 Thematic Keynote Lecture: Sophie Verheyden (Belgium) Trace elements in Speleothems
9:40- 10:00 Anna F. Tooth Trace elements in speleothems and karst waters
10:00- 10:20 Wiszniowska Teresa (Poland) Palaeoclimatic Reconstructions from Karst Sediments
10:20- 10:40 Yavor Shopov, Svetlin Tasev, Diana Garbeva, Diana Stoykova, M. Sanabria L. Tsankov (Bulgaria), L.N. Georgiev (Mexico). A new advanced method for establishing of hard time-scale of sediment records with few absolute dates.
10:40- 11:00 coffee break
11:00- 12:00 Meeting of UIS Commission on Physical Chemistry and Hydrogeology of Karst and IGCP 448 "World Correlation on Karst Ecosystems"

12:00- 12:30 Closing ceremony
12:30- 13:30 lunch

14:00- 18:00 Half- day free conference excursion: Stara Zagora city- Karanovo settlement tomb- Kazanlak Tomb (a World Heritage Monument of UNESCO)

Posters by:
Karl-Heinz Offenbecher, Christoph Spotl
Anna F. Tooth, Ian J. Fairchild, UK
Ivo Karmann (Brazil)
Maria Gkioni
Russell Drysdale, UK
Peter De Geest, Belgium
Patricia A. Beddows , UK
Benaabidate Lahcen, (North Morocco)
Dr. Boris Shenkman, Mrs. Irina Shenkman
Dr. Eliyahu Wakshal- Jerusalem
Belen Muñoz, Madrid
Dr. Oleg Rybak, Russia
James Mwaami, Uganda
Jean-Pierre Bartholeyns, Belgique,
Dr. Vladimir M. Litvin
Dr.S.K.Sharma, India

 

Deadlines:
.Submission of abstracts:- 15th June 2002
.Reduced Registration fee:- 30 June 2002
.
Submission of papers:- 15th June 2002

Topics:
Workshop is focused on influence of karst ecosystems on karst processes and karst records in speleothems and cave sediments, but also includes:
1. Underground Climatology
2. Paleoclimatic Reconstructions from Karst Sediments
3. Speleothem records of Global Environmental Changes.
4. Ecosystems Impact on Karst Processes and Karst Records.
5. Hydrogeology and Hydrology of Karst
6. Infiltration of Porous Waters
7. Soil Impact on Karst Processes
8. Physical Chemistry of Karst Processes
9. Evolution of Karst
10. Trace Geochemistry of Karst
11. Biogenic Mineralisation in Caves
12. Mobility of Pollutants in Karst Terraines
13. Using of Cave Climate for Medical Therapy.
14. Methods for searching and location of caves

Publications: Extended abstracts (maximum 2 pages A4) must be submitted by 15th April 2002.

Conference papers will be published as a separate issue of International Journal of Speleology after peer review.

International Workshop on:

Cave Climate and Paleoclimate-
Best Record of the Global Change

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
24- 27 September 2002

 

Paper presentations
.Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes + 5 min. discussion
.Invited papers will be 60 min. (general) and 40 min (thematic), including discussion.
Number of participants is limited to 100 !!!

Video/Slide projections
.Video/Slide projections will be organized on 25th September 21:00-24:00h

FOR ACCOMPANING PERSON
We will offer to the accompanying guests a program showing them the beauty of our city - its ancient and modern landmarks to discover why Stara Zagora and Starazagorski Mineralni bani makes the perfect combination - the wisdom of the past and the verve of the present.

 

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