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The Beka-Ocizla Cave System: Karstological Railway Planning in Slovenia

  • Contributes to the understanding of cave and karst systems of the world
  • Provides necessary background information for railway planning in karst terrains
  • Enables access to valuable maps and videos as supplementary material

Series: Cave and Karst Systems of the World

By: Martin Knez(Editor), Metka Petrič(Editor), Tadej Slabe(Editor), Stanka Šebela(Editor)

102 pages, 37 colour & 57 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2014 | #223847 | ISBN-13: 9783319044552
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About this book

A proposed railway on the 5th European Railway Corridor (Venice-Kiev) between the northern Adriatic ports of Koper (Slovenia) and Trieste (Italy) and the interior of Slovenia required extensive karstological studies and planning. The Beka-Ocizla Cave System contains the knowledge gained from these studies as well as further information on the regional karst surface and underground, the karst hydrogeology and the specific caves of the Beka-Ocizla cave system.


- Introduction
- Background for the Study
- Morphological Units of the Region
- Geomorphologic Analysis of the Region
- Karstification of the Kras
- Types of Caves and their Form
- Development of the Aquifer
- Biology of the Underground Habitats
- Hydrogeological Structure of the Alignments Area
- Directions and Characteristics of the Flow of Underground Water
- Influence of Construction of the Railway Line on Karst Waters
- Proposal for Further Research
- Caves of the Contact Karst of Beka and Ocizla
- Conclusion
- Appendixes (Geology and Karst Caves/Hydrogeological map)

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