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By W.B. White,E.L. White

This quantity has its roots within the far-off earlier of greater than two decades in the past, the foreign Hydrologic Decade (IHD), 1964-1974. one of many said targets of the IHD was once to advertise examine into groundwater occasions for which the country of data was once hopelessly insufficient. this type of areas of difficulty was once the hydrology of carbonate terrains. place papers released early within the IHD emphasised the specified difficulties of karst; carbonate terrains have been alleged to obtain quite a lot of cognizance in the course of the IHD. there have been certainly many new contributions from eu colleagues yet, regrettably, within the usa the nice intentions weren't sponsored up by means of a lot within the approach of federal investment. a few reliable and engaging paintings was once released, fairly by way of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), yet within the educational group the topic languished. approximately this comparable time the Cave study beginning (CRF), geared up in 1957 to advertise the systematic exploration, survey, and medical research of the good cave structures of titanic Cave nationwide Park, was once casting approximately for a broader scope for its examine actions. Up until eventually that point, CRF examine have been mostly limited to special mineralogical and geological investigations in the caves, with the most a part of the hassle focused on exploration and survey. the choice to enquire the hydrology required a undeniable expansion of imaginative and prescient simply because investigators then needed to think of the total karst drainage basin instead of remoted fragments of cave passage.

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