Sul sito di pubblicazioni scientifiche MDPI si invitano i ricercatori a pubblicare articoli sui processi carsici e il paloecarsismo in occasione dell’Anno Internazionale delle Grotte e del Carsismo: Special Issue “Geochemical Processes of Karst and Karst Paleoenvironments”
C’è tempo fino al 30 Settembre 2021
Sul sito di pubblicazioni scientifiche MDPI, con Impact factor 2544, si invitano i ricercatori a pubblicare articoli sui processi carsici e il paloecarsismo in occasione dell’Anno Internazionale delle Grotte e del Carso 2021.
Special Issue “Geochemical Processes of Karst and Karst Paleoenvironments”
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section “Hydrology and Hydrogeology”.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Meanwhile, We are also glad to welcome selected papers on related topics from International Year of Caves and Karst.
Karst landscapes and karst aquifers, which are composed of a variety of soluble rocks, comprise 20–25% of the ice-free land surface, and nearly 20% of society worldwide relies on karst aquifers for economic, urban, and environmental fresh water. The dissolution of a carbonate rock and the influence on water chemistry are a combination of various geochemical processes of major significance to the origin and evolution of the karst environment. Today, the main driver influencing environmental changes in the karst environment is anthropogenic chemical contamination and climate change. In order to evaluate the impact of these changes on karst systems it is necessary to determine geochemical background levels for delineating between natural and anthropogenic impacts. The geochemistry of natural geological archives, such as soils, sediments, and speleothems, can be used as proxies to estimate the magnitude of human and climate change impacts on water resources today. In this Special Issue, we would like to focus on the study of geochemical processes recorded at various temporal and spatial scales, including water monitoring and changes recorded in geological time frames. We welcome contributions that focus on the inorganic and organic components, as well as isotopes, in all components of existing karst systems and their paleoenvironmental counterparts. Research related to the geochemistry of karst systems in the broadest sense is most welcome.