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U.S. Geological Survey
Karst Interest Group Proceedings
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
August 20-22, 2002  [Karst Interest Group Logo]
Eve L. Kuniansky, editor

U.S. Geological Survey
Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4174

Atlanta, Georgia

GALE A. NORTON, Secretary


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Introduction and Acknowledgments

Agenda, U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Workshop

Integrating Science

Overview of background resources on karst research emphasizing obscure and "gray area" documents, by Barry F. Beck

National Cave and Karst Research Institute - Progress in the first two years, by Zelda Chapman Bailey

Conservation and Protection of Caves and Karst in the National Parks, by Ronal C. Kerbo


Demystifying ground-water flow and contaminant movement in karst systems using chemical and isotopic tracers, by Brian G. Katz

Development of a counterterrorsim preparedness tool for evaluating risks to karstic spring water, by Malcolm S. Field

Comparison of methods to source track bacteria in ground water in karst areas of Berkeley County, West Virginia, by Melvin Mathes, Don Stoeckel, and Ken Hyer

Karst aquifers as atmospheric carbon sinks: An evolving global network of research sites, by Chris Groves, Joe Meiman, Joel Despain, Liu Zaihua, and Yuan Daoxian

State and National Programs

Synopsis of karst investigations conducted in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties, West Virginia, by the  U.S. Geological Survey West Virginia District, by Mark D. Kozar

National Karst Map Project, an update, by Jack B. Epstein, David J. Weary, Randall C. Orndorff, Zelda C. Bailey, and Ronal C. Kerbo

Structure and Genesis

Karstification along an active fault zone in Cyprus, by Richard W. Harrison, Wayne L. Newell, and Mehmet Necdet

Structural and lithologic control of karst features in northwestern New Jersey, by Donald H. Monteverde and Richard F. Dalton

Three-dimensional geologic framework modeling for a karst region in the Buffalo National River, Arkansas, by Kyle E. Murray and Mark R. Hudson

Stratigraphy-karst relationships in the Frederick Valley of Maryland, by David K. Brezinski and James P. Reger

Poster Session Abstracts

Evaluating travel times and transient mixing in a karst aquifer using time-series analysis of stable isotope data, by Andrew J. Long and Larry D. Putnam

Changes in nitrate concentrations in spring waters due to mixing of surface and ground water in the Woodville Karst Plain, Northern Florida, by B. G. Katz, A. R. Chelette, and T.R. Pratt

Use of dye tracing to determine conduit flow paths within source-protection areas of a karst spring and wells in the Bear River Range, northern Utah, by Lawrence E. Spangler

Field Trip Guide

Hydrogeologic framework of the northern Shenandoah Valley carbonate aquifer system, by Randall C. Orndorff and George E. Harlow, Jr.

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Southeast Regional Office
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Norcross, GA 30092
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