EGU 2011 - CR11.20: Ice deposits in caves: formation, evolution and climate-environment assessment
I would like to invite you to submit a contribution to the session
CR11.20: Ice deposits in caves: formation, evolution and
Convener: Valter Maggi
Co-Conveners: Aurel Perşoiu, Christiane Grebe.
Ice cave deposits, located inside karstic systems, represent a new
challenge for glaciologists, speleologists and (paleo-)climatologists
and other related sciences. The formation and evolution of ice in caves
follows the forcing of the external environment, both as a source of
water and snow, and the local climates which induces a specific cave
climate, favorable for the accumulation and preservation of ice. Located
also at low altitudes, in areas where both alpine glaciers and ice caps
are missing, perennial ice deposits in caves could be important archives
of climatic and environmental informations. In Austria, Slovak Republic,
Romania, Russia and other countries, these ice caves, as show caves,
represent also an important economic resource for the local community.
The aim of this session is to bring together research results, new
approaches and ideas that will help shaping the future development of
ice caves research and to discuss the multidisciplinary potential of ice
cave research with interested scientists. Papers on ice genesis and
dynamics, ice caves climate, paleoclimatic reconstructions using ice in
caves as sources of data, as well as ice caves management are welcomed.
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