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Speleology is the scientific study and exploration of caves; including the surveying, mapping and cartography of caves and reporting on the flora and fauna found in them. The Speleology topic includes questions related to the geology, biology, chemistry, archaeology, hydrogeology,and karst topography of caves; the history of and trivia about specific caves; and published findings related to the research of those who study caves called Speleologists.
The study of volcanoes is volcanology. The study of volcanoes is called volcanology. Volcanologists are the people who study volcanoes. A volcano is very unpredictable but volcanologists can use different tools to study them and help to predict eruptions. +++ It's Vulcanolog [y / ist] - with a "u".…
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The study of volcanoes is volcanology.
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underwater caves are formed when over a period of time, tides smashes the rocks and erodes it. gradually, it forms an underwater cave.   +++ It's true that sea-caves, as the answer states, are formed by erosion by wave-action, and they can hold deep water, but I suspect the questioner i…
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The cone-shaped mineral deposit that hangs from the roof of a cave is a stalactite. See the related question for more information.
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Stalagmites. Stalactites grow from the ceiling. They are called stalagmites because they might reach up your belly button. That is a pun to help you remember it.
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A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter, while a cavern is a large cave. Both words are also used to describe entire cave systems of passages and chambers, though 'cavern' implies large-scale development.
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Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
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Stalacite means a deposit that hangs like an icicle from the roof of a cave.A good way to remember the two words stalacite and stalagmite is: Stalacite has a C in it so that can represent ceiling and stalagmite has a G in it which can represent ground.
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Voronya Cave, Abkhazia, Georgia (2191 metres deep from the highest entrance to the lowest point). Another cave nearby in Georgia and another in Austria are the second and third placeholders.
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If someone tells you that you are confined to a Cave, this person is likely referring to Plato's Cave, which means that you are not able to see beyond your own little world. Usually it would mean that the person that is confined to the cave is not worldly or, in other words, ignorant (of what is out…
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Caves can form in a variety of ways, but most caves are dissolutional and are initially formed by chemical weathering of surface rock, usually limestone, by carbonic acid contained in rainwater. As chemical weathering continues, mechanical weathering joins in the fun to further attack and widen join…
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by water and air combining to build pressure +++Tht'as not correct and it's hard to see what the respondent had in mind.Most caves are formed in limestone by naturally-acidic groundwater dissolving it as it passes through the joints, bedding-planes and faults in the rock mass.
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ANSWER:Its because they are both made by erosion. Limestone is a rock that is soft and easily eroded by underground streams and rivers. Just as water can carve mountains down and cut canyons above ground, they do the same below ground. After this water recedes, The water has cut passageways and tunn…
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estimations put the maximum size at 13 metres (43 ft) for females and 10 metres (33 ft) for males from caudal fin to the tip of the two long tentacles (second only to the colossal squid at an estimated 14 metres (46 ft)
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Son Doong Cave: is in Vietnam. At more than 200m high, 150m wide and 5km long, the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam is so big it has its own river, jungle and climate.
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Mammoth Cave, located in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park in the United States.
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Caves form because ground water is slightly acidic and in flowing through joints, bedding-planes and faults within limestone or gypsum, dissolves the rock away. The only other rocks soluble in water are Chalk, Dolomite and Salt, but their formations do not normally support cave development - tho…
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Lava is magma that has reached the surface. Magma can be formed from the subduction and melting of cold, dense, wet oceanic crust at some convergent plate margins. The moisture in the rock assists in the melting of the crust and the rock surrounding it. Magma is also formed at hot spots in the mantl…
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Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
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AnsweA cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter, while a cavern is a large cave that was formed chemically (through things like acid rain). Another mining definition for cavern can also be series of connected underground caves. This definition is the scientific term. You…
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The Painted Cave located on the Channel Island of Santa Cruz is home to many marine animals. Sea anemones and sponges normally brightly colored near the entrance to the cave will lose their color in the dark sunless reaches. Sea Lions also make their home on exposed ledges in the cave most of the ye…
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Water wears away the rock by a combination of dissolving it and erosion. They usually start with small cracks, the water dissolves bits of the limestone and make them bigger and bigger. Eventually the flow is strong enough that particles of dirt and sand help with the erosion. Then typically the wat…
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Caverns are formed when rain, run-off, or surface water mixes with the topsoil, then Carbon acid and Carbon Dioxide mix with the soil where plants grow, making an acid so powerful that it eats away at the limestone that is underground; making cracks. Over millions of years, this process makes caves,…
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Carlsbad Caverns is located in New Mexico.
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ANSWER: A landscape that is strictly formed by the erosion of water. Most caves are formed by the underground rivers leeching and eroding the softer layers of the earth like limestone. What is left is passages that have been eroded away and over time is ever changing. There will be stalagtites an…
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Go to six island and go east to find water use surf and go north continue north to pattern bush go through pattern bush then use surf again continue north until you reach altering cave.
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"Scree, also called talus, is a term given to an accumulation of broken rock fragments at the base of crags, mountain cliffs, or valley shoulders." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scree
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catch a azelf and rome around
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Answer New Mexico
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underwater
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caves are found near water
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Caves can form in a variety of ways, but most caves are dissolutional and are initially formed by chemical weathering of surface rock, usually limestone, by carbonic acid contained in rainwater. As chemical weathering continues, mechanical weathering joins in the fun to further attack and widen join…
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It can be called an active, dormant or extinct volcano. An active volcano erupts regularly and frequently, however, it might not erupt at some times. A dormant volcano rarely erupts. Therefore, it does not erupt for most of the time. An extinct volcano does not erupt anymore.
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a cave is like an arch formed by the erosion of the sea. +++ It may be, but a cave properly is any natural, subterranean cavity of humanly-enterable size, and in scale anything from a small sea-cave (as above) to vast systems of passages and chambers like Mammoth Caves.
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Carlsbad Caverns are located in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico.
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A cavern is a under ground chamber made by underground water
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Per the following website, there are approx. 4100 known caves in Alabama. I believe this site refers to TAG which is a regional caving organization affiliated with the National Speleological Society, so hopefully it is correct. http:/www.outdooralabama.com/watchable-wildlife/Watchablearticles/under…
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I suggest you may be able to find out from or via the National Speleological Society web-site or its other publications. Expect thousands!   The UK has thousands of recorded caves altogether, listed across cavers' regional guide-books, but I don't know if US cavers have similar books read…
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Hells Fire is symbolic of the pains that man feels for his deeds that have not been in accord with God's will.
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it is the main vein of the body it brings deoxygenated blood back to the heart
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The southern Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand.Near Hamilton =)
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They are interesting and exotic trips into the bowels of the earth, and are not for the timid or faint of heart, should Never be entered alone, should Never be entered without proper equipment and should Never be entered without well supervised advanced training. Even more exotic and risky is cave d…
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Mammoth Cave, located in Kentucky.
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The average annual temperature rule-of-thumb: Cave "air temperature is greatly determined by wall temperature, which is approximately equal to the mean annual temperature outside the cave." (Boga 1997)
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Yeah. They show them in movies and National Geographic sometimes. +++ You divide them into two categories, rather simply. Many caves on land have "sumps" - permanently water-filled stretches of passage, usually rather like an elongated and enlarged version of the U-bend under a kitchen sink. Some ca…
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Yes. There are MANY caves in Canada.
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Minerals can be separated from rocks by weathering and erosion.
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I think volcanologist, though it does not found in English dictionaries. But I read the word volcanologist as the one who can predict the eruption of a volcano if the volcano is equipped with a variety of sensors. It might also be the geologist or the scientist, part of their course also tackles abo…
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Mammoth Cave in the National Park in Central Kentucky in the United States of America is the largest cave system.
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the famous lascaux cave
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caves will most likely develop whare caves develop.
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volcanologist
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Dissolution of the rock by water.
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Erosion of rock by water flowing under the ground will form caves. If too much rock is removed, the roof of the cave may collapse, creating a large sinkhole.
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Mammoth Cave near Cave City, Kentucky, is the world's longest cave. More than 390 miles of passages have been mapped. Mammoth Cave is three times longer than its nearest competitor. Not only is the cave the longest in the world, but cave mappers believe the cave system will eventually prove to be 56…
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west ciast of north america
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico.
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It is in central Kentucky near Brownsville.
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volcanologistA volcanologist. VulcanologistsVulcanologists
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The opening is called the cave entrance or cave mouth. It is usually an "exit" formed by flowing water.
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The largest cave in the world is the Son Doong cave in Vietnam. It is over five and a half miles long, and has a jungle and a river.
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I would think that a cave would be overly populated by many creatures wanting to stay cooler.
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It forms up your butt around the corner three blocks away from da bakery shop....... Now how u lik dem apples
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Carlsbad Caverns are located in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico.
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Fissure, Talus, Solutional, Granite, Slate, Erosional, man-made, rare emerged Sea caves, Sea caves, and Sandstone caves.Most are created over millions of years by water dissolving minerals in the rock, leaving a void or hollow behind.
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Cave diving is a particularly risky type of diving using specialized SCUBA equipment to explore underwater caves.
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granite caves sea caves sandstone caves . stay in school
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That question is difficult to answer. Scientist are still studying the cave and are looking for more details.
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Scree or talus.
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Mammoth Cave in the US State of Kentucky.
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The deepest cave in NZ is Nettlebed at 890 metres deep in the Nelson region of NZ's South Island
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The Mammoth Cave located in the state of Kentucky is the largest cave system in the world.
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One subterranean tourist site in New Mexico is Carlsbad Cavern.
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Clasts.An accumulation of fallen clasts at the bottom of a rock face is "scree".An accumulation of clasts generally, up to about cobble size anyway, is a "sediment".
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Loose rock fragments can be caused by weathering, or indeed erosion. They can be found in a scree slope, and alluvial fan, a beach, in the soil (they are the soil, sometimes). Loose rock fragments are known to a geologist as 'Unconsolidated sediment' which can be classified into various groups. Con…
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The most common animal that lives in caves are bats.
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The longest cave in the world is the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, United States. The scientists believed that the estimated length of the cave is 1,000 mi or 1,600 km.
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Acidic ground water (rain-water that has absorbed atmospheric carbon dioxide to form carbonic acid) dissolving the limestone as it flows through the joints & other discontinuities in the rock mass.
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Cave City, Kentucky
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Stalactites grow downwards (hang down); Stalagmites grow upwards. How to remember the difference: Stalactites "hold tight" to the ceiling.
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New Mexico
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a stalagmite is on the ground, a stalactite hangs from the ceiling.
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Kentucky
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rain water waves winds Most of the world's caves are in limestone, including its metamorphosis, marble) by the dissolution of the rock's primary constituent, calcium carbonate, by rain / snow-melt water acidified by carbon dioxide absorbed from the atmosphere percolating through the rock's joints an…
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The Mammoth Cave National Park is located in Central Kentucky .
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Rain or snow-melt water absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxided to create the wek carbonic acid, which over time in percolating through the limestone mass's joints, bedding-planes and faults, dissolves the rock's primary mineral calcite (calcium carbonate).
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They die
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Limestone caverns are formed when the acid in the rain drops or sea water erodes the stone through attrition and eliminates to rock. Limestone is a permeable rock - which means it can soak up liquid, like a sponge.
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which is the largest cave
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