Speleology

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.

Asked in Earth Sciences, Speleology, Periodic Table

How has phosphorus been used in the past?

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It is an essential constituent of protoplasm, used in safety matches, pyrotechnics, incendiary shells, and fertilizers and to protect metal surfaces from corrosion.
Asked by Forrest Brakus in Speleology, Travel & Places

What is the biggest cave in the world?

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The biggest cave in the world is Sơn Đoòng cave in Vietnam. It has a volume of nearly 40 million cubic kilometers. Inside, there’s a river, two jungles, and a localized climate. It was discovered in the early 1990s, and nobody returned until 2009. A man named Ho Khanh first found it while hunting—he’d heard wind and the flow of the river inside. However, on return trips, he couldn’t find the cave again. He searched for it for years before he finally led researchers to it more than a decade later. Now, a limited number of people can explore it each year.
Asked in Astronomy, Speleology

Is earth in a degrading orbit?

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No. The Earth's orbit is quite stable; has been for 4 billion years or more.
Asked in Geology, Speleology

Caves and caverns are formed in carbonate rock by what?

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The reaction of carbonic acid in rain and groundwater with the carbonate rock.
Asked in Speleology

What is the plot for Maroo of the winter caves?

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Maroo is a Indian girl who lives with her father and mother Areg. But, when they find a cave, they camp there. But, at a cliff Areg is killed by an ibex or what we call it, a mountain goat. So, Maroo and her brother Otak try to find help.
Asked in Speleology

How did maroo get her name in maroo of the winter caves?

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Maroo means "Little Ptarmigian".
Asked in Speleology, Carlsbad Caverns

What is the depth of the Carlsbad Caverns in miles?

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The deepest point in Carlsbad Cavern, the park's tour cave, is 1037 feet below the surface, or 0.196 miles. However, this area is not open to the public. The deepest point the public visits is about 830 feet underground.
Asked in Ecosystems, Speleology, Natural Disasters

How can an ecosystem recover after a natural disaster?

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This is a fairly broad question given that there are many kinds of natural disasters and many kinds of ecosystems to which such disasters may happen. But in general, life only needs a tiny toehold with which to start to regain its former abundance, and once this process begins, the ecosystem will normally start to heal in some way. However, some disasters are more destructive than others, and in some cases recovery is very slow.
Asked in Geology, Speleology, Grand Canyon

How are caves formed?

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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 joints and fissures in what is usually soluble sedimentary rock. Some other types of caves are formed by percolating sulfuric acid, flowing lava, flowing water in glaciers, wave action, and particle abrasion.
Asked in Geology, Speleology, Gold and Precious Metals

Why is platinum worth more than gold?

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You cannot really compare the two, as they are two very different metals. However, the biggest difference would be the price as platinum is more expensive than gold and it is more durable and dense. When a ring is being made, in the case of platinum 85% – 95% is used, whereas with gold about 75% is used, depending on the karat.
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Why would the people of umuofia be beaten in the war with mbaino if they disobeyed the oracles of the hills and caves?

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"...because their dreaded agadi-nwayi would never fight what the Ibo call a fight of blame."
Asked in Speleology, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Cave Exploring

What kind of cave structures stick up from the floor of a cave?

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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.
Asked in Astronomy, Geology, Speleology, Planet Earth

What is a hole in a earth called?

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A natural hole in the Earth is called a cave or cavern. An artificial hole in the Earth might be a mine, or a pit.
Asked in Speleology, Human Origins, The Difference Between

What is the difference between caves and caverns?

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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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What kind of animals live in Luray Caverns?

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bats, blind millipedes, fish, and snakes
Asked in Geology, Speleology

Where are caves mostly found?

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In areas with karst topography. Carbonate bedrock.
Asked in Geology, Speleology, Grand Canyon

How is a cave formed?

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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 joints and fissures in what is usually soluble sedimentary rock, like limestone. Some other types of caves are formed by percolating sulfuric acid, flowing lava, flowing water in glaciers, wave action, and particle abrasion.
Asked in Kentucky, Speleology, Mammoth Cave National Park

What is the deepest cave in the world?

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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.
Asked in Geography, Speleology, Human Origins, The Difference Between

What is the difference between a cave and a cavern?

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Answe A 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 can also check for more details - http://wikiuncle.com/index.php?title=Cave_vs._cavern_vs._hollow&redirect=no
Asked in Speleology, Volcanoes, Scientists

What kind of scientist studies volcanoes?

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volcanologist A volcanologist. Vulcanologists Vulcanologists
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What is the study of speleology?

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It is the study of caves.