Karst and Cave Geology

Karst and Cave Geology
This course will provide an overview of diverse aspects of a peculiar landscape known as “karst,” from surface geomorphology to caves as archives of past climate conditions. Through in-class discussions and exercises, students will learn about karst hydrology, cave development, and how cave formations like stalagmites are created and can be used to generate paleoclimate records. A week-long fieldtrip to Mammoth Cave National Park will allow students to study the characteristic morphological features of both surface and subsurface karst. Students will also gain experience in fieldwork such as karst spring monitoring or microclimate studies of caves. Travel costs are covered. Questions about travel and financial or time implications of missed work/practice should be directed to the Chair. (Any lab-based 100-level Geology course or permission from Jeff Munroe)
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INTD 1222

All Sections in Winter 2020

Winter 2020

INTD1222A-W20 Lecture (Koltai, Munroe)