Ice Caves by Aurel PersoiuIce Caves by Aurel Persoiu

Ice Caves

byAurel PersoiuEditorStein-Erik Lauritzen

Paperback | November 30, 2017

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Ice Cavessynthesizes the latest research on ice caves from around the world, bringing to light important information that was heretofore buried in various reports, journals, and archives largely outside the public view. Ice caves have become an increasingly important target for the scientific community in the past decade, as the paleoclimatic information they host offers invaluable information about both present-day and past climate conditions. Ice caves are caves that host perennial ice accumulations and are the least studied members of the cryosphere. They occur in places where peculiar cave morphology and climatic conditions combine to allow for ice to form and persist in otherwise adverse parts of the planet. The book is an informative reference for scientists interested in ice cave studies, climate scientists, geographers, glaciologists, microbiologists, and permafrost and karst scientists.

  • Covers various aspects of ice occurrence in caves, including cave climate, ice genesis and dynamics, and cave fauna
  • Features an overview of the paleoclimatic significance of ice caves
  • Includes over 100 color images of ice caves around the world
Aurel Persoiu is senior research fellow at the Emil Racovi Institute of Speleology, Cluj Napoca, Romania. He has 17 years of experience working in ice-cave-related topics, acquired while working toward his MSc (2002) and PhD (2011), as well as during his professional career at Emil Racovic Institute of Speleology, University of South F...
Title:Ice CavesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 30, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128117397

ISBN - 13:9780128117392

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Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1 Introduction Aurel Persoiu and Stein-Erik Lauritzen CHAPTER 2 History of Ice Caves Research Christiane Meyer CHAPTER 3 Ice Caves Climate Aurel Persoiu CHAPTER 4 Ice Genesis, Morphology and Dynamics CHAPTER 4.1 Ice Genesis and Types of Ice Caves Bulat Mavlyudov CHAPTER 4.2 Ice Surface Morphology Pavel Bella CHAPTER 4.3 Ice Dynamics in Caves Aurel Persoiu CHAPTER 5 Dating Cave Ice Deposits Zoltan Kern CHAPTER 6 Cryogenic Mineral Formation in Caves Karel Zak and Bogdan P. P. Onac CHAPTER 7 Ice Cave Fauna Sanda Iepure CHAPTER 8 Microbial Life in Ice Caves Cristina Purcarea CHAPTER 9 Paleoclimatic Significance of Cave Ice Aurel Persoiu CHAPTER 10 The Management of Ice Show Caves Friedrich Oedl


CHAPTER 11 Geography of Cave Glaciation Bulat Mavlyudov CHAPTER 12 Ice Caves in Switzerland Marc Luetscher CHAPTER 13 Ice Caves in Austria Christoph Spötl CHAPTER 14 Ice Caves in Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina Goran Barovic and Jasminko Mulaomerovi CHAPTER 15 Ice Caves in Canada Charles Yonge, Derek Ford, Greg Horne, Bernard Emile Lauriol and Jacques Schroeder CHAPTER 16 Ice Caves in Croatia Nenad Buzjak CHAPTER 17 Ice Caves in Germany Christiane Meyer and Andreas Pflitsch CHAPTER 18 Ice Caves in Greece Christos Pennos CHAPTER 19 Ice Caves in Italy Valter Maggi, Renato R. Colucci, Federico Scoto, Gaetano Giudice and Luca Giovanni Randazzo CHAPTER 20 Ice Caves in Iran Mojgan Soleymani CHAPTER 21 Ice Caves in Asia Olga Kadebskaya CHAPTER 22 Ice Caves in FYR of Macedonia Marjan Temovski CHAPTER 23 Ice Caves in Norway, Fennoscandia and the Arctic Stein-Erik Lauritzen CHAPTER 24 Ice Caves in Poland MichaB GradziD ski CHAPTER 25 Ice Caves in Romania Traian Brad and Aurel Persoiu CHAPTER 26 Ice Caves in Russia Bulat Mavlyudov CHAPTER 27 Ice Caves in Serbia Jelena Calic CHAPTER 28 Ice Caves in Spain Enrique Cañadas, Manuel Gómez-Lende and Ánchel Belmonte Ribas CHAPTER 29 Ice Caves in Slovakia Pavel Bella CHAPTER 30 Ice Caves in Slovenia Andrej Mihevc CHAPTER 31 Ice Caves in the USA Aurel Persoiu, Stein-Erik Lauritzen, Arthur Palmer and Stephen R. Higham