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Microclimate as a component of the geoecological evaluation of caves - example of the Cave in Belejska komunada (Belej, Island of Cres)

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Author(s): Nenad Buzjak

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 12;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 97;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: cave microclimate | geoecological evaluation | thermohygrograph | Belej | Island of Cres

ABSTRACT
Microclimate research of the Cave in Belejska komunada was conducted in the period from 1 February to 19 August 2007. In the analysis of temperature and air humidity measurement data recorded by electronic thermohygrograph were used. Measurement points were installed in the vicinity of the entrance and at the bottom of the cave. The research was carried out as a component of the geoecological evaluation of the cave for the purpose of planning its tourist use. The measurement was conducted during the warm part of the year when the majority of tourists would visit, therefore the period was particularly interesting since the cave visitors have an impact on changes in microclimatic parameters.

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