Title

Local characteristics of Postojna Cave climate, air temperature, and pressure monitoring

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Springer

Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

In Postojna Cave, air temperature and pressure monitoring has been conducted since July 21, 2008. Air pressure in the cave at three monitoring sites fluctuates synchronically with outside air pressure. Temperature data for Postojna 1 and 3 show good correlation with outside climate conditions for the period 2009–2010. The temperature at Postojna 1 was increasing constantly from March to May 2009, while at Postojna 2, it was decreasing. Postojna 1 has a seasonal trend in accordance with outer trend, while seasonal trend at Postojna 2 is just contrary to outside trend. Microclimate studies at Postojna 2 show local variability, especially in winter, and exhibit special microclimate conditions that may be due to ventilation of unknown passages in the back.

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Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Vol. 105, no. 3-4 (2011).

Keywords

Monitoring Site, Seasonal Trend, Diurnal Fluctuation, Cave System, Cave Entrance

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Monitoring Site; Seasonal Trend; Diurnal Fluctuation; Cave System; Cave Entrance

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SFS0071823_00001

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