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Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers
Audra, Bigot and Monochain (2003) proposed an explanation for the development of a hydrothermal cave in Provence (France), referring to the Szunyogh model (1989). Dreybrodt (2003) then shows by calculations that this model is unlikely. We will discuss Dreybrodt's answer here. Our conclusions will ephasise that Dreybrodt's hypothesis (transient conduction in a semi-infinite solid) is not the only possibility. When other conditions are considered (steady-state conduction with constant temperature at a finite distance), this cupola-development model can be valid.
Lismonde, Baudouin, "Limestone Wall Retreat in a Ceiling Cupola Controlled by Hydrothermal Degassing with Wall Condensation (Szunyogh model)" (2003). KIP Articles. 4795.