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Publisher

Springer

Publication Date

January 2011

Keywords

Geology

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Authors: "We investigate an anomalous phenomenon evident in the Miryang Eoreumgol (Ice Valley), Korea: The wind and water are cold during summer and warm during winter, and ice formation does not occur in winter but in summer. We have initiated observations and investigations into the origin of heat sources particularly with regard to the mechanism of ice formation in summer. Previous theories, e.g., concerning underground gravity currents, water evaporation, diurnal and seasonal respirations of the talus, effects of ground heat, radiation and topography, etc., are considered. After a calculation of heat sources, we propose two new concepts- a repetitious heat separation mechanism and a positive feedback mechanism of cold air generation-to demonstrate that the heat mechanism of the seasonal reversal of the ice valley may be controlled by the use of the phase change between ice and water vapor with only a small amount of additional unknown energy." Open Access - Permission by Author(s) See Extended description for more information.

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Geology

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Article

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Article; serial

Identifier

K26-03708

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