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Research, utilization and protection of caves 2

proceedings from the 2nd scientific conferenceResearch, utilization and protection of caves

Demänovská Dolina, November 16 – 19, 1999

Editor: RNDr. Pavel Bella, PhD.

© Slovak Caves Administration, Hodžova 11, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, 2000 Issued and printed by Knižné centrum, publishing house, Predmestská 51, 010 01 Žilina, ISBN 80-88723-88-4

Contents

Introduction

List of participants

Geology and geomorphology

  • Petr Pruner – Pavel Bosák – Jaroslav Kadlec – Daniela Venhodová – Pavel Bella: Palaeomagnetic research of sedimentary fill of selected caves in Slovakia
  • Helena Hercman – Pavel Bella – Jerzy Glazek – Michal Gradzinski – Tomasz Nowicki: Uranium series dating of carbonate speleothems from the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • Václav Cílek: The Lower Pleistocene scree fields of Slovak Karst and their significance for the karst relief formation
  • Pavel Bella: Basic morphological and genetic features of the Jasovská Cave
  • Zdenko Hochmuth: The Moldavská Cave in relationship to the geomorphological development of the Bodva Valley
  • Ladislav Novotný – Ján Tulis: Lithological and structural-tectonic conditions in the accessible part of the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • Michal Zacharov: Geological and geomorphological features of the cave Gajdova adit (Jasov Plateau)
  • Pavel Bella: Morphology and genesis of the Harmanecká Cave
  • Milan Marušin: Geological conditions and the most important caves on the western slope of the Slemä Hill in the Jánska Valley (The Nízke Tatry Mts.)
  • Adam Szynkiewicz: Radar profiles (RAMAC2/GPR) of the cave
  • Ladislav Novotný – Ján Tulis: Georadar exploration among the Stratenská Cave, Vojenská Cave and Sintrová Cave
  • Juraj Činčura: Morphological forms of the pre-Gosau karst in the present day relief of the Western Carpathians
  • Roman Lehotský: Neogene abrasion caves of Devínske Karpaty Mts

Hydrology and hydrochemistry

  • Matúš Peško: Physical and chemical characteristics of percolating atmospheric waters in the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • Martin Sluka: Interpretation of water tracing in the Demänovka watershed from the speleological exploration point of view
  • Peter Holúbek: New knowledge of the underground hydrological system exploration in the Jánska Valley (The Nízke Tatry Mts.)

Biospeleology

  • Vladimír Košel: Speleozoological bibliography of Slovakia in 1971–1999
  • Blanka Lehotská – Roman Lehotský: Summary of chiropterological data from Driny Cave
  • František Bernadovič: Chiropterofauna in the Demänovská Ice Cave

Utilization and protection of karst and caves

  • Jozef Jakál: Human impact in karst landscape
  • Ladislav Tometz: Migration of oil contamination in conditions of hydrogeological unit Veľká skala (Slovak Karst)
  • Halina Zyzańska – Henryk Zyzański: The caves near Wojcieszów (Lower Silesia)

Monitoring, protection and operation of show caves

  • Nikos Kartalis – Karl Mais: The Alistrati Cave, a new show caves in Greece, a new challenge for cave protection
  • Ján Zelinka: Speleoclimatic monitoring in the Driny Cave
  • Milan Bobro – Jozef Hančuľák – Ján Zelinka: Characteristics of microclimate and selected factors of the Driny Cave environment
  • Jozef Hlaváč: Care for the environment and infrastructure of the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • Peter Zvonár: Problems of the Driny Cave operation

History

  • Marcel Lalkovič: Contribution to the history of the Driny Cave
  • Marcel Lalkovič: Slovak Caves Administration in 1950–1951

Documentation and informatics

  • Daniel Vrbjar – Ľudovít Gaál: D_SPELEO – a new data-base of the cave protection in Slovakia
  • Jozef Thuróczy: Documentation of the Jasovská Cave and further perspectives of the speleological exploration
News

Jasovská jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie prehliadkovej trasy bude Jasovská jaskyňa od 5. 9. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 3. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Jasovska Cave will be closed from 5th September  2022 due to reconstruction of tourist path. We suppose reopening after the 3st October 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bystrianska jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie elektroinštalácie bude Bystrianska jaskyňa od 15. 8. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 15. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Bystrianska Cave will be closed from 15. 8. 2022 due to electric installation reconstruction. We suppose reopening after 15. 10. 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

SHOW CAVES OPENED AGAIN

Dear visitors, our show caves are opened again from May 15, 2021 under the following restrictions: visitors must wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the required distance from each other. Details are stated in official country regulations and legislature. The number of visitors per admission is reduced. Thanks for understanding. We wish you a pleasant visit!

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

24.07.2018 Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

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