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Research, utilization and protection of caves 3

proceedings from the 3rd scientific conferenceResearch, utilization and protection of caves

Stará Lesná, November 14 – 16, 2001

Editor: RNDr. Pavel Bella, PhD.

© Slovak Caves Administration, Hodžova 11, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, 2002 Issued and printed by Knižné centrum, vydavateľstvo, Predmestská 51, 010 01 Žilina, ISBN 80-8064-145-5

Contents

Introduction

List of participants

Geology and geomorphology

  • J. Jakál: The properties and influence of the natural environment on the spatial arrangement of karst forms
  • S. Pavlarčík: Geological settings of the eastern part of the Belianske Tatras and their influence on the development of the Belianska Cave
  • P. Bella – S. Pavlarčík: Morphology and genesis problems of the Belianska Cave
  • J. Tulis – L. Novotný: New knowledge about dripstone parts in the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • P. Pruner – P. Bosák – J. Kadlec – O. Man – J. Tulis – L. Novotný: Magnetostratigraphy in the Stratenská Cave: sedimentary fills of the IVth cave level
  • Ľ. Gaál: Contribution to the caves origin by weathering of trees
  • J. Činčura: Wetterstein complex and its karst history
  • J. Činčura – Ľ. Puškelová: Red soils of SW Slovakia: their origin and age
  • L. Novotný – J. Tulis: Rock Window Cave – Pre-Paleogene karst in the Slovak Paradise
  • L. Novotný: Fossil dolines in Northern Gemericum Permian
  • J. Zimák – J. Zelinka – J. Štelcl: Rock radioactivity in show caves of the Demänovská Valley
  • M. Marušin: Review of geological works and the present state of geological research in show caves of Slovakia

Mineralogy, hydrology and hydrochemistry

  • J. Štelcl – J. Zimák: Mineralogical evaluation of straw stalactites from caves of the Moravian Karst
  • J. Faimon – P. Zajíček: An influence of carbonate equilibrium on destruction of fine speleothems
  • M. Peško: Physical-chemical properties of seepage waters in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • D. Barabas – Z. Hochmuth – M. Peško: Surface water and groundwater relation in the Jasov surrounding

Speleoclimatology

  • J. Piasecki – A. Pflitsch – J. Hebelka – T. Łękarski: Relationship between slow air movements and air temperature distribution in the caves
  • J. Zelinka: Thermodynamic characteristics of the Važecká Cave
  • Š. Roda jun. – Š. Roda: Thermodynamic balance model of the Gombasecká Cave
  • J. Piasecki – J. Hebelka – T. Łękarski: Atmospheric structure in the surroundings of Punkva Caves
  • M. Bobro – J. Hančuľák – J. Zelinka – D. Kupka: Incidence of carbon dioxide in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • J. Faimon – J. Štelcl – J. Zimák: Aerosols in the atmosphere of selected caves of the Moravian Karst

Biospeleology

  • Ľ. Kováč – I. Hudec – P. Ľuptáčik – A. Mock – V. Košel – P. Fenda: Communities of cavernicolous arthropods (Arthropoda) of the Demänová caves
  • L. Bobáková: Present knowledge on chiropterofauna of the Harmanecká Cave
  • F. Bernadovič: New knowledge about bats in the Demänovská Ice Cave

Protection and operation of show caves

  • J. Faimon – J. Štelcl – J. Zimák – S. Kubešová: Environmentally friendly elimination of „lamp-flora“ in tourist-accessible caves
  • J. Kakač: Gradual reconstruction and service of the Sloup-Šošůvka Caves
  • J. Bachleda: Problems of the Belianska Cave operation
  • J. Ambrúž: Present state of the Gombasecká Cave operation

History

  • M. Lalkovič: From the history of the Belianska Cave
  • V. Fudaly: Speleological exploration and documentation of the Belianska Cave
  • M. Lalkovič: Contribution to the history of the Gombasecká Cave
  • O. Bolaček – P. Horváth: On the history of Rožňava´s caving
  • J. Ducár: Caves of Šariš in the references of elder authors

Speleological survey and documentation

  • P. Holúbek: Speleological documentation of the Demänová Cave System in 1999 – 2001
  • P. Holúbek: Basic characteristics of spaces in the Demänovská Cave of Peace measured by the Nicolaus Speleological Club, Liptovský Mikuláš
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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