Vol 39, No 3 (2010)

Cover Page

Main focus: Cave micrometeorology

Cover photo: Sonic anemometer in the Historic Entrance Area of Jewel Cave, South Dakota (USA) (see: A. Pflitsch et al.).

Karst areas occupy 10-20 % if ice free land. Dissolution of rock by natural waters has given rise to specific landscape and underground. Karst surface features and caves have attracted man's curiosity since the dawn of humanity and have been a focus to scientific studies since more than half of milenia.

Acta Carsologica publishes orginial research papers and reviews, letters, essays and reports covering topics related to specific of karst areas. These comprise, but are not limited to karst geology, hydrology and geomorphology, speleology, hydrogeology, biospeleology and history of karst science.

Table of Contents


Franci Gabrovšek PDF
Editorial: "Climate, impact factor and our team"


Ivo Lučić PDF
Interview with Milan Herak "Gradual cognition of karst phenomena"

Original papers

Giovanni Badino PDF
UNDERGROUND METEOROLOGY-“What’s the weather underground?”

Andreas Pflitsch, Mike Wiles, Rodney Horrocks, Jacek Piasecki, Julia Ringeis PDF
Dynamic climatologic processes of barometric cave systems using the example of Jewel Cave and Wind Cave in South Dakota, USA

Jiří Faimon, Monika Ličbinska PDF
Carbon dioxide in the soils and adjacent caves of the Moravian Karst

Chris R. de Freitas PDF
The role and importance of cave microclimate in the sustainable use and management of show caves

David Dominguez-Villar, Ian J. Fairchild, Rosa M. Carraasco, Javier Pedraza, Andy Baker PDF
The effect of visitors in a touristic cave and the resulting constraints on natural thermal conditions for palaeoclimate studies (Eagle Cave, central Spain)

Janja Vaupotič PDF
Radon levels in karst caves in Slovenia

Gabriella Koltai, Janos Orszag, Zoltan Tegzes, Ilona Barany-Kevei PDF
Comprehensive radon concentration measurements in caves located in the area of Mecsek mountains

Pavel Bosak, Petr Pruner, Nadja Zupan Hajna, Helena Hercman, Andrej Mihevc, Jan Wagner PDF
Križna jama (SW Slovenia): Numerical-and correlated-ages from cave bear-bearing sediments

Antonio Pagliara, Jo de Waele, Ermanno Galli, Antonio Rossi PDF
Speleothems and speleogenesis of the hypogenic Santa Barbara Cave System (South-West Sardinia, Italy)

Gergely Suranyi, Endre Dombradi, Szabolcs Leel-Őssy PDF
Contributions of geophysical techniques to the exploration of the Molnár János Cave (Budapest, Hungary)

David C. Culver, Tanja Pipan PDF
Climate, abiotic factors, and the evolution of subterranean life

Janez Mulec, Svatava Kubešova PDF
Diversity of bryophytes in show caves in Slovenia and relation to light intensities

Stanka Šebela PDF
Effects of earthquakes in Postojna cave system

Ivan Iskra, Norbert Kávási, Janja Vaupotič PDF
Nano aerosols in the Postojnska jama

Reports & Book Reviews

Nadja Zupan Hajna PDF
Explanatory book to the map: Geological structure of the Idrija-Cerkno hills