NWCCD 2013-14 Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
NWCCD 2013-14 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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GEOL 1038 - Cave Geology and Exploration


This course provides students with practical experience exploring and mapping carbonate cave systems.  Topics will also include the origin and development of karst landforms, karst caverns, and speleothems, identification of carbonate rock types and associated fossils, and an overview of the scientific research that has been conducted on these caves.  Participants will gain knowledge and experience in techniques used to navigate and map complex cave systems as well as rope systems used to safely and effortlessly descend into and ascend out of a vertical cave system.

instructor consent required

Credits: 1

Lecture/Lab Hours: 2250 lecture/lab minutes

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