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6th ISCA Congress - Cigna: Problem of Lampenflora in Show Caves

Resource name:6th ISCA Congress - Cigna: Problem of Lampenflora in Show Caves
Type of resource:Article
Author(s): Cigna Arrigo A.
Keywords:lampenflora, lighting, control of lampenflora.
Category: Lamp flora
Page from:201
Page to:205
Publication:ISCA 6th Congress Proceedings
Published in:Slovakia
Volume:
Year of publishing:2011
Number of pages:200
Editor:Pavel Bella, Peter Gazik
Publisher:SNC of Slovak Republic, Slovak Caves Administration
ISBN:978-80-89310-59-3
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Lampenflora is a typical problem of show caves, because the light that is necessary for the visitors supplies enough energy to some plants, mainly algae and mosses, which may grow to the point of defacing and damaging seriously the cave itself. After a description of the main characteristics of lampenflora and a detailed list of the environmental conditions contributing to its development, the best methodology to control such a development with particular attention to an easy and successful implementation is here described.

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Kungur Ice Cave - An invitation

"Pearl" of Russia. The current 2018 became significant for Russia. Holding the FIFA World Cup positively influenced economy of many regions of our country. Eleven cities of the Russian Federation accepting athletes and fans from around the world. Majority of them want not only to visit football matches, but also to get acquainted with nearby sights. Doesn't stand aside, the mislaid in Perm Krai, small and cosy city Kungur and the well-known Kungur Ice cave. Located in 300 km from Yekaterinburg, the city Kungur joined the cities-participants of the World Cup. From it tourists go to the Ice cave, having brought so various geography in visits statistics. It is possible indefinitely to list the countries residents which visited for these days the kingdom of eternal winter: Mexico, Peru, Australia, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, China, USA, India, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, France … Foreign tourists and citizens of Russia, having visited the Kungur ice cave, often can't express that delight which covers them after the excursion on the fantastic underground world. What is surprising and unique in the Kungur Ice cave? In what it is one and only? First, in variety of forms of ice which are presented in the cave in more than 100 kinds. Secondly, an availability of long-term ices, which age is several hundreds of years, in spite of the fact that the cave is on an insignificant elevation mark. Thirdly, the cave length, it takes the fifth place on extent among caves of a plaster karst. Fourthly, there are several long and volume grottoes, that isn't characteristic of plaster caves. Fifthly, exotic contrast, during the summer period, from a heat in + 30 degrees outside to the subzero temperature of underground halls. This list of factors which characterize fantastic space can be listed infinitely, but as the popular Russian wisdom says "A picture is worth a thousand words". Welcome to the Kungur Ice cave!!! Ekaterina Noskova

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