speleology


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speleology

(spē′lē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The scientific study of caves.
2. Exploration of caves.

spe′le·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
spe′le·ol′o·gist n.
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In: Internatinoal Congress of Speleology, 12, 1997, Switzerland.
Key words: history; mineralogy; regional geology; paleontology; speleology.
But author Roger Brucker, who has explored many of Mammoth Cave's 365 miles of passageways and has taught speleology for Western Kentucky University for 21 years, said that nothing could stop a spill once it occurs.
The scientific study of caves, called speleology, developed in parallel with the sport.
The event, Speleo Brazil 2001, will combine the 13th International Congress of Speleology, the 4th Speleological Congress of Latin America and the Caribbean and the 26th Brazilian Congress of Speleology.
Scientists who study this fascinating underground world, and the organisms that live there, are called speleologists (spee-lee-ahl-ehjests) after the study of caves - speleology.
The area has been converted into a museum of speleology in miniature and an educational laboratory where students can investigate and know Dominican nature," commented Padre Julio Cicero, a noted local religious leader.
The design of the method and the possibility of building Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology in Liptovsky Mikulas for information and promotion activities, interactive learning programs in a permanent exhibition with a comprehensive view of the nature and protected areas of Slovakia (including Natura 2000) for different target groups in the unity of interior architectural and audiovisual works, interactive educational programs directly related to the action plan for promoting sustainable development (hereinafter referred to as "SD") in the Slovak Republic, in the section relating to the improvement of environmental education of the population and improvement of environmental education.
The four adults are believed to be experienced in speleology with over 20 years of practice and to have all basics to survive inside, along with the teenagers, for several days.