Record details

Title
    Concentration of CO2 in soils and caves of the Moravian karst (Czech Republic)
Author
    Faimon, Jiří
    Schwarzová, Monika
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Slovenský kras (Acta Carsologica Slovaca)
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 46, č. 2
Pages
    4
Year
    2008
Thesaurus term
    Carbon dioxide
    Cave
    Karst Process
    Moravian Karst
    Soil
Keyword
    Caves
    CO2
    Concentration
    Czech
    Karst
    Moravian
    Republic
    Soils
Abstract (in english)
   Carbon dioxide produced in soils is the main factor controlling the karst processes as limestone dissolution or speleothem growth. On selected sites of the north part of Moravian Karst, carbon dioxide was systematically monitored in (1) atmosphere of both tourist and closed caves and in (2) soil profiles above the caves during one-year-period. The CO2-concentrations in soil profiles and caves were seasonally dependent: they were high in Summer and low in Winter (near outdoor values). Soil CO2-concentrations were positively correlated with outdoors temperatures (R2 ~ 0.60+-0.12 on average) and negatively correlated with humidity (R2 ~ 0.34+-0.27). Only a little impact of vegetation type on soil CO2 production was recognized: (1) similar concentrations were found in all types of forests (deciduous, mixed, coniferous), however, (2) somewhat higher values were found in grass field and meadow. Cave CO2-concentrations were positively correlated with soil concentrations.
Contributor
    MU Brno, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    MU, PřF
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012