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Article Title

Ice Caves

Document Type

Research

Abstract

Ice caves are found in Eastern Oregon, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and in other states. The caves are very long and narrow and have relatively small openings. Long, cold winters seem to be an essential also in most of them. The cold, heavy air fills the caves, and condenses the warmer, moist air below the freezing point, forming ice as the two diffuse slowly at the entrance. If the air chamber is large enough and the cave opening small enough, the diffusion and ice-forming will continue throughout the year, as in the cave in Bixby State Park. If not there will be an ice-free period as in the ice-cave near Decorah.

Publication Date

1932

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

39

Issue

1

First Page

196

Last Page

196

Copyright

©1932 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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