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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Clacieres; Ice Cave; Preserve

Abstract

The Ice Cave at Decorah, Iowa, is the largest known glaciere in North America east of the Black Hills and the subject of much international speculation during the latter half of the nineteenth century. A satisfactory theory for the formation of ice in late spring in this and other caverns was first proposed by Alois Kovarik after a series of meteorological measurements. Recent observations confirm his hypothesis. Because of its historical and geological interest and because it is the habitat of insects found nowhere else in North America, it has recently been included in the Iowa State Preserves System.

Publication Date

December 1973

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

80

Issue

4

First Page

178

Last Page

181

Copyright

© Copyright 1973 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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