Cathedral - Mammoth Cave System

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Dec. 9, 2016 Cathedral-Mammoth sampling trip G-411 were lucky enough to have Aaron come with us for a sampling trip to Cathed... Tehnuka Ilanko Toby Fischer Thomas Schaefer Aaron Curtis edit
Jan. 8, 2013 Derigging Mammoth with copter test After dinner (9pm), went to Heroine alone to set up pan-tilt. Solar controller w... Aaron Curtis edit
Jan. 5, 2013 3D DTS pullout Double-bagged and removed 7 discolored bamboos & surrounding soil Ice bucket ... Tim Burton Aaron Curtis Nial Peters edit
Jan. 4, 2013 Cinemax DTS cable distance calibration heating 1L Boiling H20 10:54 NZDT @ 1924-1940ft 1.5L Boiling 11:05 NZDT @ 1996-2004m no... Sune Tamm Tim Burton Aaron Curtis edit
Dec. 20, 2012 [DATE ESTIMATED] Retrieval of HOBOs from back of Writing this from memory in Socorro at 14 May. Not sure about the date. This was... Tim Burton Sune Tamm Aaron Curtis edit
Dec. 15, 2012 Lidar, splicing Down mammoth with Clive, Drea, Jed. Clive filming, helping lidar crew. Me failin... Clive Oppenheimer Jed Frechette Drea Killingsworth Aaron Curtis edit
Dec. 10, 2012 3D DTS installation completed Sune, Tim, Aaron left LEH 9:30, down Mammoth. Set up DTS 3D web in Cinemax (see ... Sune Tamm Tim Burton Aaron Curtis edit
Dec. 9, 2012 Adding tarp to melt slush bath Went back down Mammoth after dinner around 2130. Quick tour, put tarp over bucke... Nial Peters Jed Frechette Aaron Curtis edit
Dec. 8, 2012 Beginning of 3D DTS installation Underground about 11am in Mammoth. Checked other end of Cathedral cave, no light... Sune Tamm Tim Burton Aaron Curtis edit
Dec. 2, 2012 DTS situation check and first entry into Cathedral of the season Aaron & Tim went down Mammoth. Remove datalogger, sensors (incl smashed ultrason... Aaron Curtis Tim Burton edit
Nov. 30, 2012 Mammoth rigging Left for Kachina cave. (w/ tim?) Went in Kachina downhill. Pulled datalogger 239... Tim Burton Aaron Curtis edit
Nov. 27, 2012 Initial Mammoth trip 16:00 departure. Gaetano, Aaron, Tim, Alasdair rigged Mammoth same ent as last y... Gaetano Giudice Aaron Curtis Tim Burton Alasdair Turner edit
Jan. 8, 2012 Derigging Mammoth Went down Mammoth w/ Sune and tried flying quad in Cinemax. Sinking @ full throt... Sune Tamm Aaron Curtis edit
Dec. 21, 2011 Finishing Cathedral DTS install Meghan and Nels got back from Hooper early so we went down Cathedral and install... Aaron Curtis Meghan Seifert Nels Iverson edit
Dec. 20, 2011 DTS deployment Paige, Meghan and Aaron went down Cathedral and started deploying cable. Paige g... Paige Czoski Meghan Seifert Aaron Curtis edit

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Name WGS84 decimal degrees (SRID:4326) WGS84 UTM Zone 58S meters (SRID:4326)
Northing Easting Northing Easting
Cathedral - Mammoth Cave System A Main Entrance -77.528869 167.192345 1393220.81073 552838.332016

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Aaron sets up a lidar target just above the entrance to the Cathedral-Mammoth cave system.


TimeseriesFromToNumber of samplesData typeLinks
Cathedral - Mammoth Cave System: air_deg_c at Far back of cave warm vent (227) Dec. 31, 2011, 6 a.m. Dec. 4, 2012, 11:15 p.m. 32614 air_deg_c view montly stats | view plot
Cathedral - Mammoth Cave System: air_deg_c at Far back of cave cold tube (228) Dec. 31, 2011, 3 a.m. Dec. 21, 2012, 3 a.m. 17089 air_deg_c view montly stats | view plot

Underground Description

Impressive series of 10m + wide passages. Large amounts of tephra and bombs cycling through ceiling cause mostly glass floor. Soil ramparts / terraces and texture stripes parallel and next to to passage walls are common -- possible evidence of melting / retreat of ice? Cold rooms have "bendicles" and very impressive crystals -- A axis as big as 0.5m. One room has "cigar crystals" - only tubular.


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