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Glaciochemistry of Cave Ice: Paradana and Snežna Caves, Slovenia

School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Laboratory, 125 South Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1398, USA
Anton Melik Geographic Institute, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gosposka ulica 13, Ljubljana 1001, Slovenia
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Geosciences 2019, 9(2), 94;
Received: 23 November 2018 / Revised: 4 February 2019 / Accepted: 11 February 2019 / Published: 18 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Isotope Geochemistry of Meteoric Waters)
Cave ice samples collected within karstic terrain have major ion and nutrient concentrations showing that the ice originates from local precipitation modified by the addition of Ca2+ and HCO3 from the dissolution of the local bedrock. Isotopic profiles of Paradana Cave ice are similar to those described in other ice caves in central and eastern Europe, where the profiles are developed through the freezing of cave pool or “lake” waters from the top downward during the onset of the cold portion of the year. Stable isotope data suggest future studies may yield a long-term paleo-environmental record for this location. View Full-Text
Keywords: stable isotopes; δD; δ18O; glaciochemistry; ice caves; ice chemistry; Slovenia stable isotopes; δD; δ18O; glaciochemistry; ice caves; ice chemistry; Slovenia
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Carey, A.E.; Zorn, M.; Tičar, J.; Lipar, M.; Komac, B.; Welch, S.A.; Smith, D.F.; Lyons, W.B. Glaciochemistry of Cave Ice: Paradana and Snežna Caves, Slovenia. Geosciences 2019, 9, 94.

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