Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Michael Trapasso, Conrad Moore, Stuart Foster
Department of Geography and Geology
Master of Science
The stability of Mammoth Cave’s microclimate has never undergone extensive investigation. The Snowball Dining Room area was chosen to measure the microclimate of the cave and to determine if food preparation, human presence and surface temperature variations alter this microclimate. Three portable weather stations containing a temperature / humidity probe, datalogger and microbarograph were placed in various locations along three passageways leading away from the dining room. Readings were taken 24 hours per day for four months. Plotting temperature readings in graph form show a correlation between temperature of the passageway and distance from the dining room.
Earth Sciences | Environmental Sciences | Geography | Geology | Hydrology | Physical and Environmental Geography
Kaletsky, Kelly, "Measurement of the Effects of Food Preparation Activities on the Microclimate of the Snowball Dining Room Area of Mammoth Cave" (1992). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1734.