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Caves of the World - Live Online

Course number : 19781   ID : 89973    Class Section : Summer 1
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Most caves of the world are dissolved by water containing carbonic acid, which percolates into underground limestone rock. However, our Carlsbad Caverns formed differently: it formed by a sulfuric acid mechanism generated by reactions related to nearby oil and gas fields. In this class we will study all types of caves: carbonic acid caves, sulfuric acid caves, lava tube caves, caves formed in gypsum or halite (evaporite) rock, seacoast caves, and ice caves. We will also learn about the beautiful mineral formations (speleothems) in caves, and the microbes that live there. We will end the class by watching the NOVA video: Mysterious Life of Caves.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE Online

Carol A. Hill 



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Registration Closes On
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/12/2020 - 8/26/2020 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE Online  Map, Room: Zoom F Carol A. Hill