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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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GEOL 452 - Cave and Karst Geology

3 Credit Hours
Introduction to speleology, with emphasis on the identification and evaluation of chemical, physical, and hydrologic controls that result in dissolution of bedrock, cave formation, and karst landscape development. Topics include carbonate geochemistry, hydrology, speleogenesis, solute and sediment transport, paleokarst, geomorphology, exploitation and management of karst and karst hazards. Includes scientific data collection, numerical calculations, model development, and interpretation. At least one field trip will be required.

Recommended Background: Two 100-level geology courses, one lab course in geology and one lab course in chemistry, introductory calculus, or consent of instructor.



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