2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Paper No. 14
Presentation Time: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Hypogenic Cave Pattern

AUDRA, Philippe, Polytech'Nice-Sophia, Engineering School of Nice - Sophia Antipolis University, 1645 route des Lucioles, biot, 06410, France, audra@unice.fr

The hypogenic cave pattern reflects the speleogenetical processes. Processes vary according to the depth in the aquifer, involving mixing corrosion by convergent flux and with meteoric water, cooling, sulfur oxidation, carbon dioxide degassing, and condensation-corrosion. Cave patterns are Isolated geodes, 2D and 3D multistorey following joints and bedding planes, Giant phreatic shaft, Water table mazes, Isolated chambers, Upwardly dendritic spheres, Water table cave, Smoking shafts