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Researchers Dr. Lee Florea and Sarah Asha Burgess share a passion both for hydrology and for caving. In this two-part episode Lee discusses soon to be published findings from monitoring activities in glacier caves at the top of Mt. Rainier, WA, where a year’s worth of data links to fumarole and atmospheric measurements to show system change.
Lee and Sarah also discuss their funded groundwater monitoring research on the Mitchell Plateau, an iconic karst landscape in south-central Indiana. Continuous water monitoring, regular sampling and even conversations with the locals have revealed surprising findings.
In Part 2, these intrepid researchers share stories of remarkable discoveries made during their weekend-warrior explorations in the caves of Kentucky and discuss what they see as the future of cave science.