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Old 22.03.2021, 20:48
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Re: Ask a Scientist

Thanks Axa for that detailed explanation.

Does a cave having some opening to the outside world have an effect? Caves are obviously discovered by people finding a way in. That way in also leads to an exchange of air and maybe makes it less likely the air in the cave will be saturated. Thus water may evaporate more freely favouring the deposit of carbonates. Do stalagmites grow more slowly in a cave with no opening to the outside?
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