Evaporative cooling of speleothem drip water

  title={Evaporative cooling of speleothem drip water},
  author={Mark O Cuthbert and Gustav Rau and Martin Strand Andersen and H. Roshan and Helen Rutlidge and Christopher E Marjo and Marta Markowska and C. N. Jex and Peter Graham and Gregoire Mariethoz and R. I. Acworth and A. Baker},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
This study describes the first use of concurrent high-precision temperature and drip rate monitoring to explore what controls the temperature of speleothem forming drip water. Two contrasting sites, one with fast transient and one with slow constant dripping, in a temperate semi-arid location (Wellington, NSW, Australia), exhibit drip water temperatures which deviate significantly from the cave air temperature. We confirm the hypothesis that evaporative cooling is the dominant, but so far… CONTINUE READING

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