Physical and Environmental Characteristics based Classification of the Caves of the Andaman Islands

  title={Physical and Environmental Characteristics based Classification of the Caves of the Andaman Islands},
  author={Akshaya Mohan Mane and S Manchi Shirish},
  journal={Ambient Science},
  • A. Mane, S. Shirish
  • Published 1 April 2017
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • Ambient Science
‘Speleogenesis’ is the process of origin and developmentof caves in lithif ied rocks formed of aggregates of particulate matter (Ford & Cullingford, 1976), determined by the original sediment character and diagenetic history (Challinor, 1967). According to Ford & Cullingford (1976), sedimentary rocks are composed of the remains of plants and animals secreting calcium carbonate during their metabolism, which form the bulk of limestone. Variations in the composition of limestone are due to… 

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