– Dragon’s Tooth Cave –
Department – Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute Research (Graduate Student) –
Research Field – Natural Ventilation, Paleoclimatology –
How image was captured – Leica Ultra-High Speed Scanner –
Research Impact & Significance – Being a natural laboratory, a cave carries imprints of ancient and recent climates, allowing us a unique setting for studying climate change. My work focuses on understanding of the cave’s breathing patterns through the main opening and through “chimneys.” Proper modeling and simulation of airflow in the cavern will help interpret speleothem records more accurately and see if there is any airflow impact on speleothems’ growing patterns.