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Meritve in analiza izbranih klimatskih parametrov v kraških jamah: Primer sistema Postojnskih jam (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.12.05  Humanities  Geography  Applied geography 

Code Science Field
1.05  Natural Sciences  Earth and related Environmental sciences 
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Researchers (16)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  11773  PhD Marija Zlata Božnar  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  269 
2.  16180  PhD Franci Gabrovšek  Mechanics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  450 
3.  27664  PhD Boštjan Grašič  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  173 
4.  11067  PhD Martin Knez  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  696 
5.  06382  PhD Janja Kogovšek  Geology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  554 
6.  00986  PhD Andrej Kranjc  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2010  1,432 
7.  09652  PhD Andrej Mihevc  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  793 
8.  04290  PhD Primož Mlakar  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  266 
9.  14851  PhD Bojan Otoničar  Geology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  255 
10.  29924  PhD Matija Perne  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2009 - 2012  129 
11.  15687  PhD Tanja Pipan  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  384 
12.  18962  Darko Popović    Technical associate  2009 - 2012  21 
13.  08099  PhD Tadej Slabe  Geography  Head  2009 - 2012  682 
14.  10443  PhD Stanka Šebela  Geology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  520 
15.  27508  PhD Janez Turk  Civil engineering  Junior researcher  2009 - 2010  206 
16.  01004  PhD Nadja Zupan Hajna  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  476 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  61,873 
2.  2574  MEIS environmental cosulting d.o.o.  Šmarje - Sap  2271478  302 
Significance for science
Cave climate and related processes attract increasing attention from scientific community. Long term time series of climatic parameters can give important information on outside climate changes. On the other hand, sound understanding of cave climate is needed for reliable paleoclimate reconstruction and dating based on stalagmites. The project result is a modern cave climate monitoring system, the first of its kind in Slovene caves. The measurements and analysis have enabled a step forward in understanding of cave climate and have already resulted in international exchange of the results. Detail long term monitoring data base will also be a potential source for further national and international projects. The interactive data base is available for further research. It is expected that the availability of such data base will attract also foreign partners for further international projects collaboration. A special contribution to the development of science has been done by introducing the DTN technology for data transfer into the cave system. The news about successful implementation have also reached Dr. Vint Cerf, one of the "fathers of internet" who gave acknowledgment to the achievement.
Significance for the country
Tourism is one of the most prosperous economic industries in Slovenia. Postojna Cave System is Slovenia's primary touristic destination with over half a million of visitors per year. The goal of its manager and the state as an owner is to keep or even increase the number of visitors and at the same time to preserve the natural environment. Understanding the dynamics of cave environment and potential role of visitors to it, is therefore crucial for sustainable use of the cave. The monitoring system established in course of the project enabled deeper understanding of cave environment and is an assurance for its future continuous monitoring. The measuring system and an innovative data transfer techniques as tested and established in Postojnska jama, is an example case that attracted interest of foreign scientists and cave managers. The system and its result have been presented to participants of several International Karstological Schools (organised yearly in Postojna), which always hosts world's top karst scientist and managers. It is also important that the meteorological stations are seen by the visitors, who can realise manager's and owners care for the cave environment. Thus the project increases public awareness about the fragile cave environment. Project enabled continuous monitoring of environmental parameters in our largest tourist cave. Long term data which will be available in few years will serve as an important building block when guidelines for the long term management of Postojna cave system and other touristic caves will be made.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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