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Natural and anthropogenic factors which influence aerosol distribution in Ingleborough Show Cave, UK

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Journal publication date2013
JournalInternational Journal of Speleology
Number of pages8
Original languageEnglish


Monitoring in Ingleborough Show Cave (N. Yorkshire, UK) reveals the influence of tourism and cave management techniques on different parameters of the cave atmosphere. Exploratory aerosol monitoring identified a 0.015 +/- 0.03 mg/m(3) (approximate to 70%) reduction in airborne particulates within the first 75 meters of cave passage and two major aerosol sources within this artificially ventilated show cave. Autogenic aerosol production was identified close to active stream ways (increases of