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Mammoth Cave Research

Postby bigalpha » Apr 28, 2006 2:50 pm

Hello Hello.

Next semester I am doing a research project with a professor in the mammoth cave area. More specifically, we are studying the Smith's Grove Quad. We are going to measure joint sets in the Big Clifty through the St. Louis Formations. We are then going to measure the long axes of dolines in the area and see if the joint sets propogate through the area and contribute to the formation of dolines and caves.

Since I am not familiar with the area, or Kentucky's GIS/Map database, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of Geologic and Topo maps online? Also, any information about doline occurrences and causes, joint set patterns and caves would be uber-helpful.
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Postby NZcaver » Apr 28, 2006 7:34 pm

Big A - have you tried http://www.topozone.com ? It's free... :woohoo:
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Postby bigalpha » Apr 28, 2006 7:55 pm

Yeah, I've been on topozone getting thems topos. Do you know of any information, study, thesis that I can use for reference and info?
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Postby CKB69 » Apr 29, 2006 8:56 pm

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Postby Aaron Addison » Apr 30, 2006 9:48 am

Have you tried contacting CRF? We have assembled a pretty through base data set for the Mammoth Cave area. Data layers include:

Topographic
Aerial
DEM
DLG
geology
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Postby bigalpha » Apr 30, 2006 11:34 am

Thanks, I have the map links already after some time googling.

Contacting the CRF was my next step after my pre-initial research. As a matter of fact, I had taken a trip with my Geomorphology class, and Chris Groves was our trip leader. I'll try to contact him directly.
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