RUB Research School


Name Gomell, Annika
Research field /
Career stage doctoral researcher
Home university/institution Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
Department/Research unit at home university/institution Geosciences
Chair/Working group at home institution /

International activity

Country United States
Location Hot Springs
University /
Fund Research School PR.INT
Type of activity field research
Period No dates specified
Keywords /
Report From November 1 to 23, 2018, I conducted climatological studies including the measurements of air temperature, air flow, humidity and air pressure in Wind Cave, Jewel Cave and other caves in the Black Hills in South Dakota, USA. The obtained data will serve as the basis for my dissertation project and thus help me to understand the microcli mate of barometric caves as well as underlying speleological processes. During my time in South Dakota I worked together with Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument, which will be able to use my findings in order to preserve the caves and associated sensitiveecosystems.