OZCAR-RI SNO_Karst Karsts Aquitains - France
OZCAR-RI SNO_Karst Karsts Aquitains
isotope (e.g. Delta C13, Delta N15 , C14 )
karst and archaeological heritage
Aquitain's karsts observatory (Aquitaine, France) regroups different karst sites located on the edge of the Aquitain sedimentary basin. These karst watersheds range from 0.01 km² (Lascaux cave) and 1 km² (Cussac cave) up to 100 km² (Toulon springs) and the land use consists of forests and agriculture under modified oceanic climate. This observatory consists of various observation and experimentation sites like patrimonial caves and large karstic hydrosystem outlets.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
to understand the functioning of complex karst system; to understand the role of the epikarst in the transfer function; to study the dynamic of CO2 in carbonate rock; to identify the nitrate origine with isotope approach in the karstic aquifer, to study the turbidity origin in the water, To understand the processus of dissolution-precipitation on the cave walls for painting conservation; to study the vulnerability of water ressources
Affiliation and Network Specific Information