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SAZU, Ljubljana
Acta carsologica, 2009, Vol 38, Issue 2, p. 303-305
A spreadsheet program (Scallopex) to calculate paleovelocities from cave wall scallops
Abstract:

The determination of paleovelocities through analysis of scal-lops on cave walls is an important part of paleohydrologic analysis. The linked equations that must be solved to do this are cumbersome, though. This paper presents a spreadsheet program that simplifies the process. The user enters scallop lengths, paleotemperatures, and passage dimensions; and the program returns velocities.