Speleoclimate Monitoring to Assess Cave Tourism Capacity in Gelatik Cave, Gunungsewu Geopark, Indonesia

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Title Speleoclimate Monitoring to Assess Cave Tourism Capacity in Gelatik Cave, Gunungsewu Geopark, Indonesia
 
Creator Danardono, Danardono
Putra, Eko Bayu Dharma
Haryono, Eko
Nurjani, Emilya
Sunariya, Muhammad Iqbal Taufiqurahman
 
Subject climatology; Karst; Karst Climate; Cave Carrying Capacity
Speleoclimate; Cave Tourism Capacity; Gelatik Cave

 
Description Increased of the number of visitor at Gelatik Cave is a challenge in terms of cave management. In natural conditions, Caves are vulnerable with environmental changes especially microclimates condition. The change of microclimate inside the cave can destruct cave ornaments.Therefore, it is necessary to calculate the cave carrying capacity with microclimates as the main parameter. This research aims to (1) explore the daily variation of speleoclimate in Gelatik Cave Tourism and (2) analyze the cave tourism capacity in Gelatik Cave. Microclimate parameter that was measured in this research was temperature, relative humidity, and carbon dioxide inside the cave. Measurement of microlimate parameter was carried out automatically for 24 hours during peak season in December 2017 and low season in May 2018. Cave tourism capacity was measured using Lobo method (Lobo, 2015). The results showed that temperature, relative humidity, and carbon dioxide in the Gelatik Cave varry due to tourism activities. The most sensitive parameter is the carbon dioxide concentration inside the cave. The maximum of tourists allowed to visit Gelatik Cave is 76 visitors/ day during holidays and working days. Meanwhile, the maximum time of stay accepted for a particular area inside Gelatik Cave is 17 minutes 10 seconds during weekdays and 12 minutes 53 seconds during the holiday season.
 
Publisher Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
 
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Date 2018-12-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier http://journals.ums.ac.id/index.php/fg/article/view/6958
10.23917/forgeo.v32i2.6958
 
Source Forum Geografi; Vol 32, No 2 (2018): December 2018; 181-194
2460-3945
0852-0682
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.ums.ac.id/index.php/fg/article/view/6958/4225
http://journals.ums.ac.id/index.php/fg/article/view/6958/4323
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Danardono Danardono, Eko Bayu Dharma Putra, Eko Haryono, Emilya Nurjani, Muhammad Iqbal Taufiqurahman Sunariya
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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