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Micro Climate Research

Question: Is the mining industry harming the cave environments for endangered species of bats?

Problem: The very name of the cave illustrates the problem: "Hellhole"

  • Working with Greer Industries, Extreme Endeavors has been performing microclimate research to ensure area mining operations do not affect the environment of these caves.

  • A microclimate is a small, but distinctly different, climate within a larger area. A microclimate can be extremely small- the size of a back yard, for example- but it can also be much larger. Entire valleys and hills are classically microclimates.

  • Extreme Endeavors has developed a customized underground monitoring system to collect and analyze data from the Hellhole and Schoolhouse Caves in Germany Valley, West Virginia.

Details about the Project