Keywords

Sinkholes

Abstract

The primary reason for making the research study on "Sinkholes in Florida and Their Effect on Man's Environment", is an interest in learning more about this somewhat unique phenomenon and how it is likely to affect man in the future, particularly here in Central Florida. This is significant at this time in view of the large number of existing sinkholes, the frequency of occurrence, the projected population and economic growth, and the possible impact this growth may have on future sinkhole occurrences. The research concentrated on possible causes, effects, frequencies, locations and mean of predicting future sinkhole development. There is a large amount of published material on possible causes, including general agreement on some fundamental aspects. There is controversy however, among qualified experts on some of the finer pints. The research revealed a small amount of data on effects and very little organized activity to collect and evaluate data on all known sinkholes as to location, frequency of occurrence, conditions found at the site, and known geological data pertaining to the area. Descriptive data on conditions is expected to include diameter, depth, size of the opening in the limestone and, if possible, characteristics of the cavern, including whether or not limestone debris was found. Several studies on possible means of predicting potential sinkhole activity were found.

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Graduation Date

Spring 1972

Advisor

Hartman, J Paul

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Environmental Systems Management

Format

PDF

Pages

viii, 49 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012008

Subjects

Sinkholes

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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