In the Dragon’s abode we measure the RADON gas to know the natural radioactivity of the cave.
In the same line, to try to understand the variability of the annual physical-chemical conditions of the cave, are collected many samples of water. We have 4 checkpoints in the cave, to collect the samples and measure the following parameters: PH, conductivity and temperature.
In addition to this information, by means of a laboratory colorimétrico portable, they are analyzed: the nitrates, nitrites, Calcium, Magnesium, Silica, Iron, Sulfates, Dióxidos of carbon, dissolved Oxygen … The rest of compounds measure themselves in the laboratory.
The collection and treatment of all this information runs in charge of the Society of Sciences Espeleológicas Alfonso Antxia.
The target of these studies is to know in every moment the conditions of the cave and follow up. These tracks allow to measure the load capacity of the cave (number of visitors who can access the cavity), being a good instrument to avoid possible climatic impacts in the cavity. The goal lies in ensuring sustainable management of visits.