Macocha

Macocha

 

a karst gorge in the Moravsky Kras (Moravian Karst) region in Czechoslovakia. Depth, 138 m. It arose as a result of the collapse of the roof of a large karst cave formed in Devonian limestone. The walls are craggy and overhanging. In the roof there is an enormous funnel-shaped opening. The underground Punkva River, which forms several lakes, flows along the floor of Macocha. The gorge is a popular tourist attraction; boat excursions which supplement tours of the grottoes of the land part of the cave are conducted in the flooded parts of Macocha.

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Towards the end of the memoirs he shares some travel writing about Carl sbad, Marienbad, and caves at Siaupp and Macocha.
Ambient outside temperature data were obtained from a weather station at Macocha abyss, 1.5 km from the study locality.
(44) Mariusz Muszynski and Krzysztof Rak, "Macocha Europy: Niemcy byly adwokatem Polski, a teraz staly sie naszym prokuratem" [Stepmother of Europe: The Germans were Poland's advocate, and now they have become our prosecutor], Wprost [Truth], July 1, 2007, 21-23.
in the cave Pustozlebska Zazdena in Moravian Karst where movements on Macocha Fault are controlled, or in the cave Pod Septouchovem near the town of Ledec nad Sazavou in Central Bohemia where monitoring of movements on a fault of Sudeten orientation is taking place in the valley of Sazava River (Stemberk et al., 2008a), or in the cave Na Spicaku, N of spa town of Jesenik.