• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 1, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Materials and Microclimatic Characteristics of Dinosaur Footprint Sites in Uiseong and Haenam Area, Korea


The dinosaur footprint fossil sites at Uiseong Jeori and Haenam Uhangri are representative Natural Heritage sites in Korea. This study was performed to analyze the materials and microclimatic characteristics of these fossil sites to enable longterm conservation. The material characteristics of fossil sites showed that the host rocks of these areas were composed of vulnerable sedimentary rocks by weathering. We were also conducted focusing on the microclimate environments within the protective structures of the fossil sites. There is an open protective structure at Uiseong Jeori, which delivers adequate ventilation but is vulnerable to frost weathering in winter. Therefore, it is considered necessary to extend the drain at the back of the protective structure for the site. In contrast, enclosed protective structures with air conditioning were built at Haenam Uhangri. However, although it is possible to control the internal microclimate therein, condensation occurs ­frequently as a result of microclimatic differences in the interior structure, and thus additional measures are required.
Keywords: Dinosaur, Footprint Tracks, Material Characteristics, Microclimate, Protective Structure


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