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High-mountain elements in the geomorphology of the Sudetes, Bohemian Massif, and their significance

Modelling of high-mountain relief

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

MIGOŃ, P.
Dep. of Geography and Regional Development, Univ., Wrocław, Pologne


Description :
This paper reviews the existing regional literature, and develops the argument that the most elevated areas in the Sudetes are very distinctive geomorphologically and bear a number of affinities to high mountain environments. Particular attention is given to their inherited glacial relief, present-day cold-climate phenomena, and debris flows as indicators of slope instability. Debris flows triggered by occasional downpours are the most potent geomorphic agents, also influencing hydrological conditions and vegetation patterns.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geographia polonica, issn : 0016-7282, 2008, vol. 81, n°. 1, p. 101-116, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 2,5 p.

Date :
2008

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pologne, Warszawa, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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