(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Human impact on fixed sand dunes revealed by morphometric analysis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KISS T. (1) ; SIPOS G. (1) ; KOVÁCS F. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Physical Geography and Geoinformatics, Szeged, HONGRIE


The primary aim of this paper is to describe the morphology of dunes in the Nyírség alluvial fan in Hungary and classify them based on their morphometric characteristics. The other major aim is to select those dunes which were exposed to significant anthropogenic impact, and to determine the spatial and temporal differences in the intensity of human activity. The following dune types were separated: valley-marginal, transitional valley-marginal, transitional parabolic, filled, partially and unfilled parabolic dunes. After defining different dune types and their parameters, certain dunes were selected based on exposure to significant anthropogenic impact. Definite connection was demonstrated between the intensity of human environmental impact and the rate of erosion on fixed sand dunes. The erosion of sand dunes was most intensive in Medieval times, most likely due to concentration of agricultural land use


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no5 [pp. 700-711]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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