(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Snowpatch hollows and pronival ramparts in the Krkonoše Mountains, Czech Republic : distribution, morphology and chronology of formation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MARGOLD M. (1) ; TREML V. (2) ; PETR L. (3) ; NYPLOVÁ P. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Univ., Stockholm, SUEDE
(2) Dep. of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Charles Univ., Prague, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE
(3) Dep. of Botany, Charles Univ., Prague, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE


Two types of landforms attributed to the geomorphological effects of long-lasting snow accumulations, snowpatch hollows and pronival ramparts, were studied in the Krkonoše Mountains, Czech Republic. Factors influencing the distribution and morphology of snowpatch hollows were examined using statistical analysis of field-measured and DEM-modelled snowpatch hollow characteristics. Snowpatch hollows were classified into two groups. The age and degree of activity of pronival ramparts, occurring only at two sites in the study area, were determined using several methods (Schmidt hammer, lichenometry, pollen analysis, and radiocarbon dating). The appearance of these pronival ramparts differs between the two sites as a result of the different geological setting


Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 93, no2 [pp. 137-150]

Bibliographic references : 74 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 3 tabl.




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