(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Mining changes on the example of the Wałbrzych Basin relief (The Sudetes, Poland)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WÓJCIK J. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geography and Regional Development, Wrocław, POLOGNE


The biggest relief transformations in the Wałbrzych Basin took place in 2 valleys : Wałbrzych and Kuźnice. The anthropogenic relief in that area contains forms typical of coal mining areas, such as : subsidence basins, dumps and settling ponds. In the Wałbrzych Basin the transformations of natural relief features were more substantial than in the Kuźnice Basin. Anthropogenic relief of the research area has "structural" character - it relates to the structure of the substrate of the Wałbrzych Coal Basin. In anthropogenic relief "one forms are present within other forms", which is connected with simultaneous influence of different anthropopression factors on the ground. As a result of coal mining, the research area underwent anthropogenic inversion of relief. In the years 1865-1997 the coal mining was the main relief factor in the researched area causing bigger changes in the relief features than the natural factors


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 57, no2 [pp. 187-205]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 1 tabl.




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