(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

The role of road and footpath networks in shaping the relief of middle mountains on the example of the Gorce Mountains (Poland)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Fac. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Univ. of Life Sciences, Warsaw, POLOGNE
(2) Dep. of Geomorphology, Inst. of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian Univ., Cracow, POLOGNE


Detailed geomorphological mapping of roads and paths in the middle mountain section of the Gorce Mountains was performed. Most are dirt roads and footpaths. The mapping procedure consisted of a systematic note-taking method (logbook) and the classification of roads and paths by identifying uniformly shaped segments within them. The segments were classified using a statistical grouping procedure into 3 groups of segments, where each group included segments that were shaped alike. In order to determine relationships between particular segments of roads and paths, 15 examples of roads were found that in their arrangement followed the pattern of slope catena. In order to determine the present day dynamics of shape transformations occurring within hollow ways, repetitive geodetic measurements were performed at 19 cross-sections between 2004 and 2008. A decrease in depth was observed only in 6 out of 19 cross-sections, which means that accumulation was the principal process shaping local relief


Article of periodic

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

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 57, no4 [pp. 429-470]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 5 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/0108

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