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Morphometric analysis of glacial landforms in the Northern part of the Slovak High Tatra Mountains

Author(s): Veronika KUPKOVÁ | Pavel MENTLÍK

Journal: GEOREVIEW : Scientific Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava. Geography Series
ISSN 1583-1469

Volume: 21;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 100;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: glacial cirques | cirque morphometry | the High Tatras

The High Tatra Mountains were glaciated during the European Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), dating back to 20 000 BP. Several studies (e.g. Midriak, 1983; Lindner et al., 2003) showed that all the main valleys, on both Slovak and Polish sides, were glaciated. We can identify glacial landforms typical of a high mountain environment: glacial cirques, complex cirques, troughs, and depositional zones. These form segments of a cascade system where ice accumulated in the upper parts (cirques) and flowed down-valley. Cirque morphometric characteristics (e.g. width, length, altitude, azimuth) were measured in GIS on the basis of the geomorphological map of Lukniš (1973)
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