The features of periglacial processes in Shpat-Polis mountainous range

Hoxha, Andri (2018) The features of periglacial processes in Shpat-Polis mountainous range. Journal of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of UT, 3 (5-6). pp. 99-103. ISSN 2671-3039

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Shpat-Polis mountainous range lies in the average geographic latitude, while the highest fragments of the relief are also modeled by the periglacial processes. Factors such as lithological construction, tectonic, climatic, hydrological, plant and pedogenetic elements have influenced to the active development of periglacial processes. Human impact is also present in the current period. On the highest mountainous crests, in particular in the fragments created from limestone and magmatic rocks during the morphological evolution of the relief, periglacial processes are also present. Due to special microclimatic conditions, particularly reflected by the temperature inversion phenomena, the periglacial processes appear in the quotas from approximately 1700 to 1950 m above the sea level. Cryogenic phenomena have influenced to the modeling of the relief, along the central sector of the mountainous ridges of Shpat, Polis, Shirok and Guri i Zi. Data of meteorological parameters, such as air temperature, rainfall and wind, have been used from the Hydro-Meteorological Institute for the period 1960-1990. The periglacial forms with the smallest dimensions are cracks created by frost and solifluction phenomena, which are generally more visible in the escarpments of slopes, karst dolines and coves. After intense carvings, the rocks are destroyed in some of their fragments, producing massive fall of them, closely related to the gravity phenomenon, until they are accumulated at the lowest base of the restricted slopes foots of the mountainous ridges, taking on full morphological features of small size cones.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Geography
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 08:30

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