Glaciokarst geomorphology of the Northern Dinaric Alps: Snežnik (Slovenia) and Gorski Kotar (Croatia)

Manja Žebre, Uroš Stepišnik*

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Abstract

Snežnik and Gorski Kotar are mountainous areas in the Northern Dinaric Alps. We investigated this remote and densely forested area on the border between Slovenia and Croatia between 2011 and 2014. The result of the fieldwork campaign is a 1:30,000 geomorphological map covering almost 600 km2. The study area mainly consists of Mesozoic age limestone and dolostone. Karstified carbonate lithology results in almost the complete absence of surface run-off and a dominance of typical karst morphology. The extensive karstified area was modified by Quaternary glaciations; therefore, the recent landscape is characterized as a glaciokarst. The focus of the presented map is to provide a basis for further research of Quaternary glaciations in the areas of Snežnik and Gorski Kotar. Along with the map, we propose a legend for glaciokarst landscape mapping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873-881
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Maps
Volume12
Issue number5
Early online date16 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Dinaric Alps
  • geomorphological map
  • glaciokarst
  • Gorski Kotar
  • Snežnik

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