Geographia Polonica (1988) vol. 55

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Paleogeography of the periglacial zone in Poland during the maximum advance of the Vistulian Ice Sheet

Leszek Starkel

Geographia Polonica (1988) vol. 55, pp. 151-164

Abstract

The paleogeographic reconstruction of the periglacial zone during the maximum extent of the last ice sheet is based on various studies of cryogenic phenomena, loess, slope and fluvial forms and deposits as well as paleobotanical and paleozoological records. These data show a very high climatic gradient in N-S transect as well the increasing continentality towards east and great diversity of geoecosystems.

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Leszek Starkel, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-018 Krakow, Sw. Jana 22, Poland