Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50

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Polish studies in physical geography in Mongolia 1974-1980

Kazimierz Klimek

Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50, pp. 329-344


The idea of studies in physical geography in Mongolia was born in Polandearly in the sixties (Klimek et al. 1976a. b). However, it took ten years before theformal grounds enabling their realization came into existence. Those were agreementson joint research in physical geography carried out in 1974 and 1976 betweenthe Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciencesand the Institute of Geography and Geocryology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences.On these grounds there were organized two Mongolian-Polish Physical GeographyExpeditions: The KHANGAI in 1974-1975 and the TRANSMONGOLIA in 1976-1980. Both expeditions were organized by the Institute of Geography and SpatialOrganization Polish Academy of Sciences — Department of Physical Geography inKraków and were headed by Professor Kazimierz Klimek. About 70 researchworkers participated in both expeditions. Apart from the Institute of Geographyand Spatial Organization. Polish Academy of Sciences, they represented the followinginstitutions: the Nature and Natural Resources Protection Research Center. PolishAcademy of Sciences (Kraków), Jagiellonian University (Kraków), University ofMining and Metallurgy (Kraków), University of Agriculture (Kraków), High PedagogicSchool (Kraków), Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań), Mikołaj KopernikUniversity (Toruń), Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (Lublin), Warsaw University(Warszawa). Forest Research Institute (Warszawa).


Kazimierz Klimek, University of Silesia , Earth Sciences Faculty, ul Będzińska 60, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland