Zbigniew Zwoliński

Poland on maps

Digital geomorphological map of Poland

Zofia Rączkowska, Zbigniew Zwoliński

Geographia Polonica (2015) vol. 88, iss. 2, pp. 205-210 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0025

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The paper presents the Digital Geomorphological Map of Poland (DGM) on which work started in 2013. Background is provided on the history of geomorphological mapping and the digital adaptation of analogue geomorphological maps. The legend (key symbols) of the DGM and the construction of its database are introduced. The test sheets prepared on the basis of the DGM assumptions are demonstrated.

Keywords: digital geomorphological maps, legend, test sheets, Poland

Zofia Rączkowska [raczk@zg.pan.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-018 Krakow, Sw. Jana 22, Poland
Zbigniew Zwoliński, Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Dzięgielowa 27, 61-680 Poznań: Poland

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Transport of suspended load in the Parsęta River during the flash flood of June 1988, Poland

Andrzej Kostrzewski, Alfred Stach, Zbigniew Zwoliński

Geographia Polonica (1994) vol. 63, pp. 63-74 | Full text

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In the first half of June 1988 intense rainfall was recorded in the center of West Pomerania. It caused a flash flood in the catchment of the upper Parsęta which made itself felt also in the lower reaches of the river. The flood occurred in three periods of flood waves (11.1, 2.2 and 6.6 m3s"1 respectively, mean annual discharge equalled 0.7 m3s"1). In the analysis attention is paid to hydrological and geomorphological aspects of the transport of suspended load along the Parsęta course as effects of processes taking place in the catchment area. The transport of the suspended sediment load varied over the flood period because of a strong hysteresis effect. We distinguished three kinds of hysteresis loops: clockwise, anticlockwise and two-part. They represent different conditions of water and sediment supply from the catchment and the Parsęta channel. During the flood period 203 tons of suspended sediment load were removed, compared with 891 tons for the whole year. W^hen comparing water flow and the transport of suspended material recorded at two extreme stations of the longprofile of the Parsęta River, the striking aspect is their dependence on the distance from the agent, i.e. the heavy rainfall in the upper Parsęta catchment, and indirectly on the catchment size. In the case of a small catchment, the responses are more dynamic and diversified, while in a large one they are more stable and even. The results allow an evaluation of the role of an extreme phenomenon in fluvial transport in the lowland and young glacial catchments.

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Andrzej Kostrzewski [Andrzej.Kostrzewski@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland
Alfred Stach, Instytut Badań Czwartorzędu, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza ul. Fredry 10, 61-701 Poznań
Zbigniew Zwoliński, Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Dzięgielowa 27, 61-680 Poznań: Poland

Morphodynamics of the cliffed coast, Wolin Island

Andrzej Kostrzewski, Zbigniew Zwoliński

Geographia Polonica (1988) vol. 55, pp. 69-82 | Full text

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The basic research problem of this study involves presenting morpho-dynamic functions of the Wolin cliffed coast along sandy and till sections. Documentary evidence provided by a ten-year cycle of observations (1977-1986) has been utilized. Analysis of the present morphological development of the cliffed coast in Wolin Island has been based on repeated morphological mapping of cliffs and on the compiled morphological and morphodynamic maps. The present approach is a new methodological proposal for the study of the coastal zone.The action of the storm surge is the main process that operates in the coastal zone. Simultaneously, the cliff becomes shaped under the influence of gravity force, water, wind, snow and frost. The cliff's retreat continuously.The extent of the morphodynamic zones recognized, including those of degradation, transport, transport-degradation and accumulation-degradation as well as zone of dynamic equilibrum, varies throughout a year or over a multi-year period and it is dependent on seasonal variations of weather. The denudative system of the cliffed coast in Wolin Island is characterized throughout the year by four morpho-genetic seasons, i.e. autumn-winter, early spring, summer and summer-autumn. The development of the cliffed coast tends to follow the trend of abrasion equilibrium profile.

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Andrzej Kostrzewski [Andrzej.Kostrzewski@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland
Zbigniew Zwoliński, Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Dzięgielowa 27, 61-680 Poznań: Poland