Geographia Polonica (2008) vol. 81, iss. 1

Contemporary Landform Development in the Monts Dore Massif, France

Kazimierz Krzemień

Geographia Polonica (2008) vol. 81, iss. 1, pp. 67-78 | Full text

The Monts Dore massif is a typical high-mountain area with nival relief dominant abovethe timberline. The massif is situated at the centre of the Massif Central and constitutes its highestpart. Nivation, cryogenic processes and deflation are the key morphogenetic processes, butrunoff action, especially on slopes with deteriorated vegetation cover, plays an equally importantrole due to the dominant maritime climate.

Keywords: Massif Central, cryo-nival processes, nival relief, morphogenetic altitudinal zones

Kazimierz Krzemień, Institute of Geography, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland