Geographia Polonica (1992) vol. 60

Cuesta landscape in the middle part of the Sudetes Mts

Sławomir Tułaczyk

Geographia Polonica (1992) vol. 60, pp. 137-151 | Full text

The cuesta landscape has been analysed in the border area of the Upper Bóbr River drainage basin and the Upper Ścinawka Kłodzka River drainage basin. Thanks to differentiations within the monoclinal basement of the area, it was possible to observe the structural control of relief forms and influence of the structure on the evolution of those forms. On the other hand, the localization of the study area in the border zone of two different drainage basins makes it possible to analyse the influence of the intensity of river erosion on the shapes and morphodynamic of escarpment forms in both drainage basins of the same rocks. Cuestas, a valley step and resistance scarps have been found within the study area. Evidence of the lively morphodynamic of those forms in the Pleistocene is dealt with.

Sławomir Tułaczyk, Department of Geology, Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois, USA