Kazimierz Krzemień

Articles

Contemporary trends in the Białka River channel development in the Western Carpathians

Elżbieta Gorczyca, Kazimierz Krzemień, Michał Łyp

Geographia Polonica (2011) vol. 84, Special Issue Part 2, pp. 39-53 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2011.S2.3

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Abstract:

Białka is a typical river that has its origins in the high mountains of the High Tatra andthe Belanske Tatra Mountains. Transport of gravel from the Tatra Mountains down to the foot ofthe mountains over a long period of time, during the Pleistocene and the post-glacial era, led tothe formation of a typical braided river channel. During the last 150 years the river channel wasgradually narrowed and deepened. This process has clearly intensified since the end of the 1960sdue to human intervention that changed the course of the river channel. Exploitation of the riverchannel by extraction of sediment also had an impact. From the geomorphological and ecologicalpoint of view, the changes occurring in the Białka River channel, which are still continuing, arenot progressing in a positive direction.

Keywords: mountain river channels, braided river, fluvial processes, the Western Carpathians

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

Contemporary Landform Development in the Monts Dore Massif, France

Kazimierz Krzemień

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

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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

The high mountain fluvial system. The Western Tatra perspective

Kazimierz Krzemień

Geographia Polonica (1992) vol. 60, pp. 51-66 | Full text

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On the basis of the 12 years of field studies (1975-1987) regularities in the dynamics of high mountain fluvial system in an annual cycle have been determined. The results have been compared with the results obtained for other high mountain regions of the temperate zone.

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