Uroš Stepišnik

Uroš Stepišnik
University of Ljubljana · Department of Geography

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January 2003 - January 2007
University of Ljubljana
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Investigating Quaternary glaciations by terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide dating provides unique insights into glacial landscapes. However, postglacial processes may reshape these topographies via weathering, erosion and deposition, especially after the glaciers have entirely disappeared. Understanding the timing of Quaternary glaciations in the areas...
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The Namaras rock avalanche (NRA) deposit originated from the northern flank of the glaciokarstic Geyikdağ Mountain in the Central Taurus Range, SW Turkey. The deposit has an area of ~0.430 km² and an estimated average thickness of 10 m, corresponding to 4.3 million m³ volume. The fan-shaped deposit area consists of house-sized Jurassic-Cretaceous n...
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Poimenovanje območja Loški Potok izhaja iz istoimenskega hidronima, ki pripada največjemu vodotoku na tem območju in teče preko kraškega polja Travnik. Ime izvi-ra iz pridevnika loški, ki se lahko nanaša na naselje Lož na zahodu ali pa je izpeljanka iz občnega imena log, ki označuje močvirne travnike ob vodi (Snoj, 2009). Hidronim je sčasoma prešel...
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Proučevano območje Žibrške planote z okolico je z morfografskega vidika eno od najbolj pestrih fluviokraških območij v Sloveniji. Namen naše raziskave je interpretacija fluviokraških oblik in procesov ter načina delovanja fluviokraških geomorfoloških okolij. V raziskavi smo interpretirali delovanje fluviokraškega površja Žibrške planote in dolin, k...
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Comprehensive glacial Quaternary studies involving geochronological methods, modelling of ice topography with the support of field geomorphological and geological data in the Balkan Peninsula are relatively scarce, although there is evidence of past glaciations in several mountain ranges. Here, we present research on the extent and timing of past g...
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We describe a systematic and data-driven approach to karst terminology where knowledge from different textual sources is structured into a comprehensive multilingual knowledge representation. The approach is based on a domain model which is constructed in line with the frame-based approach to terminology and the analytical geomorphological method o...
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Within the area of Upper Pivka there is a number of intermittent lakes because of oscillation of water table level close to the surface i.e. shallow karst. Our survey was focused on morphogenetic interpretation of depressions hosting intermittent lakes by means of classic morphographic mapping and sediment analyses that was supported by electrical...
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Kraška polja so kotanje v krasu, ki so zelo pogoste zlasti na Dinarskem krasu. Kljub številnim skupnim značilnostim se pojavljajo v zelo različnih kraških okoljih in delujejo na različne načine. V raziskavi je predstavljena nova tipizacija kraških polj, ki poenostavlja dosedanje tipizacije. Polja opredeljuje glede na geomorfološko okolje, v katerem...
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Na temelju jednojezičnog korpusa na hrvatskom jeziku provedena je analiza kombinacijskog potencijala ključnih naziva kako bi se odredila relevantna pojmovna obilježja za kategorizaciju krških fenomena. Korpusni rezultati ukazali su na važnu ulogu pridjeva u određivanju geomorfoloških pojmova i njihovo svrstavanje unutar taksonomije. Predloženim mod...
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We present the NetViz terminology visualization tool and apply it to the domain modeling of karstology, a subfield of geography studying karst phenomena. The developed tool allows for high-performance online network visualization where the user can upload the terminological data in a simple CSV format, define the nodes (terms, categories), edges (r...
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We report an experiment aimed at extracting words expressing a specific semantic relation using intersections of word embeddings. In a multilingual frame-based domain model, specific features of a concept are typically described through a set of non-arbitrary semantic relations. In karstology, our domain of choice which we are exploring though a co...
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We report an experiment aimed at extracting words expressing a specific semantic relation using intersections of word embeddings. In a multilingual frame-based domain model, specific features of a concept are typically described through a set of non-arbitrary semantic relations. In karstology, our domain of choice which we are exploring though a co...
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Although several types of glacial landforms and deposits were described from different parts of the Croatian Dinarides, up to date there are no quantitative glacial chronological data. Here we present the first cosmogenic 36Cl glacial chronology from the Southern Velebit Mt. from a moraine complex known as the Rujanska Kosa. We sampled four limesto...
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The Geography of Slovenia textbook is designed as a compendium. An introductory presentation of Slovenia’s geographical position and its influence on the country’s historical development is followed by five chapters presenting the basic physical geographical features of the country: karst, hydrography, climate, soil, and vegetation. The physical ge...
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Karst science is an attractive field of interdisciplinary research with rich terminology. This study was performed as part of a project aiming at developing novel approaches to terminology extraction and visualization, in line with the understanding of knowledge, as represented in texts, as conceptually dynamic and linguistically varied. The aim of...
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Background The highest parts of the Dinaric Mountains along the eastern Adriatic coast of the southern Europe, known for their typical Mediterranean karst-dominated landscape and very humid climate, were glaciated during the Late Pleistocene. Palaeo-piedmont type glaciers that originated from Čvrsnica Mountain (2226 m a.s.l.; above sea level) in Bo...
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This article presents the first attempt to date moraines in the Dinaric mountain karst using cosmogenic 36 Cl surface exposure dating technique. Twenty samples were collected from moraine boulders from two sets of the lowest and largest lateral moraines on the Velež (1965 m asl) and Crvanj mountains (1920 m asl) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The dated...
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The morphology of collapse dolines varies according to their maturity and effectiveness of the removal of collapsed material. In addition, the variable balance between various geomorphic processes due to local geologic, hydrologic and climatic settings results in a diverse morphology of collapse dolines and dynamics of their morphogenesis. A single...
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The highest sections of the Dinaric Mountains in Slovenia were glaciated during Pleistocene. Traces of extensive glacial erosion and accumulation are preserved on Snežnik, while glaciation of Trnovski gozd occupied only the highest, north-facing areas as well as large karst depressions. We established that the equilibrium line altitude on both plat...
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Velebit is the largest massif of the Dinaric Mountains. The mountain crest of the Velebit rises steeply above the coast of the Adriatic Sea in a total length of about 145 km and a width of 10 to 30 km. In the northern part it has a north-south direction, and in the south it turns towards south-east. It reaches from the Vratnik pass in the north to...
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Velebit is the largest massif of the Dinaric Mountains. The mountain crest of the Velebit rises steeply above the coast of the Adriatic Sea in a total length of about 145 km and a width of 10 to 30 km. In the northern part it has a north-south direction, and in the south it turns towards south-east. It reaches from the Vratnik pass in the north to...
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Predgovor Velebit je najdaljši masiv celotnega Dinarskega gorstva, saj se razteza kar 150 km vzdolž Jadranskega morja. Zaradi svoje edinstvene reliefne razčlenjenosti, ki je re-zultat značilne geološke zgradbe, in lege, ki predstavlja naravno mejo med notranjo Hrvaško in obalo, ima Velebit poseben status med ljubitelji narave, pohodniki in raz-isko...
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The Grabovica Plateau is a corrosion plain in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The whole area is characterised by a through-flow karst system, where subsurface streams submerging at Duvanjsko polje are directed towards springs at Livanjsko polje. In this study, we conducted morphographic and morphometric investigation of surface and subsurface feat...
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The Northern Velebit is from the geomorphological point of view one of the most diverse areas of the Dinaric karst and is at the same time one of the most well-studied karst areas in Croatia. Although there are almost exclusively carbonate rocks in the area, various types of karst have been created due to varied geological, climatic and hydrologica...
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During the colder periods of the Pleistocene, the highest parts of Velebit were modified by glacial action, therefore we define those areas as glaciokarst. The glacial landforms in this area are well preserved due to the prevalence of karst processes in the Holocene. The vertical outflow of the subglacial streams shaped a whole series of large kars...
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The Grabovica Plateau is a corrosion plain in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The whole area is characterised by a through-flow karst system, where subsurface streams submerging at Duvanjsko polje are directed towards springs at Livanjsko polje. In this study, we conducted morphographic and morphometric investigation of surface and subsurface feat...
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The concept of geodiversity has been present for more than 20 years. The majority of methods for valuing geodiversity is applied for evaluation of geoconservation or geotouristic potential. There is a deficiency of methods that could be used for evaluation of geodiversity and its educational potential. The aim of the paper is to propose a new metho...
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Koncept geodiverzitete obstaja že več kot 20 let. Večina metod vrednotenja geodiverzitete se uporablja za ugotavljanje geokonzervatorskega ali geoturističnega potenciala. Metode, s katerimi bi lahko vrednotili izobraževalni potencial geodiverzitete, so zelo redke. Glavni cilj našega članka je podati novo metodo vrednotenja geodiverzitete za določan...
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The southeastern European Alps represent the spot where mean annual precipitation is at its highest in the entire Alpine chain. Accordingly, the glacial evolution here might have a different spatial and chronological pattern if compared with other alpine areas. This paper discusses geomorphological evidence of three glacial stages from the Krnica V...
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Upper Pivka is part of the Karst Ljubljanica River watershed. This is one of the northernmost parts of the Dinaric Karst. Complex hydrological system is accompanied by a series of various karst phenomena, making this area is known as an outstanding example of geomorphological and hydrological diversity of karst (Šušteršič, 1994; Gams, 2003). Pivk...
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Glacial chronology of the Dinaric Alps is largely understudied and therefore still not well-understood if compared with other Mediterranean mountains. Few attempts of dating glacial deposits have been made recently in the southern Dinaric Alps, suggesting at least four major glacial advances in the Late Quaternary. However, a more precise timeframe...
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A new holistic quantitative model of geodiversity evaluation, which merges spatial relationship of geodiversity elements with terrain data is presented. The model is partially automated in geographic information system tools to eliminate majority of subjectiveness of evaluation. As a result, it can be used at different environment types in order to...
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The article presents a simple quantitative model for geodiversity evaluation, which merges spatial relationship of geodiversity elements with terrain data. The model is partially automated in geographic information system tools to eliminate the majority of subjectivity in evaluation. As a result, it can be used for different environment types and i...
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The article presents a new method for geodiversity evaluation, which was evaluated in the Upper Pivka karst area. The method is based on entire area evaluation on the basis of spatial distribution of geodiversity elements and terrain ruggedness. The method was developed for the purpose of objective and systematic geodiversity evaluation on various...
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The article presents a new method for geodiversity evaluation, which was evaluated in the Upper Pivka karst area. The method is based on entire area evaluation on the basis of spatial distribution of geodiversity elements and terrain ruggedness. The method was developed for the purpose of objective and systematic geodiversity evaluation on various...
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Blidinje is tectonically derived lowland in the Dinaric Alps within Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is surrounded by Vran, Čvrsnica and Čabulja Mountains. The Blidinje study area is predominantly built of carbonates, where karst, fluvial and glacial geomorphological systems interact. We present a 1:25,000 geomorphological map covering a 100 km2 with an...
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Krasno polje is one of the less typical karst poljes within the Dinaric Mountains. It is situated within Velebit Mountain. Our research utilized morphographic, morphostructural and morphometric analysis of the polje to present its morphogenetic characteristics. It is completely filled with gravel and lacking any surface flows. Slopes above the polj...
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Gomance is a piedmont karst polje in the northern Dinaric Alps presenting geomorphological and sedimentological evidence of past glaciation. During the Pleistocene the polje was situated at the edge of the Snežnik and Gorski Kotar ice fields from where two outlet glaciers reached Gomance. The morphogenesis of the polje was reconstructed by means of...
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Kupres polje is situated within the Dinaric karst of western Bosnia and Herzegovina. In close proximity to the north-eastern edge of the polje is a group of collapse dolines which are locally referred to as Japage. The study revealed that the position of collapse dolines has been strongly influenced by the lithology governing the formation of a cav...
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Regardless of numerous methods of geodiversity evaluation, subjective criteria-based methods prevail what reflects in the quality and comparability of data. The purpose of this article is to present the application of geodiversity evaluation method, which is largely stripped of subjective factors. The method we used to calculate the geodiversity in...
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Dolines are regularly referred as diagnostic karst landforms, as their formation is usually attributed to chemical weathering or dissolution, which is the most typical karst process. In this paper, we re-evaluate the formation of the two most typical dissolution dolines, provided by Cvijić. Within this study, we stated that both cases, which consti...
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Dolines are regularly referred as diagnostic karst landforms, as their formation is usually attributed to chemical weathering or dissolution, which is the most typical karst process. In this paper, we re-evaluate the formation of the two most typical dissolution dolines, provided by Cvijić. Within this study, we stated that both cases, which consti...
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Vrtače so najbolj pogoste kraške oblike zmerno toplega pasu, saj njihov nastanek navadno pripisujemo kemičnem preperevanju oziroma koroziji, ki je najbolj tipičen proces na krasu. V članku smo ponovno ovrednotili nastanek dveh najbolj tipičnih primerov korozijskih vrtač, ki jih je podal Cvijić. V raziskavi smo ugotovili, da oba primera, ki predstav...
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Kljub številnim načinom vrednotenja geodiverzitete prevladujejo predvsem metode, ki temeljijo na subjektivno zasnovanih kriterijih, kar se kaže v kvaliteti in primerljivosti pridobljenih podatkov. Namen članka je predstaviti aplikacijo metode vrednotenja geodiverzitete, ki v veliki meri izloča subjektivne dejavnike. Metodo, s katero smo izračunali...
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Geomorphological research on glacial features in Slovenia has a long tradition; the first studies were published in the late nineteenth century by Brückner. Evidence of glacial erosion and deposition is preserved in the Slovenian Alps and on the highest plateaus of the Dinaric Mountains, including traces of ice fields and ice caps with outlet glaci...
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Snežnik and Gorski Kotar are mountainous areas in the Northern Dinaric Alps. We investigated this remote and densely forested area on the border between Slovenia and Croatia between 2011 and 2014. The result of the fieldwork campaign is a 1:30,000 geomorphological map covering almost 600 km2. The study area mainly consists of Mesozoic age limestone...
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In the middle of the 1st century an intensive construction activities have been performed on the north-western boundary of the Roman military camp at Burnum. Amphitheatre along with some additional military structures were erected by the XI Legion CPF (Legio XI CPF) in that period. Natural doline was modified for purposes of the amphitheatre constr...
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The Dinaric karst is the largest continuous karstified area in Europe. Characteristic forms associated with the karst areas are, among others, karst poljes. The latter are the largest enclosed depressions in karst. Quaternary glaciations played an important role in the evolution of several Dinaric poljes. Accordingly, poljes filled by outwash depos...
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Glaciokarst is a landscape which combines karst features and hydrology as well as inherited glacial features. It is a result of glaciation upon a karst geomorphological system. The relationship between glaciers and karst is rather poorly known and inadequately recognised. This research focuses on three distinct karst areas along the Adriatic coast...
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Regardless of numerous methods of geodiversity evaluation, subjective criteria-based methods prevail what reflects in the quality and comparability of data. The purpose of this article is to present the application of geodiversity evaluation method, which is largely stripped of subjective factors. The method we used to calculate the geodiversity in...
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Krasno polje se nahaja v severnem Velebitu v Dinarskem gorstvu na Hrvaškem. Kraško polje je popolnoma zapolnjeno s prodom in v hidrološkem pogledu neaktivno. Ugotovili smo, da so bila pobočja nad poljem v hladnejših obdobjih pleistocena izrazito preoblikovana z ledeniškim delovanjem. Tako so predledeniški vršaji zapolnili kraško kotanjo pod njimi i...
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Kupreško polje se nahaja na dinarskem krasu v zahodni Bosni in Hercegovini. V bližini severovzhodnega roba polja leži skupina udornic, ki se imenujejo japage. Rezultati raziskave so pokazali, da je razporeditev te skupine udornic pogojena s kamninsko sestavo, ki je vplivala na razvoj jamskega sistema, ki spodkopava material pod udornicami. Prisotno...
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Krasno polje se nahaja v severnem Velebitu v Dinarskem gorstvu na Hrvaškem. Kraško polje je popolnoma zapolnjeno s prodom in v hidrološkem pogledu neaktivno. Ugotovili smo, da so bila pobočja nad poljem v hladnejših obdobjih pleistocena izrazito preoblikovana z ledeniškim delovanjem. Tako so predledeniški vršaji zapolnili kraško kotanjo pod njimi i...
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Krasno polje se nahaja v severnem Velebitu v Dinarskem gorstvu na Hrvaškem. Kraško polje je popolnoma zapolnjeno s prodom in v hidrološkem pogledu neaktivno. Ugotovili smo, da so bila pobočja nad poljem v hladnejših obdobjih pleistocena izrazito preoblikovana z ledeniškim delovanjem. Tako so predledeniški vršaji zapolnili kraško kotanjo pod njimi i...
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The study of Pleistocene glaciations in the Dinaric Alps began at the end of the 19th century. Since then, the interpretation of glaciation in this area has not seen much study until the beginning of the 21st century, when a few modern geomorphological studies with numerical dating and equilibrium line altitude (ELA) reconstructions were carried ou...
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Večji del Dinarskega gorstva je bilo v hladnih obdobjih pleistocena pod neposrednim ali posrednim vplivom ledeniških procesov. Tako so nekatera območja, ki so jih oblikovali tako ledeniški kot kraški procesi, dobila značilno obliko in funkcijo, ki jo imenujemo glaciokras. Študije primerov s planin Lovćen, Orjen in Velež v Črni gori ter Bosni in...
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Velež (1969 m) je visok kraški masiv na Dinarskem krasu v zahodnem delu Bosne in Hercegovine, ki je bil v pleistocenu preoblikovan z ledeniškimi procesi. Zadnj in hkrati edini strokovni opis sledov poledenitve na Veležu, ki je podprt s terenskim delom, je na začetku 20. stoletja podal Gründ. Na severovzhodnih pobočjih gorovja Velež je identifici...
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Biokovo je gorski masiv v obalnem delu Dinarskega gorstva na Hrvaškem. Celotno območje Biokova je kraško, kar se kaže v popolni odsotnosti površinskih voda ter v značilni izoblikovanosti površja. Poleg kraških oblik so v bližini najvišjega vrha tudi sledovi ledeniškega delovanja. Obstoj pleistocenske poledenitve na Biokovu je prvi opazil Roglič...
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Several hundred collapse dolines are recorded on the Slovenian karst surface. Their fl oors are covered with boulders, scree or a soil layer. In ponor karst areas, where water transports signifi cant amount of allochtonous material, many collapse doline fl oors are made level by deposits of loamy sediment. This discussion relates to a detailed stud...
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The article focuses on the glacial remains from the time of the last glacial maximum in the Logar Valley in the Kamnik­Savinja Alps. The purpose of the work is to reinterpret the findings written so far and the geomorphologic remains from the time of the Pleis- tocene glaciation and to prepare a new proposal of the circumference of the last glaci...
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The Dinaric Alps are one of the largest contiguous mountain belts of the European part of Eurasian orogen with the total length of 645 km. The biggest part of the Dinaric Alps is formed of carbonate rocks, mostly limestone and dolomite. Here, the highest massifs are found and karst geomorphic system prevails. Well karstified Dinaric Alps were affec...
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Biokovo massif is situated in the coastal part of the Dinaric Mountains in Croatia. De- tailed morphographic and morphometric analysis of the highest parts of the massif were used to determine the extent and characteristics of Late Pleistocene glaciation. The recon- struction of glaciers and calculations of equilibrium line altitude (ELA) were car...
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Trnovski gozd is a high karst plateau situated in the Dinaric Mountains of western Slovenia which was modified by glacial action in the Pleistocene. With our research we concluded that slopes with northern exposure and the footslope of the highest ridge of Golaki had an glacier up to 180 m thick with an area of 4.8 km2. Several outlet glaciers were...
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Članek prinaša rezultate preučevanja ledeniških ostankov iz časa zadnjega poledenitvenega viška na območju Logarske doline v Kamniško-Savinjskih Alpah. Namen članka je reinterpretirati dosedanje ugotovitve in podati novo tolmačenje obsega viška zadnje poledenitve na tem območju. S pomočjo ugotovitev, pridobljenih s terenskim delom, so bile opravlje...
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Biokovo je gorski masiv v obalnem delu Dinarskega gorstva na Hrvaškem. S podrobno morfografsko in morfometrično analizo najvišjega dela gorskega masiva smo določili obseg in značilnosti mlajšepleistocenske poledenitve. Izdelali smo rekonstrukcijo topografije ledenikov in izračunali višino njihove ravnovesne meje. Ugotovili smo, da sta bila severovz...
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Trnovski gozd je visoka kraška planota na dinarskem krasu zahodne Slovenije, ki so jo v pleistocenu preoblikovali tudi ledeniški procesi. Ugotovili smo, da je severna pobočja in podnožje najvišjega osrednjega grebena Golaki pokrival ledenik s površino 4,8 km2 in največjo debelino okoli 180 m. V več odtočnih ledenikih je padal preko strme reliefne s...
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Trnovski gozd is a high karst plateau situated in the Dinaric Mountains of western Slo- venia which was modified by glacial action in the Pleistocene. With our research we concluded that slopes with northern exposure and the footslope of the highest ridge of Golaki had an glacier up to 180 m thick with an area of 4.8 km 2 . Several outlet glacier...
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Od zadnjih raziskav poledenitve na območju Trnovskega gozda je minilo skoraj pol stoletja. V tem obdobju se je razumevanje prostorske in časovne komponente pleistocenske poledenitve spremenilo. Prav tako so se spremenili teoretični in metodološki pristopi proučevanja sledov poledenitve. V naši raziskavi pa smo za rekonstrukcijo pleistocenske polede...
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Mount Velež (1969 m) in the south part of the Bosnia and Herzegovina was glaciated during the Pleistocene. Glacial traces on Mount Velež were until now studied only by Alfred Grund at the beginning of the twentieth century. He identified seven cirques and found evidence for six glaciers on the northern slopes of Mount Velež. He estimated the sno...