In: Geografický časopis, vol. 51, no. 4
Vplyv orografie a reliéfu na vegetáciu Slovenska
Year, pages: 1999, 373 - 384
Keywords: high mountain continentality, intramountain zonality, vegetation inversion, valley - slope - basin - plateau - pass phenomena
Due to increased high mountain continentality from border of the West Carpathians inward three horizontal zones (intramountain zonality) were developed: the oak zone in the lowlands and border mountains, the beech zone and the coniferous zone in the centre of the West Carpathians. In the oak and beech zones tree forest belts were discerned: the oak (up to 550m), beech (up to 1250m) and spruce belts (up to timberline). In the most continental central zone the belts are deformed, the spruce dominates from the basin bottoms up to timberline. In the fluvial relief the forest belts transit continuously upward, but in the extremely formed karst and glacial relief the vegetation changes upward are irregular due to expressive vegetation inversions. To this day three climate and vegetation phenomena were registred: valley, slope and top phenomena. The basins, plateaus and deep mountain passes influence the landscape elements specifically, therefore we propose to introduce the terms "basin", "plateau" and "pass" phenomenon.
How to cite:
Plesník, P. 1999. Vplyv orografie a reliéfu na vegetáciu Slovenska. In Geografický časopis, vol. 51, no.4, pp. 373-384. ISSN 0016-7193.
Plesník, P. (1999). Vplyv orografie a reliéfu na vegetáciu Slovenska. Geografický časopis, 51(4), 373-384. ISSN 0016-7193.