In: Geografický časopis, vol. 67, no. 2
Rok, strany: 2015, 169 - 180
mountain uplift, the Western Carpathians, planation surfaces, the Malé Karpaty Mts., the Malá Fatra Mts., the Veľká Fatra Mts., the Nízke Tatry Mts.
Lithospheric uplift is driven by physical processes giving mountain ranges stepped character. It is shown here how a mountain belt evolves in such way and how it is possible to describe it by the tools of tectonic geomorphology. There is also an essential need to better investigate how planation surfaces reached their current elevations preserving the horizontal layout. Several mountain belts of the Western Carpathians were formed as levelled structures, what led to the assumption that these levels represent surfaces of different ages. However, many of them are exhumed erosion surfaces of the same age uplifted to discrete altitudes. To study this process, the concept of upwarped mountains formation was used and modified to model the single and two stepped mountain belts. The results were compared with cross-sections through certain mountain ranges showing the resemblance of real morphostructures to the models. These investigations provide an important insight into the evolution of planation surfaces in the conditions of mountain uplift.
Orvoš, P. 2015. Zarovnané povrchy a ich tektonická diferenciácia v podmienkach výzdvihu pohorí. In Geografický časopis, vol. 67, no.2, pp. 169-180. ISSN 0016-7193.
Orvoš, P. (2015). Zarovnané povrchy a ich tektonická diferenciácia v podmienkach výzdvihu pohorí. Geografický časopis, 67(2), 169-180. ISSN 0016-7193.