Karst landforms on the eastern slopes of Davras Dagi (western Taurus): karren, sinkholes and uvalas.


Dayan E., Bilgin A., Hancer M.

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GEOMORPHOLOGIE, cilt.43, ss.321-340, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Dergi Adı: ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GEOMORPHOLOGIE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.321-340

Özet

A characteristic of the study area is the low frequency of gully and rill karren. By length, width and depth they are not comparable with the same type of karren in the alpine karst, as they have attained only insignificant dimensions. This difference in size cannot primarily be attributed to differences of annual precipitation, but rather to the fact that they are only 2-3000 years old. Their formation started with anthropogenic forest destruction and concomitant soil stripping. As gully and rill karren depend on bare rock surfaces for their formation, they cannot have formed before that time.