Geoheritage of postglacial areas in Northern Poland - prospects for geotourism
Izabela Jamorska , Marcin Sobiech , Tomasz Karasiewicz , Karol Tylmann
AbstractThis study aims to identify potential geosites and show existing geosites in a young glacial landscape in northern Poland through a qualitative assessment of the local geoheritage. Three areas of diversified morphology and geology located within the extent of the last Scandinavian Ice Sheet have been selected as the research polygons: the north-eastern part of the Dobrzyń Lake District, the Lower Vistula Valley and the Kashubian Lake District. Three basic abiotic components of the environment have been analysed: geology, terrain relief and hydrology. This research is based on some specific materials including maps and photographs. Methodology of this research includes the inventory, characterization and assessment of selected areas. The final results are proposals for geosites of high educational value in each of the three investigated regions. For the north-eastern part of the Dobrzyń Lake District, the creation of a geopark has been proposed, and the geosites of the Lower Vistula Valley provide the potential for a geotourist footpath to be designed. The Kashubian Lake District is characterised by the occurrence of numerous glacial landforms and sediments as well as high denivelations and a concentration of erratic boulders. Therefore, this region also has the potential to be selected for valuable geosites and the designing of a geotourist footpath.
|Journal series||Geoheritage, ISSN 1867-2477, e-ISSN 1867-2485, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.6|
|Keywords in English||geoheritage ,glacial landscape ,geosites, potential geopark|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|License||Other; published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 70.0, 25-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.802; : 2018 = 2.597 (2) - 2018=2.224 (5)|
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