№ 2, 2018

Morphometric assessment of the eco-geomorphological tension of the geomorphosystems of the area between Pirsaat and Chigilchay rivers (southeastern of Greater Caucasus in Azerbaijan)

Mekhbaliyev M.M.

Baku State University, Z.Khalilov Str., 23, Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ1143: mehbaliyevmehman@gmail.com

Summary. The objective of the study is to evaluate the morphometric assessment of the eco-geomorphological tension of the geomorphosystems of the area between Pirsaat and Chigilchay rivers (southeastern of Greater Caucasus in Azerbaijan). The studied area consists of four river basins with the area of slightly over 2392 km², having mountainous relief features. The study was carried out through topographic map plotted on the scale of 1:100,000. On the basis of cartometric and morphometric studies on the map, the slope distribution properties with different eco-geomorphological tensions were researched in each river basin. The slope classification based on the eco-geomorphological tension features was developed with the following grades: very weak, weak, medium, high and very high. It was determined that there is a vertical zoning in the slope distribution with different eco-geomorphological tensions. The studies and analysis demonstrate that the areas with moderate eco-geomorphological tension are widespread with 42.13% coverage.

Keywords: morphometry, eco-gemorphology, relief, steepness, slope tension

 

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doi:10.33677/ggianas20180200019

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