Application of an alpine geomorphological mapping system to an atlantic mountain environment: The Curavacas Massif (Cantabrian Range, Northwest Spain)

Ramon Pellitero Ondicol

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Abstract

A detailed geomorphological map is presented for the Curavacas Massif whose elevations range from 1,350 to 2,525 m.a.s.l. This map shows the presence and extension of structural, fluvial, glacial, periglacial, and anthropogenic landforms and deposits, as well as mass movements. Unlike most Spanish geomorphological maps, this follows the Institute of Geography of Lausanne University (IGUL) legend system, which was developed specifically for mapping alpine areas. This system focuses on landforms, processes and deposits minimizing lithologic information. The IGUL system proves to be useful for alpine areas, since relief is energetic enough for different morphogenetic agents to appear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-205
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Maps
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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