|dc.contributor.author||Rzętała, Martyna A.||-|
|dc.description.abstract||In geomorphological terms, the existence of water bodies entails a number of environmental
consequences. The very emergence of such water bodies results in changes to the
local erosion base and leads to the activation of qualitatively new morphogenetic processes.
Geomorphological transformations concern each aspect of a depression that retains water.
The contact zone between fluvial and limnic waters is subject to geomorphological modelling.
As a result of sedimentation processes, the configuration of the bottom is altered. The
coastal zone and even the area situated above, which is outside the reach of waves, are also
transformed. Geomorphological transformations within water bodies exhibit varied natural
impacts, which are largely due to the fact that their occurrence is conditioned
by diverse environmental factors.
The water bodies studied are situated in the so‑called
region (Figs. 1 and 2) whose western part belongs to Upper Silesia and the eastern one to
Western Lesser Poland in historical and ethnographic terms. In physical and geographical
terms, it includes the Silesian Upland and the adjacent parts of several other macroregions.
This area is considered the most anthropogenically transformed part of Poland, which has
lately lost its industrial importance to the rapidly growing service sector.
In the Upper Silesia‑Dąbrowa
Basin region, a significant number of water bodies have
emerged, especially in the recent few decades. The group of 53 water bodies selected for
geomorphological studies, which range from a few years to ca. 150 years in age, with an
average of ca. 60 years, is a representative sample of all water bodies that form the anthropogenic
lake district (Table 1). The different origins, morphometric and hydrochemical parameters
and also catchment parameters of these water bodies make it possible to conduct
studies that are unique due to the peculiar characteristics of the geomorphological transformations,
which provide evidence of spontaneous natural response to anthropogenic changes
in land relief resulting from diverse but sustained human impact on the environment
(Figs. 3—5). Against the background of other anthropogenic water bodies around the world,
the geomorphological transformations of water bodies in the Upper Silesia‑Dąbrowa
Basin region occur on a micro scale but can at the same time be analysed under peculiar “field
|dc.publisher||Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego||pl_PL|
|dc.rights||Uznanie autorstwa-Użycie niekomercyjne-Bez utworów zależnych 3.0 Polska||*|
|dc.title||Wybrane przemiany geomorfologiczne mis zbiorników wodnych i ocena zanieczyszczeń osadów zbiornikowych w warunkach zróżnicowanej antropopresji (na przykładzie regionu górnośląsko-zagłębiowskiego)||pl_PL|
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