GEOMORPHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS WITHIN THE MILETIN CATCHMENT AREA

Remus Ciprian Cotunoaea, Oana Petronela Ailinicăi

Abstract


The present paper proposes the study of the geomorphologic aspects featured in the Miletin drainage area, from Jijia Rolling Plain. For a better understanding of these features we took into consideration the morphometric and morphographic characteristics, the cotrol factors but also the genetic relief types. Miletin valley represents a subsequent valley emphasizing the first order structural asymmetry, where the direction of the river course intersects the geologic strata under a right or acute angle. Although the general orientation of the river course is NW-SE, in reality develops a zigzag succession of acute subsequent valley-sectors, typical subsequent and even consequent. The hillslopes are represented by a backslope, the left hillside of the main valley, which is generally-oriented towards south and a cuesta front, facing north, namely right hillside. The morphological anomaly occured in this drainage basin is the large extent of the cuesta front, upstream of Prăjeni locality, where more than 50% of Miletin catchment area develops on the right hillside.

Keywords


Miletin watershed, morphometric characteristics, structural and sculptural relief, Moldavian Plateau, cuesta landform

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15551/scigeo.v63i1.366

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