Morphological characteristics and lithological conditions of the spring-heads in the Knyszyńska Primeval Forest

Krzysztof Micun , Sławomir Roj-Rojewski


AbstractThe aim of the study was to determine the morphological characteristics of selected spring-heads in the Knyszyńska Primeval Forest and to identify lithological conditions in areas where groundwater flows to the surface. During the study, detailed bed level measurements of the spring-head areas were conducted. Lidar laser data obtained from the Central Department of Geodetic and Cartographic Documentation in Warsaw were also used for the analysis of morphometry. Based on the data, the detailed contour maps were created in the Surfer 12 programme and the basic parameters of the morphometry of the studied springs were determined. To detect lithological conditions, granulometric analyses were conducted and the filtration coefficient of aquifers in the individual spring-heads was calculated using Hazen and USBSC empirical models. Due to the morphological situation, the examined objects were classified as sub-slope and riverbank spring-heads. In terms of shape, spring-head alcoves are classified as basin-shaped, bowl-shaped and spindle-shaped alcoves. Different morphological processes prevail in each of these types. Basin-shaped alcoves are formed mainly by lateral erosion, bowlshaped alcoves by seepage erosion, landsliding and accumulation in the bottom, spindle-shaped alcoves by seepage erosion, headward erosion, breaking and collapsing. In the investigated outflows of groundwater aquifers are sands and glacifluvial sands with gravel of varying grain size. The lithological variation of aquifers in the spring-heads, directly affects the rate of groundwater filtration in different parts of the alcoves, which in turn leads to different morphogenetic processes and results in changes in the morphology of the spring-head alcoves.
Author Krzysztof Micun (FCEE/DAEEM)
Krzysztof Micun,,
- Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Environmental Management
, Sławomir Roj-Rojewski (FCEE/DAEEM)
Sławomir Roj-Rojewski,,
- Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Environmental Management
Journal seriesJournal of Water and Land Development, ISSN 1429-7426, e-ISSN 2083-4535, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.50
ASJC Classification Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)1101; Development3303; Geography, Planning and Development3305; Environmental Engineering2305; Water Science and Technology2312
Internal identifier000044742
Languageen angielski
LicenseUznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND)
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 17-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.389
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