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Zhodnocení přístupu Dov Nira ke kvantitativnímu vyjádření míry antropogenního dopadu na reliéf

Title in English Evaluation of Dov Nir's approach for quantifying the rate of anthropogenic impact


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Fyzickogeografický sborník 11: Fyzická geografie a kulturní krajina v 21. století. Příspěvky z 30. výroční konference Fyzickogeografické sekce České geografické společnosti konané 6. a 7. února 2013 v Brně
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords Dov Nir; antrhopogenic geomorphology; human impact on the landscape
Description Dov Nir tried to quantify the rate of anthropogenic impact on relief by “Index of potential anthropic geomorphology” (I). The calculation includes „the degree of development“ (DD) and „the degree of perception“ (DP) which are expressed by „percentage of urban population“ (UP) and „percentage of illiteracy“ (DI). The constant Kc for the climate and the constant Kr for the relief involve physical geographic conditions into the calculation. There were compared calculations of Nir's index from the year 1977 and new calculations from years 2005 – 2011. It shows a decrease of countries in the category 0,50< I <0,79, which means the hazard represents considerable damage and powerful measures are urgently required. Most countries including the Czech Republic remain in the category 0,30< I <0,49, where the hazard is not insignificant and some erosion control is needed.
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