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    Engeneering-geological Problems in the Moravian Karst, Czech Republic
Statement of responsibility
    Milena Šamalíková
    Šamalíková, Milena
Source title - serial
    Acta geologica sinica
    Vol. 75, no. 3
    p. 303-307
    5 obr., 7 bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Acta geol. sin.
Subject group
    geologie inženýrská
    kámen stavební
    moravskoslezské prevariské paleozoikum
    ochrana přírody
    stabilita svahu
    vlastnosti mechanické
Geographical name
    Křtiny (Blansko)
    Sloup (Blansko)
Abstract (in english)
   The Moravian karst belongs to one of the famous karst regions in Central Europe. It is situated in Moravia in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. According to the geology it is of devonian age and the main rocks are of different types of limestones. The process of karstification is still active. they are many caves with rich stalagmites and stalactites and the Macocha abyss, the depth of which is 138,5 m. The underground Punkva River flows through the main part of the karst, froming beatiful underground lakes. Typical karst phenomena, such as sinkholes and deep canyons, may be observed on the surface of the terrain. because of the karstification, water erosion and frost weathering, many steep unstable slopes and walls originated. To solve the stability from a geotechnical point of view is not easy. This requests a special engineering-geological knowledge and experience
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    25. 3. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012