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    Granite landforms in South Moravia (Czech Republic)
Statement of responsibility
    Antonín Ivan, Karel Kirchner
Other titles
    Trends and achievements in physical geography, Veszprém, April 9-12, 1999 (Variant.)
    Ivan, Antonín
    Kirchner, Karel
Source title - serial
    Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria
    Vol. 21, no. 1
    p. 23-26
    2 obr., 12 bibl.
    Italské resumé
    Zkr. název ser.: Geogr. Fis. Dinam. Quat.
Subject group
    brněnský masiv
    dyjský masiv
    kvartér moravských úvalů
    svědecká hora
Geographical name
    Havraníky (Znojmo)
    Hnanice (Znojmo)
    Konice (Znojmo)
    Nový Šaldorf (Znojmo)
    Popice (Znojmo)
    Šatov (Znojmo)
Abstract (in english)
   The pre-Variscan Dyje and Brno Massifs were unmantled and deeply eroded already before the Devonian. The massifs were strongly affected by Variscan nappe tectonics, accompanied by cataclasis and mylonitisation. These process were not favourable for the evolution of typical granite topography. On the extensive regional planation surface the only remarkable featuresare relics of a very trick kaoline weathering crust (80-100 m). Although tropical weathering was the primary process in formation of kaolines, the importance of Variscan nappe tectonics is undisputable. Granite landforms are more frequent in the Dyje Massif, probably owing to the deep level of denudation and less intense shattering. They occur on the southeastern marginal slope of the Bohemian Massif and in the deep river valleys, especially in the Dyje canyon. On the marginal slope, the most conspicuous forms are inselbergs. Some of them were buried under Miocene sediments and later partly exhumed.
   Tors and microforms (weathering pits, exfoliation) are rare. In the meandering Dyje canyon the granite forms arenumerous and in general they are also younger. Most common are the valley-side granite tors and block fields. Microforms, e.g. tafoni and pseudolapiés, mainly occur on the south-facing slopes
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    19. 2. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012