Resource Evaluation of Marginal Lands in Dry Areas 1. Geomorphological Analysis

JIRCAS Journal
ISSN 13407686
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA11030483

Meso-landforms of Mt Abdal Aziz region in northeastem Syria, were classified into five units consisting of alluvial plains, fans, steep hillslopes, medium-relief hillslopes and rolling uplands, based on field surveys and aerial photograph interpretation. Each landform unit was analyzed in relation to the topography, lithology, soil properties, vegetation, land use, degradation and surface/ ground water status. The strict alignment of the northern fans with landslide scars within the anticline and the presence of shallow valleys on the plain suggest the discharge of infiltrated water into the fan deposits. While in the south, the active deepening and downward water erosion of the fans forming incised valleys suggest an older formation of these fans. The structural similarities between the Mt Abdal Aziz region and Mt Sinjar region in northwestern Iraq suggest a close origin of these large landforms. The significant landscape differences between these two regions reflect the land use level on the vegetation by the local grazing and cropping practices which started in the last fifty years.

作成者 Haruhiro FUJITA Saleh NASRI
著者キーワード geomorphological analysis landform classification marginal lands land use
公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 91
終了ページ 103
権利 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語 eng