Use of the catena principle in geomorphological impact assessment: a functional approach

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    Abstract

    An integral method for assessing geomorphological landscape qualities is presented, to be used in environmental impact assessments. Five groups of landform functions are distinguished in the Netherlands, an area of low relief: orientation functions, information functions, ordering functions, regulation functions and carriage functions. The assessment of landform functions is related to topographical, morphodynamic and chronological catenae. For each group of functions different evaluation criteria are selected. The method was applied in an environmental impact assessment of sand and gravel extraction sites in a fluvial lowland area in the Netherlands. A 1 : 50 000 analytical geomorphological map was used for the assessment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)417-431
    JournalZeitschrift für Geomorphologie
    Volume39
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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    catena
    environmental impact assessment
    landform
    morphodynamics
    sand and gravel
    relief
    environmental impact
    Netherlands
    impact assessment
    method
    Group
    regulation
    sand extraction
    gravel extraction
    evaluation criterion

    Keywords

    • environmental impact
    • environmental impact reporting
    • extraction
    • geomorphology
    • gravel
    • gravel pits
    • mining
    • sand
    • sand pits

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    In: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Vol. 39, No. 4, 1995, p. 417-431.

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