Morphological features of the central part of the Volga delta landscape

Author(s):  Viktor V. Zanozin, no, no, Astrakhan state University, Astrakhan, Russia, post-graduate student of the Department of ecology, nature management, land management and life safety,

Aleksandr N. Barmin, Dr., Prof., Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan, Russia, Dean of the faculty of Geology and geography

Issue:  Volume 44, № 1

Rubric:  Earth sciences

Annotation:  Modern landscape research is becoming more and more multifaceted and diverse. However, for many regions, the morphological structure of landscapes, which are the part of them, has not yet been revealed. In this regard, the purpose of this paper is to study the local level geosystems of one of the unique natural place - the Volga River Delta. The main object of the study is natural-territorial complexes (NTС). Taking into account the origin and morphological features, groups of kultuck, flat-channel, meander-scar-channel, hillock territorial complexes and meander-scar nature territorial complexes formed on the sea islands, have been identified. Various information sources and methods of work were used, including field reconnaissance, analysis of remote sensing data and digital modelling of the NTC. There is a detailed description of all complexes, for example, their configuration, area indicators and spatial location. The results obtained will allow further study of the anthropogenic transformation of the central part of the Volga River delta landscape and identify ways to optimize the geoecological situation in the Volga River Delta region.

Keywords:  landscape, the Volga Delta, Bauer hills, channeled nature territorial complexes, hill plumes, inter-hillock nature territorial complexes.

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