Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Late Quaternaryevolution of the complex gravitational slope deformationson the southern slopes of the Crimean Mountains (Ukraine)
Project IdGP209/12/0317
Main solverdoc. RNDr. Jan Hradecký, Ph.D.
Period1/2012 - 12/2015
ProviderStandardní projekt GA ČR
AnotationThe aim of the proposed project is to create general model of the slope failures evolution in the area of the southern slopes of the Crimean Mountains. This area seems to be a key-locality from the point of view the Late Quaternary slope instability within non glaciated mountains of the SE Europe. The slope transects will be identified for the space-time analysis and determination of the slope instability succession, preparatory and triggering factors. An analysis of the role of the karstification is a fundamental question for the gravitational massif disruption and propagation of the various types of slope deformations. The role of the palaeoenvironmental changes will be studied within constructed mass movement chronology. Numerical (14C, U/Th, 36Cl) and dendrogeomorphological dating methods (tree-ring analysis of the dominant tree Crimean pine, ~400y old trees) will be used to the creation of the detailed slope instability timing. Genesis and activity of the specific slope failures will be used as a proxy data to determine Late Quaternary conditions for the mountain morphogenesis.