Uppony Mountains: High Geomorphological Diversity Within a Small Area

G. Demeter, Katalin Szalai

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Merely of 454 m maximum elevation, the geologically and geomorphologically diverse and still dynamic Uppony Mountains is relatively rich in geomorphic features (caves, pseudo-caverns, gorges, horsts, scarps, landslides, karren, natural outcrops) created by diverse processes (valley incision, derasion, mass movements, karst formation, periglacial, pedimentation). This small mountainous area with its intricate geological structure is ideal either for field investigations in order to obtain broader knowledge on the evolution of North-Hungary or to study both convergent and divergent evolution of forms generated on different rocks. Using a comparative approach, with an outlook to its environs, the quantification and numeric analysis of morphometric and lithological features combined with the traditional descriptive geomorphic approach promotes a better understanding of the area so important in the paleoenvironmental, paleogeographical reconstruction of North-Hungary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Geomorphological Landscapes
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

Publication series

NameWorld Geomorphological Landscapes
ISSN (Print)2213-2090
ISSN (Electronic)2213-2104


  • Caverns
  • Gorges
  • Imbrication
  • Landslides
  • Paleozoic massif
  • Piedmont

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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    Demeter, G., & Szalai, K. (2015). Uppony Mountains: High Geomorphological Diversity Within a Small Area. In World Geomorphological Landscapes (pp. 177-187). (World Geomorphological Landscapes). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08997-3_21