Geografie 1997, 102, 89-97

Baikal - the rift zone development

Bohumír Janský

Katedra fyzické geografie a geoekologie, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The article characterizes the formation and development of the Baikal Lake Basin, situated in the south of Eastern Siberia. Attention is also paid to processes of tectonic development of the Baikal region which have influenced the deepening of the Baikal Basin. The author studies in the same time erosional-denudational processes influencing the lake basin formation.