Geografie 2006, 111, 141-151

The maximum extent of continental ice sheets at the foot of Ořešník and Poledník in the northern slope of the Jizerské hory Mountains

Andrzej Traczyk1, Zbyněk Engel2

1Zakład Geomorfologii Instytut Geografii i Rozwoju Regionalnego, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław, Poland
2Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra fyzické geografie a geoekologie, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

Geomorphological observations of the continental ice sheets trim line in the northern part of the Jizerské hory Mountains have been done. The research aims to investigate possibilities of selected techniques in determination of glacial landscape. Continental ice sheets trimline could be reconstructed using comparative analysis of rock weathering variables on the surface of rock landforms. In the Sudetes these methods were applied only in the Pogórze Kaczawskie (Migoń et al. 2002). Results of similar research, which was done at the northern foot of the Ořešník and Poledník Mountains, are presented in this paper.