A geomorphological design for the rehabilitation of an abandoned sand quarry in central Spain



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Martín Duque, José Francisco and Pedraza Gilsanz, Javier de and Díez Herrero, Andrés and Sanz Santos, Miguel Angel and Carrasco González, Rosa María (1998) A geomorphological design for the rehabilitation of an abandoned sand quarry in central Spain. Landscape and urban planning, 42 . pp. 1-14. ISSN 0169-2046

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The article describes, how a geomorphological design based on the original relief architecture (prior to exploitation), can
contribute to the ecological and landscape reclamation of an environment affected by a silica sand quarry located in the central
area of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain). The reclamation procedure based on this design gives considerable importance to
integral geomorphological criteria (morphographic, morphodynamic and morphoevolutionary); this approach is designed to
complete the methodologies applied in landscape restorations, by incorporating aspects of morphogenetic dynamics in
addition to the already habitual aspects based on geometrical criteria. This proposal also gives rise to a discussion regarding
the philosophy underlying environmental and landscape restorations, which often attach too much importance to revegetation
processes or to strictly aesthetic considerations without taking into account the long-term evolution of natural systems, which
is chie¯y regulated by geomorphoedaphic processes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Restoration; Landscape; Environmental geomorphology
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Geodynamics
ID Code:20001
Deposited On:19 Feb 2013 10:51
Last Modified:23 Apr 2015 11:38

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