Geology and rural landscapes in central Spain (Guadalajara, Castilla—La Mancha)



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García Quintana, Alvaro and Martín Duque, José Francisco and González Martín, Francisco Javier and García Hidalgo, J.F. and Pedraza Gilsanz, Javier de and Herranz Araújo, Pedro and Rincón, R. and Estévez Martín, Hugo (2005) Geology and rural landscapes in central Spain (Guadalajara, Castilla—La Mancha). Environmental geology, 47 . pp. 782-794. ISSN 0943-0105

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Methods commonly used in regional geological analysis were employed to study the visual landscapes of the Sigüenza–Molina de Aragón area (Spain). Landscape data were compiled to produce a landscape map and a photograph
catalogue. Lithological composition, tectonic structure and recent erosive processes are the main factors controlling the visual landscapes. Territorial properties, such as colours and agricultural capacities, are controlled by these geological characteristics. The landscape map and the photographic catalogue is the main
contribution of this paper. The first level of landscape classification distinguishes zones with dominance of either flat, concave or convex areas. Other parts of the territory are, however, composed of concave and convex combinations that originate hybrid orographic structures. In a second level of classification, several subdivisions for each of these types are established.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rural landscapes, Landscape map, Spain
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Geodynamics
ID Code:20020
Deposited On:20 Feb 2013 12:58
Last Modified:19 Jun 2019 11:40

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