Geohazards of the natural protected areas in Southern Transdanubia (Hungary)

Kovács, IP [Kovács, István Péter (Geomorfológia), author]; Czigány, S [Czigány, Szabolcs (Talajtan és hidro...), author]; Józsa, E [Józsa, Edina (Geoinformatika, G...), author]; Varga, T [Varga, Tamás (Geomorfológia), author]; Varga, G [Varga, Gábor (Geomorfológia), author]; Pirkhoffer, E [Pirkhoffer, Ervin (Földtudomány), author]; Fábián, SÁ [Fábián, Szabolcs Ákos (Geomorfológia), author]

English Scientific Article (Journal Article)
Published: DYNAMIQUES ENVIRONNEMENTALES 1968-469X 35 (1) pp. 97-110 2015
    • MTMT: 3059121
    Many nature reserves and protected areas are found in the Southern Transdanubian Region (SW Hungary) that partly belong to the operational area of the Duna-Dráva National Park (DDNP). In the current paper we review the potential geohazards that may affect the area. Our results indicate that the predominant geohazards include large riverine floods on the alluvial plains, while a high-degree of vulnerability is generated owing to the high relief. High relief may trigger intense runoff following intense rainfall events and downpours, where consequences, such as flash floods, mass movements and soil erosion may result in various disasters and catastrophes. Nonetheless, since the definition of catastrophes is human-oriented, the direct consequences of disasters may act as positive and beneficial processes in uninhabited natural environments.
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