Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 54, Issue 9, pp 1121–1128 | Cite as

Topographic Cross Sections of Mountain Regions (Experience of Remote Geomorphologic Analysis)

  • B. N. LuzginEmail author


Mountain massifs of the world, and high-mountain areas in particular, are barely accessible and as a result are insufficiently studied. The comparative characteristics of mountain regions differ significantly, which makes objective scientific generalizations difficult. This situation may be improved by the remote satellite investigation of these areas, which not only enables us to fill these gaps in knowledge but also creates the background for further modeling various associations of the mountain systems of other planets. Therefore the elaborated special methods of deciphering mountain regions may be successively used in future space research. The study of mountain regions by the example of areas with a combination of mountains and uplands on the Earth enables us to conclude that there is a wide diversity of combinations with particular specific features and that there is a need to reveal the structures of combinations of mountain systems with one another and with areas of the planation of the topography. The specification of active and passive margins of isolated mountain blocks for the kinetic analysis of the dynamic conditions of their formation is substantiated.


remote diagnostics mountain systems planation surfaces of a plateau Altiplano Plateau of Tibet Ikhe-Bogdo Mountain Massif in the Altai Mountains 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Altai State UniversityBarnaulRussia

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