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The chapter summarises most important finds of this thesis which derive both from field and laboratory studies conducted and from the literature review, among them: (1) the variety of ways for the delivery of slope material to valley floors in the upper (valley head), middle and lower (outlet fan) zones of mid-mountain catchments, (2) detailed ways in which slope–channel interaction shape relief in each of the tree zones of catchments in both study areas (Western Carpathians and Sudetes), (3) the evolution of relief in mid-altitude mountains—gradual transformation of valley heads into the middle zone and the middle zone into outlet fans, (4) the universality of the established schema of relief evolution in mid-altitude mountains analysed on the basis of the research conducted and literature analysis.


Debris Flow Valley Floor Middle Zone Valley Side Lateral Delivery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Earth Sciences, Department of Reconstructing Environmental ChangeUniversity of Silesia in KatowiceSosnowiecPoland

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