Geomorphologic map of the 1st Mutnaya River, Southeastern Kamchatka, Russia Geomorphologic map of the 1st Mutnaya River, Southeastern Kamchatka, Russia

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Vol14 No.12: 2373-2390

Title】Geomorphologic map of the 1st Mutnaya River, Southeastern Kamchatka, Russia

Author】Gheorghe ROMANESCU1; SergeyChalov2; Cristian Constantin STOLERIU1; Alin Mihu-PINTILIE3; Silvia Eleonora ANGILERI4; Yulia KUZNETSOVA2; Mariaelena CAMA5; Michael MAERKER6,7*

Addresses】1 Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Department of Geography, Iaşi 700505,  Romania; 2 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography, Moscow 119234, Russia; 3 Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Interdisciplinary Research Department – Field Science, 700505, Romania; 4 Università degli Studi di Palermo, Department of Earth and Marine Sciences, Palermo 90133, Italy; 5 Tübingen University, Department for Geography, Tübingen 72074, Germany; 6 Università degli Studi di Pavia, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Pavia 90133, Italy; 7 Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Heidelberg 69117, Germany

Corresponding author】michael.maerker@unipv.it

Citation】Romanescu G, Chalov S, Stoleriu CC, et al. Geomorphologic map of the 1st Mutnaya River, Southeastern Kamchatka, Russia. Journal of Mountain Science 14(12). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-017-4358-3

DOI】https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-017-4358-3

Abstract】The Kamchatka Peninsula – situated in the Pacific "Ring of Fire" – has 29 active and over 400 extinct volcanoes. Since it is situated in the northeastern extremity of Russia, in subarctic climate, the volcanic landforms are overprinted by the 446 glaciers. This research focuses on the 1stMutnaya catchment which drains the southern slopes of two active volcanoes: Avachinsky and Koryaksky. Those volcanoes are a permanent threat for the cities of Petropavlovsk and Elizovo, which are the 2 of 3 cities of the peninsula.Hence, most of the studies carried out in the area dealt with the natural hazards and only few focus on landscape evolution. Thus, the purpose of this study was to elaborate a cartographic approach which integrates classic geomorphology with state of the art GIS and remote sensing techniques. As result, different landforms and related processeshave been analysed and included in the first general geomorphologic map of the 1stMutnaya catchment.

Keywords】Geomorphological mapping; Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS); Digital Surface Model (DSM); GIS; Terrain analysis; Glacio-volcanism; Landform modelling; Processes and forms