Physical Geography, Cartography and GeoInformatics

Physical Geography, Cartography and GeoInformatics

The focus of the research is analysis of dynamics of spatial and time relations in physio‑geographical sphere and the impact of these dynamics on the society. The combination of Geography, Cartography, Geoinformatics and Remote sensing within one research project is caused by the fact that physical Geography works with cartographical data and uses the tools of IT and GeonInformatics. Current enhancement of Physical Geography and Geoecology has been influenced by recents boost of research of environmental threats and risks and of all environmental changes on global scale. At the forefront of the interest of physical geographers is especially the impact of climate changes on the different components of the environment. The second large field of research interest lies in comparison of current environmental processes with their past shape and their progress. Crucial findings about the dynamics of physio‑geographical phenomena can be derived from such comparison and can facilitate prediction of regional and global changes of the environment.

The individual research topics involve:

  • environmental threats and risks and their impact on human society

  • paleographical development of environment in Quarternary

  • changes of dynamics of hydrological processes and ecology of watercourses as indicators of global climate changes and anthropogenetic envronmental changes

  • landscape research by using landscape and socio‑ecological methods on different time and spatial scales

  • recent development of the environment and its physio‑geographical constituents

  • development of qualitative and quantitative indicators of phenomena in data obtained via remote sensing

  • algorithms of visualisation and analysis of topographical data in digital modelling of (Earth)surface.

Selected outputs

Kaiglová, J., Langhammer, J., Jiřinec, P., Janský, B., Chalupová, D. (2015): Numerical simulations of heavily polluted fine-grained sediment remobilization using 1D, 1D+ and 2D channel schematization. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187 (3), 1-18.

Engel, Z., Braucher, R., Traczyk, A., Laetitia, L. (2014): 10Be exposure age chronology of the last glaciation in the Krkonoše Mountains, Central Europe. Geomorphology, 206, 107-121.

Emmer, A., Vilímek, V. (2014) : New method for assessing the susceptibility of glacial lakes to outburst floods in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 2014, č. 18, s. 3461-3479.

Kašpar, M., Müller, M. (2014): Combinations of large-scale circulation anomalies conducive to precipitation extremes in the Czech Republic. Atmospheric Research, 138, 205-212.

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