New data concerning the Late Quaternary drainage evolution on the Someş River alluvial fan

Delia-Elena ROBU, Ionuţ-Bogdan NIGA, PERŞOIU Ioana, Maria RĂDOANE


The study area is located in the north-eastern part of the Pannonian Basin, on the romanian teritory, with a surface of over 3,600 square kilometers. With elevations of 20-30 m above the Timiş and Criş plains, is the highest low-western romanian plains (100 – 160 m absolute altitudes), the surface extending on both sides of Someş River. 

This study aims to report new information on Late Quaternary evolution of fluvial discharge on the surface of Someş alluvial fan.

Numerous relict fluvial morphologies were recognized on the surface ofSomeşRiveralluvial Plain, by analyzing mainly the fluvial morphologies visible on the second austro-hungarian military maps (reference moment: ca. 1860), and on recent ortophotoplans (reference moment: 2005). The identified palaeochannel types (braided, meandering) and morphometry (large scale meanders vs. small scale meanders), the concentration of these relict features on distinct palaeodrainage directions, the relation of them with the recent fluvial drainage of the area (intersected, partly/ totally used by present day misfit channels), suggest a complex Late Quaternary history of the lower course ofSomeşRiver. 


Late Quaternary drainage evolution

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