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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B12/S2.079

MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE KOPAONIK MOUNTAIN - PART OF KOSOVO

S. Bulliqi, F. Isufi, B. Kastrati, H. Jaha
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-08-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 2, 621-628 pp

ABSTRACT
These mountains represent the most important morphological and morph-structural unit of the North East part of Kosovo. These mountains have a length of about 60 km between the jaw of Lebana in the South East and the borderline in North West, 10-30 km wide, and 1200-2000 m altitude, thus being characterized by a mountainous landscape with an average height. Generally, these mountains are characterized for an alpine landscape, with the great value of depth and density of fragmentation, which have defined morphological contrasts quite evident between the abruptness of the mountain ranges and divisive valleys quite deep. Under these conditions, the Kopaonik Mountains are distinguished for the features of a diversified landscape from the morphological and morphogenesis viewpoint, which are explained by the complex geological construction and quite different external morphogenetic phenomena. A special morphological role in these ranges has also played the tight combination of the scaly structure with over-positioning towards the South West, with those transverse in all their length, giving Kopaonik a block character in their morphological complexity.

Key words: Kopaonik Mountains, morphological, geological, alpine landscape