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The geomorphological landscapes in the Geneva Basin

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Published in Reinard E. Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland: Springer Nature. 2021, p. 83-96
Collection Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland, World Geomorphological Landscapes, Springer Nature Switzerland,
Abstract The landscape of the Geneva Basin, located in the south-westernmost part of the Swiss Plateau between the northern end of the Prealps and the Jura, results from the long-term, continuous tectonic deformation of the Alpine foreland and surface processes reflecting alternation of glacial and interglacial periods. The main geomorphological elements of the Geneva Basin can be thus divided in: (i) tectonically controlled features, associated with the north-westernmost compressive Alpine tectonics represented by SW-NE oriented ridges interrupted by NW-SE lineaments; (ii) glacially related erosional and depositional features; and (iii) postglacial establishment of the present day hydrographic network. Responsible land-use planning over the last centuries resulted in a region internationally known for a balance between urban and industry expansion, agricultural activities and nature preservation areas, which is ensuring both economic and landscape attractiveness of the Geneva Basin.
Keywords MorphotectonicsGlacial erosionPostglacialFrontal morainesFluvial incision
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MOSCARIELLO, Andrea. The geomorphological landscapes in the Geneva Basin. In: Reinard E. (Ed.). Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland. [s.l.] : Springer Nature, 2021. p. 83-96. (Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland, World Geomorphological Landscapes, Springer Nature Switzerland,) https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:99250

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