Present Landscapes and Their Ecological States in the Ore Mining Region of Chiatura
Earth Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 5-1, October 2017, Pages: 8-16
Received: May 6, 2017; Accepted: May 8, 2017; Published: Jul. 11, 2017
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Elene Salukvadze, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamila Chaladze, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamar Khardziani, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Ketevan Gogidze, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Abstract
Comprehensive studies have been carried out in the manganese deposit areas in Chiatura. The studies showed changes in separate components of the nature – relief, air, water, soil, which have taken place due to anthropogenic, namely, technogenic influence and peculiarities of ecological states of the components. Using literary sources, expedition materials, aerospace images and topographic maps we have compiled a large scale map (1:50 000) of the landscapes of the mining region of Chiatura; The scheme depicting ecological condition; We have also revealed ecologically hazardous foci.
Keywords
Landscapes, Ecological States, Manganese Mines, Chiatura
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Elene Salukvadze, Tamila Chaladze, Tamar Khardziani, Ketevan Gogidze, Present Landscapes and Their Ecological States in the Ore Mining Region of Chiatura, Earth Sciences. Special Issue: New Challenge for Geography: Landscape Dimensions of Sustainable Development. Vol. 6, No. 5-1, 2017, pp. 8-16. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.12
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