A TYPOLOGY OF NATURAL LANDSCAPES OF CENTRAL EUROPE

  • Eliška Fňukalová Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Czech Republic
  • Dušan Romportl Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Czech Republic
Keywords: landscape classification, principal component analysis, cluster analysis

Abstract

Landscape classification of Central Europe was carried out in order to define the spatial framework of environmentally homogeneous typological units. The output of such a classification would be used for further assessment of ecosystem services within the focus region. Classification was based on the cluster analysis of principal components, derived from a set of abiotic data – climatic and terrain variables and a soil database. Seven specific landscape types were defined within Central Europe. Regional distribution and environmental characteristics of particular units are described.

Published
2014-11-21
How to Cite
Fňukalová, E., & Romportl, D. (2014). A TYPOLOGY OF NATURAL LANDSCAPES OF CENTRAL EUROPE. AUC Geographica, 49(2), 57-63. https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2014.15
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Original Articles