Haanja


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Haanja

 

an upland in the southeastern part of the Estonian SSR, on the border with the RSFSR and the Latvian SSR. The Haanja Upland is a divide separating the rivers in the area drained by the Zapadnaia Dvina (the Daugava) and the Gauja from the rivers flowing into Lake Pskov. Its maximum elevation is 318 m (Mount Suur Munamâgi). The upland is composed of Devonian dolomites and limestones covered with glacial deposits. The terrain is characterized by morainic hills and has many lakes. The area is heavily forested with conifers.

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In the Haanja Uplands, the extensive retreating of forests and the spread of rye cultivation similarly began in about the middle of the first millennium: in the surroundings of Lake Kulajarv at Plaani in about AD 500, and around Lake Verijarv in AD 700 (Niinemets 2008, 66).
The highest annual number of TDs, as well as of SCTDs, and their highest annual duration were registered at the Voru station, situated in southeastern Estonia in a primeval valley between the Haanja and Otepaa uplands.
The till-covered plain of the Estonian part of the catchment is higher in the south-west and north-west due to the presence of uplands (Pandivere, Haanja, Otepaa, and Sakala) (Iital et al., 2005).
Sixteen voluntary endurance-trained male subjects who participated in a ski marathon in Estonia (Haanja, 40 km distance, classic style) were examined.
Everything is confusing and [the teachers think] that we are grown-ups, but we are not (Pupils, Haanja School, same basic school).
The maximal amplitudes of absolute heights of the bedrock surface are close to those of the modern topography, being lowest in the ancient valleys (Harku valley -145 m) and highest in the Haanja Heights (+166 m).
Since the beginning of research into the deglaciation history of Estonia, the Haanja Stade has always been considered the oldest Late Weichselian stadial on Estonian territory.
Plotting the first two factors for cases in principal component analysis showed that plains with urban land use (Tallinn, Tartu, and Viru) and heights (Otepaa and Haanja) are on the opposite sides on the second factor axis (Fig.