Jizera


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Jizera

 

the northwestern part of the Sudetes Mountains in Poland and Czechoslovakia. Length, about 40 km; maximumaltitude, 1, 127 m. In appearance, it is a mass of folded stone blocks, with steep, fault-like slopes and a flat top. The range is composed primarily of granite and crystalline schist. Coniferous forests cover the mountainsides.


Jizera

 

a river in Czechoslovakia; its headwaters are on the border between Poland and Czechoslovakia. Rising in the Jizera Mountains, the river flows primarily over the hilly plains of North Bohemia until it joins the Labe (Elbe) River, entering it from the right. Length, 163 km. Basin area, 2, 200 sq km. The average rate of flow in its lower reaches is about 25 cu m per sec. Its waters are used for timber rafting, as well as to drive a hydroelectric power plant. The cities of Turnov and Mladá Boleslav are located on the river.

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Hlozek, "Horizontal Channel development on the upper Jizera and the upper Vltava rivers between 1938 and 2012," Geografie, vol.
The highest permeability for 5 MPa of confining pressure is shown by the specimens from Krkonose Jizera pluton (more than [10.sup.-17] [m.sup.2]), whereas specimens from the Central Bohemian pluton have a permeability of around [10.sup.-19] [m.sup.2].
It looks into the effects of acid rain on the forests and water supplies in the Jizera Mountains, one of the most heavily polluted areas of Europe.
(1989) described outcrops of Cretaceous sediments on the surface of the surrounding ridges, for example marlstone of Middle Turonian age (Jizera Formation) to the east of the study area.
The research area is located in the western part of the Sudetes Mountains, the band of Jizera Mountains on the slope of Ciemniak Mountain (GPS coordinates of the research object N: 52[degrees]10'26", E 18[degrees]51'9").
and Mikulas, R.: 2011, Origin of some ellipsoidal cavities by carbonate cement dissolution in the Jizera Formation sandstones, Kokofin area.
The Jizera Fault Zone running in NNE-SSW (N-S) direction between Cesky Dub and Mlada Boleslav and the Eastern border fault of the Mnichovo Hradiste Basin between Jicin and Podebrady are thought to be important tectonic elements of the kinematics of the BCB (Ulicny et al., 2009).