LANDSCAPES ANALYSIS ACCORDING TO CORINE METHODOLOGY OF THE RÂMNA HYDROLOGICAL BASIN PUBLISHEDZoia Prefac, Maria Cornelia Urdea, Marius Popescu, George Marius Cracu
The last few decades have shown a reorientation of the geographical research towards the complex study of the geographical landscape. During the years the natural surfaces got smaller and smaller (they were replaced by agricultural or artificial surfaces) and the vegetation suffered major transformations from the structure and composition point of view. The purpose of this paper is the elaboration, with GIS techniques, according to CORINE methodology, of the landscape spatial distribution map of Râmna hydrological basin. Correlating this map with the morphometric parameters and the pedological characteristics we emphasize the major features of the anthropogenic landscapes (artificial surfaces, agricultural areas) and the transformation suffered by the natural vegetation (forests, natural grasslands, transitional woodland-scrubs).
Râmna; landscape; CORINE model