Glaciers of Georgia

  • Levan Tielidze

Part of the Geography of the Physical Environment book series (GEOPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Levan Tielidze
    Pages 1-4
  3. Modern Glaciers of Georgia

  4. Evolution of Glaciations in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Levan Tielidze
      Pages 129-167

About this book


This book gives the most detailed and comprehensive insights into the morphology, morphometry and dynamics of glaciers in the Georgian Caucasus region up to date. It examines the variability of valley glaciers after the Little Ice Age maximum and identifies glacial dynamics during historical periods. The reconstruction of glaciation in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene was conducted based on long lasting detailed glacial-geomorphological observations by the author. It further analyses moraine structures, river terraces, geodynamics of the relief,and snow and firn line locations derived from field surveys in most glacier basins in the southern and northern slopes of the Georgian Caucasus. A whole set of methodological approaches was applied including remote sensing and GIS, glacio-geomorphological, cartographical, aerial image processing and petrographic methods, unveiling accurate information about glaciers difficult to access, e.g., in the Abkhazeti and Tskhinvali regions.


Geomorphology of glaciers Little ice age (LIA) glaciation in Georgia Pleistocene and Holocene glaciation in Georgia Old glaciation reconstruction Caucasus mountain glaciers Glacier inventory Glacial dynamics Climate Change in Caucasus

Authors and affiliations

  • Levan Tielidze
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyTbilisi State University TbilisiGeorgia

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