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Glaciokarst of subalpine and alpine zone of the Mala làka Valley, Tatra Mts., Poland
Bogdan Gdek, Leszek Litwin - (28/1,1999)
The results of the analysis of the location, origin and age of glacial and karst forms in the Mala làka Valley (the Polish Western Tatras) indicate some interactions between the glacier which existed here in Wrm and the karst substratum. During the last glacial period, part of the subglacial water drained underground karst systems. This limited the velocity of the glacier slide on the bedrock which, in turn, led to the decrease of glacier erosional force and to the decrease of glacier front. The older karst relief of the valley surface became devastated but the cave systems became rejuvenated.
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