Journal of fundamental
applied researches

The relief features of the Astrakhan region

2015. №1, pp. 9-14

Zanozin Valeri V. - Ph.D. (Geography), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 1 Shaumyana Sq., Astrakhan, 414000, Russian Federation,

The main features of a relief of the Astrakhan region are considered in article. The basic types of plains of region and characteristic of their forms are shown. Geomorphological areas allocated in the Volga-Akhtuba floodplain and the Delta of river Delta are submited. Characteristics of marine accumulative plain are given in view of the micro and meso forms. The morphological and morphometric parameters reflecting the specific relief geomorphological phenomenon of the Northern Caspian - Baire hillocks are detailed. Specificity of relief, formed in the vicinity of the lake Baskunchak and mountain Big Bogdo are considered in details.

Key words: рельеф, равнина, дельта Волги, озеро Баскунчак, аллювий, русло, бэровские бугры, пески, водоток, пещеры, a relief, plain, delta of river Volga, hillocks, lake Baskunchak, mountain Big Bogdo, sands, Baire hillocks, alluvium