Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Research article
12 May 2023
Research article |  | 12 May 2023

Geometry and topology of a Polish Outer Carpathian digital-elevation-model-interpreted lineament network in the context of regional tectonics

Maciej Kania and Mateusz Szczęch

Data sets

Digital Elevation - Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) USGS EROS Center

Model code and software

NetworkGT: A GIS tool for geometric and topological analysis of two-dimensional fracture networks Björn Nyberg, Casey W. Nixon, and David J. Sanderson

SciPy 1.0: fundamental algorithms for scientific computing in Python ( P. Virtanen, R. Gommers, T. E. Oliphant, et al.

Short summary
The article presents an analysis of linear features identifiable in the digital elevation model of the ground surface in the Polish Carpathians. We regard these linear features as reflections of geological structures, e.g. faults. Linear features create a network, which was analysed using topology statistics. This allows us to interpret how complicated the network is in different parts of the Polish Carpathians and to understand how very deep fault systems affect the morphology of the mountains.