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Physical Geography Series is financed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, according to decision No 785/P-DUN/2017 and No 695/P-DUN/2018.</p></div> Microscale spatial variation of soil erodibility factor (K) in a young hummocky moraine landscape in Northern Poland 2021-12-28T13:58:43+01:00 Hanna Radziuk Marcin Świtoniak Marcin Nowak <p>Soil erodibility is one of the crucial parameters for modelling soil erosion, expressed as the K-factor. The presented study tries to illustrate the spatial variance of K-factor on a local scale through the investigation of soil properties and descriptive spatial analysis utilising GIS tools at microscale in a young hummocky moraine landscape in Northern Poland. The results of the interpolation of K-factor values illustrate their changing from high values in eroded pedons on the tops of hummocks to low values in kettle holes. The middle position is occupied by slightly and non-eroded pedons. The mean weight results were very similar to data that were found on the scale of Europe and Poland. In landscapes with heterogeneous soil cover, there are signifi cant differences in maps based on different approaches to data visualisation. There are advantages and disadvantages to both (1) referring to mean values of the K index for soil contours representing different soil types and (2) interpolating the values obtained from individual points (GIS tool). Interpolation can be used for a thoroughly examined area with a high number of input points, while a map based on mean K index values for soil contours would be more effective in homogeneous areas.</p> 2021-12-29T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Hanna Radziuk, Marcin Świtoniak, Marcin Nowak Variability of nephological conditions in 1971-2010 based on measurements made at Bydgoszcz-Airport weather station 2021-12-28T13:20:43+01:00 Edward Z. Łaszyca <p>This paper contains a description of nephological conditions in the Bydgoszcz area based on data sourced from the Bydgoszcz-Airport weather station for 1971–2010. In the analysed forty-year period from 1971 to 2010 the average annual total cloud cover in Bydgoszcz – measured on a scale of 0–8 – was 5.5; for the warm season (April – September) it was 5.1, and for the cold season (October – March) 5.8. This corresponds to, respectively, 69, 64 and 72% coverage of the sky by cloud. Cloud cover was largest from November to February (6.1–5.8) and smallest in August (4.7). In 1971–2010, the average mean cloud cover value (scale 0–8) decreased from 5.6 in 1971–1990 to 5.4 in the multi-annual period 1991–2010 (by 0.05 per 10 years).</p> 2021-12-29T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Edward Z. Łaszyca The relationship between landscape and meteorological parameters on COVID-19 risk in a small-complex region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2021-12-28T13:45:02+01:00 Suhadi Purwantara Arif Ashari Sutanto Tri Juni Putro <p>As of the beginning of September 2021, the COVID-19 outbreak has lasted for more than 1.5 years in Indonesia, especially on Java and Bali islands. Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia, is one of the areas that continued to impose restrictions on community activities at the highest level for that period. This is due to the high rate of COVID-19 spread in this region. In this paper, the influence of landscape and meteorological parameters on the spread of COVID-19 risk in Yogyakarta is investigated. This study utilises primary and secondary data obtained from observation, remotesensing-image interpretation, literature study and data documented by several agencies. The data were statistically analysed using simple linear regression and Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis utilizing the average nearest neighbour. The results show that the variation in landscape and meteorological parameters in the Yogyakarta area does not have a significant impact on the spread of COVID-19. Ease of accessibility in various areas of Yogyakarta is able to overcome landscape barriers. This affects the random distribution pattern of COVID-19, clustering in plain areas that <br />facilitate population mobility rather than in mountainous, volcanic or karst areas. Also, meteorological conditions with small variations do not impact the spread of COVID-19. In summary, this study shows that ease of mobility in a medium-wide area can encourage the spread of COVID-19 in various regions even though there are variations in its terrain and climate.</p> 2021-12-29T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Suhadi Purwantara, Arif Ashari, Sutanto Tri Juni Putro Geodiversity and geoheritage in the perspective of geography 2021-12-28T13:51:41+01:00 Vanda Claudino-Sales <p>The paper states that geodiversity is the abiotic complement to biodiversity, and is considered to be the elements associated with the abiotic environment, e.g. geological diversity, geomorphodiversity, pedodiversity, hydrodiversity and climodiversity. Geoheritage is considered as the geological heritage of a site, but is here presented as the abiotic heritage of a site, and is related to geological heritage, geomorphoheritage, pedoheritage, hydroheritage and climoheritage. Thus, it is possible to talk about geological sites, geomorphosites, pedosites, hydrosites and climosites. Geodiversity and geoheritage are strongly linked to geology. However, it is also a new paradigm to geography, as physical geography classically works with abiotic and biotic environments.</p> 2021-12-29T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Vanda Claudino-Sales