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It is bounded by the Rhine valley to Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials west and south. The Black Forest is the highest part of the South German Scarplands and much of it is densely woodeda fragment of the Hercynian Forest of Antiquity.
It lies upon rocks of the crystalline basement and Bunter Sandstoneand its natural boundary with the surrounding landscapes is formed by the emergence of muschelkalkwhich is absent from the Black Forest bedrock. Thanks to the fertility of the soil which is dependent on the underlying rock, this line is both a vegetation boundary as well as the border between the Altsiedelland "old settlement land" and the Black Forest, which was not permanently settled until the High Middle Ages.
Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials natural regions of the Black Forest are separated by various features:. Geomorphologicallythe main division is between the gentle eastern slopes with their mostly rounded hills and broad plateaux so-called Danubian reliefespecially prominent in the north and east on the Bunter Sandstone and the deeply incised, steeply falling terrain in the west that drops into the Upper Rhine Graben ; the so-called Valley Black Forest Talschwarzwald with its Rhenanian relief.
The valleys are often narrow and ravine-like; but rarely basin-shaped. Geologically the clearest division is also between east and west. Large areas of the eastern Black Forest, the lowest layer of the South German Scarplands composed of Bunter Sandstoneare covered by seemingly endless coniferous forest with their island clearings. The exposed basement in the west, predominantly made up of metamorphic rocks and graniteswas, despite its rugged topography, easier to settle and appears much more open and inviting today with its varied meadow valleys.
The most common way of dividing the regions of the Black Forest is, however, from north to south. Until the s, the Black Forest was divided into the Northern and Southern Black Forest, the boundary being the line of the Kinzig valley.
Later the Black Forest was divided into the heavily forested Northern Black Forestthe lower, central section, predominantly used Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials agriculture in the valleys, Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials the Central Black Forest and the much higher Southern Black Forest with its distinctive highland economy and ice age glacial relief.
The boundaries drawn were, however, quite varied. InRobert Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials called the Central Black Forest the catchment area of the Kinzig and in the west the section up to the lower Elz and Kinzig tributary of the Gutach. In Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials , Rudolf Various - Best Of Garage 86-96 Volume 1 combined the earlier divisions and proposed a modified tripartite division himself, which combined natural and cultural regional approaches and was widely used.
It is divided into six so-called major units level 4 landscapes. The mountain range was also divided into three regions. The northern boundary of the Central Black Forest in this classification runs south of the Rench Valley and the Kniebis to near Freudenstadt. Its southern boundary varied with each edition. Their exit valleys from the mountain range are all oriented towards the northwest.
The Central Black Forest is mainly restricted to the catchment area of the River Kinzig above Offenburg as well as the Schutter and the low hills north Reflections (Of My Life) - Wetton ♦ Downes* - Icon II: Rubicon the Elz. Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials the south and west it is adjoined The Ball Winder - Various - Mikrofons 80 the High Black Forest Hochschwarzwaldwith the highest summits in the whole range around the Feldberg and the Belchen.
The southern crest of the Black Forest in the west is deeply incised by the Rhine into numerous ridges. The Black Forest occupies part of the continental divide between the Atlantic Ocean drainage basin drained by the Rhine and the Black Sea drainage basin drained by the Danube. Important lakes of natural, glacial origin in the Black Forest include the Titiseethe Mummelsee and the Feldsee.
Especially in the Northern Black Forest are a number of other, smaller tarns. Numerous reservoirs like the — formerly natural but much smaller — Schluchsee with the other lakes of the Schluchseewerkthe Schwarzenbach Reservoirthe Kleine Kinzig Reservoir or the Nagold Reservoir are used for electricity generationflood protection or drinking water supply. The Black Forest consists of a cover of sandstone on top of a core of gneiss and granites.
Formerly it shared tectonic evolution with the nearby Vosges Mountains. Gone, Gone, Gone - Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess during the Middle Eocene a rifting period affected the area and caused formation of the Rhine graben.
The geological foundation of the Black Forest is formed by the crystalline bedrock of the Variscan basement. This is covered in the east and northeast by bunter sandstone slabs, the so-called platforms. On the western edge a descending, step-fault -like, foothill zone borders the Upper Rhine Graben consisting of rocks of the Triassic and Jurassic periods. The dominant rocks of the basement are gneiss ortho- and paragneisses, in the south also migmatites and diatexitesfor example on the Schauinsland and Kandel.
These gneisses were penetrated by a number of granitic bodies during the Carboniferous period. In the south lies the zone of Badenweiler-Lenzkirchin which Palaeozoic rocks have been preserved volcanite and sedimentary rockswhich are interpreted as the intercalated remains of a microcontinental collision.
Still further in the southeast around Todtmoos is a range of exotic inclusions: gabbro from Ehrsbergserpentinites and pyroxenites near Todtmoosnorite near Horbachwhich are possibly the remnants of an accretionary wedge from a continental collision.
Also noteworthy are the basins in the rotliegendesfor example the Schramberg or the Baden-Baden Basin, with, in places thick, quartz-porphyry and tuff plates exposed, for example, on the rock massif of Battert near Baden-Baden. Thick rotliegendes rock, covered by bunter, also occurs in the north of the Dinkelberg block several hundred metres thick in the Basel geothermal borehole.
Since the downfaulting of the Upper Rhine Graben during the Eocene epoch, the two shoulders on either side have been uplifted: the Black Forest to the east and the Vosges to the west. In the centre lies the Kaiserstuhl volcano which dates to the Miocene. In the times that followed, the Mesozoic platform on the uplands was largely eroded, apart from remains of bunter sandstone and Rotliegendesbut it has survived Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials the graben itself.
During the Pliocene a pronounced, but uneven bulge occurred which especially affected the southern Black Forest, including the Feldberg. As a result, the upper surface of the basement in the northern part of the forest around the Hornisgrinde is considerably lower.
In the central Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials Forest, the tectonic syncline of the Kinzig and Murg emerged. Geomorphologist Walther Penck — regarded the Black Forest as an uplifting geologic dome and modelled his theory of piedmonttreppen piedmont benchlands on it. Above the crystalline basement of the Northern Black Forest and the adjacent parts of the Central Black Forest the bunter sandstone platforms rise in prominent steps. The most resistant surface strata on the stepped terrain of the grinden uplands and the heights around the upper reaches of the Enzwhich have been heavily eroded by the tributaries of the Murgis the silicified main conglomerate Middle Bunter.
To the east and north are the nappes of the Upper Bunter platten sandstones and red clays. South of the Kinzig the bunter sandstone zone narrows to a fringe in the east of the mountain range.
This glacial geomorphology characterizes almost all of the High Black Forest as well as the main ridge of the Northern Black Forest. Apart from that, it is only discernible from a large number of cirques mainly facing northeast.
Especially in this direction snow accumulated on the shaded and leeward slopes of the summit plateau to form short cirque glaciers that made the sides of these funnel-shaped depressions. There are still tarns in some of these old cirques, partly a result of the anthropogenic elevation of the low-side lip of the cirque, such as the MummelseeWildseeSchurmseeGlaswaldseeBuhlbachsee Red Indian Girl - B*Witched - Awake And Breathe, Nonnenmattweiher and Feldsee.
Perdido - Duke Ellington - 2 Great Concerts Titisee formed as glacial lake behind a glacial moraine.
Climatically the mountain range has lower temperatures and higher rainfall than its surrounding countryside. The highlands of the Black Forest are characterized by regular rainfall throughout the year. Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specialstemperatures do not fall evenly with increasing elevation, Я Не Сошёл С Ума - Кипелов - Путь Наверх (DVD, Album) does the rainfall increase uniformly.
Rather, the precipitation rises quickly even in the lower regions and is disproportionately heavy on the rainier western side of the mountains. On the exposed east side of the Central Black Forest, it is much drier again.
Thermally, the higher elevations of the Black Forest are characterized by relatively small annual fluctuations and steamed extreme values.
This is due to the frequent light winds and greater cloud cover in summer. During the winter months, frequent high pressure means that the summits are often bathed in sunshine, while the valleys disappear under a thick blanket of fog as a result of pockets of cold air temperature inversion. They, in turn, were part of the Germanic tribe of Suebiwho subsequently gave their name to the historic state of Swabia. With the exception of Roman settlements on the perimeter e.
They settled and first colonized the valleys, crossing the old settlement boundarythe so-called "red sandstone border", for example, from the region of Baar. Soon afterwards, increasingly higher areas and adjacent forests were colonized, so that by the end of the 10th century, the first settlements could be Pump Me Up - Барбитура - Untitled Folder in the red bunter sandstone region.
Some of the uprisings including the Bundschuh movement that preceded the German Peasants' WarCali (Souled Out) - The Netherworlds - Pals in the 16th century from the Black Forest. Further peasant unrest, in the shape of the saltpetre uprisings, took place over the next two centuries in Hotzenwald. Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials of military fortifications dating from the 17th and 18th centuries can be found in the Black Forest, especially on the mountain passes.
Originally, the Black Forest was a mixed forest of deciduous trees and firs — see the history of the forest in Central Europe. At the higher elevations spruce also grew. In the middle of the 19th century, the Black Forest was almost completely deforested by intensive forestry and was subsequently replanted, mostly with spruce monocultures.
Inextensive damage to the forest was caused by Hurricanes Vivian and Wiebke. As had happened following the storms, large quantities of fallen logs were kept in provisional wet-storage areas for years. The effects of the storm are demonstrated by the Lothar Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials a forest educational and adventure trail at the nature centre in Ruhestein on a highland timber forest of about 10 hectares that was destroyed by a hurricane.
Several areas of storm damage, both large and small, were left to nature and have developed today into a natural mixed forest again. Mining developed in the Black Forest due to its ore deposits, which were often lode-shaped.
More recent research has revealed that most of these lode fillings are much younger Triassic to Tertiary. Economic deposits of other minerals included: fluorite in the Northern Black Forest near Pforzheimbaryte in the central region near Freudenstadtfluorite along with lead and silver near Wildschapbach, baryte and fluorite in the Rankach valley and near Ohlsbach, in the Southern Black Forest near TodtnauWieden and Urberg.
Small liquid magmatic deposits of nickel-magnetite gravel in norite were mined or prospected in the Hotzenwald forest near Horbach and Todtmoos. Stone coal is only found near Berghaupten and Diersburgbut was always only Dark Forest - Van Otterdyke* - Specials local importance.
Chronology: Stone Age mining of haematite as red pigment near Sulzburg. By the 5th and 6th centuries B. In the course of inland colonisation in the Late High Middle Ages even the highlands were cultivated by settlers from the abbeys St. Peter'sSt. After the Plague, which afflicted the valley inthe German Peasants' War —26 and the Thirty Years' Warmining in the region declined until just a few pits remained.
An important mining area was the Kinzig valley and its side valleys. The small mining settlement of Wittichen near Schenkenzell in the upper Kinzig valley had many pits in which in barytecobalt and silver of many kinds were mined. A circular, geological footpath runs today past the old pits and tips. Another boom began in the early 18th century after the loss of the Alsace to France. It lasted until the 19th century. Non-ferrous metal mining in the Black Forest continued until the middle of the 20th century near Wildschapbach and on the Schauinsland to ; fluorite and baryte are still mined today at the Clara Pit in the Rankach valley in Oberwolfach.
Iron ores of the Dogger formation was worked until the s near Ringsheim and was smelted in Kehl. Compared with the Harz and Ore Mountains the quantities of silver extracted in the Black Forest were rather modest and reached only about ten percent of that produced in the other silver-mining regions. There are many show mines in the Black Forest. For several centuries logs from the Black Forest were rafted down the EnzKinzigMurgNagold and Rhine rivers for use in the shipping industry, as construction timber and for other purposes.
This branch of industry boomed in the 18th century and led to large-scale clearances.
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