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Thesis (Master's)

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  • Perceived Landscape Qualities: A Case Study of Snæfellsjökull National Park
  • Master's
  • Several different frameworks for landscape analysis have been developed. Following the institution of the European Landscape Convention in the year 2000, the role of human perception and of aesthetic qualities has been underlined, making it clear how certain aspects of the holistic concept of landscape have been long overlooked and ignored. This thesis recognises the need for an integrated approach to landscape analysis, which tackles the perception of qualities found within a specific landscape. Basing its framework on an adapted version of the Norwegian Landscape Analysis and the Landscape Character Assessment developed in Scotland and England, an attempt was made to provide an integrated overview and evaluation of landscapes of the Snæfellsjökull National Park. The results showed a generally high value of landscapes in the area analysed. Complex interconnections between different features found within each area affect landscape perception. A particularly high value was found in the coastal areas, underlining the need for a strong effort to protect and conserve these unique landscapes.

  • Jun 5, 2014
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/18660

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