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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1835-1841, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1835-2014
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Brief communication
25 Jul 2014
Brief Communication: Rapid mapping of landslide events: the 3 December 2013 Montescaglioso landslide, Italy
A. Manconi1, F. Casu2, F. Ardizzone4, M. Bonano2, M. Cardinali4, C. De Luca2,3, E. Gueguen5, I. Marchesini4, M. Parise6, C. Vennari6, R. Lanari2, and F. Guzzetti4 1CNR IRPI, Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Turin, Italy
2CNR IREA, Via Diocleziano 328, 80124 Naples, Italy
3Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80124 Naples, Italy
4CNR IRPI, Via della Madonna Alta 126, 06128 Perugia, Italy
5CNR IMAA, C.da Santa Loja, Tito Scalo, 85050 Potenza, Italy
6CNR IRPI, Via Amendola, 122/I, 70126 Bari, Italy
Abstract. We present an approach to measure 3-D surface deformations caused by large, rapid-moving landslides using the amplitude information of high-resolution, X-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. We exploit SAR data captured by the COSMO-SkyMed satellites to measure the deformation produced by the 3 December 2013 Montescaglioso landslide, southern Italy. The deformation produced by the deep-seated landslide exceeded 10 m and caused the disruption of a main road, a few homes and commercial buildings. The results open up the possibility of obtaining 3-D surface deformation maps shortly after the occurrence of large, rapid-moving landslides using high-resolution SAR data.

Citation: Manconi, A., Casu, F., Ardizzone, F., Bonano, M., Cardinali, M., De Luca, C., Gueguen, E., Marchesini, I., Parise, M., Vennari, C., Lanari, R., and Guzzetti, F.: Brief Communication: Rapid mapping of landslide events: the 3 December 2013 Montescaglioso landslide, Italy, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1835-1841, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-1835-2014, 2014.
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