Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 2.281 IF 2.281
  • IF 5-year value: 2.693 IF 5-year 2.693
  • CiteScore value: 2.43 CiteScore 2.43
  • SNIP value: 1.193 SNIP 1.193
  • SJR value: 0.965 SJR 0.965
  • IPP value: 2.31 IPP 2.31
  • h5-index value: 40 h5-index 40
  • Scimago H index value: 73 Scimago H index 73
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2585-2595, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-2585-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Research article
30 Nov 2015
The Verdesca landslide in the Agri Valley (Basilicata, southern Italy): a new geological and geomorphological framework
E. Gueguen1, M. Bentivenga2, R. Colaiacovo1, S. Margiotta1, V. Summa1, and I. Adurnoa,† 1Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, Italian National Council for Research, Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy
2Department Of Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
aformerly at: Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, Italian National Council for Research, Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy
deceased
Abstract. A landslide, to the west of Montemurro (a small village in southern Italy), has recently caused damage to buildings and other infrastructure in an urbanized area; as a result the development of new economic activities has been prohibited. The landslide phenomenon started in the last century and has been studied since the 1990s using classical geotechnical methods; however the sliding body continues to move. This paper presents the results of a study carried out using field surveys, geognostic investigations and TDR (time domain reflectometry) measurements in order to reconstruct the stratigraphy of the sediments involved and to further understand the geological and geomorphological context of the slope. This study is part of a larger multidisciplinary project, the results of which will also be presented in this paper. The landslide (rotational slide in the upper sector, developing into a translational slide in the lower part) affects Quaternary continental clastic deposits resting on a bedrock formed by Tertiary siliciclastic sediments of the Gorgoglione Flysch. TDR measurements did not show any significant movement during the period monitored (January 2013–January 2014). Slip zone geometries were hypothesized using inclinometric measurements taken from previous studies, stratigraphic data and geomorphological interpretations of topographic scarps. Feedback from monitoring will confirm this hypothesis.

Citation: Gueguen, E., Bentivenga, M., Colaiacovo, R., Margiotta, S., Summa, V., and Adurno, I.: The Verdesca landslide in the Agri Valley (Basilicata, southern Italy): a new geological and geomorphological framework, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2585-2595, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-2585-2015, 2015.
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
A landslide, to the west of Montemurro (southern Italy), has recently caused damage to buildings and other infrastructure in an urbanized area. In this paper, we present the results of a study carried out using field surveys, geognostic investigations and TDR measurements in order to reconstruct the stratigraphy of the sediments involved and to further understand the geological and geomorphological context of the slope.
A landslide, to the west of Montemurro (southern Italy), has recently caused damage to buildings...
Share