Several case studies of geomorphological mapping at various scales in order to identify areas prone to alluvial fan flooding are presented in this paper. The selected areas are located in southern Italy and are representative of a geomorphic unit (foothills consisting of coalescent alluvial fans) found throughout the southern Apennines. The medium-scale approach represents the best tool to identify areas susceptible to flooding, using detailed geomorphological mapping of fan systems. It can be considered a preliminary analysis, which provides important information for large areas and identifies zones which need further investigation. Large-scale map analysis may be applied to a single fan and used to distinguish fan portions prone to different degrees of hazard exposure, thus providing accurate information for decision-makers who are called upon to plan hazard management. In both cases, analysis based on detailed geological and geomorphological field surveys is often coupled with remotely sensed data.

Multiscale map analysis in alluvial fan flood-prone areas / Scorpio, Vittoria; Santangelo, Nicoletta; Santo, Antonio. - In: JOURNAL OF MAPS. - ISSN 1744-5647. - 12:2(2016), pp. 382-393. [10.1080/17445647.2015.1027155]

Multiscale map analysis in alluvial fan flood-prone areas

SCORPIO, VITTORIA;
2016

Abstract

Several case studies of geomorphological mapping at various scales in order to identify areas prone to alluvial fan flooding are presented in this paper. The selected areas are located in southern Italy and are representative of a geomorphic unit (foothills consisting of coalescent alluvial fans) found throughout the southern Apennines. The medium-scale approach represents the best tool to identify areas susceptible to flooding, using detailed geomorphological mapping of fan systems. It can be considered a preliminary analysis, which provides important information for large areas and identifies zones which need further investigation. Large-scale map analysis may be applied to a single fan and used to distinguish fan portions prone to different degrees of hazard exposure, thus providing accurate information for decision-makers who are called upon to plan hazard management. In both cases, analysis based on detailed geological and geomorphological field surveys is often coupled with remotely sensed data.
2016
1-apr-2015
12
2
382
393
Multiscale map analysis in alluvial fan flood-prone areas / Scorpio, Vittoria; Santangelo, Nicoletta; Santo, Antonio. - In: JOURNAL OF MAPS. - ISSN 1744-5647. - 12:2(2016), pp. 382-393. [10.1080/17445647.2015.1027155]
Scorpio, Vittoria; Santangelo, Nicoletta; Santo, Antonio
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