A 1:50,000-scale geomorphological map of the Adige/Etsch River valley bottom (NE Italy) is presented. The study area is 115 km long, and it extends between the villages of Merano/ Meran and Calliano, including also the terminal segments of 9 major tributaries of the Adige River. Presently, the Adige shows a sinuous to straight morphology owing to massive channelization occurred during the nineteenth century. Fluvial geomorphological features have been mapped through a detailed-scale comparative multi-temporal analysis carried out on several historical maps dating since the eighteenth century, previous thematic maps, geological maps of the Italian ‘CARG’ project, orthophotos (2011) and high – resolution DEMs. The map shows the active river channel, dating to 1803–1805 (before channelization), to 1856-1861 (during channelization) and under present conditions, as well as several paleo-channels dating up to the thirteenth century. The analysis led to define the corridor of historical channel changes, a fundamental tool for river management purposes

Channel changes of the Adige River (Eastern Italian Alps) over the last 1000 years and identification of the historical fluvial corridor / Scorpio, V; Surian, N; Cucato, M; Dai Prá, E; Zolezzi, G; Comiti, F. - In: JOURNAL OF MAPS. - ISSN 1744-5647. - 14:2(2018), pp. 680-691. [10.1080/17445647.2018.1531074]

Channel changes of the Adige River (Eastern Italian Alps) over the last 1000 years and identification of the historical fluvial corridor

Scorpio V;
2018

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A 1:50,000-scale geomorphological map of the Adige/Etsch River valley bottom (NE Italy) is presented. The study area is 115 km long, and it extends between the villages of Merano/ Meran and Calliano, including also the terminal segments of 9 major tributaries of the Adige River. Presently, the Adige shows a sinuous to straight morphology owing to massive channelization occurred during the nineteenth century. Fluvial geomorphological features have been mapped through a detailed-scale comparative multi-temporal analysis carried out on several historical maps dating since the eighteenth century, previous thematic maps, geological maps of the Italian ‘CARG’ project, orthophotos (2011) and high – resolution DEMs. The map shows the active river channel, dating to 1803–1805 (before channelization), to 1856-1861 (during channelization) and under present conditions, as well as several paleo-channels dating up to the thirteenth century. The analysis led to define the corridor of historical channel changes, a fundamental tool for river management purposes
2018
14
2
680
691
Channel changes of the Adige River (Eastern Italian Alps) over the last 1000 years and identification of the historical fluvial corridor / Scorpio, V; Surian, N; Cucato, M; Dai Prá, E; Zolezzi, G; Comiti, F. - In: JOURNAL OF MAPS. - ISSN 1744-5647. - 14:2(2018), pp. 680-691. [10.1080/17445647.2018.1531074]
Scorpio, V; Surian, N; Cucato, M; Dai Prá, E; Zolezzi, G; Comiti, F
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