The Salerno University Geomorphological Informative Mapping System: the Licosa polygenetic case study (Cilento European geopark, southern Italy)

TitleThe Salerno University Geomorphological Informative Mapping System: the Licosa polygenetic case study (Cilento European geopark, southern Italy)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGuida, Domenico, Antonello Cestari, Alba Cuomo, Francesco Dramis, Vincenzo Palmieri, and Vincenzo Siervo
Secondary AuthorsJasiewicz, Jaroslaw, Zbigniew Zwoliński, Helena Mitasova, and Tomislav Hengl
Book TitleGeomorphometry for Geosciences
Pagination53 - 56
PublisherBogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation
CityPoznań, Poland
ISBN Number978-83-7986-059-3
Abstract

The paper presents a specific application to a typical Mediterranean landscape (Punta Licosa headland) based on an advanced procedure of the hierarchical, multi-scale, object-based geomorphological mapping system in use at the Salerno University (Italy). The study area is a wide valley head characterized by shallow landslides and active stream erosion affecting Pleistocene landforms produced by diffusive processes (hollows, side-slopes, and noses). Based on simple geomorphometric parameters, from object-based geomorphological map obtained by supervised automatic landforms recognition, spatial analyses on target areas of the landscape have been performed. Results of the above analyses highlighted superposition landform components related to two distinctive morphogenetic controls. The proposed procedure allows the quantitative reconstruction of geomorphic events and scenarios in polygenetic/poly-chronologic landscapes, useful to assessing landslide and erosion hazard in a dynamic way.

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