An integrated approach for landslide characterization in a historic centre

Peduto D.; Borrelli L.; Antronico L.; Gulla G.; Fornaro G., 2016, An integrated approach for landslide characterization in a historic centre, Lamsdlides and Engineerd Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice, pp. 1575–1581, Naples, 13(06/2016, 15/06/2016,

Geological and geomorphological criteria complemented with geotechnical monitoring of ground displacements are routinely applied for geometric and kinematic characterization of landslides. However, these activities may be challenging in densely built-up historic centres. In order to tackle all constraints posed by the presence of complex urban fabric, this paper proposes a procedure for integrating the results of geological/geomorphological analyses with deep and surface ground displacement data acquired via geotechnical monitoring and spaceborne Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (DInSAR) data. The selected test site is a village in southern Italian Apennines characterized by complex geological/geomorphological settings, widespread distribution of landslides and a peculiar urban fabric. The results of the integration procedure show that it is possible to overcome specific limits and provide a better understanding and definition of the geometry and kinematics of slow-moving landslides to be used for slope stability analyses and landslide risk management in historic centres.

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