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Geosciences 2016, 6(3), 40; doi:10.3390/geosciences6030040

A Monitoring Network to Map and Assess Landslide Activity in a Highly Anthropized Area

National Research Council of Italy, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (CNR-IRPI), Corso Stati Uniti 4, Padova 35127, Italy
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Received: 30 June 2016 / Revised: 25 August 2016 / Accepted: 8 September 2016 / Published: 13 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mapping and Assessing Natural Disasters Using Geospatial Technologies)
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Abstract

Mapping landslide activity in a highly anthropized area entails specific problems. The integration of different monitoring techniques in order to measure the displacements rate within the slope is mandatory. We describe our activity for the Mortisa landslide which is located on the western flank of the Cortina d’Ampezzo valley (northeastern Italy) in a highly anthropized area in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mass movement threatens some houses, an important national road, and part of the area that will be the venue for the upcoming 2021 Alpine Skiing World Championship. The hazardous context along with its prestigious location makes the construction of new settlements and infrastructure very challenging. Owing to that, precise mapping and assessment of the activity of the Mortisa landslide is extremely important. To achieve this task, multitemporal aerial photo interpretation, A-DInSAR analysis, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) surveys, and inclinometric measurements were performed. Through the integration of the monitoring data and geomorphological interpretation, a hazard map of the Mortisa area was produced with the intent to assist the local authorities in the definition of the new urban development plan. View Full-Text
Keywords: landslide; hazard map; monitoring; A-DInSAR; Cortina d’Ampezzo; Mortisa; urban landslide; geomorphology landslide; hazard map; monitoring; A-DInSAR; Cortina d’Ampezzo; Mortisa; urban landslide; geomorphology
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Bossi, G.; Mantovani, M.; Frigerio, S.; Schenato, L.; Marcato, G.; Pasuto, A. A Monitoring Network to Map and Assess Landslide Activity in a Highly Anthropized Area. Geosciences 2016, 6, 40.

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