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Monitoring the Hydrological Balance of a Landslide-Prone Slope Covered by Pyroclastic Deposits over Limestone Fractured Bedrock

Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, via Roma 9, 81031 Aversa, Italy
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Water 2020, 12(12), 3309; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123309
Received: 7 November 2020 / Revised: 20 November 2020 / Accepted: 22 November 2020 / Published: 25 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rainfall Infiltration Processes and Their Effects on Landslide Hazard)
Many mountainous areas in Campania, Southern Italy, are characterized by steep slopes covered by loose unsaturated pyroclastic deposits laying upon fractured limestone bedrock. The soil covers are mainly constituted by layers of ashes and pumices. Large and intense rainfall events trigger shallow landslides, often turning into debris flows that cause huge damage and casualties. The slope of Cervinara, around 40 km Northeast of Naples, was involved in a catastrophic flowslide on 16 December 1999, triggered by a rainstorm of 325 mm in 48 h. To capture the main effects of precipitation on the slope stability, hydro-meteorological monitoring activities have been carried out at the slope to assess the water balance for three years (2017–2020). The field monitoring data allowed the identification of the complex hydrological processes involving the unsaturated pyroclastic soil and the shallow groundwater system developing in the limestone bedrock, which control the conditions that potentially predispose the slope to landslide triggering. Specifically, late autumn has been identified as the potentially most critical period, when slope drainage processes are not yet effective, and soil covers already receive large amounts of precipitation. View Full-Text
Keywords: rainfall-induced landslide; shallow landslide; hydrological predisposing cause; field monitoring rainfall-induced landslide; shallow landslide; hydrological predisposing cause; field monitoring
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Marino, P.; Comegna, L.; Damiano, E.; Olivares, L.; Greco, R. Monitoring the Hydrological Balance of a Landslide-Prone Slope Covered by Pyroclastic Deposits over Limestone Fractured Bedrock. Water 2020, 12, 3309. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123309

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Marino P, Comegna L, Damiano E, Olivares L, Greco R. Monitoring the Hydrological Balance of a Landslide-Prone Slope Covered by Pyroclastic Deposits over Limestone Fractured Bedrock. Water. 2020; 12(12):3309. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123309

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Marino, Pasquale; Comegna, Luca; Damiano, Emilia; Olivares, Lucio; Greco, Roberto. 2020. "Monitoring the Hydrological Balance of a Landslide-Prone Slope Covered by Pyroclastic Deposits over Limestone Fractured Bedrock" Water 12, no. 12: 3309. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123309

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