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Document title

Collapse sinkholes in Campania (southern Italy) : predisposing factors, genetic hypothesis and susceptibility

published at : Pure and applied karst geomorphology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DEL PRETE S. (1) ; DI CRESCENZO G. (4) ; SANTANGELO N. (2) ; SANTO A. (3) ;
(1) Campanian Speleological Federation, ITALIE
(2) Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ. Federico II, Naples, ITALIE
(3) Dep. of Hydraulic, Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, Applied Geology Div., Univ. Federico II, Naples, ITALIE
(4) Univ. Federico II, Naples, ITALIE

Abstract

Sinkholes occur throughout the Campania territory both in soils and in rocks. Sinkholes in strongly karstified carbonate massifs are described by means of geological and geomorphological analyses. The interpretation of air photographs and topographic maps allowed the recognition of 77 sinkholes which were catalogued on the basis of their main morphometric features (depth, axial length, volumes, etc.) and geological (lithological, structural) and hydrogeological context. These data suggest high instability conditions along the slopes affected by sinkhole formation and evolution. In a few cases it was possible to establish that collapse sinkholes formed in historical times triggered by strong earthquakes. This may be taken into account for the construction of underground works or for territorial planning

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 54, no 2 [pp. 259-284]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2010/0054S2-0014

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