(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Coastal and inland karst morphologies driven by sea level stands : a GIS based method for their evaluation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CANORA F. (1) ; FIDELIBUS D. (2) ; SPILOTRO G. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Structures, Geotechnics and Engineering Geology, Univ. of Basilicata, Potenza, ITALIE
(2) Dep. of Water Engineering and Chemistry, Polytechnic, Bari, ITALIE


This study aims at defining a general method for identifying, in karst coastal settings, the elevations of flat or low topographic gradient surfaces (using morphometric analysis of Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and geographical information systems (GISs), and their comparison with elevations of distinctive karstic levels (passages, lateral solution cavities) observed in vertical shafts and horizontal caves. The method is applied to a regional coastal carbonate formation in southern Italy, by using a 10 m DEM and information on 140 complex caves and 85 shafts. Of the 15 elevations above sea level indicated by DEM analysis, 13 match clearly those highlighted by significant frequencies of distinctive karstic levels. These elevations are validated by comparison to the elevation of terraces and karst plains indicated in the literature


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no13 [pp. 1376-1386]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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