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Flood hazard analysis: geological predisposing causes and tectonic forecast model
Author(s): Paolo Baggio; Matteo Massironi
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Paper Abstract

In order to diminish the degree of flood hazard, it is necessary to acquire more geological information, particularly about the predisposing causes. As known, the exogen changes and their control are linked with the regional tectonic structures, hence it is important to identify them. Indeed, the reconstruction of a geomechanical-fracturing model of the rock substratum can be the main element to localize the lowering plane areas that probably draw the flood. For this purpose, the RS-multispectral satellite image interpretation becomes the more suitable method. It was applied over a test area SE of Turin (Piedmont, NorthWest Italy) where localized floods systematically occurred. The identified tectonic model shows that the lowering structural areas correspond also to the flooded depressions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3496, Earth Surface Remote Sensing II, (11 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332732
Show Author Affiliations
Paolo Baggio, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Matteo Massironi, Geological Remote Sensing srl (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3496:
Earth Surface Remote Sensing II
Giovanna Cecchi; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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