Articles | Volume 2
Adv. Geosci., 2, 97–101, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-2-97-2005
Adv. Geosci., 2, 97–101, 2005
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-2-97-2005

  13 Apr 2005

13 Apr 2005

Geomorphological features and monitoring of a large and complex landslide near Avigliano urban area (South Italy)

F. Sdao1, S. Pascale1, and P. Rutigliano2 F. Sdao et al.
  • 1Università degli Studi della Basilicata, CIMA, Centro Interuniversitario Monitoraggio Ambientale, Italy
  • 2Telespazio Spa, Centro di Geodesia Spaziale “G. Colombo", Matera, Italy

Abstract. This paper reports the results of geological and geomorphological surveys and the first results of a still in progress GPS monitoring campaign, taken on a large and ancient landslide located near Avigliano town (Basilicata region, South Italy). The landslide occurs on structurally complex clayey-marly terrains and it is classifiable as a multiple and complex roto-translational-earthflow landslide. In the last years this landslide has been affected by frequent reactivations that have been the cause of grave damages to the urban structures in the area. During January 2004, in order to monitor the present kinematics of the landslide body, a GPS network was installed. Until today several GPS surveys have been carried out. The results of GPS data analysis show centimetres level motions going on the landslide. The final goal of the research will be to define a hazard evaluation and an evolution model of the landslide, using the integrated information coming from GPS and geomorphological surveys.