Contribution to the runout evaluation of potential debris flows in Peloritani Mountains (Messina, Italy)

Claudio Puglisi, Luca Falconi, Carmelo Gioè, Gabriele Leoni

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Abstract

Especially important for landslide prevention activities is to recognize the potential path of the debris flows from the triggering point to the stop. The huge number of debris flow (over 2000), occurred after 2007 in the Messina Municipality area, has allowed to evaluate the runout of these phenomena in the geographical area of the Peloritani Mountains. A preliminary runout analysis was carried out plotting the mobilized volume by phenomena multiplied the altitude difference (Δha) between the trigger point (Piff) and the stop point (Pip), in abscissa, and the distance travelled by the phenomena from the Piff to Pip, in the ordinate. Subsequently, these approach has been revised to make the applicability to potential phenomena more effective and easier to use. With this aim, was chosen to use the altitude difference (Δhb) between the trigger point (Piff) and the foot of the slope where the movement occurred. Starting from the location and size of the potential triggering areas and from the knowledge of the volume of the potentially mobilized material and basing on these curves, the runout of potential trigger areas has been estimated. .
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2: Landslide Processes
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9783319090573
ISBN (Print)9783319090566
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Puglisi, C., Falconi, L., Gioè, C., & Leoni, G. (2015). Contribution to the runout evaluation of potential debris flows in Peloritani Mountains (Messina, Italy). In Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2: Landslide Processes Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_84