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Geohazard in Rocky Coastal Areas

Product Code: SP322
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by C Violante
Publication Date: 27 August 2009
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Special Publication 322.

This Special Publication provides a range of methods and approaches for characterizing and modelling mass-wasting phenomena responsible for land degradation and erosion in rocky coastal areas. Rocky coasts occur in a variety of geological settings with a wide range of morphologies depending on rock type, tectonics and climate. In all these settings, slope instability represents the most important geological process that significantly influences the human use of coastal resources over a range of magnitudes and periods of recurrence.

The reported case studies in the volume deal with land-born geological processes that deliver sediment to the coast and open sea at intermittent time intervals, often with catastrophic implications. They include large slope failures on both volcanic and non-volcanic coastal areas, cliff recession and floods of coastal streams from key areas of the Italian peninsula. All these studies seek to establish sea-land correlations based on marine geophysical investigations and field analyses, and to highlight the role of documentary sources in order to recognize geological constraints for hazard assessment in rocky coastal areas.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-282-X
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-282-3
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 216
Weight: 0.9 kg


Rocky coast: geological constraints for hazard assessment, C Violante
Insights into flood-dominated fan-deltas: very high-resolution seismic examples off the Amalfi cliffed coasts, eastern Tyrrhenian Sea, M Sacchi, F Molisso, C Violante, E Esposito, D Insinga, C Lubritto, S Porfido & T TÓth
Catastrophic landslides off Ischia volcanic island (Italy) during prehistory, G De Alteriis & C Violante
Evidence of slope instabilities and tsunami associated with the 3.5 ka Avellino eruption of Somma–Vesuvius volcano, Italy, A Milia, A Raspini & M M Torrente
Landslides in coastal areas of Italy, C Iadanza, A Trigila, E Vittori & L Serva
Slope instability on rocky coast: a case study of Le Grazie landslides (eastern Liguria, northern Italy), P Brandolini, F Faccini, A Robbiano & R Terranova
Alluvial and coastal hazards caused by long-range effects of Plinian eruptions: the case of the Lattari Mts. after the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius, A Cinque & G Robustelli
The use of documentary sources for reconstructing flood chronologies on the Amalfi rocky coast (southern Italy), S Porfido, E Esposito, F Alaia, F Molisso & M Sacchi
Application of a method to assess coastal hazard: the cliffs of the Sorrento Peninsula and Capri (southern Italy), T De Pippo, C Donadio, M Pennetta, F Terlizzi & A Valente


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