On 25 October 1954, a storm hit the area surrounding the villages of Vietri sul Mare and Maiori of the Amalfi Coast (southern Italy) causing more than 300 deaths and severe damage to infrastructures and agriculture. This event has been among the most catastrophic historically documented in Campania Region. On this basis, and considering the lack of an existing complete characterization of the event in terms of triggered slope processes, we used multiple sets of stereoscopic aerial photos and a LiDAR-derived high-resolution topography to produce an event landslide inventory map. Our map provides an overview of the landslide distribution and extent in the area that mainly suffered the effect of the storm and is the basis for a morphometric characterization of landslide source areas that we present in this paper as simplified statistical analysis. In addition, we compared the rainfall distribution with the spatial density of source areas.

Inventory of Vietri-Maiori landslides induced by the storm of October 1954 (southern Italy)

FIORILLO Francesco;GUERRIERO Luigi
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PAGNOZZI Mauro;REVELLINO Paola;RUSSO Filippo;GUADAGNO Francesco Maria
2019-01-01

Abstract

On 25 October 1954, a storm hit the area surrounding the villages of Vietri sul Mare and Maiori of the Amalfi Coast (southern Italy) causing more than 300 deaths and severe damage to infrastructures and agriculture. This event has been among the most catastrophic historically documented in Campania Region. On this basis, and considering the lack of an existing complete characterization of the event in terms of triggered slope processes, we used multiple sets of stereoscopic aerial photos and a LiDAR-derived high-resolution topography to produce an event landslide inventory map. Our map provides an overview of the landslide distribution and extent in the area that mainly suffered the effect of the storm and is the basis for a morphometric characterization of landslide source areas that we present in this paper as simplified statistical analysis. In addition, we compared the rainfall distribution with the spatial density of source areas.
2019
Landslide inventory; debris avalanches; debris flows; 1954 storm; aerial imagery; Amalfi Coast
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