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Advanced Terrain Mapping of the Gioia Tauro Plain Calabria Region, Italy

ESA GMES Terrafirma
  • Edited by:
  • Federico Raspini,
  • Francesca Cigna,
  • Sandro Moretti,
  • Nicola Casagli,

In the framework of the Terrafirma project, Persistent Scatterers Interferometry (PSI) has be used for mapping land subsidence at basin scale in Gioia Tauro plain (Italy). The investigated area is built over unconsolidated fine-grained sediments, where the increasing groundwater demands for irrigation have caused the natural sediment consolidation to progressively accelerate. Both historical (1992-2001; ERS1/2 images) and recent (2002-2006; ENVISAT images) scenarios are analyzed to solve the spatial variability and temporal evolution of ground displacements affecting the plain. The results show deformation rates as high as 10-12 mm/yr in 1992-2007, with highest velocities occurred between 1992 and 2000 within the central part of the basin, in the area of Rizziconi (5 km ESE of Gioia Tauro). The outcomes of this PSI study could support the future improvement of groundwater management and the implementation of best strategies for land use planning and sustainable use of groundwater resources.

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Federico Raspini

University of Florence, Italy

Francesca Cigna

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-8134-1576

Sandro Moretti

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1167-2721

Nicola Casagli

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8684-7848

Francesco Raspini, Phd Student, Department of Earth Sciences, University
of Firenze, Italy, federico.raspini@unifi.it
Francesca Cigna, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Earth Sciences,
University of Firenze, Italy, francesca.cigna@unifi.it
Sandro Moretti, Professor of Environmental Geology, Department of Earth
Sciences, University of Firenze, Italy, sandro.moretti@unifi.it
Nicola Casagli, Professor of Engineering Geology, Department of Earth
Sciences, University of Firenze, Italy, nicola.casagli@unifi.it
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Book Title

Advanced Terrain Mapping of the Gioia Tauro Plain Calabria Region, Italy

Book Subtitle

ESA GMES Terrafirma

Editors

Nicola Casagli, Sandro Moretti, Federico Raspini, Francesca Cigna

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2011

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© 2011 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 3.0 IT

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-022-8

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978-88-6655-022-8

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978-88-9273-632-0

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Proceedings e report

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2704-601X

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2704-5846

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