This paper proposes a simplified GIS-based procedure which aims to preliminary assess areas exposed to debris flows by evaluating erosion and deposition area into channels and along alluvial fans. The methodology is based on the definition of several morphometric parameters on Digital Elevation Models (DEMs); it is independent from landslide volume and its rheological characteristics. By solving a set of parametric equations and excluding, from time to time, the unlikely areas by means of an analysis process that uses on/off-raster masks, potential erosion and deposition areas can be identified. The procedure was applied at six intra-mountain basins upstream of the village of Paupisi, Southern Italy, which was involved in multiple debris flow events in October 2015. The model estimated that a range between 15-21% of the selected basin drainage channels may be identified as erosion areas. Moreover, comparison of the recent debris flow paths with model outputs shows a good performance of the procedure, which was able to predict about 46% of the total actual propagation and invasion areas and about 62% of the distribution deposit areas. The methodology can be considered a useful screening for the identification of debris flow-susceptible channels, suitable for use in preliminary hazard evaluations. © 2019 by the authors.

Assessment of debris-flow erosion and deposit areas by morphometric analysis and a GIS-based simplified procedure: A case study of Paupisi in the southern apennines / Grelle, G.; Rossi, A.; Revellino, P.; Guerriero, L.; Guadagno, F. M.; Sappa, G.. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 11:8(2019). [10.3390/su11082382]

Assessment of debris-flow erosion and deposit areas by morphometric analysis and a GIS-based simplified procedure: A case study of Paupisi in the southern apennines

Guerriero, L.;
2019

Abstract

This paper proposes a simplified GIS-based procedure which aims to preliminary assess areas exposed to debris flows by evaluating erosion and deposition area into channels and along alluvial fans. The methodology is based on the definition of several morphometric parameters on Digital Elevation Models (DEMs); it is independent from landslide volume and its rheological characteristics. By solving a set of parametric equations and excluding, from time to time, the unlikely areas by means of an analysis process that uses on/off-raster masks, potential erosion and deposition areas can be identified. The procedure was applied at six intra-mountain basins upstream of the village of Paupisi, Southern Italy, which was involved in multiple debris flow events in October 2015. The model estimated that a range between 15-21% of the selected basin drainage channels may be identified as erosion areas. Moreover, comparison of the recent debris flow paths with model outputs shows a good performance of the procedure, which was able to predict about 46% of the total actual propagation and invasion areas and about 62% of the distribution deposit areas. The methodology can be considered a useful screening for the identification of debris flow-susceptible channels, suitable for use in preliminary hazard evaluations. © 2019 by the authors.
2019
Assessment of debris-flow erosion and deposit areas by morphometric analysis and a GIS-based simplified procedure: A case study of Paupisi in the southern apennines / Grelle, G.; Rossi, A.; Revellino, P.; Guerriero, L.; Guadagno, F. M.; Sappa, G.. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 11:8(2019). [10.3390/su11082382]
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