Teaching how to map the geomorphology of an area cannot be performed in a satisfying manner only in the lecture room, but requires practical exercises both in the laboratory and in the field. A preliminary study of existing geological maps, geomorphological legends and symbols used in Italy and of the landslide inventory preceded a detailed four-day-long field mapping campaign carried out by students in the framework of their MSc course on ‘Geomorphological Mapping’ at Bologna University. The Geomorphological Map at 1:5000 produced by some of these students is presented in this paper. The study area is located in the northern Apennines, a few kilometres East of Bologna, along the Idice Valley (N-Italy). Lithologies are mainly composed of clayey and marly sequences ranging in age from Cretaceous to Plio- Pleistocene, sands and sandstones of Pleistocene age, and Messinian gypsum, these last being the most resistant rocks. Besides the greater scale used in this map, allowing for a more detailed representation of the mapped features, this map also shows the recent evolution of landslides in this actively mass wasting area.

Geomorphology of the Castel de' Britti area (Northern Apennines, Italy): an example of teaching geomorphological mapping in a traditional and practical way

DE WAELE, JO HILAIRE AGNES;CAMPO, BRUNO;CHIARINI, VERONICA;
2012

Abstract

Teaching how to map the geomorphology of an area cannot be performed in a satisfying manner only in the lecture room, but requires practical exercises both in the laboratory and in the field. A preliminary study of existing geological maps, geomorphological legends and symbols used in Italy and of the landslide inventory preceded a detailed four-day-long field mapping campaign carried out by students in the framework of their MSc course on ‘Geomorphological Mapping’ at Bologna University. The Geomorphological Map at 1:5000 produced by some of these students is presented in this paper. The study area is located in the northern Apennines, a few kilometres East of Bologna, along the Idice Valley (N-Italy). Lithologies are mainly composed of clayey and marly sequences ranging in age from Cretaceous to Plio- Pleistocene, sands and sandstones of Pleistocene age, and Messinian gypsum, these last being the most resistant rocks. Besides the greater scale used in this map, allowing for a more detailed representation of the mapped features, this map also shows the recent evolution of landslides in this actively mass wasting area.
De Waele J.; Anfossi G.; Campo B.; Cavalieri F.; Chiarini V.; Emanuelli V.; Grechi U.; Nanni P.; Savorelli F.
File in questo prodotto:
Eventuali allegati, non sono esposti

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11585/128124
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 4
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 4
social impact