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By Gian Battista Vai, I. Peter Martini (auth.), Gian Battista Vai, I. Peter Martini (eds.)

ISBN-10: 904814020X

ISBN-13: 9789048140206

ISBN-10: 9401598290

ISBN-13: 9789401598293

This is the 1st booklet in English reviewing and updating the geology of the complete Apennines, one of many fresh such a lot uplifted mountains on the earth. The Apennines are where from which Steno (1669) first said the foundations of geology. The Apennines additionally symbolize among others, the finding/testing websites of methods and items like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, olistostromes and mélanges (argille scagliose), salinity challenge, geothermal fluids, thrust-top basins, and turbidites (first represented in a well-known Leonardo's painting). As such, the Apennines are a checking out and studying flooring without problems obtainable and wealthy of any kind of box information. A transforming into literature is on the market so much of which isn't released in broadly to be had journals.
the target of the publication is to supply a synthesis of present facts and concepts at the Apennines, for the main half easily written and compatible for a world viewers. although, enough information and in-depth analyses of some of the complicated settings were offered to make this fabric worthy to expert students and to scholars of senior college courses.

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These two examples (Tyrrhenian and Northern Apennines) may represent two different styles of subduction: (1) subduction (or sinking) of lonian oceanic lithosphere beneath Calabria, as indicated by seismicity and tomography, and (2) continental subduction beneath the Northern Apennines. , 1998). , 1993b ). A TOMOGRAPHie MODEL OF THE UPPER MANTLE BENEATH THE ITALIAN REGION In this section we show a three-dimensional velocity model of the Italian region, obtained with 35 a modified version of the teleseismic tomography procedure called ACH technique after the name of authors who originally developed it (Aki, Christofferson, and Husebye; 1977; Evans and Achauer, 1993), and applied to a selected data set of high-quality teleseismic waveforms recorded by the seismic network of the lstituto Nazianale di Geofisica (Fig.

Review the main types of geo-hydrological hazards (floods, river and coastal erosion, landslides, mud and debris flows, groundwater pollution, combined hazards), their impact on an overpopulated Mediterranean country and their dependence on changing climate and land-use practices. Loss of human lives is mainly related to mud and debris flow, while other geo-hydrological hazards have major economic impact. The increased variety of land-use in the second half of the 20th century, the numerous roadways built, deforestation and other similar activities have led to an increase in level of risk although much greater understanding of the processes and on ways to ameliorating the damages has been achieved.

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