Journal of Maps (2019-07-01)

Geomorphology of the central Po Plain, Northern Italy

  • Doriano Castaldini,
  • Mauro Marchetti,
  • Gianluca Norini,
  • Vittoria Vandelli,
  • Maria Clara Zuluaga Vélez

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 15, no. 2
pp. 780 – 787


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A micro-relief map (1:90,000 scale) and a geomorphological map (1:25,000 scale) of the central sector of the Po Plain (northern Italy) are presented. The geomorphological map represents fluvial and anthropogenic landforms as well as the distribution of the textures of superficial alluvial deposits. It resulted from the integration of different study methods, including remote sensing data analysis, field surveys and grain size analysis of superficial deposits. The micro-relief map was a fundamental tool for identifying many inconspicuous landforms. The geomorphological map can provide local authorities with useful information for correct territorial management and planning, in particular for seismic and flood hazard assessment.