This paper describes the Quaternary Campo di Giove (CDG) rock avalanche which occurred along the western edge of the Maiella Massif in the central part of the Apennines, Italy. The aim of this work is to contribute to the present debate about the nature of large-sized, Quaternary debris deposits of the central Apennines that have been controversially interpreted in the last decades as moraine, tectonic breccias or landslides and to provide an example of a rock avalanche that was strongly controlled by local geomorphic conditions. Field evidence, supported by morphometric and sedimentary analysis of clastic deposits, has demonstrated that the material originated during a rock avalanche event which occurred in a significantly different geomorphological setting. The control on the depositional mechanism by the Middle Pleistocene landscape is revealed by the reduced lateral spreading and the evidently asymmetric shape of the accumulation area.

MASSIVE ROCK SLOPE FAILURE IN THE CENTRAL APPENNINES (ITALY): THE CASE OF THE CAMPO DI GIOVE ROCK AVALANCHE.

SAROLI, Michele;
2004

Abstract

This paper describes the Quaternary Campo di Giove (CDG) rock avalanche which occurred along the western edge of the Maiella Massif in the central part of the Apennines, Italy. The aim of this work is to contribute to the present debate about the nature of large-sized, Quaternary debris deposits of the central Apennines that have been controversially interpreted in the last decades as moraine, tectonic breccias or landslides and to provide an example of a rock avalanche that was strongly controlled by local geomorphic conditions. Field evidence, supported by morphometric and sedimentary analysis of clastic deposits, has demonstrated that the material originated during a rock avalanche event which occurred in a significantly different geomorphological setting. The control on the depositional mechanism by the Middle Pleistocene landscape is revealed by the reduced lateral spreading and the evidently asymmetric shape of the accumulation area.
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