Engineering geology

Geophysical characterisation of karstic networks – Application to the Ouysse system (Poumeyssen, France)

Introduction Karstic aquifers are of particular interest and importance to Mediterranean countries, because they contain most of their groundwater resources. Their structure and dynamics are complex [5], because they modify … Read More

Evaluation of subsidence induced by long-lasting buildings load using InSAR technique and geotechnical data: The case study of a Freight Terminal (Tuscany, Italy)

Introduction Anthropogenic subsidence is a major threat in urban areas, resulting in long-term economic losses, sometimes causing inundation and increased flooding potential (Holzer and Johnson, 1985; Shirzaei and Bürgmann, 2018). … Read More

Application of geotechnical and geophysical field measurements in an active alpine environment

Introduction The Meretschibach catchment (Fig. 1), situated in the Swiss Alps, canton Valais, near the village of Agarn (620 m.a.s.l.), has been investigated due to dynamic processes of erosion, deposition … Read More

Enhanced landslide investigations through advanced DInSAR techniques: The Ivancich case study, Assisi, Italy

Introduction Landslides are abundant and frequent phenomena in many regions of the World, where they threaten private and public properties and human life, with significant socio-economic losses (Brabb and Harrod, … Read More

Slope Design and Implementation in Open Pit Mines: Geological and Geomechanical Approach

Introduction Slopes of mines and quarries, some of which may reach several hundred meters deep, must be regarded as “geotechnical works” in the sense that we speak of mine works … Read More