17 November 1995 Multilevel approach to the geomorphological setting of an alluvial plain in the Alpine environment
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This paper presents an integrated use of cartography and remote sensing imagery supplied by satellite and aircraft to study the geomorphological aspects of an alluvial plain for archaeological purposes. The study area is located at the confluence of the Valtellina (Adda River) and Lower Mera River valleys in northern Italy. Landsat data and aerial photographs were used to study the partial filling of the Lake Como lacustrine basin resulting from the progradation of the Adda River delta. Different soil humidity content, related to variable grain size of the alluvial deposits is an indicator of ancient river beds which were formed in this area before the nineteenth century artificial rectification of the River Adda's final stretch. Profiles coincident with geological sections gained by geophysical sounding were performed on the remote sensing imagery to verify eventual correspondence of depositional features with different analysis techniques. The integration of remote sensing multilevel data with cartography and archaeological evidences has been useful for the assessment of the paleoenvironment which conditioned human settlements.
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Nancy Ann Minciotti, Nancy Ann Minciotti, Pietro Alessandro Brivio, Pietro Alessandro Brivio, Eugenio Zilioli, Eugenio Zilioli, } "Multilevel approach to the geomorphological setting of an alluvial plain in the Alpine environment", Proc. SPIE 2587, Geographic Information Systems, Photogrammetry, and Geological/Geophysical Remote Sensing, (17 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.226806; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.226806
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