Imperial College London

Dr Philippa J Mason

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 6528p.j.mason Website




G31Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Turconi, L and Tropeano, D and Savio, G and Kumar, De S and Mason, PJ},
doi = {10.5194/nhessd-3-2221-2015},
journal = {Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions},
pages = {2221--2246},
title = {Landscape analysis for multi-hazard prevention in Orco and Soana valleys, North-Western Italy},
url = {},
volume = {3},
year = {2015}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - <jats:p>Abstract. A Civil Protection Plan has been drafted for a 600 km2 mountainous region in NW Italy Consisting of Orco and Soana Valleys. It is a part of the oldest natural park in Italy and attracts several thousand tourists every year. The work is concerned with the analysis of relevant physiographic characteristics of this Alpine landscapehaving extremely variable geomorphology and possess a long history of instability. Thousands of records as well as digital maps (involving overlay and comparison of up to 90 GIS layers) have been analyzed and cross-correlated to find out the details of the events. The study area experienced different types of natural hazards, typical of the whole Alpine environment. Thus, the present area has been selected for such multi-hazard research in which several natural processes have been investigated, concerning their damaging effects over the land. Due to 36 different severe hazardous events at least 250 deaths have been recorded in the area since 18th Century, in the occasion of. </jats:p>
AU - Turconi,L
AU - Tropeano,D
AU - Savio,G
AU - Kumar,De S
AU - Mason,PJ
DO - 10.5194/nhessd-3-2221-2015
EP - 2246
PY - 2015///
SP - 2221
TI - Landscape analysis for multi-hazard prevention in Orco and Soana valleys, North-Western Italy
T2 - Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions
UR -
VL - 3
ER -