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Hypogene gypsum karst and sinkhole formation at Moncalvo (Asti, Italy)

Pure and applied karst geomorphology

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

VIGNA, B.
Dip. di Ingegneria del Territorio, dell'Ambiente e delle Geotecnologie, Politecnico, Torino, Italie
FIORUCCI, A.
Dip. di Ingegneria del Territorio, dell'Ambiente e delle Geotecnologie, Politecnico, Torino, Italie
BANZATO, C.
Dip. di Ingegneria del Territorio, dell'Ambiente e delle Geotecnologie, Politecnico, Torino, Italie
FORTI, P.
Italian Inst. of Speleology, Dip. di Scienze della Terra e Geologico-Ambientali, Bologna, Italie
DE WAELE, J.
Italian Inst. of Speleology, Dip. di Scienze della Terra e Geologico-Ambientali, Bologna, Italie
DE WAELE, J.
Dep. of Earth Sciences and Environmental Geology, Italian Inst. of Speleology, Univ., Bologna, Italie
FILIPPONI, M.
Swiss Federal Inst of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Suisse
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ., Zaragoza, Espagne
PARISE, M.
National Research Council - Inst. of Research for the Hydrogeological Protection, Italie
PLAN, L.
Natural History Museum, Karst and Cave, Vienna, Autriche


Description :
This paper describes a case study of hazard related to an underground gypsum quarry at Moncalvo (Monferrato area, Asti, Northern Italy), where an underground quarry encountered a water-bearing fracture that emptied overnight, claiming only material damage. Results of the hydrogeological surveys and the speleological and geomorphological fiedwork. Discussion about this hypogene karst, completely invisible at the surface, making up extremely dangerous situations.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, issn : 0372-8854, 2010, vol. 54, n°. 2, Special issue, p. 285-306, nombre de pages : 22, Références bibliographiques : 32 ref.

Date :
2010

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Stuttgart, Gebruder Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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