Geomorphological features of the Montebello sul Sangro large landslide (Abruzzo, Central Italy)

<p>This work presents the first results of an integrated geomorphological analysis of a large earthflow in Montebello sul Sangro (Abruzzo, Central Italy). The study is based on a multitemporal geomorphological investigation supported by the morphometric analysis of the drainage network and numerical landslide modelling. The multitemporal geomorphological investigation, based on the interpretation of aerial photos, LiDAR data and field geomorphological mapping, outlined the recent geomorphological history and multiple activation phases of the landslides. A 2D Finite Difference Method (FLAC, Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua) analysis of the main landslide scarp, affecting the village of Montebello sul Sangro (Italy), was performed. Finally, in order to outline the morphometric features of the landslide area, local slope autocorrelation was used as a morphometric index. The analysis was aimed at studying the evolution of the active current landslide and specifically the possible retreat of the main scarp.</p>