Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 39/2016

Particle density distribution in a fluvial floodplain

Massimiliano Melchiorre (a), Dario Di Giuseppe (b), Umberto Tessari (b) & Barbara Faccini (b)
(a) Group of Dynamics of the Lithosphere, Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera ICTJA ? CSIC, Lluís Solé i Sabarís s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain. E-mail: (b) Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara, Italy

Volume: 39/2016
Pages: 163-165


The mechanisms that determine the formation of a floodplain are very well known. At the same time, there is an established correspondence between the sedimentary deposits and density of the particles, whose distribution in the plain is until now poorly constrained. In this work we therefore highlight the spatial distribution of the particle density of soils from the Padania Po Plain in relation to the depositional sub-environment where they have been sampled.


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