Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 41/2016

Procedures and algorithms for early warning of landslides along communication routes

Emanuele Intrieri (a), Federica Bardi (a), Francesco Fidolini (a,b), Riccardo Fanti (a) & Pasquale Versace (c)
(a) Department of Earth Sciences, University of Studies of Firenze, via La Pira 4, 50124, Firenze, Italy. E-mail: (b) Pizzi Terra srl, via di Ripoli 207H, 50126, Firenze, Italy. (c) Department of Soil Defense, University of Calabria, Ponte Pietro Bucci, Cube 41b, 87036, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy.

Volume: 41/2016
Pages: 171-174


A slope affected by several landslides threatening a motorway in Southern Italy has been monitored through a ground-based radar interferometer for early warning purposes. The capability of such instrument to produce near real-time displacement data of the whole scenario has been optimized to an early warning application by implementing algorithms to reduce the file size and to regulate the frequency of data transmission. Since such activities require a high reliability in fast data transferring but are often carried out in remote locations where it is not possible to resorting to high speed internet connections, these adaptations acquire a strategic importance.


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