Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology




Marta Della Seta

Sapienza Università di Roma



Organization of group and inter-group activities aimed at training, research development, publishing of the scientific results and dissemination in the fields of Structural Tectonic and Volcanic Geomorphology

To this aim the WG was thought as a CoordinationGroup and as a Laboratory, from which new ideas and common and shared initiatives are expected to enhance the researches and the role od Geomorphology in the scientific community.

In particular, the WG aims at:

a) promoting activities for the update of methodological procedures, the definition of guidelines for geomorphological survey and analytical processisng, in order to become a national reference for Structural Tectonic and Volcanic Geomorphology and a national interface with the governmental  institutions for environmental management practices;

b) organizing thematic Workshops and Summer Schools for training and research exchanges;

c) operating a national coordination interfacing with IAG (International Association of Geomorphologists) and in particular with the WG “Tectonic Geomorphology”


Pietro Aucelli Uniparthenope
Marco Bacenetti Università di Torino
Mario Bentivenga Università della Basilicata
Domenico Capolongo Università di bari  DOWNLOAD
Corrado Cencetti Università di Perugia
Sirio Ciccacci Sapienza Università di Roma
Stefano Cremonini Università di Bologna
Marta Della Seta Sapienza Università di Roma  DOWNLOAD
Cipriano Di Maggio Università di Palermo  DOWNLOAD
Francesco Dramis Università Roma Tre
Paola Fredi Sapienza Università di Roma
Giandomenico Fubelli Università Roma Tre
Emanuele Giachetta Università Roma Tre
Ivo Giano Università della Basilicata  DOWNLOAD
Marco Giardino Università di Torino
Dario Gioia IMAA – CNR Tito Scalo  DOWNLOAD
Laura Melelli Università di Perugia  DOWNLOAD
Enrico Miccadei Università di Chieti-Pescara
Paola Molin Università Roma Tre  DOWNLOAD
Olivia Nesci Università di Urbino
Gilberto Pambianchi Università di Camerino
Luisa Pellegrini Università di Pavia
Tommaso Piacentini Università di Chieti-Pescara
Adriano Ribolini Università di Pisa
Gaetano Robustelli Università della Calabria  DOWNLOAD
Filippo Russo Università del Sannio
Michele Saroli Università di Cassino
Marcello Schiattarella Università della Basilicata  DOWNLOAD
Francesco Troiani Università di Urbino
Tullio Urbano Università di Chieti-Pescara
Francesco Zucca Università di Pavia



Aucelli P.P.C., Conforti M., Della Seta M., Del Monte M., D’Uva L., Rosskopf C.M., Vergari F. (2014). Multi-temporal digital photogrammetric analysis for quantitative assessment of soil erosion rates in the Landola catchment of the Upper Orcia Valley (Tuscany, Italy), Land Degradation & Development, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2324.

Lucà F. , D’Ambrosio D., Robustelli G., Rongo R., Spataro W. (2014), Integrating geomorphology, statistic and numerical simulations for landslide invasion hazard scenarios mapping : An example in the Sorrento Peninsula (Italy)”, Computers and Geosciences, 67, 163-172. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2014.01.006

Refice A., Capolongo D., Pasquariello G., D’addabbo A., Bovenga F., Nutricato R., Lovergine F. P., Pietranera L., (2014), “SAR and InSAR for flood monitoring: examples with COSMO-SkyMed data”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, , accepted. doi:

Troiani F., Galve J.P., Piacentini D., Della Seta M. Guerrero J. (2014). Spatial analysis of stream length-gradient (SL) index for detecting hillslope processes: A case of the Gállego River headwaters (Central Pyrenees, Spain), Geomorphology, 214, 183–197. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.02.004

Della Seta M., Martino S., Scarascia Mugnozza G. (2013) Quaternary sea-level change and slope instability in coastal areas: insights from the Vasto Landslide (Adriatic coast, central Italy), Geomorphology, 201, 462-478. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.07.019

Rajabi, A. M., Khamehchiyan, M., Mahdavifar, M. R., Del Gaudio, V., Capolongo, D. (2013), A time probabilistic approach to seismic landslide hazard estimates in Iran. Soil Dyn. Earthq. Eng. 48, 25–34.

Miccadei E., Piacentini T., Sciarra N., Di Michele R. (2013). Seismically induced landslides in Abruzzo (Central Italy): morphostructural control. In C. Margottini et alii (eds.), Landslide Science and Practice, 5: 315-320. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Piacentini T., Miccadei E., Di Michele R., Sciarra N., Mataloni G. (2013). Geomorphological analysis applied to rock falls in Italy: the case of the San Venanzio gorges (Aterno River, Abruzzo, Italy). Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment. IJEGE Book Series 6, Genevois R., Prestininzi A., International Conference Vajont 1963-2013 (Padua-Italy, 8-10 October 2013), pp. 467-479.

Zaniboni F., Pagnoni G., Tinti S., Della Seta M., Fredi P., Marotta E., Orsi G. (2013) The potential failure of Monte Nuovo at Ischia Island (Southern Italy): numerical assessment of a likely induced tsunami and its effects on a densely inhabited area, Bulletin of Volcanology, 75:763, DOI 10.1007/s00445-013-0763-9

Pérez-Peña J.V., Azañón J.M., Azor A., Tuccimei P., Della Seta M., Soligo M. (2012) – Reply to comment by J.L. Díaz-Hernández and R. Julià on “Quaternary landscape evolution and erosion rates for an intramontane Neogene basin (Guadix–Baza basin, SE Spain)”, GEOMORPHOLOGY, 171-172, 204-209. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.05.019

Della Seta M., Marotta E., Orsi G., de Vita S., Sansivero F., Fredi P. (2012). Slope instability induced by volcano-tectonics as an additional source of hazard in active volcanic areas: the case of Ischia island (Italy). BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY, 74 (1), 79-106. DOI: 10.1007/s00445-011-0501-0

Piccarreta, M., Capolongo, D., Miccoli, M. N., Bentivenga, M. (2012), Global change and long-term gully sediment production dynamics in Basilicata, southern Italy. Environ. Earth Sci. 67, 1619–1630.

Olivetti, V., A. J. Cyr, Molin P., Faccenna C., and Granger D. (2012), Uplift history of the Sila Massif, southern Italy, deciphered from cosmogenic 10Be erosion rates and river longitudinal profile analysis, Tectonics, 31, doi:10.1029/2011TC003037

Molin P., Fubelli G., Nocentini M., Sperini S., Ignat P., Grecu F., Dramis F. (2012), Interaction of mantle dynamics, crustal tectonics and surface processes in the topography of the Romanian Carpathians: a geomorphological approach, Global and Planetary Change (2012), 90-91, 58-72, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.05.005.

Faccenna C., Molin P., Olivetti V., Orecchio B., Bellier O., Funiciello F., Minelli L., Piromallo C. & A. Billi (2011), Topography of the Calabria subduction zone (southern Italy): clues for the origin of Mt Etna, Tectonics, 30, doi:10.1029/2010TC002694.

Miccadei E., Mascioli, F. Piacentini T. (2011). Quaternary geomorphological evolution of the Tremiti Islands (Puglia, Italy). Quaternary International, 232, 3-15.

Pace F., Ciaranfi N., Baldassarre G., Maggiore M., CAPOLONGO D, De Donato, Festa V, Fiore A., Gallicchio S., Moretti M., Tilli A., Tropeano M. (2011). Carta della Pericolosità per Franosità – Foglio 407 San Bartolomeo in Galdo, scala 1:50.000. ISPRA, Servizio Geologico d’Italia. ISBN: 9788824029919

Troiani F., Della Seta M. (2011) – Geomorphological response of fluvial and coastal terraces to Quaternary tectonics and climate as revealed by geostatistical topographic analysis. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, 36(9), 1193-1208. DOI: 10.1002/esp.2145

Vergari, F., Della Seta M., Del Monte M., Fredi P., Lupia Palmieri E. (2011). Landslide susceptibility assessment in the Upper Orcia Valley (Southern Tuscany, Italy) through conditional analysis: a contribution to the unbiased selection of causal factors. NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 11, 1475-1497. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-11-1475-2011

Pignatelli C, Ferilli S, Capolongo D, Marsico A., Milella M, Pennetta L, Piscitelli A, Mastronuzzi G (2010). Evidenze morfologiche ed applicazioni informatiche al fine della valutazione del limite di inondazione da tsunami. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI TELERILEVAMENTO, vol. 42; p. 129-142.

Cinque A. , Robustelli G. (2009), Alluvial and coastal hazards due to far range effects of Plinian eruptions: the case of the Lattari Mts. after the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius (S. Italy). Journal of Geological Society of London, 322, 155-171.

Pérez-Peña J.V., Azañón J.M., Azor A., Tuccimei P., Della Seta M., Soligo M. (2009) – Quaternary landscape evolution and erosion rates for an intramontane Neogene basin (Guadix–Baza basin, SE Spain), GEOMORPHOLOGY, 106, Issues 3-4, 206-218. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.10.018

Capolongo D., Diodato N, Mannaerts C.M, Piccarreta M, Strobl, R.O (2008). Analyzing temporal changes in climate erosivity using a simplified rainfall erosivity model in Basilicata (southern Italy). JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.04.002

Troiani F., Della Seta M. (2008) – The Use of the Stream Length-Gradient Index in morphotectonic analysis of small catchments: a case study from Central Italy, GEOMORPHOLOGY, 102, Issue 1, 159–168. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.06.020

Caldara M, Capolongo D., Damato B. Pennetta L. (2006), Can the ground laser scanning technology be useful for coastal defenses monitoring?. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT, 1, 35-49.

Piccarreta, M., Capolongo, D., Boenzi, F., Bentivenga, M. (2006), Implications of decadal changes in precipitation and land use policy to soil erosion in Basilicata, Italy. CATENA 65, 138–151.

Mossa, S., Capolongo, D., Pennetta, L., Wasowski, J. (2005), A GIS-based assessment of landsliding in the Daunia Apennines, Southern Italy. Polish Geol. Inst. Spec. Pap. 20, 86–91.

Capolongo, D., Refice, A., Mankelow, J. (2002), Evaluating earthquake-triggered landslide hazard at the basin scale through GIS in the Upper Sele river Valley. Surv. Geophys. 23, 595–625.

Refice, A., Capolongo, D. (2002), Probabilistic modeling of uncertainties in earthquake-induced landslide hazard assessment. Comput. Geosci. 28, 735–749.

Wasowski, J., Del Gaudio, V., Pierri, P., Capolongo, D. (2002), Factors controlling seismic susceptibility of the Sele valley slopes: The case of the 1980 Irpinia earthquake re-examined. Surv. Geophys. 23, 563–593.



RENDICONTI LINCEI Volume 25, Issue 2 Supplement, December 2014
Intermontane basins: Quaternary morphoevolution of Central-Southern Italy
Issue Editors: Pietro Aucelli, Marta Della Seta, Salvatore Ivo Giano, Marcello Schiattarella, Bruno D’ Argenio


Pietro P. C. Aucelli, Bruno D’Argenio, Marta Della Seta…Pages 107-110

Morphotectonic characterization of the quaternary intermontane basins of the Umbria-Marche Apennines (Italy)

D. Aringoli, P. Cavitolo, P. Farabollini, J. Galindo-Zaldivar…Pages 111-128

Morphotectonics of the Upper Tiber Valley (Northern Apennines, Italy) through quantitative analysis of drainage and landforms

L. Melelli, S. Pucci, L. Saccucci, F. Mirabella, F. Pazzaglia…Pages 129-138

The role of drainage systems and intermontane basins in the Quaternary landscape of the Central Apennines chain (Italy)

Tommaso Piacentini, Enrico Miccadei Pages 139-150

Mutual interactions between slope-scale gravitational processes and morpho-structural evolution of central Apennines (Italy): review of some selected case histories

Carlo Esposito, Emiliano Di Luzio, Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza…Pages 151-165

Drainage system adjustment in response to the opening of the Rieti intermontane basin (Central Italy): geostatistical reconstruction of the PaleoFarfa River alluvial plain

Giandomenico Fubelli, Marta Della Seta, Gabriele Amato  Pages 167-176

A multidisciplinary approach to the study of the Montereale Basin (Central Apennines, Italy)

Edi Chiarini, Elena La Posta, Francesca Cifelli, Chiara D’Ambrogi…Pages 177-188

New geological data on the Cassino intermontane basin, central Apennines, Italy

Michele Saroli, Michele Lancia, Matteo Albano, Giuseppe Modoni…Pages 189-196

Quaternary evolution of the largest intermontane basin of the Molise Apennine (central-southern Italy)

Vincenzo Amato, Pietro P. C. Aucelli, Massimo Cesarano, Brian Jicha…Pages 197-216

Morphotectonic features of the Tammaro River basin, Southern Apennines, Italy

Elena Cartojan, Paolo Magliulo, Bruno Massa, Alessio ValentePages 217-229

Late Quaternary environmental evolution of the intermontane Valle Caudina basin, southern Italy

Micla Pennetta, Filippo Russo, Carlo DonadioPages 231-240

Morphotectonic evolution of connected intermontane basins from the southern Apennines, Italy: the legacy of the pre-existing structurally controlled landscape

Salvatore Ivo Giano, Dario Gioia, Marcello SchiattarellaPages 241-252

Morphometric analysis of fluvial network and age constraints of terraced surfaces of the Ofanto basin, Southern Italy

Roberta Labella, Domenico Capolongo, Paolo Giannandrea…Pages 253-263



Progetto SIGRIS-INGV, Centro Nazionale Terremoti: Progetto Pilota Rischio Sismico. Sistema di Osservazione Spaziale per la Gestione del Rischio Sismico, ASI-ESA. Responsabile per la realizzazione del PR 8 Mappa degli effetti superficiali dei terremoti. Responsabile Scientifico Dott. Stefano Salvi.

Projecct FP7-ENV-2012: MARsite MARmara superSITE New Directions in Seismic Hazard assessment through Focused Earth Observation in the Marmara Supersite Task 3. Integration and harmonization of InSAR, GPS and seismic data.

Progetti Category-1 dell’Agenzia Spaziale Europea (ESA) e del German Aerospace Center (DLR) di seguito elencati:

–        multitemporal InSAR monitoring of Rome city and integration with ground based data (Cat-1 3258);

–        slow surface movements detection and damage assessment from InSAR and optical data (Cat-1 3442);

–        InSAR time series for deformation pattern investigation in the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Po Plain (Cat-1 3840);

–        urban damage detection and SAR interferometry applications in high risk seismic areas (Cat-1 3682);

–        comparing TerraSAR-X and COSMO-SkyMed outcomes for surface displacement and change detection aims in earthquake prone areas: the April 6th, 2009, Abruzzi (Central Abruzzi) case study (CAL0629).

Progetto di ricerca “Quantitative and integrated approach to the morpho-evolutionary analysis of tectonically active areas in central Apennines (Italy): morpho-chronological constraints and implications for natural hazards”. Finanziamento 2013 dall’Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”. Responsabile: Dott.ssa Marta Della Seta

Progetto di ricerca “Landslide triggering in areas affected by intense morphodynamics due to volcanism, seismicity and erosional processes”. Finanziamento 2012 dall’Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”. Responsabile: Dott Salvatore Martino

Progetto TOPOMOD – Sculpting the Earth’s topography: insights from modelling deep-surface processes (Marie Curie Initial Training Network). Finanziamento della EU nell’ambito del Settimo Programma Quadro (FP7). Coordinatore: Prof. C. Faccenna.

Progetto di ricerca: “Topobética: análisis del relieve y procesos activos ligados a la evolución tectónica de la Cordillera Bético-Rifeña”. Finanziamento del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spagna).Responsabile: Prof. José Miguel Azañón Hernández (Universidad de Granada).

Progetto di ricerca “El levantamiento del sector central de la Cordillera Bética: condicionantes tectónicos, evolución del relieve y riesgos naturales asociados”. Finanziamento del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spagna).Responsabile: Prof. José Miguel Azañón Hernández (Universidad de Granada).


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