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Method for geomorphometric analysis of mountain catchments (the Horton machine)

Method for geomorphometric analysis of mountain catchments (The Horton machine): evaluation of the zones prone to landslides and debris flow; evaluation of the liquid and solid discharge under assigned design conditions, and debris flow run-out estimation (in prototype).

The developed software and the guidelines can serve for mapping idrogeological hazards starting from DEMs of the catchments and some (usually available) meteorological data. The tools are intended to be used by engineers, geologists and forest scientists (but require however some training).

The maps, in turn, can be used as a base for sustainable urban and regional planning.

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Università degli Studi di Trento
Via Mesiano di Povo 77
38100 Trento
Italy
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