The geomorphological map of Mt. Amba Aradam Southern slope (Tigray, Ethiopia)

Mauro Coltorti, Pierluigi Pieruccini, Ogbagabriel Berakhi, Francesco Dramis, Asfawossen Asrat

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The geomorphological map described below covers an area of about 100 km2, located on the southeastern slope of Mt. Amba Aradam (northern Ethiopia). It has been produced within the Ethio-Italian Cooperation Programme, in order to understand the recent evolution and present-day trends of the area as a basic tool for land reclamation/rehabilitation projects. The survey was carried out in three successive work campaigns (February 1995, February-March 1996 and December 2002) following the Italian Environmental Agency guidelines. The main geomorphological processes responsible for present-day landscape modelling in the investigation area, are gravity-driven mass movements and slope erosion due to running water. They strongly affect human activities, especially in terms of agriculture and infrastructure management. This map may therefore represent a useful document for land management as well as the initial step for the assessment of geomorphological hazard and risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-65
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Maps
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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