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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)