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Paranunzio, Roberta; Chiarle, Marta; Laio, Francesco; Nigrelli, Guido; Turconi, Laura; Luino, Fabio (2019): Slope failures in high-mountain areas in the Alpine Region. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Paranunzio, R et al. (2019): New insights in the relation between climate and slope failures at high-elevation sites. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 137(3-4), 1765-1784,

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In this work, we collected and validated a dataset of 391 slope instability events, documented from 2000 to 2016, at high elevation (above 1500 m a.s.l.), in the Italian Alps. Most of these events have been analyzed by means of a statistical-based approach to assess the role of climate forcing in their preparation and/or triggering and to detect the eventual signal related to climate change. This dataset is one of the very few in the world for high-mountain environments, considering both the number of events collected and the quality of their spatio-temporal localization.
climate change; high-mountain; Italian Alps; Landslides; slope failures
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Median Latitude: 45.916567 * Median Longitude: 8.873417 * South-bound Latitude: 44.144050 * West-bound Longitude: 6.660439 * North-bound Latitude: 46.972929 * East-bound Longitude: 13.084200
Date/Time Start: 2000-03-11T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2016-12-12T00:00:00
Minimum ELEVATION: 1500 m a.s.l. * Maximum ELEVATION: 4280 m a.s.l.
Acceglio_I * Latitude: 44.532702 * Longitude: 6.971874 * Date/Time Start: 2006-07-24T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2006-07-26T00:00:00 * Elevation: 2580.0 m * Location: Italian Alps * Method/Device: Observation (OBSE)
Acceglio_II * Latitude: 44.534661 * Longitude: 6.963561 * Date/Time Start: 2006-07-24T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2006-07-26T00:00:00 * Elevation: 2550.0 m * Location: Italian Alps * Method/Device: Observation (OBSE)
Acquabona_I * Latitude: 46.518599 * Longitude: 12.186587 * Date/Time: 2001-06-30T00:00:00 * Elevation: 2590.0 m * Location: Italian Alps * Method/Device: Observation (OBSE)
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEventParanunzio, Roberta
2Precision parameterkParanunzio, Robertaspatial precision
3Precision parameterkParanunzio, Robertatemporal precision
4Area/localityAreaParanunzio, Roberta
5Reference/sourceReferenceParanunzio, Roberta
6NameNameParanunzio, Robertaof Event
7ELEVATIONElevationm a.s.l.Paranunzio, RobertaGeocode
8DATE/TIMEDate/TimeParanunzio, RobertaGeocode – value or range min
9DATE/TIMEDate/TimeParanunzio, RobertaGeocode – range max
10LATITUDELatitudeParanunzio, RobertaGeocode
11LONGITUDELongitudeParanunzio, RobertaGeocode
12ProcessProcessParanunzio, Roberta
13VolumeVolm3Paranunzio, Robertavalue or range min
14VolumeVolm3Paranunzio, Robertarange max
15Lithology/composition/faciesLithologyParanunzio, Roberta
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