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Analysis the susceptibility and the risk degree to shallow landslides in Aricanduva upper basin, São Paulo Metropolitan Region (SP)

Grant number: 08/08878-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2009
Effective date (End): April 30, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Physical Geography
Principal researcher:Bianca Carvalho Vieira
Grantee:Fabrizio de Luiz Rosito Listo
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The emergence of urban density with a very infrastructure precarious, the removal of vegetation cover, replaced by avenues of fund for the valley, for example, among other interventions, potential morphodynamic processes (example erosion, siltation, landslides and floods). Thus, the fragility of the natural elements associated with the misuse of land has led to the emergence of several risk areas in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. In this context, one of the most critical watershed of the river Aricanduva, characterized by intense process of urbanization and the consequent sealing of the soil. Whereas the history of life and economic losses resulting from morphodynamic processes has increased in recent decades in the basin of Aricanduva river, the objective of this research aims to identify the main causes of risk areas associated with morphodynamic processes in the upper course of the basin. To achieve this objective will be analyzed and interpreted the natural conditions (lithology, topography, climate, etc.). And the categories of use and occupancy of the soil (anthropic constraints) in the basin from the photointerpretation of aerial images over some decades ( 1960 and 2000), to the mapping of land use history of the area studied, together with the mapping of morphodynamic processes associated with urban sprawl. This research proposes an analysis of risk situations the morphodynamic processes, subsidizing the development of mitigating measures for prevention and control of these processes in river basins in urban areas.

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LISTO, Fabrizio de Luiz Rosito. Análise da suscetibilidade e do grau de risco a escorregamentos rasos na bacia do Alto Aricanduva, RMSP (SP). 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas São Paulo.

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