Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Solid Earth, 6, 783–797, 2015
Solid Earth, 6, 783–797, 2015

Research article 26 Jun 2015

Research article | 26 Jun 2015

Volcanic soils and landslides: a case study of the island of Ischia (southern Italy) and its relationship with other Campania events

S. Vingiani et al.

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Short summary
An integrated soil study was carried out on landslides which have occurred on the steep northern slopes of Mt. Vezzi on the island of Ischia (Italy). The studied soils showed a substantial abrupt discontinuity in all the studied properties along a buried fine ash layer (namely, the 2C horizon). Nevertheless, only the identification of a layer of thin, finely stratified ash on the top of 2C, by optical microscopy, enabled us to assume this interface to be an impeding layer for water fluxes.