Correlation between the melting of the snows and the chemical-physical characteristics of springs, like parameter for the evaluation of karst aquifer vulnerability in Central Apennine

Alternative Title

7th Conference of Limestone Hydrology and Fissured Media


Link to Full Text

Download Full Text

Publication Date



The study analyses, experimentally, the vulnerability of springs emerging from carbonatic hydrostructures of the Central Apennine. In particular, the Majella Mountain was studied as sample hydrostructure. The observations carried out over a period of two years show that: they dynamic resources of basal springs are essentially due to the melting of snow; different circuits are present, some of which deriving from superimposition of basal and shallow circuits; the circulation times permit to evaluate the vulnerability of the springs that is nevertheless high, despite the variability.

Document Type