This paper presents a geomorphologic map of the Mt. Prinzera ultramaﬁc rock complex (Parma Province, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy) mapped at large scale (1:2500). The map is the ﬁrst contribution to the detailed geomorphologic knowledge of the area within the framework of a multidisciplinary approach used to analyse Mt. Prinzera as a hard rock aquifer case study. The geomorphologic mapping was carried out by ﬁeld survey and aerial photograph analysis. All the surface processes and landforms were considered, with particular attention to structural geomorphologic features. The mapping of linear morphologic features was considered useful for revealing the presence of sets of joints otherwise difﬁcult to detect due to surface weathering. Sets of rock discontinuities are important for water seepage and percolation and their identiﬁcation is crucial for developing the hydrogeological conceptual model of the aquifer.
Geomorphological map of the Mt. Prinzera (Northern Apennines, Italy)
Large-scale geomorphological mapping