IR Thermography

Infrared Thermography allows the assessment of the superficial temperatures through measure of the infrared radiation intensity emitted by the objects in the instrumental field of view. The result are false-color digital images, where the color of pixel depends on the intensity of the detected radiation in each point.

The mapping of the surface temperature plays an important role in the study of rock masses, where the thermal anomalies are often related to specific geological and hydraulic conditions that can provide useful information for the rock fall susceptibility assessment of rock masses.



Main projects

Rock fall susceptibility analysis of the "M. Pucci" coastal cliff (FG, Italy)
Analysis of the thermal behavior of rock masses in relation to rock fall phenomena


Martino S. e Mazzanti P., 2014. Integrating geomechanical surveys and remote sensing for sea cliff slope stability analysis: the Mt. Pucci case study (Italy) Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., Vol. 14, pp. 831–848, DOI: 10.5194/nhess-14-831-2014.