Heterogeneously composed Lozice fossil landslide in Rebrnice area, Vipava Valley


  • Andrej Novak
  • Timotej Verbovšek
  • Tomislav Popit




The Rebrnice area in the Upper Vipava Valley, SW Slovenia, is covered by Quaternary slope deposits that are very complex in their genesis and composition. Some of the Sediments are deposited in the form of heterogeneously composed fossil landslides. One of these landslides in the Rebrnice area is the Lozice fossil landslide located above the village of Lozice. Analysis of this landslide includes geological mapping of the fossil landslide, Classification of different sedimentary facies, 3-D modelling of the landslide, and transverse and longitudinal cross-sections. The geological mapping of the fossil landslide is based on field work mapping and analysis of shaded digital terrain models (DTMs) with a resolution of 1 x 1 m obtained by airborne laser scanning. Lithological data from boreholes and excavation trenches have been classified into eight specific sediment facies that had been defined in previous studies. The 3-D model of the landslide was made using the ArcScene application in the program ESRI ArcGIS. For each sediment facies, a surface was made in the form of a Triangulated Irregulär Network (TIN), which gave us a wireframe object. TIN nets were merged in Multipatch objects and exported to 3-D Analyst, where a 3-D model was created. In addition, a shaded DTM image was added for a better placement of the 3-D model in space. Previous findings indicate that deposition of fossil landslides in the Rebrnice area was influenced by palaeotopography. Based on borehole data, transverse and longitudinal cross-sections of the fossil landslide were made and indicate concave depressions under the Lozice fossil landslide. Analysis of the Lozice fossil landslide indicates its complex structure of intertwined heterogeneous sedimentary facies.


How to Cite

Novak, A., Verbovšek, T., & Popit, T. (2017). Heterogeneously composed Lozice fossil landslide in Rebrnice area, Vipava Valley. Geologija, 60(1), 145–155. https://doi.org/10.5474/geologija.2017.011




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