impluvio / displuvio

03:31 Aug 2, 2019
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Tech/Engineering - Geography / From a report on the feasibility of a construction project
Italian term or phrase: impluvio / displuvio
Can someone with expertise in hydrogeology explain to me the difference between an "impluvio" and a "displuvio"? All of the references I am finding translate both as "watershed," but my text compares the two. I will give you the context. It is talking about maps of risk areas and how those areas were determined:

"le aree di impluvio sono state considerate a pericolosità maggiore rispetto a quelle di displuvio"

And yes, I realize that this question has two terms in it, but it was absolutely necessary in this case.

Dareth Pray
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Local time: 22:13

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3(lowest common point of) waterlevel /watershed
Regina Eichstaedter
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David Hollywood



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(lowest common point of) waterlevel /watershed

linea di impluvio in una valle - quella che riunisce i punti più bassi di ogni profilo trasversale di essa

displuvio: versante di un altopiano, di una collina, di un monte | linea di displuvio, spartiacque

Regina Eichstaedter
Local time: 07:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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Reference information:
The funnel-shaped roof surfaces of the compluvium, which slope inward, conduct rainwater into the impluvium, a basin at the atrium's centre. In the older displuvium the roof surfaces slanted outwards.

Note added at 17 mins (2019-08-02 03:48:58 GMT)

not sure if this helps but might...

David Hollywood
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