Consiglio Nazionale dell Ricerche

Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima ( ISAC)
Unità Organizzativa di Supporto (UOS) Roma
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Via del fosso del cavaliere 100
00133, Roma, Italy
Office:+39-06-49934634
Fax:+39-06-45488291

 

The research interests of Francesco Bignami include theoretical aspects of physical oceanography, air-sea interaction and the impact of physical oceanographic factors on phytoplankton, zooplankton and pelagic fish dynamics and distribution. The research is carried out on the basis of his experience in oceanographic cruise organization and supervision and the collection, processing and interpretation of in situ and remotely sensed oceanographic, meteorological and atmospheric radiative data.

 

For a complete description of his research follow the links below.

 

Education and professional experience

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Consiglio Nazionale dell Ricerche

Istituto di scienze dell'atmosfera e del clima (ISAC)
Unità Organizzativa di Supporto (UOS) Roma
Via del fosso del cavaliere 100
00133, Roma, Italy
Office:+39-06-49934332
Fax:+39-06-45488322

 

Consiglio Nazionale dell Ricerche

Istituto di scienze dell'atmosfera e del clima (ISAC)
Unità Organizzativa di Supporto (UOS) Roma
Via del fosso del cavaliere 100
00133, Roma, Italy
Office:+39-06-49934346
Fax:+39-06-45488291

 

Rosalia Santoleri is a physical oceanographer. She has a long experience on marine circulation, satellite oceanography and air-sea interaction studies. She has worked on the combined use of in situ and satellite data to study the dynamics of Mediterranean Sea. She has been involved in researches on the variability of SST field over the Mediterranean basin, on the study of the circulation at large scale and mesoscale and of its interactions with biological processes, and on air-sea interaction phenomena, with special regards to the energy fluxes, to define their role in the climatic evolution of the Mediterranean area. All these studies were carried out by means of passive and active satellite measurements (SST, ocean colour, altimetry, passive microwave) and in situ data. Since 1999 she has been involved in operational oceanography programs, developing and providing Near Real Time SST and ocean colour products for forecasting of Mediterranean circulation and sea state.

 

For a complete description of his research follow the link below.

 

Education and professional experience

Research projects

Complete list of publications

 











 

Consiglio Nazionale dell Ricerche

Istituto di scienze dell'atmosfera e del clima (ISAC)
Unità Organizzativa di Supporto (UOS) Roma
Via del fosso del cavaliere 100
00133, Roma, Italy
Office:+39-06-49934280

 

For a complete description of his research follow the link below.

 

Education and professional experience

Research projects

Complete list of publications

 

 

Consiglio Nazionale dell Ricerche

Istituto di scienze dell'atmosfera e del clima (ISAC)
Unità Organizzativa di Supporto (UOS) Roma
Via del fosso del cavaliere 100
00133, Roma, Italy
Office:+39-06-49934346
Fax:+39-06-45488283

 

Gianluca Volpe's research activity is focused on long term trends in Primary Productivity in the Mediterranean Sea and their significance in relation to relevant uncertainties such as that on the chlorophyll concentration. Ocean colour remote sensing of the basin is therefore an important task of his research. In situ bio-optical relationships on a regional scale together with the understanding of the atmospheric correction impact on the retrieval of the ocean colour constitute the main topics of his ongoing research work.

 

Education and professional experience

Education
Since June 2005 – PhD Student at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Thesis: “Can significant long-term trends in primary productivity be measured in the Mediterranean?”; supervisors: Prof. Ian S. Robinson, Dr. Paolo Cipollini
August 2002 - International Summer School on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: Remote Sensing of the Earth’s Environment from TERRA, l’Aquila Italy.
December 2001 – Italian Laurea in Marine Environmental Sciences, (5 years degree), Università “Phartenope” Neaples, Italy. Degree Thesis title: “Satellite quantification of Saharan dust transport and deposition over the Mediterranean Sea during the year 2000 and its contribution to photosynthetic biomass production in the basin”. Supervisors: Prof. M. Ribera D’Alcalà , Prof. E. Zambianchi.
Professional Experience
April 2002 to Present – Research Fellowship at ISAC (Atmospheric and Climate Science Institute) – Italian National Research Council

 

Complete list of publications

VOLPE, G., B. Buongiorno Nardelli, P. Cipollini, R. Santoleri, and I. S. Robinson (2009), Phytoplankton response to physical processes: EOF analysis of satellite observations, submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research.
VOLPE, G., V. F. Banzon, R. H. Evans, R. Santoleri, A. J. Mariano, and R. Sciarra (2009), Satellite observations of the impact of dust in a low-nutrient, low-chlorophyll region: Fertilization or artifact?, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 23, GB3007, doi:10.1029/2008GB003216.
Santoleri, R., G. VOLPE, S. Marullo, B. Buongiorno Nardelli (2008). Open Waters Optical Remote Sensing of the Mediterranean Sea. In “Remote Sensing of the European Seas”, edited by V. Barale and M. Gade, pp. 103-116.
VOLPE, G., R. Santoleri, V. Vellucci, M. Ribera d’Alcalà , S. Marullo, F. D’Ortenzio (2007). The colour of the Mediterranean Sea: Global versus regional bio-optical algorithms evaluation and implication for satellite chlorophyll estimates. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 107, 625-638.
VOLPE, G., S. Marullo, R. Santoleri, V. Vellucci, M. Ribera d’Alcalà (2005). Definition and assessment of regional Mediterranean Sea algorithm for surface chlorophyll. MERSEA IP Project, C/N SIP3-CT-2003-502885_MERSEA, report on deliverable D2.3.3, pp. 24.
VOLPE, G., R. Sciarra, G. Liberti, F. D'Ortenzio, R. Santoleri, A. Papadopopulos, P. Katsafados, G. Kallos (2002). Satellite observations of Sahara dust events in the Mediterranean and its effect on surface phytoplankton biomass, paper presented at Conference on Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2002, Agia Pelagia, Crete Greece. Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 4880, 40-51, SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng, USA.
Santoleri, R., G. L. Liberti, F. D’Ortenzio, R. Sciarra, S. Marullo, G. VOLPE (2002). Maps of aerosol reflectance, chlorophyll and related parameters from historical reprocessed SeaWiFS data. European Union Commission, Report of the ADIOS Project, C/N EWK3-CT-2000-00035. Deliverable n°7.
Sciarra, R., G. VOLPE, R. Santoleri and G.L. Liberti (2002). Saharan dust events: the 2002 catalogue. Report of the ADIOS Project, C/N EWK3-CT-2000-00035. Deliverable n°12, pp. 40.
Sciarra, R., G. VOLPE, R. Santoleri, G. Liberti (2002). Catalogue of Saharan dust events occurring in 2000 from SeaWiFS historical data. Report of the ADIOS Project, C/N EWK3-CT-2000-00035. Deliverable n°13, pp. 41.
VOLPE, G., R. Sciarra, R. Santoleri, F. Bignami (2002). Commented catalogue of chlorophyll blooms from re-processed historical SeaWiFS data. Report of the ADIOS Project, C/N EWK3-CT-2000-00035. Deliverable n°17, pp. 20.
VOLPE, G., R. Sciarra; R. Santoleri (2002). Maps of aerosol reflectance, chlorophyll and related parameters from SeaWiFS data during the experimental phase. Report of the ADIOS Project, C/N EWK3-CT-2000-00035. Deliverable n°24, CDROM.
Santoleri, R., G. L. Liberti, M. Ribera d’Alcalà , S. Marullo, F. D’Ortenzio, M. Ragni, G. VOLPE, G.P. Gobbi, F. Barnaba, E. Bohm (2002). Validation of SeaWiFS ocean and atmospheric products in the Mediterranean Sea. Annual Report SIMBIOS Project, NASA/TM-2002-210005. 176-184.