GOS peer reviewed papers









G.Volpe , B. Buongiorno Nardelli, P. Cipollini, R. Santoleri, Ian S. Robinson (2012), Phytoplankton response to physical processes: EOF analysis of satellite observations, Remote Sensing of Environment, 117, 223-235.

Korres, G., Triantafyllou, G., Petihakis, G.,Raitsos, D. E., Hoteit, I., Pollani, A., Colella, S.; Tsiaras, K., 2012. A data assimilation tool for the Pagasitikos Gulf ecosystem dynamics: Methods and benefits, J. of Marine Systems, Volume: 94, Pages: S102-S117, DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.11.004

Lazzari, P., Solidoro, C., Ibello, V., Salon, S., Teruzzi, A., Beranger, K., Colella, S., Crise, A . 2012. Seasonal and inter-annual variability of plankton chlorophyll and primary production in the Mediterranean Sea: a modelling approach, Biogeosciences, Volume: 9, Issue: 1, Pages: 217-233, DOI: 10.5194/bg-9-217-2012



G. Coppini, M. De Dominicis, G. Zodiatis, R. Lardner, N. Pinardi, R. Santoleri, S. Colella, F. Bignami, D. R. Hayes, D. Soloviev, G. Georgiou, G. Kallos, 2010. Hindcast of oil-spill pollution during the Lebanon crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean, July–August 2006, Mar. Pollut. Bull., doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.08.021

S. Marullo, V. Artale, R. Santoleri, 2011: The SST multi-decadal variability in the Atlantic-Mediterranean region and its relation to AMO, J. of Climate, Volume 24, Issue 16 (August 2011) pp. 4385-4401, doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI3884.1



Rinaldi, E., B. Buongiorno Nardelli, E. Zambianchi, R. Santoleri, and P.-M. Poulain (2010), Lagrangian and Eulerian observations of the surface circulation in the Tyrrhenian Sea, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C04024, doi:10.1029/2009JC005535.

Marullo, S., R. Santoleri, V. Banzon, R. H. Evans, and M. Guarracino (2010), A diurnal-cycle resolving sea surface temperature product for the tropical Atlantic, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C05011, doi:10.1029/2009JC005466.



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.

Buongiorno Nardelli B., S. Colella, R. Santoleri, M. Guarracino, A. Kholod, 2009: A re-analysis of Black Sea Surface Temperature, J. Mar. Sys.., doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009.07.001.

Patara, L; Pinardi, N; Corselli, C; Malinverno, E, Tonani, M, Santoleri R, Masina S (2009), Particle fluxes in the deep Eastern Mediterranean basins: the role of ocean vertical velocities, BIOGEOSCIENCES, 6, Issue 3, 333-348, 2009



Bignami F., E. Böhm, E. D'Acunzo, R. D'Archino and E. Salusti (2008): "On the dynamics of surface cold filaments in the Mediterranean Sea", J. Mar. Sys., 74, 1-2, 429-442, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2008.03.002.

Robinson, I.S., David Antoine, Miroslaw Darecki, Patrick Gorringe, Lasse Pettersson, Kevin Ruddick, Rosalia Santoleri, Herbert Siegel, Patrick Vincent, Marcel R. Wernand, Guy Westbrook, Giuseppe Zibordi, Remote Sensing of Shelf Sea Ecosystems: State of the Art and Perspectives, Marine board Position paper N12, edited by the European Science Foundation, Ostend Belgium 2008 52pp.

Santoleri R., G. Volpe, S. Marullo, B. Buongiorno Nardelli, 2008: Observing the Mediterranean Sea from space: ocean colour algorithms and chlorophyll variability, in Remote Sensing of the European Seas, edited by Vittorio Barale and Martin Gade, ISBN: 978-1-4020-6771-6, doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6772-3_8, 103-116.



Marullo S., B. Buongiorno Nardelli, M. Guarracino, and R. Santoleri, 2007: Observing The Mediterranean Sea from Space: 21 years of Pathfinder-AVHRR Sea Surface Temperatures (1985 to 2005). Re-analysis and validation, Ocean Sci. , 3, 299-310.

Bignami, F., R.Sciarra, S.Carniel, R.Santoleri, 2007: The variability of Adriatic Sea coastal turbid waters from SeaWiFS imagery, J. Geophys.Res., 112, C3.

Rio M.H., Poulain P-M, Pascal A., Mauri E., Larnicol G., Santoleri R., A mean dynamic topography of the Mediterranean Sea computed from altimeter data, in situ measurements and a general circulation, Journal of Marine Systems, 65(1-4), 484-508, 2007.

G. Volpe, R. Santoleri, V. Vellucci, M. Ribera d'Alcala, S. Marullo, F. D'Ortenzio, The colour of the Mediterranean Sea: Global versus regional bio-optical algorithms evaluation and implication for satellite chlorophyll estimates, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 107, 4,625-638, 2007, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2006.10.017.



Böhm, E., Hopkins, T. S., Pietrafesa, L. J., & Churchill, J. H. (2006). Continental slope sea level and flow variability induced by lateral movements of the Gulf Stream in the Middle Atlantic Bight. Progress in oceanography, 70(2-4), 196-212.

Sciarra, R., Böhm E., D'Acunzo E., and Santoleri R., 2006: The large scale observing system component of ADRICOSM: the satellite system ACTA ADRIATICA, 47 (Suppl.): 51-64.

Polimene L., Pinardi N., Zavatarelli M., Colella S., 2006: The Adriatic Sea ecosystem seasonal cycle: validation of a three dimensional numerical model, J. Geophys. Res., 111, doi:10.1029/2005JC003260

Buongiorno Nardelli B., Cavalieri O., Rio M.-H., Santoleri R., 2006. Subsurface geostrophic velocities inference from altimeter data: application to the Sicily Channel (Mediterranean Sea), J. Geophys. Res., 111, C04007, doi:10.1029/2005JC003191.



Buongiorno Nardelli B., Santoleri R., 2005. Methods for the reconstruction of vertical profiles from surface data: multivariate analyses, residual GEM and variable temporal signals in the North Pacific Ocean, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., Vol. 22, No. 11, pages 1763-1782.

Buongiorno Nardelli B., Marullo S. and R Santoleri, 2005. Diurnal variations in AVHRR SST fields: a strategy for removing warm layer effects from daily images., Rem. Sens. Env., 95, 1, 47-56, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2004.12.005.

F. D'Ortenzio, D. Iudicone, C. e Boyer Montegut, P. Testor, D. Antoine, S. Marullo, R. Santoleri and G. Madec -Seasonal variability of the mixed layer depth in the Mediterranean Sea as derived from in situ profiles -Geophys. Res. Lett, VOL. 32, L12605, doi:10.1029/2005GL022463, 2005

M. Drinkwater, H. Rebahn, P-Y. Le Traon, L. Phalippou, D. Cotton, J. Johannessen, G. Ruffini, P. Bahurel, M. Bell, B.Chapron, N. Pinardi, I. Robison, L. Santoleri, D. Stammer; The roadmap for a GMES operational oceanography mission, ESA, ESA Bulletin, European Spece Agency, Issue 124, 42-49, 2005.



Buongiorno Nardelli B., Santoleri R., 2004. Reconstructing synthetic profiles from surface data, J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 21, 4, 693-703.



Ferretti R., Mastrantonio G. , Argentini S., Santoleri R., Viola A. A model-aided investigation of a winter thermally driven circulation on the Italian Tyrrhenian coast: A case study. J. Geophys. Res, VOL. 108, NO. D24, 4777, doi:10.1029/2003JD003424, 2003

Marullo S., E. Napolitano, R. Santoleri, B. B. Manca, R. Evans, 2003: The variability of Rhodes and Ierapetra gyres studied by remote sensing observation, hydrographic data and model simulations during LIWEX (october 1994-april 1995), J. Geophys. Res., C9, DOI:10.1029/2002JC001393.

Santoleri, R., V. Banzon, S. Marullo, E. Napolitano, F. D-Ortenzio, and R. Evans, 2003: Year-to-year variability of the phytoplankton bloom in southern Adriatic Sea (1998-2000): SeaWiFS observations and modelling study, J. Geophys. Res., C9, DOI:10.1029/2002JC001636.

LIWEX Group (Santoleri), The Levantine Intermediate Water Experiment (LIWEX) Group:Levantine basin-A laboratory for multiple water mass formation processes108, J. Geophys. Res, . C9, 8101, doi:10.1029/2002JC001643, 2003.

Ananasso, C., R. Santoleri, S. Marullo, F. D-Ortenzio, Remote sensing of cloud cover in the Arctic region from AVHRR data during ARTIST experiment. Int. Journal Rem. Sen.,10,437-457, 2003.

Bignami F. and T.S. Hopkins, "Salt and heat trends in the shelf waters of the southern Midle-Atlantic Bight", Continental Shelf Research, 23, 647-667, 2003.

Iudicone D., Buongiorno Nardelli B., Santoleri R., Marullo S., 2003. Distribution and mixing of intermediate water masses at the eastern Channel of Sicily (Mediterranean sea), J. Geophys. Res., 108, C9, 8105, doi:10.1029/2002JC001647.

Böhm, E., V. Banzon, E. D'Acunzo, F. D'Ortenzio, R. Santoleri, Adriatic Sea surface temperature and ocean color variability during the MFSPP, Annales Geophysicae, 137-149, 2003.



Iudicone D., G. Lacorata, V. Rupolo, R. Santoleri and A. Vulpiani: Sensitivity of numerical tracer trajectories to uncertainties in OGCM velocity fields, Ocean Modelling, Volume 4, Issue 3-4, 313-325, 2002.

D'Ortenzio, F., S. Marullo, M. Ragni, M. Ribera D-Alcala' and R. Santoleri. Validation of empirical SeaWiFS algorithm for chlorophyll-a retrieval in the Mediterranean Sea: a case study for oligotrophic sea., Remote Sensing of Environment, 82 (1), pp. 79-94, 2002.

Santoleri R., B. Buongiorno Nardelli, V. Banzon, 2002: Sea surface characterization by combined data, in: Advances in global change research, vol. 13, Remote sensing of the atmosphere and ocean from space: Models, instruments and techniques, Frank Marzano and Guido Visconti editors. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 201-214.

Pascual A., Buongiorno Nardelli B., Larnicol G., Emelianov M., Gomis D., 2002. A case of an intense anticyclonic eddy in the Balearic sea studied from satellite and in situ data, J. Geophys. Res., 107(C11), 3183, doi:10.1029/2001JC000913.

Buongiorno Nardelli B., G. Larnicol, E. D-Acunzo, R. Santoleri, S. Marullo e P.Y. Le Traon, 2002. Near Real Time SLA and SST products during 2-years of MFS pilot project: processing, analysis of the variability and of the coupled patterns, Annales Geophysicae, 20, 1-19. 2002.

Artale V., D. Iudicone, R. Santoleri, V. Rupolo, S. Marullo, F. D-Ortenzio, 2002: The role of surface fluxes in OGCM using satellite SST. Validation of and sensitivity to the forcing frequency of the Mediterranean thermohaline circulation. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2000JC000452.



Buongiorno Nardelli B., Sparnocchia S., Santoleri R., 2001. Small mesoscale features at a meandering upper ocean front in the western Ionian Sea (Mediterranean Sea): vertical motion and potential vorticity analysis, J. of Phys. Ocean., Vol. 31, 8, 2227-2250.



Buongiorno Nardelli B., Salusti E., 2000. On dense water formation criteria and their application to the Mediterranean Sea, Deep-Sea Res., I, 47, 193-221.

D'Ortenzio, F., S. Marullo, R. Santoleri, -Validation of AVHRR Pathfinder SST-s over the Mediterranean Sea- Geophysical Res. Letters, 27, 241-244, 2000

Shi, W. , J.M. Morrison, E. Böhm and V. Manghnani 2000 The Oman upwelling zone during 1993, 1994 and 1995. Deep Sea Research II, 47:1227-1247.



Shi, W., J.M. Morrison, E. Böhm and V. Manghnani 1999. Remotely-sensed features in the US JGOFS Arabian Sea Process Study. Deep Sea Research II, 46:1551-1575.

Simone A., Zoffoli S., Iudicone D., Santoleri R., Marullo S., «Altimeter data analysis of the Antartic Circumpolar Current». su «The Oceanography of the Ross Sea», Antartica, Springer-Vergal Oceanography Series. 51-67 (1999)

Böhm, E., J.M. Morrison, V. Manghnani, H. Kim and C.N. Flagg 1999. Remotely-sensed and acoustic doppler observations of the Ras al Hadd Jet in 1994-95. Deep Sea Research II, 46:1531-1549.

Buongiorno Nardelli B., Santoleri R., Marullo S., Iudicone D., Altimetric sea level anomalies and three dimensional structure of the sea in the strait of Sicily. Journal Geophys. Res. Vol.104, No. C9, 20585-20603, 1999.

Marullo S, R. Santoleri, P. M. Rizzoli, A. Bergamasco: The Sea Surface Temperature Field in the Eastern Mediterranea from AVHRR data. Part II. Interannual variability. Journal of Marine System, 20, 83-112, 1999

Marullo S, R. Santoleri, P. M. Rizzoli, A. Bergamasco: The Sea Surface Temperature Field in the Eastern Mediterranea from AVHRR data. Part I. Seasonal variability. Journal of Marine System, 20, 63-81,1999.

Borzelli, G. Manzella, S. Marullo, R. Santoleri: «Observation cold coastal filaments in the Adriatic Sea». Journal of Marine System, 20, 25-35, 1999



Xie, L., L.J. Pietrafesa, E. Böhm, C. Zhang and X. Li 1998 Evidence and mechanism of hurricane Fran-induced ocean cooling in the Charleston trough. Geophysical Res. Letters, 25,769-772.

Manghnani, V., J.M. Morrison, E. Böhm and T.S. Hopkins 1998. Advection of upwelled waters in the form of plumes off Omand during the Southwest Monsoon. Deep Sea Research II, 45, 2027-2052.



Böhm, E., Hopkins, T.S. and Minnett, P.J. 1997. Passive Microwave Observations of the Northeast Water Polynya: 1978-1994. Journal of Marine Systems 10, 85-94.

Top Z., F. Bignami, T.S. Hopkins, -Tritium-Helium 3 ages of deep waters in NEW Polynya-, Journal of Marine Systems, 10, 175-184, 1997.

Minnett P.J., F. Bignami, E. Böhm, G. Budeus, P.S. Galbraith, P. Gudmansen, T.S. Hopkins, R.G. Ingram, M.A. Johnson, H.J. Niebauer, R.O. Ramseier, W. Schneider, "A summary of the formation and seasonal progression of the Northeast Water Polynya", Journal of Marine Systems, 10, 79-83, 1997.

Bignami F., T.S. Hopkins, "The water mass characteristics of the Northeast Water Polynya: Polar Sea data 1992-1993", Journal of Marine Systems, 10, 139-156, 1997.

Ashjian C.J., S.L. Smith, F. Bignami, T.S. Hopkins, P.V.Z. Lane, "Distribution of zooplankton in the Northeast Water Polynya during summer 1992", Journal of Marine Systems, 10, 279-298, 1997.

Gacic M., Marullo S., Santoleri R., Bergamasco A: -Analysis of the seasonal and interannual variability of the sea surface temperature field in the Adriatic Sea from AVHRR data (1984 - 1992) J. Geophys. Res. VOL. 102, NO. C10, Pages 22937-22946, 1997.



Bignami F., S. Marullo, R. Santoleri, M. E. Schiano, "Longwave radiation budget in the Mediterranean Sea", Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, C2, 2501-2514, 1995.



Marullo S., R. Santoleri, F. Bignami, "The surface characteristics of the Tyrrhenian sea: historical satellite data analysis", in: "The seasonal and interannual variability of the Western Mediterranean Sea", P. E. La Violette editor, American Geophysical Union, Coastal and Estuarine Studies, vol. 46, 135-154, 1994.

Pietrafesa, L.J., J.M. Morrison, M.P. McCann, J. Churchill, E. Böhm, R.W. Houghton 1994. Water mass linkages between the Middle and South Atlantic Bights. Deep Sea Res. 11, 41, 365-389.

Santoleri R., E. Böhm, M. E. Schiano, "The sea surface temperature of the West Mediterranean Sea: Historical satellite thermal data" in press on "The seasonal and interannual variability of the Western Mediterranean Sea", ed by P. La Violette, American Geophysical Union, 46, 155-176, 1994.



Marullo S., A. Provenzale, R. Santoleri, B. Villone (1993), "Fractal fronts in the Medieterranean Sea", Annales Geophys.,11,111-107.

Schiano M.E., R. Santoleri, F. Bignami, R.M. Leonardi, S. Marullo, E. Böhm, "Air-sea interaction measurements in the West Mediterranean sea during The Tyrrhenian Eddy Multi-platform Observations experiment", J. Geoph. Res.,, n. C2, 2461-2474, 1993.



Böhm E., S. Marullo, R. Santoleri: "AVHRR visible-IR detection of diurnal warming events in the western Mediterranean Sea" Int. J. Remote Sensing, vol.12, no.4, 695-701, 1991

Santoleri R., S. Marullo, E. Böhm: "An objective analysis scheme for AVHRR imagery" Int. J. Remote Sensing, vol.12, no.4, 681-693, 1991

Bignami F., R. D'Archino, O. Montebello, E. Salusti, "New observations on bottom currents in the Southern Adriatic and Ionian Seas (Eastern Mediterranean Sea)", Annales Geophysicae, 9, 227-232, 1991.



Bignami F., E. Salusti, S.Schiarini,"Observations on a bottom vein of dense water in the Southern Adriatic and Ionian Seas", Journal of Geophysical Research, 95, C5, 7249-7259, 1990.

Bignami F., E. Salusti, "Tidal currents and transient phenomena in the strait of Messina: a review", in "The Physical Oceanography of Sea Straits", L. J. Pratt editor, NATO ASI Series, Kluwer academic publishers, 95 - 124, 1990.

Bignami F., G. Mattietti, A. Rotundi, E. Salusti, "On a Sugimoto - Whitehead effect in the Mediterranean Sea: fall and mixing of a bottom current in the Bari Canyon, Southern Adriatic Sea", Deep - Sea Research, 37, 4, 657-665, 1990.

Artale V., D. Levi, S. Marullo, R. Santoleri (1990): "Analysis of nonlinear internal waves observed by Landsat Thematic Mapper", J. Geoph. Res., vol 95, no C9, 16065-16073.



Marullo S., R. Santoleri, G. L. Liberti, G. Dalu (1989): "Observation of Coastal upwelling off Northwest Africa using Meteosat data"; Nuovo Cimento, 12, 151-161.

Artale V., A. Provenzale, R. Santoleri (1989): Analysis of internal temperature oscillations of tidal period on the Sicilian continental shelf"; Continental Shelf Res., 9,867-888.



Artale V., A. Provenzale, R. Santoleri 1988: "A process of thermocline erosion on the Sicilian Continental Shelf"; Nuovo Cimento, 11, 565-575.

Gregori G.P., R. Santoleri, M. P. Pavese, G. de Franceschi (1988): "The analysis of Point-Like historical data series", in "Past, Present and Future trends in geophysical research"; "The use of historical data in Geosciences", ed W. Schroder, IAGA, Bremen-Roennebeck, 143-211.

Fiorentino E., G. P. Gregori, G. de Franceschi, B. Alessandrini, M. Colacino, A. Guerrini, A. Meloni, R. Purini, R. Santoleri, M. Silvestri, C. Valenti (1988): "Multi-variate analysis of historical data series", in "Past, Present and Future trends in geophysical research"; "The use of historical data in Geosciences", ed W. Schroder, IAGA, Bremen-Roennebeck, 251-318.



Böhm, E., G. Magazzù, L. Wald and M.L. Zoccolotti 1987. Coastal currents on the Sicilian shelf south of Messina. Oceanol. Acta, 10, 2, 137-142.

Salusti E., R. Santoleri 1987: "Coastal Currents, Internal wave collapses and turbulence in the strait of Messina zone"; in "Three-dimensional model of marine and estuarine dynamics, ed. J. C. J. Nihoul & B.M. Jamart, Elsevier Science Publisher, 337-358.



Böhm, E., E. Salusti and F. Travaglioni, 1986. Satellite and field observations of shelf currents off Cape Santa Maria di Leuca, Southern Italy. Oceanol. Acta, 9, 1, 41-46.

Marullo S., R. Santoleri (1986): "Fronts and internal currents at the northern mouth of the Strait of Messina", Nuovo Cimento, vol.9, n. 3, 701-713

Griffa A., S. Marullo, R. Santoleri, A. Viola (1986): "Internal nonlinear tidal waves generated at the Strait of Messina", Continental Shelf Res., vol. 6, n. 5, 677-687.

Artale V., E. Salusti, R. Santoleri (1986): "Lyapunov stability of solitary rotational water waves"; Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics, vol. 37, 237-251



Böhm, E. and E. Salusti 1984. Satellite and field observations of currents on the Eastern Sicilian Shelf. In: Remote Sensing of Shelf Sea Hydrodynamics. Edited by J.C.J. Nihoul. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, pp 51-68.



Manzella, G., E. Böhm and E. Salusti 1983. Evidence of internal waves in the Archipelago of La Maddalena. 11 Nuovo Cimento, Vol 6 C, N. 4.

Santoleri R. (1983): "preliminary observations of large amplitude tidal internal waves near the Strait of Messina", In "Nonlinear Phenomena", Lecture Note in Physics, 189, Springer-Verlag, 428- 437.

Santoleri R., E. Salusti, C. Stocchino (1983): "Hydrological currents in the Ligurian Sea"; Nuovo Cimento, vol. 6, n. 4, 353- 370.