AGU + California road-trip

The aim of this travel was to partecipate to a conference in San Francisco (AGU). It is the biggest conference in geophysics wordwide. Me and other two friends decided to stay a bit longer to have the chance to travel a bit around. From San Francisco we headed to Sequoia Park followed by Yosemite park.… Continue reading AGU + California road-trip

RedBubble: upload your design and use it on products!

Finally I was able to set my first online store in Redbubble. You can use your own design with many different products (clothes, home accessories, beddings, phone cover etc..). The visitors are then able to see and eventually buy the object by you created . As a try I decided to use the symbol of… Continue reading RedBubble: upload your design and use it on products!

Python tools for improoving the Copernicus NetCDF files downloads/manipulations

I developed these python softwares with the aim to improve, automise and simplify the downloads/manipulations of Copernicus NetCDF marine data (part of the European Union’s Earth observation programme). In the specific, they are the first python tools of its kind created in this framework (https://marine.copernicus.eu) ever realised. The main goals that I wanted to address… Continue reading Python tools for improoving the Copernicus NetCDF files downloads/manipulations

Seismic Ambient Noise: Group/Phase velocity dispersions and maps (Part II)

The CC contains velocity dispersion information (group/phase velocity) about the medium traversed by surface waves (the ambient seismic noise is mainly constituted by surface waves, see the previous article)  between each station pair. Once the dispersion information is extracted, it is possible to apply seismic tomography to obtain corresponding group and phase velocity maps. For the… Continue reading Seismic Ambient Noise: Group/Phase velocity dispersions and maps (Part II)

Seismic Ambient Noise: Cross-correlations (Part I)

Cross correlations and Ambient Seismic Noise (ASN) The recorded ambient seismic noise is generated mainly by natural sources such as meteorological and oceanic disturbances. For example, sea waves are capable of producing a certain pressure that can then vertically propagate to the sea floor and generate ground motion. The vertical force will also generate Rayleigh… Continue reading Seismic Ambient Noise: Cross-correlations (Part I)

Mondello Gulf (Sicily, Palermo)

Mondello è caratterizzata da un golfo sabbioso dai colori tropicali che va da Monte Pellegrino a Monte Gallo con un litorale di sabbia bianca finissima lungo al giorno d’oggi poco più di 1,5 chilometri, dove ricadono rispettivamente la Riserva naturale orientata di Capo Gallo e la Riserva di Monte Pellegrino. In assenza di foschia e… Continue reading Mondello Gulf (Sicily, Palermo)

Speleology: La Grotta dell’Addaura (Sicily-Palermo)

Una volta incontratoci nella zona prefissata, in uno spiazzale dopo lo stabilimento Roosvelt, una veloce sistemata e poi via verso la grotta. Arrivati all’ingresso non si può che notare la presenza di monnezza, che ha dato fastidio sopratutto nel primo tratto, in quanto lo si doveva fare necessariamente scrisciando. Una volta superato questo tratto per… Continue reading Speleology: La Grotta dell’Addaura (Sicily-Palermo)

La traversata delle Apuane

Il giorno 23/06/2011 da San Giovanni Valdarno, io ed altri amici prendemmo il treno diretti verso il paese di Gramolazzo. Da qui poi ci dirigemmo al rifugio Donegani e al quale arrivammo verso l’ora di cena. La mattina successiva partimmo dal rifugio per giungere, come da programma, al rifugio Puliti. Questo tratto oltre ad essere… Continue reading La traversata delle Apuane

Etna: il vulcano attivo piu alto d’Europa

Come tutti i vulcani l’Etna si è formato nel corso dei millenni con un processo di costruzione e distruzione iniziato intorno a 600.000 anni fa, nel Quaternario. Al suo posto si ritiene vi fosse un ampio golfo nel punto di contatto tra la zolla euro-asiatica a nord e la zolla Africana a sud, corrispondente alla… Continue reading Etna: il vulcano attivo piu alto d’Europa

Vulcano Islands: My bachelor field work

The aim of this field work was to convert the old maps of the fumaroles position in the “La Fossa” crater (Gauss Boaga) to the new recent Golbal Positonal System (GPS) cartographic system (UTM WGS84). As complicance, there were not ground control points (GCPs) both in the field and in the maps. Then to perform… Continue reading Vulcano Islands: My bachelor field work