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My PhD project concerns the study of the ablation areas in Antarctica, relevant for surface mass balance (i.e. glazed snow and blue ice), by mapping them and analyzing their trends in time.
August 2021 - October 2021
- Visiting PhD Student
- attendance of two PhD courses: AG-826 Arctic Quaternary Environments and AG-848 Arctic Late Quaternary Glacial and Marine Environmental History
November 2019 - present
- Visiting PhD Student and Lecturer
- Visiting PhD Student at professor Diolaiuti's lab group for glaciological and remote-sensing analyses. Tutorship in Physical Geography and Cartography lectures (theory, practical, laboratory and academic evaluation test activities) at Natural Sciences Bachelor course and Geodiversity lectures (theory, practical, GIS laboratory and academic evaluation test activities) at Environmental Change and Global Sustainability Master course.
Megadunes are peculiar snow dune fields known to be present only on the East Antarctic plateau and other planets (Mars and Pluto). Antarctic megadunes are climatically important because their leeward flanks are characterized by glazed surfaces, a particular morphogenetic state of snow which makes these zones ablation areas, as their surface mass ba...
Dissemination and communication of landscape features have been for long time an important goal for explorers and travellers. The description of landforms and of the processes that determine them now assume a key role in geoeducation. From this point of view, outdoor experiences represent a great opportunity to improve the scientific knowledge of s...
The albedo is a fundamental component of the processes that govern the energy budget, and particularly important in the context of climate change. However, a satellite-based high-resolution (30 m) albedo product which can be used in the polar regions up to 82.5° latitude during the summer seasons is lacking. To cover this gap, in this study we calc...
del C.G.I., le Newsletters della I.A.G. e le relazioni delle campa-gne glaciologiche annuali. Dal 1988 vengono pubblicati anche volumi tematici, che raccolgono lavori su argomenti specifici, atti di congressi e simposi, monografie regionali sotto la denominazione «Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria-Supplementi». La lingua usata dalla rivista è...
Blue ice areas (BIAs) are relevant ablation surfaces present on the Antarctic continent, mainly located in proximity of the coast or mountainous zones, in sloping areas. Featuring negative values of surface mass balance, in a continent where this parameter is averagely positive, their study gains of importance, in particular regarding their evoluti...
The aim of the study is to analyse the surface albedo of the Ant-arctica and investigate eventual signals of variations in space and time between summer 2000/2001 and 2011/2012 by means of the GLASS albedo product. We followed a step-by-step procedure from micro- to macro-scale. At first, we analysed 95 glaciers around the continent, and we found l...
The project concerns the study of those areas in Antarctica that behave differently from the rest of the ice sheet (i.e. wind crust and blue ice zones) and therefore relevant for surface mass balance studies. Thus, the main objectives are the mapping of these areas and the analysis of their spatial and temporal trends by means of remote sensing observations (e.g. Landsat, MODIS, Sentinel-2 imagery).