Gino Dardanelli

Gino Dardanelli
Università degli Studi di Palermo | UNIPA · Department of Engineering

PhD in Geodetic Sciences and Topography
Dam monitoring via GNSS and Remote Sensing

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Introduction
Gino Dardanelli has been an Assistant Professor (full position) at the University of Palermo (Italy) since 2006. Interests: Galileo; Glonass; GPS; GNSS; CORS; Remote Sensing; Geomatics; Photogrammetry; surveying; mapping; drones; cartography; topography; dam displacements; laser scanner; UAV. Editorial Board: Geographia Technica https://technicalgeography.org/, Survey Review https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ysre20.
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March 2015 - present
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Topography and SIT
January 2006 - May 2020
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
November 2002 - November 2005
Parthenope University of Naples
Field of study
  • Geomatics, Topography, Geodesy, Navigation

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Aboveground biomass, volume, and basal area are among the most important structural attributes in forestry. Direct measurements are cost-intensive and time-consuming, especially for oldgrowth forests exhibiting a complex structure over a rugged topography. We defined a methodology to optimize the plot size and the (total) sampling area, allowing fo...
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Dear Colleagues, The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) revolution has made it easier for scientists all over the world to construct infrastructure suitable for wide-ranging Earth monitoring investigations. Currently, there are several fully operational satellite navigation systems, such as the Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BD...
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Dear colleagues, the complete volume of the Special Issue of Geographia Technica 2021 has been published. Articles available at the link: http://technicalgeography.org/index.php/latest-issue-special-issue-2021 Best regards Gino Dardanelli and Valerio Baiocchi
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Dear Colleagues, allowing the observation and quantification of spatiotemporal processes of the Earth’s surface, remote sensing is one of the most widely used disciplines in geomatics. Moreover, remote sensing has an intrinsic interdisciplinary connotation, being interrelated with most disciplines in geomatics, including global satellite positioni...
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Hence, this special issue of the journal Geographia Technica (https://technicalgeography.org/), “GEOMATICS APPLICATIONS FOR GEOGRAPHY” was successfully planned, and we here publish many papers detailing novel contributions that are of relevance to these topics. Since 2006 Geographia Technica is a journal devoted to the publication of all papers on...
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Valorisation and sustainable exploitation of woody biomass from cultivation interventions might be an important opportunity to track alternative development trails for rural communities in natural protected areas. The governance of Mediterranean protected areas is characterized by overlapping, sometimes conflicting institutions, stakeholders and reg...
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p class="Abstract">Differential GNSS positioning on vessels is of considerable interest in various fields of application as navigation aids, precision positioning for geophysical surveys or sampling purposes especially when high resolution bathymetric surveys are conducted. However ship positioning must be considered a kinematic survey with all the...
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20 Imagery acquired from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is used nowadays more 21 often than ever before in a wide range of disciplines and research fields. In this work 22 we explored the use of UAV data in deriving very high spatial resolution maps of 23 evaporative fraction (EF) and surface soil moisture (SSM) by applying the so-called 24 "simpl...
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Many factors can influence the displacements of a dam, including water level variability and environmental temperatures, in addition to the dam composition. In this work, optical-based classification, thermal diachronic analysis, and a quasi-PS (Persistent Scatter) Interferometric SAR technique have been applied to determine both forcing factors and...
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Article published today soon! Abstract: Many factors can influence the displacements of a dam including water level variability and environmental temperatures in addition to the dam composition. In this work, optical based classification, thermal diachronic analysis and a quasi-PS (Persistent Scatter) Interferometric SAR technique have been applied...
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Worldwide, the determination of the coordinates from a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) survey (in Network Real Time Kinematic, Precise Point Positioning, or static mode) has been analysed in several scientific and technical applications. Many of those have been carried out to compare Precise Point Positioning (PPP), Network Real Time Kine...
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The widespread availability of Continuosly Operating Reference Station (CORS) all over the world, allows to improve more scientific and technical studies on the use of satellite positioning techniques. The aim of this paper is to understand the effects of a GNSS CORS network geometry and differential corrections on the solutions. The analysis is ca...
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Topic Editor of Natural Resources Informatics
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AS Reviewer Board Member of MDPI Thank you to review papers for MDPI journals!
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AS Guest Editor of Special Issue "BDS/GNSS for Earth Observation"
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The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest state-of-the-art findings, but are not limited to: Troposphere and ionosphere observation, modelling and assimilation from ground and space receivers Theory and methods of multi-GNSS NRTK, PPP and PPP-RTK Analysing errors, systematic effects, noise in GNSS solutions Surface loading GNSS observa...
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Different positioning techniques have been largely adopted for maritime applications that require high accuracy kinematic positioning. The main objective of the paper is the performance assessment of a Single Point Positioning algorithm (SPP), with a Kalman filter (KF) estimator, adapted for maritime applications. The KF has been chosen as estimati...
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2020): Exploring the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with the simplified 'triangle' technique for soil water content and evaporative fraction retrievals in a Mediterranean setting, International Journal of Remote Sensing, ABSTRACT Information acquired from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is frequently used nowadays in a variety of discipline...
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In the last few decades, the use of GNSS Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) networks allowed improving the accuracy of real-time positioning and post-processing positioning. In this way, several applications have been performed including remote sensing, agriculture, cultural heritage and geodynamics studies. The latter have been develo...
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For submitting an article please consider the following link: http://technicalgeography.org/index.php/submit-a-manuscript In this Special Issue (GAG) we invite papers concerning: Keywords • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and WEBGIS • Geomatics • Remote sensing and Data Collection • Mapping and Monitoring • Spatial Data Analysis • Geospatial...
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The continuous availability and rapid accessibility to multispectral data from satellite platforms within the Copernicus Programme represents a great opportunity for users in different fields of applications as: agriculture, observation of coastal zones, monitoring land cover change. The aim of this paper is to identify a suitable method to map coa...
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In this work, the performance of the multi-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Precise Point Positioning (PPP) technique, in static mode, is analyzed. Specifically, GPS (Global Positioning System), GLONASS, and Galileo systems are considered, and quantifying the Galileo contribution is one of the main objectives. The open source software RTKL...
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Nowadays, technical and scientific researches are focused on the use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) networks due to their global impact on the satellite positioning. This study aims to describe the main steps developed by the University of Palermo for the realization of the GNSS CORS ne...
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We present the results of the analysis of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and InSAR (Interferometric synthetic-aperture radar) data collected in the frame of a project financed by the “Struttura Terremoti” of INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia). Combined investigations pointed out for potential seismogenic sources of des...
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Generally, terrestrial laser scanning surveys involve a rather large number of scans to ensure a high percentage of overlap required for the scan registration phase (target-based or point-based registration, cloud-to-cloud registration). These approaches result in data redundancy that could slow down both the acquisition and post-processing phases....
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The use of the thermal imaging camera for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) survey is to date very common for environmental analysis, especially if high spatial resolution images are required. Some analyses require images to be acquired close to sunrise, to avoid the influence of the incident solar radiation on the surface temperature, as in the case o...
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Despite the consistent development of approaches aimed at the virtual reconstruction of whole houses or archaeological monuments, the variety of technologies involved in virtual reconstruction procedures and the complexity of a rigorous process to provide validation models, seems to limit a univocal and shared standards adoption. For example, compa...
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Collecting information and mapping are fundamental aspects of systematic archaeological excavation, documentation and interpretation. The process of recording physical evidence is the first step in the archaeological study with the goal to derive spatial and semantic information from the gathered and available data. Archaeological reports always in...
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The task of documentation and conservation of Cultural Heritage defines the challenges that geomatics techniques have to overtake in order to provide different solutions that combine the automation of processes with accurate results. The employment of integrated technologies allows improving the documentation of Cultural Heritage from a quantitativ...
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3D survey and modelling of Cultural Heritage allow to store a great deal of 3D data that can be managed for different purposes. 3D models can be used for documentation, restoration and knowledge of historic architectures and monuments. In this work, a 3D survey of the main portico of the Cathedral of Monreale (Palermo, Italy) was carried out. The p...
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Monitoring dam displacements using different techniques allows an evaluation of their structural behaviour over time. In this study, dam displacements (for the Castello dam, Agrigento, Italy) have been investigated using different Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) techniques exploiting a freely available dataset from the EU Copernicu...
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Recently, it has been demonstrated that it is possible to relate water levels of a reservoir with its dam displacements. Water levels were determined via remote sensing, while dam displacements were measured via Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Results have shown that displacements and water levels are correlated. Water levels at the Maga...
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The survey of archaeological sites by appropriate geomatics technologies is an important research topic. In particular, the 3D survey by terrestrial laser scanning has become a common practice for 3D archaeological data collection. Even if terrestrial laser scanning survey is quite well established, due to the complexity of the most archaeological...
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The photogrammetric survey of architectural Cultural Heritage is a very useful and standard process in order to obtain accurate 3D data for the documentation and visualization of historical buildings. In particular, the integration of terrestrial close-range photogrammetry and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPASs) photogrammetry allows to creat...
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Remote sensing allowed monitoring the reservoir water level by estimating its surface extension. Surface extension has been estimated using different approaches, employing both optical (Landsat 5 TM, Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC-Off, Landsat 8 OLI-TIRS and ASTER images) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images (Cosmo SkyMed and TerraSAR-X). Images were char...
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This paper analyzes criticalities and strengthens of a procedure used to model the acoustic map of the vehicular traffic of an urban agglomeration. The research is based on a pilot project for the acoustic mapping of a portion of the city of Palermo (Italy). Simulations indicate that the acoustic climate was in line with expectations and with typic...
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Vision metrology and computer vision can be successfully used for archaeological heritage 3D reconstruction in very high precision 3D measurement projects. Of those archaeological objects requiring very accurate measurements (<1 mm), ancient mosaics comprise some of the most important. The aim of this paper is to assess the photogrammetric/computer...
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Il lavoro illustra i risultati conseguiti nell'ambito di uno studio condotto sulle immagini Quickbird standard per valutarne le potenzialità, sia dal punto di vita geometrico che qualitativo.
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Sr/ 86 Sr ages a b s t r a c t Ice-sheet and sea-level fluctuations during the Early and Middle Pleistocene are as yet poorly understood. A stalactite from a karst cave in North West Sicily (Italy) provides the first evidence of four marine inundations that correspond to relative sea-level highstands at the time of the Middle Pleistocene Transition...
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Nowadays, 3D documentation of architectural assets is becoming a demanding task for the valorisation of Cultural Heritage especially after a restoration project. The 3D documentation can be used for detailed analysis of specific elements, for monitoring the state of conservation and for valorisation actions. The paper describes the results of the 3...
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This work illustrates the use of geomatics techniques for the documentation of Teatro Massimo in Palermo (Italy), one of the most important and big in Italy and in Europe. The theatre is characterized by a very complex structure and is realized also using innovative solution, studied at the time of the project specifically for this building; for ex...
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This work gives a comparison between different mathematicalmodels for the evaluation of the movements of an earthendam situated between Bivona and Alessandria della Rocca, inthe province of Agrigento (AG), Italy. The models selected areof a hydraulic nature, already tested on concrete dams, andfinite elements models which, on the contrary, exploit...
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In this work a Geographic Information System was realised at the service of municipal administration of Palermo, to integrate, manage and store city plan information regarding the urban district Castellammare whereof detailed executive plan of inner city, correlating basic cartography, current urban instrument, cadastral cartography, current restri...
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Over the last few years topographical techniques have developed an exponential trend towards simplifying and speeding, both survey operations and analysis of data collected reaching at the same time ever higher levels of accuracy. Among the technologies that are increasingly taking the field in this context is part of the Mobile Mapping System (MMS...
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This paper shows the results of a scientific research in which a GNSS continuous monitoring system for earth-dam deformations has been developed, then, deformations have been related with reservoir water surface and level. The experiment was conducted near Bivona (Sicily, Italy), on the Castello dam (Magazzolo Lake). On the top of the dam three con...
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This article summarizes the experience gained between 2012 and 2013 by the department of "Civil Engineering, Environmental, Aerospace and Materials" of University of Palermo on the integrated survey of Ninni Park Cassara Park in Palermo and the subsequent testing of methods, tools and techniques based on current research regarding the acquisition a...
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This article summarizes the experience gained between 2012 and 2013by the department of "Civil, Environmental, Aerospace and Materials"of the 'University of Palermo on the integrated survey of ParkN. Cass ara in Palermo and the subs equent testing of methods,tools and techniques based on current research regarding the acquisitionand process ing of...
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The work here shown consists of an integrated survey (Topographic/static GPS/NRTK/Laser Scanning) of a small Sicilian extraurban context, Borgo Schirò, known for the historical events that led to its construction, following the issuance of the law n. 1 of January 2nd 1940, for the elimination of the latifondium. Given the different nature of the el...
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Riassunto Nell'ambito delle ricerche scientifiche messe a punto negli ultimi anni dagli studiosi del DICAM dell'Università di Palermo, un filone particolarmente interessante e multidisciplinare è quello relativo all'uso delle tecniche GNSS in NRTK per le applicazioni di infortunistica stradale. Le rilevazioni delle informazioni relative al sinistro...
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Riassunto L'obiettivo perseguito in questo lavoro è stato quello di realizzare un Sistema Informativo Territoriale, con strumenti cartografici tradizionali ed innovativi di rappresentazione del territorio e del paesaggio, che riuscisse a fornire all'utente finale un accesso più agevole ed immediato alle informazioni turistiche, culturali ed ambient...
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The big earth dams or concrete, are facilities that play a critical role in water supply and energy production. As is known in the literature, the loading and discharge of the dam forces submit high structural stresses that must be monitored. These may be due to fluctuations in water level, settling of the structure, activity in the vicinity of lan...