Simone Fiaschi

Simone Fiaschi
TRE ALTAMIRA

PhD in Earth Sciences

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Introduction
Processing of InSAR data for oil and gas, mining, civil engineering and geohazards applications.
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
TRE-ALTAMIRA
Position
  • InSAR Processing Operator
January 2020 - August 2020
Tulane University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2018 - December 2019
University College Dublin
Position
  • PostDoc Position

Publications

Publications (40)
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Land subsidence due to underground resources exploitation is a well-known problem that affects many cities in the world, especially the ones located along the coastal areas where the combined effect of subsidence and sea level rise increases the flooding risk. In this study, 25 years of land subsidence affecting the Municipality of Ravenna (Italy)...
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This article presents and analyses the results obtained from Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (DInSAR) techniques applied to ERS-1/2, ENVISAT, ALOS-PALSAR, COSMO-SkyMed, and Sentinel-1A datasets over the Lisan Peninsula, located in the southern part of the Dead Sea, Jordan. The novelty comes from the integration of three differ...
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The recent Sentinel-1 mission, started by the European Space Agency (ESA) in April 2014, provides the scientific community with new capabilities for the monitoring of the Earth surface. In particular, the Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans (TOPS) imaging technique used in the Interferometric Wide swath (IW) acquisition mode, permits to acquir...
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Regions of temperate oceanic climate have historically represented a challenge for the application of satellite-based multi-temporal SAR interferometry. The landscapes of such regions are commonly characterized by extensive, seasonally-variable vegetation coverage that can cause low temporal coherence and limit the detection capabilities of SAR ima...
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Increasing rate of sea level rise (SLR) along the US Atlantic coast has resulted in increasing flooding hazard in several coastal communities, including Boston (MA), Norfolk (VA), and Miami Beach (FL). Here, we evaluate the contribution of local land subsidence to coastal flooding hazard in two communities, Miami Beach and Norfolk, using Interferomet...
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Landslides threaten more than before the urbanized areas and are a worldwide growing problem for the already affected communities and the local authorities committed to landslide risk management and mitigation. For this reason, it is essential to analyze landslide dynamics and environmental conditioning factors. Various techniques and instruments e...
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The Po River Delta (PRD, Northern Italy) has been historically affected by land subsidence due to natural processes and human activities, with strong impacts on the stability of the natural ecosystems and significant socio-economic consequences. This paper is aimed to highlight the spatial and temporal evolution of the land subsidence in the PRD ar...
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The morphological changes of unstable areas can be identified using different methodologies that allow repeated surveys over time. The integration between the data obtained from different remote sensing and ground-based techniques, characterized by different coverage, resolution, and precision, allows to describe the kinematic motion of landslides...
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Over the past decade, several coastal communities in southeast Florida have experienced a significant increase in flooding frequency, which has caused significant disturbance to property, commerce, and overall quality of life. The increased flooding frequency reflects the contribution of global, regional, and local processes that affect elevation d...
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Le variazioni morfologiche di aree instabili possono essere determinate utilizzando differenti metodologie che permettono di effettuare rilievi ripetuti nel tempo: la fotogrammetria digitale aerea, il LiDAR, l'analisi di immagini satellitari quali quelle acquisite in ambito interferometrico (SAR), le misure GNSS nelle diverse modalità oltre alle cl...
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The Dead Sea shore is a unique, young and dynamic salt karst system. Development of the area began in the 1960s, when the main water resources that used to feed the Dead Sea were diverted towards deserts, cities and industries. During the last decade, the water level has fallen by more than 1 m per year, causing a hydrostatic disequilibrium between...
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The Po is the largest river of Italy, it opens with a delta mouth in the Adriatic Sea and it is bounded by the Apennines to the South and by Alps to the North and West. The modern delta occupies a broad area of about 380 Km2, with a coastal extension of around 120 Km. Several industrial activities, intensive farming and important naturalistic areas...
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The Dead Sea shore is a unique young and dynamic evaporite karst system. It started developing in the 1960s, when the main water resources that used to feed the terminal lake were diverted towards deserts, cities and industries. The Dead Sea water level started to lower at an accelerating pace, exceeding 1 meter per year during the last decade, cau...
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River deltas are very complex environments vulnerable to flooding. Most of the world’s deltas are facing the immediate threat of land subsidence that jeopardizes the safety of millions of people worldwide. In Italy, the Po River Delta (PRD) (Northeast Italy) is an area historically affected by high rate of subsidence due to natural and anthropic fa...
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Is it possible to develop sustainable tourism infrastructures in karst regions where the hydro-geological system is highly perturbed due to the over-exploitation of the water resources? The new resorts area located north-east of the Dead Sea coast in Jordan, is the test-bed used to answer this question. The analysis of Sentinel optical and SAR imag...
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The degradation affecting the Dead Sea environment and infrastructures due to the lowering of the water level in the area reached the main highway in October 2017 just three weeks before the holding of World Science Forum 2017 at the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Centre 7-11 to Nov 2017. The resulting subsidence, erosion and sinkholes are parti...
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World Science Forum 2017 Wednesday / 8 nov 16:30 - 18:00 Special session: CAN SCIENCE SAVE THE DEAD SEA Venue: King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Wadi Rum 2 - Ground Floor Abstract: The Dead Sea represents a unique environment of a hyper saline terminal lake located in a pull-apart basin, which is one of the main components of the Jordan De...
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The Dead Sea area is undergoing a rapid environmental degradation due to five decades of accelerating lowering of the water level in the area. The lowering average rate is close to 1.4 m/yr. during the last few years up to 2017. This is exceeding 14000 times the average rate of sea water level fluctuations deemed without environmental consequences....
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The poster gives in a documented concise form analyses of 25 years of DInSAR observation in the Lisan Peninsula Dead Sea, Jordan generally actively subsiding area the results reveal the complexe nature of the dynamic deformations proliferating there.
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L'andamento della subsidenza recente nell'area del delta del Po, storicamente affetta da questa problematica, viene studiata utilizzando dati SAR dei satelliti ERS-1/2 (dal 17 luglio 1995 al 10 agosto 1998), ENVISAT (dal 30 giugno 2003 al 31 marzo 2010) e Sentinel-1A (dal 12 ottobre 2014 al 7 settembre 2016) integrati con i dati di livellazione geo...
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In many areas of the world, subsidence related to the lowering of the water table is modifying the landscape and provoking costly environmental hazards. We consider the Dead Sea (the Earth's lowest lake) as a model. Its water level was 395m bMSL in the 1960s. Due to water diversions in the catchment area, as of 2016, the level has dropped to about...
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The Emilia Romagna Region (N-E Italy) and in particular the Adriatic Sea coastline of Ravenna, is affected by a noticeable subsidence that started in the 1950s, when the exploitation of on and off-shore methane reservoirs began, along with the pumping of groundwater for industrial uses. In such area the current subsidence rate, even if lower than i...
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The Emilia Romagna Region (N-E Italy) and in particular the Adriatic Sea coastline of Ravenna, is affected by a noticeable subsidence that started in the 1950s, when the exploitation of on and off-shore methane reservoirs began, along with the pumping of groundwater for industrial uses. In such area the current subsidence rate, even if lower than i...
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The recent Sentinel-1 mission, started by ESA in April 2014, provides to the scientific community new capabilities for the continuous monitoring of the Earth. In particular, the Terrain Observation by Progressive Scans (TOPS) imaging technique used in the Interferometric Wide swath (IW) acquisition mode, allow us to acquire data over very wide area...
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Land subsidence affecting the Ravenna Municipality (Emilia Romagna Region, NE Italy) is one of the best example on how the exploitation of natural resources can affect the environment and the territory. In fact, the pumping of groundwater and the extraction of gas from both on and offshore reservoirs, started in the 1950s, have caused a strong land...
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Land subsidence represents a kind of hazard, which affects an increasing number of worldwide regions, densely populated, causing damage to the environment and infrastructures. Settlements can be related to multiple processes both natural and anthropic (i.e. vadose zone processes, soil consolidation, aquifer compaction, solid and fluid extraction an...
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In this work, the subsidence in the Ravenna area is estimated by means of the integration between the classical geometric leveling techniques with the more recent SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) methodology: Small Baseline Subset (SBAS). This is an interesting area due to the presence of methane reservoirs the exploitation of which has caused in the...
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Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, EGU2014-3963, 2014 EGU General Assembly 2014 © Author(s) 2014. CC Attribution 3.0 License. Characterization of seepage surfaces from Space-borne radar interferometry stacking techniques, Southern Dead Sea area, Jordan Giulia Tessari (1), Damien Closson (2), Najib Abou Karaki (3), Simone Atzori (4), Simone Fia...
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In this work are reported the results of a project performed by the students attending the course ”GIS techniques in Applied Geology”, in the master level of the Geological Sciences degree from the Department of Geosciences, University of Padua. The project concerns the evaluation of landslide susceptibility in the Val d’Agno basin, located in the...

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Subsidence affecting the Dead Sea shoreline along with the vertical movements of the salt diapir undelying the Lisan Peninsula, are monitored using DInSAR SBAS technique. The available datasets include also the latest Sentinel-1 images.
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The lowering of the Dead Sea level is provoking the proliferation of sinkholes, thousands of sinkholes with increasing depths, detecting precursory deformations by space techniques and fieldwork forms the basis of an EWS.