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Research Lines

My main research focuses on monitoring and forecasting volcanic plume dispersal during Etna explosive eruptions through field data analysis, volcanic ash transport and dispersal models, laboratory experiments, remote sensing tecniques (e.g. lidar, satellite).

Selected Publications 

Scollo, S., Coltelli, M., Bonadonna, C., Del Carlo P. (2013), Tephra hazard assessment at Mt. Etna (Italy), Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 1–13.

Scollo, S., G. A. Baratta, M. E. Palumbo, S. Corradini, G. Leto, G. Strazzulla (2013), Linking the IR transmittance to size and type of volcanic ash particles, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 118, 1-9, doi:10.1002/2013JD020433.

Scollo S., A. Boselli, M. Coltelli, G. Leto, G. Pisani, N. Spinelli, X. Wang (2012). Monitoring Etna volcanic plumes using a scanning Lidar, Bullettin of Volcanology, in press.

Scollo S., R. A. Kahn, D. L. Nelson, M. Coltelli, D. J. Diner, M. J. Garay, V. J. Realmuto (2012). MISR observations of Etna volcanic plumes, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 117, D06210, doi:10.1029/2011JD016625.

Scollo S., M. Prestifilippo, M. Coltelli, R.A. Peterson, G. Spata (2011). A statistical approach to evaluate the tephra deposit and ash concentration from PUFF model forecasts, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 129-142.

Scollo S., A. Folch, M. Coltelli, V.J. Realmuto (2010). Three-dimensional volcanic aerosol dispersal: a comparison between MISR data and numerical simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 115, doi: 10.1029/2009JD013162.

Scollo S., M. Prestifilippo, G. Spata, M. D'Agostino, M. Coltelli (2009). Monitoring and forecasting Etna volcanic plumes, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 9, 1573-1585.

Scollo S., S. Tarantola, C. Bonadonna, M. Coltelli, A. Saltelli (2008). Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty estimation for tephra dispersal models, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 113, B06202, doi:10.1029/2006JB004864.

Scollo S., Folch A. Costa A. (2008). A parametric and comparative study on different tephra fallout models, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 176, 199-211.  

Scollo S., P. Del Carlo, M. Coltelli (2007).Tephra fallout of 2001 flank eruption: analysis of the deposit and plume dispersion, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 160, 147-167.

Scollo S., M. Coltelli, F. Prodi, S. Folegani, S. Natali (2005).Terminal settling velocity measurements of volcanic ash during the 2002-2003 Etna eruption by an X-band microwave rain gauge disdrometer, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L10302, doi: 10.1029/2004GL022100.

Funding Support

2011: referent for the PON3, Quadro Strategico Nazionale 2007-2013 per le Regioni della Convergenza Programma Operativo Nazionale Ricerca e Competitività, “AP 1.1.3 – Multiparametic station for monitoring of volcanic ash of the VULCAMED project”.

2010: Coordinator of the PO Italia-Malta, 2007-2013 “Volcanic Ash Monitoring and FOrecaSting between Sicilia and Malta arEa and sharin of the resUlts foR aviatiOn safety” (VAMOS SEGURO) project, A1.2.3-62.

2009: 14 call of HPC-Europa2 Transnational Access program “Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty estimation applied to the FALL3D model”, budget for board, lodging and the use of BSC cluster.  

2008: 14 call of HPC-Europa Transnational Access program “Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty estimation applied to the FALL3D model”, budget for the use of BSC cluster.


2012: The VAMOS SEGURO’s project was selected as best pratices for European Cooperation Projects (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qK2T42W8rw)

2011: Rittmann medal as young research for volcanology

2010: The paper “Scollo S., Folch A., Coltelli M, Realmuto V.J. (2010) was selected as “AGU Research Spotlight”

2008: Selected as young researcher to present her researches considered as one of the best subjects of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, sezione di Catania

2002: Prize from the University of Catania to have got marks above the average performance for A.A. 2001-2002 (110/110 cum laude)


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