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Current Research Interest

My research activity is focused on volcanic hazard, with particular emphasis on physics-based models for geophysical flows, spatial-temporal analysis of volcanic systems to constrain eruption probabilities, mathematical models for eruption susceptibility, volcanic hazard and risk assessment. I have also conducted the sensitivity analysis of the MAGFLOW model developed at the INGV-CT to evaluate the influence that uncertainties and errors in the input parameters have on the output results of the model, and made contributions to the development of the Web-GIS LAV@HAZARD (available at ctmgweb.ct.ingv.it, password protected), representing the first effort to link GIS with satellite applications (time-space evolution of hot spots, radiant flux, effusion rate, etc.) and physical modeling (MAGFLOW on CUDA architecture). 


Selected Publications 

Vicari, A., Ganci, G., Behncke, B., Cappello, A., Neri, M., Del Negro, C. (2011). Near-real-time forecasting of lava flow hazards during the 12–13 January 2011 Etna eruption, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L13317, doi: 10.1029/2011GL047545.

Bilotta, G., Cappello, A., Hérault, A., Vicari, A., Russo, G., Del Negro, C. (2012). Sensitivity analysis of the MAGFLOW Cellular Automaton model. Environ. Mod. Soft., vol. 35, pp. 122-131, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.02.015;

Cappello, A., Neri, M., Acocella, V., Gallo, G., Vicari, A., Del Negro, C. (2012). Spatial vent opening probability map of Mt Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy), Bull. Volcanol., doi:10.1007/s00445-012-0647-4;

Ganci, G., Vicari, A., Cappello, A., Del Negro, C. (2012). An emergent strategy for volcano hazard assessment: From thermal satellite monitoring to lava flow modeling. Rem. Sens. Environ., vol. 119, pp. 197-207, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.12.021;

Bartolini, S., Cappello, A., Martí, J., Del Negro, C. (2013). QVAST: a new Quantum GIS plugin for estimating volcanic susceptibility. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 1–12, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-1-2013;

Becerril, L., Cappello, A., Galindo, I., Neri, M., Del Negro, C. (2013). Spatial probability distribution of future volcanic eruptions at El Hierro Island (Canary Islands, Spain). J. Volcanol. Geoth. Res., ISSN 0377-0273, 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.03.005;

Cappello, A., Bilotta, G., Neri, M., Del Negro, C. (2013). Probabilistic modelling of future volcanic eruptions at Mount Etna, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 118, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50190.;

Del Negro, C., Cappello, A., Neri, M., Bilotta, G., Hérault, A., Ganci, G. (2013). Lava flow hazards at Mount Etna: constraints imposed by eruptive history and numerical simulations, Sci. Rep., doi: 10.1038/srep03493;

Kereszturi, G., Cappello, A., Ganci, G., Procter, J., Németh, K., Del Negro, C., Cronin, S.J. (2014). Numerical simulation of basaltic lava flows in the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand – Implication for volcanic hazard assessment. Bulletin of Volcanology, 76:879, doi:10.1007/s00445-014-0879-6;

Cappello A, Zanon V, Del Negro C, Ferreira TJL, Queiroz MGPS (2015).Exploring lava-flow hazards at Pico Island, Azores Archipelago (Portugal). Terra Nova, doi: 10.1111/ter.12143;

Cappello A, Ganci G, Calvari S, Pérez NM, Hernández PA, Silva SV, Cabral J, Del Negro C (2016). Lava Flow Hazard Modeling during the 2014-2015 Fogo eruption, Cape Verde. Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012666;

Del Negro C, Cappello A, Ganci G (2016). Quantifying Lava Flow Hazards in Response to Effusive Eruption. Geological Society of America Biulletin, doi: 10.1130/B31364.1.