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Gilda M. Currenti received her PhD degree in Electronic Engineering at University of Catania (Italy) in 2004. Since her PhD course she has been working at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. Her research activity is aimed at the development and application of physical and mathematical formulations to quantitatively describe geophysical processes that govern the dynamics of volcanoes. In this regard, she has been involved in: (i) developing tools for analytical and numerical solutions for estimating ground deformation, gravity and magnetic fields, (ii) validating the models through the comparison with data acquired in volcanic region. Over the last years, she has been focused on 3D numerical approaches based on Finite Element and Finite Difference methods to develop more realistic models for interpreting geophysical signals recorded by ground-based and satellite data. She has been also participated as responsible or collaborator in several National and European projects on volcano geophysical modelling.

Selected Publications

Currenti, G., Del Negro, C., Fortuna, L., Napoli, R., Vicari, A. (2004). Non-linear analysis of geomagnetic time series from Etna volcano. Non Lin. Proc. Geophys., 11, 119-125.

Currenti, G., Del Negro, C., Nunnari, G. (2005). Inverse modelling of volcanomagnetic fields using a genetic algorithm technique. Geophys. J. Int., 163, 403–418 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02730.x.

Currenti, G., Del Negro, C., Ganci, G. (2007). Modelling of ground deformation and gravity fields using finite element method: an application to Etna volcano. Geophys. J. Int., 169, 775-786, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03380.x.

Currenti, G., Del Negro, C., Ganci, G., Williams, C. (2008). Static stress changes induced by the magmatic intrusions during the 2002-2003 Etna eruption, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B10206, doi:10.1029/2007JB005301.

Currenti, G., Piombo, A., Del Negro, C., Dragoni, M. (2008). Piezomagnetic fields due to an inclined rectangular fault in a viscoelastic half-space: an application to the 2002-2003 Etna eruption, Geophys. J. Int., 175, 901-912, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03941.x.

Del Negro, C., Currenti, G., Scandura, D. (2009). Temperature-dependent viscoelastic modeling of ground deformation: application to Etna volcano during the 1993-1997 inflation period. Phys. Earth Planet. In., 172, 3-4, 299-309.

Currenti, G., Bonaccorso, A., Del Negro, C., Guglielmino, F., Scandura, D., Boschi, E., (2010). FEM-based inversion for heterogeneous fault mechanisms: application at Etna volcano by DInSAR data, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04769.x.

Currenti, G., Napoli, R., Di Stefano, A., Greco, F., Del Negro, C., (2011). 3D integrated geophysical modeling for the 2008 magma intrusion at Etna: constraints on rheology and dike overpressure, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2011.01.002.

Currenti, G., Napoli, R., Del Negro, C., (2011). Toward a realistic deformation model of the 2008 magmatic intrusion at Etna from combined DInSAR and GPS observations. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 312, 22-27.

Currenti, G., Solaro, G., Napoli, R., Pepe, A., Bonaccorso, A., Del Negro, C., Sansosti, E., (2012). Modeling of ALOS and COSMO-SkyMed satellite data at Mt Etna: Implications on relation between seismic activation of the Pernicana fault system and volcanic unrest, Remote Sensing of Environment, 125, 64-72