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Dr. Nicola Piana Agostinetti

Nicola Piana AgostinettiName:  Nicola Piana Agostinetti

Title(s): PhD

E-Mail: piana@cp.dias.ie

Phone: +353-1-6535147 x231

Skype ID : nicola.piana.agostinetti

Address: 5 Merrion Square

Related Links: nicolapiana.altervista.org

Research Interests:

Multi-scale seismic structure (from shallow crust to upper mantle)
Inverse problem theory and applications
Seismic anisotropy
Passive seismic techniques

Biographical Sketch:

As a geophysicist, I am interested in the development of new methodologies for unveiling the structure of the Earth at different scales, from shallow-crust to the upper-mantle, with a focus on the anisotropic properties of the materials. This includes designing new algorithms for solving geophysical inverse problems. Bayesian statistics and Monte Carlo methods are the two frameworks in which I develop my codes. As a seismologist, I focused my researches on shallow-crust exploration using passive seismic techniques, like Receiver Function and Local Earthquake Tomography. Field measurements required to test the new methodologies are usually recorded by myself during temporary seismic experiments.

Selected Publications:

Piana Agostinetti N., G. Giacomuzzi and A. Malinverno (2015) Local 3D earthquake tomography by trans-dimensional Monte Carlo sampling, Geophys J. Int., 201, 1598–1617, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv084

Piana Agostinetti, N. and M. S. Miller (2014) The fate of the downgoing oceanic plate: insight from the northern Cascadia subduction zone, Earth Pla. Sci. Lett., 408, 237–251, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.10.016

Piana Agostinetti, N., I. Bianchi, A. Amato and C. Chiarabba (2011) Fluid migration in continental subduction: the Northern Apennines case study, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 302, 3-4, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.10.039.

Piana Agostinetti, N. and A. Malinverno (2010) Receiver Function inversion by trans-dimensional Monte Carlo sampling, Geophys. J. Int., 181(2) 858–872, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04530.x

Piana Agostinetti, N. and A. Amato (2009), Moho depth in peninsular Italy from teleseismic receiver functions, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B06303, doi:10.1029/2008JB005899.