Name: Nicola Piana Agostinetti
Phone: +353-1-6535147 x231
Skype ID : nicola.piana.agostinetti
Address: 5 Merrion Square
Related Links: nicolapiana.altervista.org
Multi-scale seismic structure (from shallow crust to upper mantle)
Inverse problem theory and applications
Passive seismic techniques
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.
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.