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    CV

    Professional experience

     

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    01 November 2015 – present

     

    Occupation or position held

    AXA Research Fund Fellow

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Study of aerosols effect on the monsoon development within the project “Enhanced Monsoon Predictability: Role Of Aerosols In The Troposphere” (EMPATHIA).

     

    Name and address of employer

    Istituto di Scienze dell´Atmosfera e del Clima / Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche  (ISAC-CNR), Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

    Dates

    20 June 2014 – 20 June 2015

    Occupation or position held

    Associate Researcher

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Research of atmospheric physics during extreme events and development of a GPS RO receiver on board of stratospheric aircraft

    Name and address of employer

    Istituto di Scienze dell´Atmosfera e del Clima / Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche  (ISAC-CNR), Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

    Dates

    01 July 2013 – 31 July 2015

     

    Occupation or position held

    Marie Curie Research Scientist

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Convective systems and tropical cyclones detection and analysis using GPS radio occultations, ground based and in situ measurements within the project CONSYDER-FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change - University of Graz, Brandhofgasse 5, 8020 Graz, Austria

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    01 April 2012 – 30 June 2013

     

    Occupation or position held

    Research Scientist

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Soil moisture and water body detection using satellite data within the EU FP7 project Healthy Futures for the development of malaria model (VECTRI); Deforestation detection using satellite data for the development of FOREST SAGE model.

     

    Name and address of employer

    The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste, Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    01 November 2011 – 31 March 2012

     

    Occupation or position held

    Research assistant

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Atmospheric physics study using GPS radio occultations and CALIPSO data.

     

    Name and address of employer

    DTU Space, Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    01 November 2008 – 31 October 2011

     

    Occupation or position held

    PhD student

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Within the project “Upper troposphere lower stratosphere structure during convective systems using GPS radio occultations” supervised by T. Neubert (Head of Solar System Physics Department), the study was focused in the tropopause layer during convective systems using GPS radio occultations and other satellite instruments. The impact of the convection on the climate changes was evaluated.

     

    Name and address of employer

    DTU Space

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute, Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    01 July 2006 – 1 August 2008

     

    Occupation or position held

    Junior Science Support Specialist in ESA-ESRIN (European Space Agency)

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Category 1 projects support (support ESA for the organization of proposal acceptance, update and    maintain Earth Observation Principal Investigator (EOPI) website, maintain project database and ensure database and web site consistency) and data quality and algorithm management (feasibility project of Earth Radiation Budget from AATSR and ATSR data, data quality control of (A)ATSR data).

     

    Name and address of employer

    SERCO Italia spa, via Sciadonna 24/26, 00044 Frascati (Roma), Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    1 December 2004 – 30 November 2006

     

    Occupation or position held

    Fellowship under the supervision of Prof. P. Basili (DIEI - University of Perugia).

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Analysis and validation of data from the weather stations based on Trasimeno Lake area, analysis of the hydrological cycle of Trasimeno Lake and creation of an extreme temperature forecast model, using satellite and ground based data.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Consorzio Cresci, Piazza IV Novembre 23, 06100 Perugia, Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    1 September 2002 – 30 November 2004

     

    Occupation or position held

    Fellowship under the supervision of Prof. P. Basili (DIEI - University of Perugia).

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Data fusion of measurements from GPS receivers, microwave radiometers and numerical weather models (ECMWF) to estimate precipitable water vapour, cloud liquid, tropospheric total delay to validate measurements of MERIS on board of ENVISAT, in collaboration with the ENVISAT validation and calibration team led by Prof. Ciotti (Department of Electrical Engineering - University of L´Aquila).

     

    Name and address of employer

    Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (DIEI), Univ. of Perugia, via Duranti 93, 06100 Perugia, Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    University

     

     

     

     

    Visiting positions

     

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    8 June 2015 – 20 June 2015

     

    Occupation or position held

    Visiting scientist

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Study of Mediterranean Hurricanes (Medicanes) by using GPS radio occultations, under the supervision of M. M. Miglietta.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Istituto di Scienze dell´Atmosfera e del Clima / Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche  (ISAC-CNR), Lecce, Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    04 November 2014 – 15 November 2014

     

    Occupation or position held

    Visiting scientist

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Combining radio occultations and other satellite measurements for detecting and monitoring volcanic clouds, under the supervision of S. Corradini.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Rome, Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    18 August 2014 – 30 August 2014

     

    Occupation or position held

    Visiting scientist

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    GNSS atmospheric water vapour detection for extreme events, under the supervision of H. Brenot.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB), Brussels, Belgium

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    28 May 2011 – 26 June 2011

     

    Occupation or position held

    Visiting scientist

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Study of the atmospheric water vapour above convective systems from aircraft and satellite, under the supervision of F. Cairo.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Istituto di Scienze dell´Atmosfera e del Clima / Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche  (ISAC-CNR), Rome, Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    01 December 2010 – 28 May 2011

     

    Occupation or position held

    Visiting scientist

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Study of the chemistry and physics of convective systems under the supervision of W. Randel (Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division - ACD)

     

    Name and address of employer

    US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), 3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder CO 80301, USA

     

    Type of business or sector

    Research Institute

     

     

     

     

    Education

     

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    16 January  2012

     

    Title of qualification awarded

    PhD in atmospheric physics

     

    Principal subjects

    Upper troposphere lower stratosphere structure during convective systems using GPS radio occultations.

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Danish Technical University (DTU) Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Supervisors: Torsten Neubert (Head of Solar System Physics Department, DTU Space) and Georg B. Larsen (Head of Atmosphere Space Research Division, DMI, Denmark)

    Assessment Committee: Prof. Per Hoeg (DTU Space), Kent Baekgaard Lauritsen (DMI, Denmark) and Jean Pierre Pommereau (LATMOS, France)

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    January 2003

     

    Title of qualification awarded

    Professional engineer

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Ordine degli ingegneri di Perugia

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    17 July 2002

     

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master degree in Electronic Engineering

     

    Principal subjects

    Atmospheric attenuation in Ka band using radiometric measurements

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (DIEI), University of Perugia

    Supervisor: Prof. Patrizia Basili

     

    Level in national or international classification

    100/110

     

     

     

     

    Training

     

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    16-18 November 2016

     

    Principal subjects

    AXA PopDays

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    AXA Research Fund, Paris, France

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    3-5 September 2014

     

    Principal subjects

    “Climate by ear” (Science by ear 3) workshop

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Institute of electronic music and acustics (IEM) and University of music and performing arts (KUG), Graz, Austria

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    5 April 2012

     

    Principal subjects

    UNESCO Field Security Awareness Training 2012

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    4 April 2012

     

    Principal subjects

    UNDSS Basic Security in the field II (BSITF II)

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    6-12 February 2011

     

    Principal subjects

    WaVaCS - COST Winter School, Water Vapor and the Climate system: Modelling and Observations

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Istituto di Scienze dell´Atmosfera e del Clima / Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy) & National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA)

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    26 October -05 November 2010

     

    Principal subjects

    EUFAR QAD course - Quality of Airborne Data and campaign planning

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Stockholm University and Meteo France

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    4-13 May 2010

     

    Principal subjects

    ECMWF course - Data Assimilation and Use of Satellite Data

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    1-5 March 2010

     

    Principal subjects

    FIVA course - Space-borne and ground based geodetic techniques for hydrology

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Danish Technical University

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    11 January - 12 February 2010

     

    Principal subjects

    ERCA course - European Research Course on Atmospheres

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    CNRS and University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    Academic Year 2009-2010

     

    Principal subjects

    ITMAN seminars for PhD students - Sustainable Leadership Excellence in today’s global playing field with a glimpse into the future, European Software Patents fact or fiction?, Open Standards and Open Source Software, Knowledge sharing, Academic Writing a rewarding experience, Globalizing of Engineering Education

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Danish Technical University

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    3-5 October and 7-9 November 2006

     

    Principal subjects

    Introduction to IDL and programming IDL

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    ITT Visual Information Solution

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    8-16 June 2006

     

    Principal subjects

    International Summer School on Applications with the Newest Multi-Spectral Meteorological Satellites

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Winsconsin and NOAA

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    7-10 February 2006

     

    Principal subjects

    GRASS and open source GIS course

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Università La Sapienza, Roma – Area di Geodesia e Geomatica, Dipartimento di Idraulica, Trasporti e Strade, Facoltà di Ingegneria

     

     

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

     

     

    Mother tongue

    Italian

     

    Other language(s)

    English, Spanish, French, German (basic), Danish (basic)

     

     

     

     

    Organisational and

    managerial skills

    2017: Organizer of the third training school “Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring and modeling“, 18-25 October 2017, Tarquinia, Italy. 

    2017: Organizer of the second training school “(Geo)Science Communication School“, 27 March-1 April 2017, Castiglione del Lago, Italy.

    2016: Organizer of the second training school “Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring and modeling“, 19-28 October 2016, Tarquinia, Italy.

    2016: Organizer of the first training school “(Geo)Science Communication School“, 10-16 April 2016, Castiglione del Lago, Italy.

    2015-present: General Manager of the company ER srls powering island of meetings (iom)  providing services for meeting small conference organization.

    2015: Organizer of the first training school “Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring and modeling“, 4-10 October 2015, Castiglione del Lago, Italy.

    2015: Organizer of the seminar “RESAVER - Retirement Savings Vehicle for European Research Institutions (A pan-European pension fund for mobile researchers)“, 6 May 2015, Graz, Austria.

    2015: Chair of Early Career Scientists of AGU Natural Hazards Focus Group (NHFG)

    2014: Co-Chair of the session “RO Applications for Meteorology / Weather Forecast” at the 8th COSMIC workshop.

    2014-2015: Chair and founder of Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Austrian Chapter.

    2013-2017: Management Committee member of the COST action ES1206 (GNSS4SWEC).

    2013-2017: Management Committee member of the COST action ES1303 (TOPROF).

    2013: Co-Organizer of the OPAC 2013 workshop.

    2012-present: Manager of marathon and ultramarathon top runners.

    2009-present: Owner and manager of the farm “Azienda Agricola Riccardo Biondi” producing organic and IGP products in Tuscany.

    2007-present: Organizer of Strasimeno international ultramathon (with some 2000 participants).

    2007: Member of ENVISAT Symposium Technical Committee

    2007: Member of GOCE Data AO Steering Committee

    2005: Organizer of the summer school “Dalla critica allo sviluppo, alle pratiche di economia solidale” for Laboratorio del Cittadino.

    2004-2006: Coordinator of the group of experts (about 10 graduated in environmental sciences or related topics) of the Laboratorio del Cittadino.

    2004-2006: Member of the regional decision making group in terms of environment within the Centro Regionale per l'Informazione, la Documentazione e l'Educazione Ambientale (CRIDEA) of Umbria Region. 

    2004-2005: Organizer and camp leader of voluntary international work-camps in environmental topics, leading groups of 10-15 people (i.e. FATA di Rabier and Bi-Ri-Ciclando).

     

     

     

     

    Awards

    2 years AXA Research Fund fellow, June 2015

    Winner of EURAXESS ERA Slam 2013, Brussels, 21-22 November 2013

    Finalist of  EURAXESS ERA Pitch 2013, 21-22 November 2013

    2 years Marie Curie Fellowship from EU-FP7-PEOPLE, December 2012

    2 years fellowship from Consorzio Cresci, October 2004

    1 year fellowship from University of Perugia, March 2003

     

     

     

     

    Projects

    2017: Principal Investigator of atmospheric Natural EXtreme evenTs REseArch, Monitoring and detection (NEXTREAM), ranked B as high quality proposal but not sufficient to pass to Step 2 of the evaluation (total budget 1.485.440€)

    2016: Recipient of the EGU sponsorship for the second training school “Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring and modeling” (total fund 5.000€)

    2015: Principal Investigator of Enhanced Monsoon Predictability: role of Aerosol in THe troposphere (EMPATHia), funded by AXA Research Fund (total grant 120.000€)

    2015: Principal Investigator of Italian National Research Council (CNR) Short Term Mission (STM) for the study of Medicanes with GPS Radio Occultations (total grant 2.100€)

    2015: Recipient of the start-up funding for  Island of meetings, within ESF 2007-2013 (total fund 20.000€)

    2015: Recipient of the EGU sponsorship for the first training school “Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring and modeling” (total fund 5.000€)

    2014: Principal Investigator of Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) from EU-COST Programme within the GNSS4SWEC action (EU) for the study of atmospheric water vapor with GPS ground based receivers and GPS Radio Occultations (total grant 1.620€)

    2012-2013: WorkPackage Leader of Healthy Futures funded within the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) (total grant 4.194.963€)

    2012: Principal Investigator of CONvective SYstem DEtection and analysis using GPS Radio occultation (CONSYDER) funded by Marie Curie Foundation within FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF, listed A with total score of 93,9 (total grant 241.000€)

    2011: Principal Investigator of CONSYDERIN submitted to the Marie Curie Foundation within FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF in reserve list (List B) with total score 88,3

    2011: Principal Investigator of Convective Radio Occultation Campaign (CROC) approved by ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurements) Climate Research Facilities (USA) from 1/2/2012 to 31/1/2013 and extend until 31/1/2014

    2011: Recipient of a PhD dissemination grant from Otto Mønsted Foundation (Denmark) (total grant 13.140 DKK)

    2011: Principal Investigator of Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) from EU-COST Programme within the WAVACS action (EU) for the comparison of atmospheric water vapor above convective systems from aircraft and satellite (total grant 1.600€)

    2006: Recipient of a Master thesis grant from Consorzio Cresci (Italy) with EU funding within the LAGO Project (total grant 1.600€)

    2005: Recipient of Bi-Ri-Ciclando grant from the municipality of Castiglione del Lago (Italy) (total grant 1.500€)

    2005: Principal Investigator of A scuola nell´ambiente from Umbria Region (Italy) (total grant 59.000€)

    2004: Principal Investigator of LAGO Project from Consorzio Cresci (Italy) with EU funding (total grant 28.000€)

    2004: Vantrekking project submitted to the Docup POR Ob. 3 ESF 2000-2006, the first stage was funded with 1800€, but the project was not realized because in conflict with the funding of the LAGO Project

     

     

     

     

    Associations and Committee Member

    2015-2017: Chair of Early Career Scientists of AGU Natural Hazards Focus Group (NHFG)

    2014-2015: Chair of the Austrian Chapter of Marie Curie Alumni Association

    2013-2017: Management Committee Member of the COST Action ES1206 GNSS4SWEC

    2013-2017: Management Committee Member of the COST Action ES1303 TOPROF

    2013-present: Member of Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA)

    2012-present: Life membership of the European Geophysical Union (EGU)

    2010-present: Member of the International Radio Occultation Working Group (IROWG) in the framework of WMO

    2010-present: Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)

     

     

     

     

    Driving licence

    European driving licence B

     

     

     

     

                          Publications

    Peer reviewed international journals

    R. Biondi, A. K. Steiner and G. Kirchengast, H. Brenot and T. Rieckh, “Supporting the detection and monitoring of volcanic clouds: a promising new application of GNSS radio occultation”, Journal of Advances in Space Research, in press https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2017.06.039, 2017.

    R. Biondi, A. K. Steiner and G. Kirchengast, H. Brenot and T. Rieckh, “A novel technique including GPS radio occultation for detecting and monitoring volcanic clouds”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion, doi:10.5194/acp-2015-974, 2016.

    F. J. Colon-Gonzalez, A. M. Tompkins, R. Biondi and J. P. Bizimana, “Assessing the effects of air temperature and rainfall on malaria incidence in Rwanda”, Geospatial Health, 11, 1, doi:http://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2016.379, 2016.

    A. Tompkins., L. Caporaso, R. Biondi, and J.-P. Bell, “A Generalized Deforestation and Land-Use Change Scenario Generator for Use in Climate Modelling Studies”, PLoS ONE 10(9): e0136154. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136154, 2015.

    Bonafoni S., and R. Biondi, “The usefulness of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in the analysis of precipitation events”, Atmospheric Research, 167, 15-23, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.07.011, 2015.

    R. Biondi, A. K. Steiner, G. Kirchengast and T. Rieckh, “Characterization of thermal structure and conditions for overshooting of tropical and extratropical cyclones with GPS radio occultation”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 5181-5193, doi:10.5194/acp-15-5181-2015, 2015.

    R. Biondi, S. P. Ho, W. Randel, T. Neubert and S. Syndergaard, “Tropical cyclone cloud-top height and vertical temperature structure detection using GPS radio occultation measurements”, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 118, 1-13, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50448, 2013.

    R. Biondi and T. Neubert, “GPS radio occultation reference climatologies”, Dataset Papers in Geosciences, 795749, doi: 10.7167/2013/795749, 2013.

    M. Picchieri, S. Bonafoni, R. Biondi, “Satellite monitoring of the Urban Heat Island of Milan, Remote Sensing”, Remote Sensing of Environment, 127, 130-138,  10.1016/j.rse.2012.08.025, 2012.

    R. Biondi, W. Randel, S. P. Ho, T. Neubert and S. Syndergaard, “Thermal structure of intense convective clouds derived from GPS radio occultations”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 5309-5318, doi:10.5194/acp-12-5309-2012, 2012.

    H. Millan, J. Rodriguez, B. Ghanbarian-Alavijeh, R. Biondi, G. Llerena, “Temporal Complexity of daily precipitation records from different atmospheric environments: Chaotic and Lévy stable parameters”, Atmospheric Research, Vol. 101, pp. 879-892, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2011.05.021, 2011.

    R. Biondi, T. Neubert, S. Syndengaard, J. Nielsen, “Radio occultation bending angle anomalies during tropical cyclones”, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4, 1–8, 2011, doi:10.5194/amt-4-1-2011.

    R. Biondi, T. Neubert, S. Syndengaard, J. Nielsen, “Measurements of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere during Tropical Cyclones using the GPS Radio Occultation Technique”, Journal of Advances in Space Research, 47, 348-355, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2010.05.031, 2011.

    R. Fabrizi, S. Bonafoni, R. Biondi, “Satellite and ground-based sensors for the Urban Heat Island analysis in the city of Rome”, Remote Sensing, 2, 1400-1415; doi:10.3390/rs2051400, 2010.

    H. Millan, A. Kalauzi, M. Cuckic, R. Biondi, “Nonlinear dynamics of meteorological variables: multifractality and chaotic invariants in daily records from Pastaza, Ecuador”, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-009-0242-6, 2009.

    A. Serpolla, S. Bonafoni, R. Biondi, O. Arinò, P. Basili, “Validation of near infrared satellite based algorithms to retrieve atmospheric water vapour content over land”, Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, 41(1), pp.37-44, 2009.

    E. Bocci, S. Bonafoni, P. Basili, R. Biondi, O. Arino, “Analysis of aerosol optical depth retrieved by MODIS and MERIS during desert dust events”, Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, 41 (1), pp. 5-10, 2009.

    A. Kalauzi, M. Cukic, H. M. Vega, S. Bonafoni, R. Biondi, “Comparison of fractal dimension oscillations and trends of rainfall data from Pastaza Province, Ecuador and Veneto, Italy”, Atmospheric Research, Vol. 93, pp. 673-679, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.02.007,   2009.

    A. Kalauzi, M. Cukic, H. M. Vega, S. Bonafoni, R. Biondi, “Fractal rhytms and trends of rainfall data from Pastaza province, Ecuador and Veneto, Italy”, International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, Vols. 7A-B, pp. 241-244, Chania, Greece, 27 October-1 November, 2006.

    R. Biondi, P. Basili, S. Bonafoni, “Analysis and forecast of minimum temperatures and frosts on the Trasimeno basin”, Italian Journal of AgroMeteorology, 1, pp. 46-50, April 2006.

    P. Basili, S. Bonafoni, R. Biondi, P. Ciotti, E. Fionda, “Neural Networks and polynomial regressions for the retrieval of atmospheric water vapour and rain rate by ground-based microwave radiometry”, Atti della Fondazione Ronchi, ISSN: 03912051, Anno LIX, n. 1-2, Jan-Apr 2004.

    P. Basili, S. Bonafoni, R. Biondi, V. Mattioli, P. Ciotti, “Monitoring of  atmospheric water around precipitation events using a scanning ground-based microwave radiometer”, IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IGARSS) Proceedings, Vol. I-VII,   pp. 3196-3198, Toulouse, France, July 21-25, 2003.

    P. Ciotti, E. Di Giampaolo, P. Basili, S. Bonafoni, V. Mattioli, R. Biondi, E. Fionda, F. Consalvi, A. Memmo, D. Cimini, R. Pacione, F. Vespe, “Validation of MERIS water vapour in the central Italy by concurrent measurements of microwave radiometers and GPS receivers”, IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IGARSS) Proceedings, Vol. I-VII,   pp. 3123-3125, Toulouse, France, July 21-25, 2003.

    Technical reports

    F.J. Colón-González, A.M. Tompkins, R. Biondi, D.M. Taylor, A. Friday, D. Namanya, “Climate Impacts On Present Day Malaria Transmission In Uganda”, HEALTHY FUTURES Project News Issue 5, January 2014

    R. Biondi, “Upper troposphere lower stratosphere structure during convective systems using GPS radio occultations”, PhD Thesis, ISBN-13 978-87-92477-10-1, 15 December 2012

    R. Biondi, S. Bonafoni, E. Boi, “Stima del contenuto di acqua liquida nelle nubi (ICL): modelli a confronto”, Aprile 26, 2005

    R. Biondi, S. Bonafoni, V. Mattioli, “Campagna sperimentale (Perugia 2000 e 2001): stima di vapore integrato (IPWV) mediante l’uso del radiometro WVR-1100 e del ricevitore GPS”, Novembre 22, 2002.

    More than 70 presentations at workshop and conferences (40 as presenter)

    13 invited presentations

    Co-Supervisor of 14 Bachelor/Master/Post-graduate theses 

    Reviewer for the most important scientific journals in atmospheric physics: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Journal, Atmospheric Measurements Techniques Journal, Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheric Research, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics.


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