Francesco Rota Nodari

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Among mice, pheromones and other social odor cues convey information about sex, social status, and identity; however, the molecular nature of these cues is essentially unknown. To identify these cues, we screened chromatographic fractions of female mouse urine for their ability to cause reproducible firing rate increases in the pheromone-detecting(More)
Male mice secrete exocrine-gland-secreting peptide 1 (ESP1) from the extraorbital lacrimal gland into tear fluid [1]. Other mice detect ESP1 through sensory neurons in the vomeronasal organ (VNO), a secondary olfactory system that senses pheromonal information, including sex, strain, and species. ESP1 is now known to be a member of a multigene family that(More)
This paper describes the use of airborne hyperspectral remote sensing for mapping asbestos roofs in an orographic complex area in Northern Italy, the Aosta Valley. Using training samples collected during field surveys, thematic classification was able to detect the majority of asbestos surfaces. Considering the total amount of asbestos areas validation(More)
This study shows a comparison between pixel-based and object-based approaches in data fusion of high-resolution multispectral GeoEye-1 imagery and high-resolution COSMO-SkyMed SAR data for land-cover/land-use classification. The per-pixel method consisted of a maximum likelihood classification of fused data based on discrete wavelet transform and a(More)
The World Health Organization estimates that 100 thousand people in the world die every year from asbestos-related cancers and more than 300 thousand European citizens are expected to die from asbestos-related mesothelioma by 2030. Both the European and the Italian legislations have banned the manufacture, importation, processing and distribution in(More)
Traffic monitoring in urban areas is a complex issue and recent Remote Sensing technologies can play an important role in planning and monitoring the urban environment.In this studya semi-automatic object-oriented workflow was designedto detect moving vehicles and their speed from single pass WorldView-2 multispectral data.The time lag in data recording(More)
In 2006 the Italian and the Canadian Space Agencies started a collaboration to evaluate the feasibility of the Joint Hyperspectral Mission (JHM), a new mission for Earth Observation devoted to environmental applications. JHM was designed to operate with a 0 m resolution hyperspectral sensor able to collect 210 narrow spectral bands in the range of 400-2500(More)