Maria Vittoria Avolio

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Macroscopic Cellular Automata characterize a methodologi-cal approach for modelling large scale (extended for kilometres) complex acentric phenomena, e.g. surface flows as lava flows, debris flows etc.. This paper concerns the extension of such a method in order to simulate combined subaerial-subaqueous flow-like landslides. The occurrence of heterogeneous(More)
This paper presents the latest developments of the deterministic Macroscopic Cellular Automata model SCIARA for simulating lava flows. A Bingham-like rheology has been introduced for the first time as part of the Minimization Algorithm of the Differences, which is applied for computing lava outflows from the generic cell towards its neighbours. The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate the association between social relationships and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) among the elderly in Italy. METHODS A sample of 33,744 Italian residents, representing the non-institutionalised population aged 60 years and over was extracted from the national ISTAT cross-sectional survey during(More)
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular lesions of the CNS characterized by abnormally enlarged capillary cavities. CCMs can occur as sporadic or familial autosomal dominant form. Familial cases are associated with mutations in CCM1[K-Rev interaction trapped 1 (KRIT1)], CCM2 (MGC4607) and CCM3 (PDCD10) genes. In this study, a three-gene(More)
This work deals with a new methodology for the definition of volcanic susceptibly hazard maps through Cellular Automata and Genetic Algorithms. Specifically, the paper describes the proposed approach and presents the first results to the South­Eastern flank of Mt. Etna (Sicily, Italy). In particular, resulting hazard maps are characterized by a high degree(More)