Rosalia Santoleri

Learn More
The major aim of this paper is the validation of SeaWiFS-derived chlorophyll-a concentration in the Mediterranean Sea. A data set containing in situ chlorophyll-a profiles and optical measurements of in-water and above-water radiances was used to evaluate the performances of several ocean color algorithms in the Mediterranean Sea. The analysis revealed a(More)
We present a methodology to detect oil spills using MODIS near-infrared sun glittered radiance imagery. The methodology was developed by using a set of seven MODIS images (training dataset) and validated using four other images (validation dataset). The method is based on the ratio image R = L'GN/LGN, where L'GN is the MODIS-retrieved normalized sun glint(More)
Bursting bubbles at the ocean-surface produce airborne salt-water spray-droplets, in turn, forming climate-cooling marine haze and cloud layers. The reflectance and ultimate cooling effect of these layers is determined by the spray's water-uptake properties that are modified through entrainment of ocean-surface organic matter (OM) into the airborne(More)
Two years of TOPEX/POSEIDON altimeter data have successfully been used to study the mesoscale field in the Mediterranean and to investigate the seasonal and year-to-year variability of the sea level and eddy statistics in this basin. The mesoscale field described by TOPEX/POSEIDON revealed a strong, but subbasin dependent, seasonal signal. Year-to-year(More)
In being at the base of the marine food web, phytoplankton is particularly important for marine ecosystem functioning (e.g., biodiversity). Strong anthropization, over-exploitation of natural resources, and climate change affect the natural amount of phytoplankton and, therefore, represent a continuous threat to the biodiversity in marine waters. In(More)
Knowledge of the link between ocean hydrodynamics and distribution of small pelagic fish species is fundamental for the sustainable management of fishery resources. Both commercial and scientific communities are indeed seeking to provide services that could "connect the dots" among in situ and remote observations, numerical ocean modelling, and fisheries.(More)
The Italian Space Agency (ASI) has started seven Pilot Projects to support risk management activities. The current paper describes one of these projects, called PRIMI, which regards marine pollution by hydrocarbons. PRIMI is presently at half of its development cycle. Remote Sensing has provided useful information to the authorities in charge to contrast(More)
(1) Ente Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie l'Energia e l'Ambiente – ENEA – Centro Ricerche Frascati – Frascati (Roma) (2) Laboratorio di Oceanografia Biologica-Stazione Zoologica " A. Dohrn " – Napoli (3) Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima-CNR – Sezione di Roma
  • 1