Rossella Ferretti

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Passive air samplers (polyurethane foam disks) were deployed on an altitudinal transect in the rural Italian Alps to investigate the potential influence of forest cover on air concentrations. Samplers were exposed overtwo periods, each of several weeks, either in clearings or in forests. In the first period, there was high leaf coverage (high leaf area(More)
The hemodynamic effects of increasing dosages of felodipine, a new calcium antagonist with selective vasodilator properties, were studied in 13 patients with chronic cardiac failure. A Swan-Ganz thermodilution catheter was positioned in the pulmonary artery and hemodynamic parameters were monitored from 9 am to 6 pm for five days. On the first and the fifth(More)
Occult or overt but delayed cardiac disease after thoracic radiotherapy for Hodgkin's disease may be common. Detailed cardiac evaluation was performed in 108 patients, mean age 46 +/- 6.2 years, with Hodgkin's disease at 175 +/- 43 months after irradiation. The study protocol included clinical examination, graded treadmill exercise test and(More)
In order to assess the effect of felodipine, a new calcium antagonist with vascular selectivity, on regional blood flow distribution at rest in chronic congestive heart failure, ten patients were studied during an acute test. Right heart catheterization allowed the evaluation of hemodynamic parameters; renal blood flow was calculated using(More)
A large dataset of concurrent integrated precipitable water vapor (IPWV) estimates from ground-based microwave radiometers (MWRs), global positioning system (GPS) ground-receivers, and radiosonde observations (RAOBs) has been collected in five different sites in Central Italy. Both MWRs and GPS have shown a capability of accurate and continuous water vapor(More)
Data assimilation by 3DVAR of data from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) has been performed to study the IOP2b case (19–21 September 1999) of the Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP). Only data over the sea surface are used to avoid the contamination of the surface emissivity. Moreover, the rainy data are filtered out because the assimilation(More)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) imaging is a well established technique to derive useful products for several land applications. One of the major limitations of InSAR is due to atmospheric effects, and in particular to high water vapor variability. In this work, we make an experimental analysis to research the capability of Numerical Weather Prediction(More)
The local distribution of water vapour in the urban area of Rome has been studied using both a high resolution mesoscale model (MM5) and Earth Remote Sensing-1 (ERS-1) satellite radar data. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) techniques, after the removal of all other geometric effects, estimate excess path length variation between two(More)