Giovanni Zeni
Giovanni Zeni
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Application and Development of algorithms for the generation of deformation maps and time series through Advanced Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar techniques (DInSAR).

Development from DInSAR and  Geodetic data of inversion/optimization algorithms for Geophysical modeling of seismic,volcanic and related to hydrogeological instability areas.

Scientific production




Zeni, G., Bonano, M., Casu, F., Manunta, M., Manzo, M., Marsella, M., Pepe, A., Lanari, R. (2011), “Long term deformation analysis of historical buildings through the advanced SBAS-DInSAR technique: the case study of the city of Roma (Italy)”,

J. Geophys. Eng. 8 (2011) S1–S12 doi:10.1088/1742-2132/8/3/S01


Tizzani P., Manconi,A.,Zeni G.,Pepe A., Manzo M. Camacho A., and Fernández J. “Long-term versus short term   deformation processes at Tenerife ((Canary Island”)”

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 115, B12412, doi:10.1029/2010JB007735, 2010


Lanari  R. P. Berardino, M. Bonano, F. Casu, A. Manconi, M. Manunta,M. Manzo, A. Pepe, S. Pepe, E. Sansosti, G. Solaro, P. Tizzani, and G. ZeniSurface displacements associated with the L’Aquila 2009 Mw 6.3 earthquake (central Italy): New evidence from SBAS-DInSAR time series analysis”

 GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 37, L20309, doi:10.1029/2010GL044780, 2010”


Manconi A , Walter T.R., Manzo M.,  Zeni G., Tizzani P.,  Sansosti E.,  Lanari R. “On the effects of 3D mechanical heterogeneities at Campi Flegrei caldera, southern Italy

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 115, B08405, doi:10.1029/2009JB007099, 2010


J.Ruch, A.Manconi, G.Zeni , G.Solaro, A. Pepe, M.Shirazei, T.R. Walter and R. Lanari (2009).”Stress transfer in the Lazufre volcanic area, central Andes”.

GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, vol. 36, ISSN: 0094-8276, doi: 10.1029/2009GL041276


Tizzani P, Battaglia M, Zeni G., Atzori S, Berardino P, Lanari R (2009).-“Uplift and magma intrusion at Long Valley caldera from InSAR and gravity measurements”.

GEOLOGY, Vol. 37; n°1; p. 63-66, ISSN: 0091-7613, doi: 10.1130/G25318A.1


F. Guzzetti, M. Manunta, F. Ardizzone, A. Pepe, M.Cardinali , G. Zeni, P. Reichenbach, R. Lanari  -“Analysis of Ground Deformation Detected Using the SBAS-DInSAR Technique in Umbria, Central Italy” –

PAGEOPH Pure appl. geophys. 166 (2009) 1–35  doi: 10.1007/s00024-009-0491-4


E. Trasatti, F. Casu, C. Giunchi, S. Pepe, G. Solaro, S. Tagliaventi, P. Berardino,M. Manzo, A. Pepe, G. P. Ricciardi, E. Sansosti, P. Tizzani, G. Zeni and R. Lanari –“The 2004–2006 uplift episode at Campi Flegrei caldera (Italy): Constraints from SBAS-DInSAR ENVISAT data and Bayesian source inference”- GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 35, L07308, doi:10.1029/2007GL033091, 2008


M. Manunta,  M. Marsella, G. Zeni , M. Sciotti , S. Atzori , R. Lanari –“Two-scale surface deformation analysis via the SBAS-DInSAR technique: a case study of the city of Rome, Italy

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29:6, 1665 – 1684, 2008


P. Tizzani, P. Berardino, F. Casu, P. Euillades, M. Manzo, G. P. Ricciardi, G. Zeni and R. Lanari -“Ground deformation of LongValley caldera and MonoBasin, eastern California, mapped by satellite radar interferometry”- Technical note -

International Journal of Remote Sensing  Vol.29  No. 2, 439-441 – 2008


A. Pepe, M. Manzo, F. Casu, G. Solaro, P. Tizzani, G. Zeni, S. Pepe: “ Surface Deformation of Active Volcanic Areas Retrievd with the SBAS-DInSAR Technique: an Overview”,

Annals of Geophysics  - Vol. 51, N.1 – 2008


L. Cascini , S. Ferlisi , G. Fornaro , D. Peduto, M. Manunta G. Zeni“Low and High Resolution Differential Interferometry Monitoring  of the Sarno Urban Area”-

Special Issue of   RIT -  2007, 38.


R. Lanari, F. Casu, M.Manzo, G. Zeni P. Berardino, M.Manunta, A.Pepe – “An Overview of the Small Baseline Subset Algorithm: A DInSAR Technique for Surface Deformation Analysis” -

Special Issue of  Pure and Applied Geophysics, PAGEOPH on  “Deformation and Gravity Changes: Indicator of Isostasy,Tectonics,Volcanism and Climate Change, vol.164,  N.2, 2007.


P. Tizzani, P. Berardino, F. Casu, P. Euillades, M. Manzo, G. P. Ricciardi, G. Zeni and R. Lanari -“Surface deformation of Long Valley caldera and Mono Basin, California, investigated with the SBAS-InSAR approach” -  RSE - Remote Sensing of Environment,vol.108 (2007)  pp. 277-289


Fabbrocino S.,Lanari.R.,Celico P.,Termolini G., Zeni G.“Groundwater Pumping and Land Subsidence in the Sarno River Plain (Campania)”

in  Mem. Descr. Carta  Geol. d’It. LXXVI (2007), pp.163-174


L. Cascini, S. Ferlisi, G. Fornaro, R. Lanari, D. Peduto, G. Zeni “Subsidence monitoring in Sarno urban area via multitemporal DInSAR technique

International Journal of Remote Sensing,Vol.27,N°8, 1709-1716- 2006


M. Manzo, G.P. Ricciardi, F. Casu, G. Ventura, G. Zeni, S. Borgström, P. Berardino, C. Del Gaudio and R. Lanari “Surface deformation analysis in the Ischia island (Italy) based on spaceborne radar interferometry” Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 151 (2006) 399-416


A. Perrone, G. Zeni, S. Piscitelli, A. Pepe, A. Loperte, V. Lapenna, R. Lanari “Joint analysis of SAR Interferometry and Electrical Resistivity Tomography surveys for investigating ground deformations: the case-study of Satriano di Lucania (Potenza, Italy)”, special issue of Engineering Geology on “Remote sensing and ground-based geophysical techniques for recognition, characterization and monitoring of unstable slopes”. 88 (2006) 260-273


I. Alberico, P. Petrosino, G. Zeni, F. D’Andrea, L. Lirer “GEOCITY: a drill-hole database as a tool to assess geological hazard in Napoli urban area” - Environmental Geology (2005) 47: 751-762


R. Lanari, G. Zeni, M. Manunta, S. Guarino, P. Berardino, E. Sansosti “An Integrated SAR/GIS Approach for Investigating Urban Deformation Phenomena: the City of Napoli (Italy) Case Study” ,

International Journal of Remote Sensing , Vol.25,N°14, 2855-2862 -2004


R. Lanari, G. Zeni, M. Manunta, S. Guarino,P. Berardino, E. Sansosti “An Integrated SAR/GIS Approach for Investigating Urban Deformation Phenomena: the City of Napoli (Italy) Case Study” ,

Cover of International Journal of Remote Sensing , 2004 - Vol.25, N°14


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