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Gabriele Curci   Dr.  Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Gabriele Curci published an article in July 2016.
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M. Beccaria

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INFN Pisa Section and Physics Department of Pisa University

R. Barbieri

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D. J. Jacob

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Christian Hogrefe

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Alma Hodzic

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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 2 Reads 0 Citations Longer-Lasting Episodes in the 2015 Ozone Season in Italy in Comparison with Recent Years Serena Falasca, Annamaria Conte, Carla Ippoliti, Gabriele Cu... Published: 16 July 2016
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences, doi: 10.3390/ecas2016-B005
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The year 2015 is considered the hottest on records at the global scale, since reliable temperature measurements are available. Ambient air quality is strongly influenced by meteorological conditions, and daytime surface ozone concentrations are generally positively correlated with temperatures. We thus analysed 2015 ozone data over Italy to check if exceptional ozone values reflected the exceptional temperatures. To this end, we evaluated the ozone season in 2015 compared to the 2002–2015 trend, using data from 24 selected monitoring stations and analyzing the exceedances of limit values imposed by the European directive. We found that 2015 was one of the hottest years over Italy, and the ozone season was one of the most severe in the last ten years. In 2015, the average duration of ozone episodes (the number of consecutive days with daily maximum 8-hour-average values higher than the threshold of 120 µg·m−3) was about 4 days, similar to that of 2006 and less than that of 2003 which was about 5 days. This duration is longer than the average observed in recent years, which is less than 3 days. Furthermore, the mean maximum concentration of ozone events was the second on record together with 2006, after the notable heatwave of 2003.

Article 2 Reads 40 Citations Evaluation of operational on-line-coupled regional air quality models over Europe and North America in the context of AQ... Ulas Im, Roberto Bianconi, Efisio Solazzo, Ioannis Kioutsiou... Published: 01 August 2015
Atmospheric Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.09.042
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Article 1 Read 30 Citations Evaluation of operational online-coupled regional air quality models over Europe and North America in the context of AQM... Ulas Im, Roberto Bianconi, Efisio Solazzo, Ioannis Kioutsiou... Published: 01 August 2015
Atmospheric Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.08.072
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BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations On the Interplay Between Upper and Ground Levels Dynamics and Chemistry in Determining the Surface Aerosol Budget G. Curci, L. Ferrero, P. Tuccella, F. Angelini, F. Barnaba, ... Published: 01 January 2014
Springer Proceedings in Complexity, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-04379-1_14
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We use the WRF/Chem model to interpret observations of the aerosol concentration and its chemical composition both at surface level and along vertical profiles performed during an intensive campaign in July 2007 in Milan urban area. The model is added with a new diagnostic for aerosol budget analysis, building on that available for gas species, in order to study the contribution of upper levels processes on the aerosol formation at ground level. The analysis illustrates a quite variegated evolution of budget terms, which we found to depend strongly on the hour of the day, the vertical level, the aerosol compound, and the aerosol size. Primary components are generally emitted near the ground and rapidly transported by turbulent motions to the upper levels, where they gradually disperse and age. For some secondary components, such as nitrate, we calculate a net chemical destruction in the bottom layers, as opposed to a net chemical production higher in the boundary layer, which supply new material to ground level aerosol through turbulent mixing.
Article 2 Reads 0 Citations Tropospheric fate of Tunguska generated nitrogen oxides G. Curci, G. Visconti, M. J. Evans, D. J. Jacob, Mathew John... Published: 01 March 2004
Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1029/2003gl019184
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[1] We report on the production and transport of the 0.4 Tg of nitric oxide generated in the Siberian upper troposphere by the 1908 Tunguska object. The simulation uses a three‚Äźdimensional chemistry and transport model of the global troposphere. We find that much of the nitric oxide forms nitric acid that deposits downwind of the blast site within the first month, with no severe damage to the ecosystem caused by acid rain. Ozone and OH are totally scavenged locally soon after the impact, then they increase respectively by up to 30% and 200% during the first weeks. The total deposition below the explosion is simulated within a factor of 2 of that indicated by an analysis of peat samples. Considering the details of the model this may be the first reasonable calculation on the acid deposition distribution, and could help in locating interesting sites for future peat samples collection.
BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Validation and performance analysis of a parallel ported code for simulating the effects of lightning strokes on telecom... R. Pomponi, M. Busuoli, P. D'atanasio, E. Rubino, M. Bandine... Published: 01 January 1997
Database Systems for Advanced Applications, doi: 10.1007/bfb0031581
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The Artemis subproject, in the framework of the UE Capri project, deals with porting on parallel architectures of a Method of Moment (MoM) code for electromagnetic design and hardening of telecommunication centres against the effects of lightning strokes. After a preliminary stage of the work during which QR and LU algorithms for large complex matrix inversion were implemented both on Alenia's Quadrics (SIMD) and Cray T3D (MIMD) platforms, in order to choose the best suitable machine for such a kind of problem, the code has been ported on the last one. In this paper the parallel code validation and the performance improvement analysis with respect to the sequential one will be reported and discussed.