Sonia Silvestri

sonia.silvestri@duke.edu
NSOE; EOS

 

Location 1

Research Location
Lagoon of Venice, Italy (2 projects)

Research Objective
1. To study remote sensing of salt marsh vegetation to retrieve the biomass production using satellite data at multiple angle views.

2. To research optimal estimation of space-time water quality fields in coastal lagoons.  To assimilate remote sensing and in situ data into hydrodynamic model.

Collaborating Institution
University of Padova – Department of Civil Engineering

Funding Source/Sponsor
1. University of Padova, submitted to Astrium Geo

2. Submitted to NASA

Students Involved
No

 

Location 2

Research Location
Po River Delta, Italy

Research Objective
To predict the abundance of culex.pipiens (a West Nile Virus vector) in the Po River Delta Region, Northeastern Italy, using endogenous and exogenous variables.

Collaborating Institution
University of Padova – Department of Civil Engineering

Funding Source/Sponsor
Veneto Region and Comune di Ariano nel Polesine

Students Involved
Yun Jian (Ph.D.)

 

Website
http://sites.duke.edu/venice/
https://nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/silvestri

 

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