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Calastrini Francesca

Calastrini Francesca

Researcher at Biometeorology Institute of National Council of Research, in Florence (IBIMET-CNR).

E-mail: calastrini@lamma.rete.toscana.it

Tel. +39 055 4483028
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•    Born in Florence, 21st January 1969.
•    Degree in Physics at Florence University, 1996. Thesis: “Study of atmospheric aerosol pollutants through nuclear technique (analysis of X and gamma emissions induced by proton beam)”. This work was conducted at the Florence I.N.F.N. laboratory.
•    Specialization degree in Sanitary Physics, Course of studies of Environmental Physics, at Sanitary and Environmental Physics Specialization School of Pisa University, 1998.
Thesis: “Study of statistic methods for the optimization of atmospheric pollution monitoring network of Florence Provinces”
•    Master’s degree in Applied Meteorology at the Florence University, 2003. Thesis: “Applications of temperature measurements obtained by  RASS: mixing height estimate and validation of RAMS model temperature estimate”.
•    From 2002  she works at CNR IBIMET as researcher (3rd level). From 1999 she’s involved in LAMMA (Laboratory of Environmental Monitoring and Modelling) funded by Foundation for Climate and Sustainability (FCS) and later by CNR-IBIMET and Tuscany Region government with European Union FERS funds. In 2007, it was founded the LAMMA Consortium between Tuscany Region and CNR.
•    Her research activities regard atmospheric pollution modelling: development and implementation of model chains to evaluate inert and photochemical pollutants impacts.

Workshop and educational activities
•    She hold lessons at Master course in “Applied Meteorology” of the Florence University, 2005-2006.
•    Thesis advisor at Engineering Faculty at Perugia University: “Development of a downscaling method of climatological data to evaluate the wind resource”, 2005-2006.
•    She had a lesson in the “Meteorology and pollutants dispersion model” organised by Engineering Faculty at Pisa University, 2004.

Recent publication (Dec 2006 – Dec 2011)


Sept 2011    Mineral dust aerosol from Saharan desert by means of atmospheric, emission, dispersion modelling
•Authors    F. Guarnieri, F. Calastrini, C. Busillo, M. Pasqui, S. Becagli, F. Lucarelli, G. Calzolai, S. Nava, R. Udisti
• Work    Paper under review - Biogeosciences Discuss., 8, 7313-7338, 2011 www.biogeosciences-discuss.net/8/7313/2011/ doi:10.5194/bgd-8-7313-2011
Settembre 2011    Progetto Regionale PATOS
Particolato Atmosferico In Toscana - Il materiale particolato fine PM10
•Authors    F.Forni, F. Calastrini, CNR, C. Busillo, F. Guarnieri, M. Pasqui, B. Gozzini et al.
• Work    Volume a cura di Centro stampa Giunta Regione Toscana
11-16 Settembre 2011    11th EMS Annual Meeting / 10th ECAM, Berlino, Germania
•Authors    M. Gaetani, M. Pasqui, F. Guarnieri, C. Busillo, F. Calastrini
• Work    Oral presentation: “Spring to Summer atmospheric circulation intra-seasonal variability related to Saharan aerosols transport in the Mediterranean”
7-9 Settembre 2011    6th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SAND/DUSTSTORMS AND ASSOCIATED DUSTFALL, Atene, Grecia
•Authors    F. Guarnieri, F. Calastrini, C. Busillo, M. Pasqui, S. Becagli, M. Chiari, F. Lucarelli, S. Nava, R. Udisti
• Work    Presentazione orale: “A Saharan dust outbreak analysis on the Mediterranean Basin by means of atmospheric, emission and dispersion model”
7-9 Settembre 2011    6th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SAND/DUSTSTORMS AND ASSOCIATED DUSTFALL, Atene, Grecia
•Authors    S. Nava, G. Calzolai, M. Chiari, F. Lucarelli, F. Calastrini, F. Guarnieri, S. Becagli, R. Traversi, R. Udisti.
• Work    Presentazione orale: “Saharan dust impact in central Italy: main results from many year elemental data records”
3 – 8 April 2011    EGU General Assembly 2012, 03–08 April 2011, Vienna, Austria
•Authors    F. Guarnieri, M. Gaetani, C. Busillo, F. Calastrini, M. Pasqui
• Work    Poster: “Summer Mediterranean SST impact on circulation mechanisms responsible for Saharan dust transport”. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 13, EGU2011-7547, 2011 EGU General Assembly
23-27 Jan 2011    13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, Field, Laboratory, and Modeling Studies of Air Quality-Part III, 91st Annual Meeting - AMS - Seattle, WA 23-27 January 2011
•Authors    F. Calastrini, CNR, C. Busillo, F. Guarnieri, M. Gaetani, E. Valentini, A. Taramelli, S. Becagli, S. Nava, R. Udisti, F. Lucarelli, M. Pasqui
• Work    Oral presentation: An intense dust event over Mediterranean basin during June 2006: model description and evaluation with in situ data
Jan 2011     Renewable Energy vol 36 (2011) 754-763 - Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved ISSN: 0960-1481
Imprint: ELSEVIER
•Authors    R. Mari, L. Bottai, C. Busillo, F. Calastrini, B. Gozzini, G. Gualtieri
• Work    Pubblicazione ISI: A GIS-based interactive web decision support system for planning wind farms in Tuscany (Italy)
2-3 November 2010    Topical Conference Earth Observation for Land-Atmosphere Interaction Science ESA, iLEAPS, EGU joint Conference, 3-5 November 2010 Frascati (ROME)
•Authors    F. Guarnieri, C. Busillo, F. Calastrini, M. Pasqui, S. Becagli, S. Nava, R. Udisti, F. Lucarelli.
• Work    POSTER: Mineral dust aerosol from Saharan desert by means of atmospheric, emission, dispersion modeling
23-25 Settembre 2010    5th ESF-MedCLIVAR Workshop, in collaboration with ICTP - "Scenarios of Mediterranean Climate - Change under Increased Radiative Active Gas Concentration and the Role of Aerosols"- 23-25 Sep 2010, Miramare, Trieste, ITALY
•Authors    F. Guarnieri, C. Busillo, F. Calastrini, M. Gaetani, M. Pasqui.
• Work    Oral presentation: African monsoon and Mediterranean climate: the role of mineral dust aerosol from Saharan desert
18-20 May 2010    4° Convegno Nazionale sul Particolato Atmosferico PM2010
Venezia, 18-20 May 2010
•Authors    S. Nava, S. Becagli, F. Calastrini, G. Calzolai, M. Chiari, F. Lucarelli , P. Prati, R. Udisti, G. Valli, R. Vecchi
• Work    Oral presentation:  Impatto delle polveri Sahariane in Toscana: quantificazione del contributo al PM10 e al PM2.5 tramite lo studio della composizione elementale.
18-20 May 2010    4° Convegno Nazionale sul Particolato Atmosferico PM2010
Venezia, 18-20 May 2010
•Authors    F. Calastrini, S. Becagli, C. Busillo, M. Chiari, G. Gualtieri, S. Nava, F. Lucarelli, R. Traversi, R. Udisti
• Work    Oral presentation: Variazione della concentrazione di radon e progenie (beta emettitori) in relazione ai processi di dispersione atmosferici..
November 2008    ISSN: 1790-5079 - WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development – Issue 11, Volume 4 , November 2008
•Authors    G. Gualtieri, C. Busillo, F. Calastrini
• Work    Extended paper: Modelling emission scenarios variations: an inert-mode CALGRID long-term application over Florence metropolitan area to improve PM10-related air quality standars (pgg. 970-981, Issue 11,vol. 4 November 2008)
26 – 28 Oct 2008    The 2nd International Conference on Waste Management, Water Pollution, Air Pollution, Indoor Climate (WWAI’08), Corfu, Greece.
•Authors    G. Gualtieri, C. Busillo, F. Calastrini
• Work    Oral presentation:  Modelling emission scenarios variations: an inert-mode CALGRID long-term application over Florence metropolitan area.
26 – 28 Oct 2008    The 2nd International Conference on Waste Management, Water Pollution, Air Pollution, Indoor Climate (WWAI’08), Corfu, Greece.
•Authors    F. Calastrini, C. Busillo, G. Gualtieri
• Work    Oral presentation:  An application of the RAMS-CALMET-CALPUFF modelling system to assess the long-term contribution to atmospheric pollution from a large industrial source in Tuscany.
6-8 Oct 2008    3° Convegno Nazionale sul Particolato Atmosferico PM2008
Organizzato da: Società chimica Italiana
•Authors    C. Busillo, F. Calastrini, G. Gualtieri
• Work    POSTER:  Applicazione dei modelli RAMS-CALMET-CALPUFF per una valutazione long-term del contributo alle concentrazioni di PM10 derivanti da una delle principali sorgenti industriali della Toscana (PB2029 – pg. 69).
8-11 June 2008    10° Convegno Nazionale di Ingegneria del Vento IN-VENTO 2008
Organizzato da:Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica (DISeG)
Università degli Studi di Palermo
•Authors    Castellani F., Busillo C., Calastrini F., Gualtieri G., Gozzini B.
• Work    POSTER: La valutazione della risorsa eolica attraverso i dati di modellazione meteorologica: analisi dell’influenza delle caratteristiche del terreno.
13-18 April 2008    European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2008, Vienna, Austria
•Authors    Pasqui, M; Busillo, C.; Bottai, L.; Calastrini, F.; Gualtieri, G.; Guarnieri, F.; Martinelli, M; Taramelli, A.; Small, C.
• Work    POSTER: Dust sandstorm dynamics analysis in Northern China by means of atmospheric, emission, dispersion modelling (Vol.10, Sref-ID:1607-7962/gra/EGU2008-A-07182).
March  2008    ISSN: 1790-5079 - WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development – Issue 3, Volume 4 , March 2008
•Authors    C. Busillo, F. Calastrini, G. Gualtieri, B. Gozzini
• Work    Extended paper: Energy efficiency assessment of an aeolic plant installation in the Livorno harbour: a wind turbine performance comparison based on meteorological model estimations. ( pgg 247-257, Issue 3, Volume 4 , March 2008)
23-25 Feb 2008    The 3rd IASME / WSEAS International Conference on ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (EE'08) - Cambridge, UK
•Authors    C. Busillo, F. Calastrini, G. Gualtieri, B. Gozzini
• Work    Oral presentation:  Energy efficiency assessment of an aeolic plant installation in the Livorno harbour: a station vs. model comparison.
2008    ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT (2008) DOI 10.100/s10661-008-0598-6
•Authors    V.Librando, G.Tringali, G. Gualtieri, F. Calastrini
• Work    Pubblicazione ISI: Simulating the production and dispersion of environmental pollutants in aerosol phase in an urban area of great historical and cultural value
November 2007    ISSN: 1790-5079 - WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development – Issue 11, vol. 3, November 2007
•Authors    G. Gualtieri, C. Busillo, F. Calastrini, G. Pirovano
• Work    Extended paper: The RAMS-CALMET-CALGRID modelling system to assess seasonal ozone pollution: a five-month application over Tuscany region. (pgg 196-205, Issue 11, vol. 3, November 2007)
13-15 Oct 2007    Waste management, water pollution, air pollution, indoor climate (WWAI '07) organizzato da WSEAS, Arcachon, Francia
•Authors    G. Gualtieri, C. Busillo, F. Calastrini, G. Pirovano
• Work    Oral presentation: Implementing the RAMS-CALMET-CALGRID modelling system to assess seasonal ozone pollution: a five-month application over Tuscany region
7-10 May 2007    EWEC 2007 – European wind energy conference & Exhibition
Milano Convention Centre
•Authors    F. Castellani, C. Busillo,F. Calastrini, G. Gualtieri, G. Molina, L. Terzi
• Work    POSTER: An hybrid approach for downscaling RAMS data for wind resource assessment in complex terrains
14-18 Jan 2007    87th AMS Annual Meeting – 9th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, 14-18 January 2007 -  San Antonio, USA
•Authors    Pasqui M., C. Busillo, L. Bottai, F. Calastrini, G. Gualtieri, F. Guarnieri, P. Scalas, and L. Torriano
• Work    Oral presentation: Dust sandstorm dynamics analysis in northern China by means of atmospheric, emission, dispersion modelling
14 December 2006    Water Air Soil Pollut (2007) 179: 283-296 DOI 10.1007/s11270-006-9231-x. Springer Netherlands.
•Authors    G.Pratesi, M. Zoppi, T. Vaiani, F. Calastrini
• Work    Pubblicazione ISI : A Morphometric and compositional approach to the study of ambient aerosol in a medium industrial town of Italy