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Grifoni Daniele

Researcher at the Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET-CNR) of Florence.

E-mail: d.grifoni@ibimet.cnr.it

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  • Born in Florence, 16 June 1963.
  • Degree in Agriculture at University of Florence (1989).
  • From 1992 to 2001 several fellowships at CNR-IBIMET (National Research Council – Institute of Biometeorology) and of several contract with FCS (ex FMA). From 2001 researcher at CNR - IBIMET. From April 2002 cooperation with project LAMMA, Laboratory for Monitoring and Environmental Modeling (a project funded to CNR-IBIMET by Tuscany Region by means of FERS funds of European Union). During 2007 the LAMMA Consortium between Tuscany Region and CNR was created. From 2014 temporary assigned to LAMMA Consortium for 80% in time.
  • Author of more than 100 publications. Amongst these 30 ISI (8 as first author). H-Index da ISI Web of Knowledge). H-Index da Google Scholar
  • From 2004, responsible of several ultraviolet radiation (UVR) measurement campaigns funded by some national project (MIDO, EFOP, TeleUV, Lavoratori Outdoor) with the aim to characterize different environments (natural and urban) by the point of view of the risk concerning human over-exposition to solar UV. He studied also the UV protective properties offered by fabrics made of natural fibers and dyed with natural pigments; in this context participated to the project PRIN 2009 (2010-2012)“Medicinal and dyeing-plants natural extracts: characterization, and innovative poly-use of nettle, daphne, lavender and chesnut tannins” funded by the Italian Minister of Research.
  • Partecipation as expert to several meetings of COST 713 “UV-B forecasting” and COST 726 “Long term changes and climatology of UV radiation over Europe” during the time periods “1998-2001” and  “2004-2009”, respectively.
  • Partecipation to several studies concerning Tuscany climate and the impact of climate (including UV radiation) on biological systems.
  • Scientific coordinator of the activity performed by IBIMET-CNR in the project MODERNO (May 2010 – September 2011) funded by Tuscany Region.
  • From 2002 weather forecaster at LAMMA. The activity includes elaboration of weather forecasts, weather monitoring (also for Civil Protection Autority) and dissemination through media of weather forecasts. During 2012/2013/2014 was operative as weather forecaster in the project for the Costa Concordia Wreck Removal from Giglio Island, including some months in the operational room located on the Island (http://www.lamma.rete.toscana.it/meteo/meteo-la-rimozione-della-costa-concordia).



  1. International Journal of Biometeorology
  2. Photochemistry and Photobiology: B
  3. The Journal of Agricultural Science
  4. Photochemistry and Photobiology
  5. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  6. African Journal of Biotechnology
  7. Dyes and Pigments
  8. Natural Hazards



Web of Science: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-8612-2011

Google scholar: http://scholar.google.it/citations?user=0P2J95oAAAAJ&hl=it

ISI Journals:

  1. Dalla Marta A., Grifoni D., Mancini M., Orlando F., Guasconi F., Orlandini S.(2015) Durum wheat in-field monitoring and early-yield prediction: assessment of potential use of high resolution satellite imagery in a hilly area of Tuscany, Central Italy. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 153: 68-77. DOI:10.1017/S0021859613000877.
  2. Grifoni D., Bacci L., Di Lonardo Sara, Pinelli P., Scardigli A., Camilli F., Sabatini F., Zipoli G., Romani A. (2014) UV protective properties of cotton and flax fabrics dyed with multifunctional plant extracts. Dyes and Pigments. 105: 89-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2014.01.027.
  3. Bartolini G., Grifoni D., Torrigiani Malaspina T., Vallorani R., Meneguzzo F., Gozzini B. (2014).  Precipitation changes from two long-term hourly dataset in Tuscany (Italy). International Journal of Climatology. 34 (15): 3977-3985. DOI: 10.1002/joc.3956.
  4. Morabito M., Grifoni D., Crisci A., Fibbi L., Orlandini S., Gensini G.F., Zipoli G. (2014) Might outdoor heat stress be considered a proxy for the unperceivable effect of the ultraviolet-induced risk of erythema in Florence? Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 130: 338–348. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2013.12.009.
  5. Bartolini G., Messeri A., Grifoni D., Mannini D., Orlandini S. (2014) Recent trends in seasonal and annual precipitation indices in Tuscany (Italy). Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 118 (1-2):147-157. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-013-1053-3.
  6. Napoli M., Grifoni D., Orlandini S., Zanchi C. A. (2013) Modeling soil and nutrient runoff yields from an italian vineyard using swat. Transactions of the ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers). 56 (6): 1397-1406. DOI:10.13031/trans.56.9963.
  7. Grifoni D., Zipoli G., Sabatini F., Messeri G., Bacci L. (2013) Action spectra affect variability of the climatology of biologically effective ultraviolet radiation on cloud–free days. Radiation protection dosimetry 157 (4): 491-498. DOI: 10.1093/rpd/nct178.
  8. Dalu J.D., Baldi M., Dalla Marta A., Orlandini S., Maracchi G., Dalu G., Grifoni D., Mancini M.  (2013) Mediterranean Climate Patterns and Wine quality in North and Central Italy. International Journal of Biometeorology. 57:729-742. DOI:10.1007/s00484-012-0600-4.
  9. Miligi M., Benvenuti A., Legittimo P., Badiali A. M., Cacciarini V., Chiarugi A., Crocetti E., Alberghini Maltoni S., Pinto I., Zipoli G., Grifoni D., Carnevale F., Pimpinelli N., Cherubini Di Simplicio F., Poggiali S., Sartorelli P., Sirna R., Amati R., Centi L., Festa G., Fiumalbi C., Fedi A., Giglioli S., Mancini R., Panzone T., Petrioli G., Trombetti A., Volpi D. (2013) Solar Ultraviolet radiation risk in outdoor workers: a specific project of Tuscany Region (Italy). Epidemiologia e Prevenzione. 37 (1):51-59.

10.  Guasconi F., Dalla Marta A., Grifoni D., Mancini M., Orlando F., Orlandini S. (2011) Influence of climatie on durum wheat production and use of remote sensing and weather data to predict quality and quantity of harvests. Italian Journal of Agrometeorology. 16 (3), 21-28.

11.  Diémoz H., Siani A.M., Casale G.R., Di Sarra A., Serpillo B., Petkov B., Scaglione S., Bonino A.. Facta S.. Fedele F., Grifoni D., Verdi L., and Zipoli G. (2011) First national intercomparison of solar ultraviolet radiometers in Italy. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 1689-1703.  DOI:10.5194/amt-4-1689-2011. (http://www.atmos-meas-tech.net/4/1689/2011/).

12.  Orlandini S., Mancini M., Grifoni D., Orlando F., Dalla Marta A. and Capecchi V. (2011) Integration of meteo-climatic and remote sensing information for the analysis of durum wheat quality in Val d'Orcia (Italy). Idojaras. 115(4):233-245.

13.  5. Grifoni D., Bacci L., Albanese L., Zipoli G. and Sabatini F. (2011) The role of natural dyes in the UV protection of fabrics made of vegetable fibres. Dyes and Pigments. 91(3): 279-285. DOI:10.1016/j.dyepig.2011.04.006.

14.  6. Dalla Marta A., Grifoni D., Torrigiani Malaspina T., Cecchi L., Barbano F., Mancini M., Orlandini S. (2011) The effects of large-scale atmospheric fields on the cypress pollen season in Tuscany (Central Italy). Aerobiologia. 27(3): 213-220. DOI: 10.1007/s10453-010-9190-y.

15.  Pollastrini M., Di Stefano V., Ferretti M., Agati G., Grifoni D., Zipoli G., Orlandini S. and Bussotti F. (2011) Influence of different light intensity regimes on leaf features of Vitis vinifera L. in  ultraviolet radiation filtered condition. Environmental and Experimental Botany. In Press: doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2010.10.027

16.  Dalla Marta A, Grifoni D., Mancini M., Zipoli G. and Orlandini S.  (2011) The influence of climate on durum wheat quality in Tuscany, Central Italy.  International Journal of Biometeorology. 55: 87-96. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-010-0310-8

17.  Dalla Marta A., Grifoni D., Mancini M., Storchi P., Zipoli G. and Orlandini S. (2010) Analysis of the relationships between climate variability and grapevine phenology in "Nobile di Montepulciano" wine production area. The Journal of Agricultural Science.  148: 657-666. DOI:10.1017/S0021859610000432

18.  Grifoni D., Bacci L., Zipoli G., Carreras G., Baronti S. and Sabatini F. (2009) Laboratory and Outdoor Assessment of UV Protection Offered by Flax and Hemp Fabrics Dyed with Natural Dyes. Photochemistry and Photobiology. 85: 313-320. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2008.00439.x.

19.  Grifoni D., Carreras G.,  Zipoli G., Sabatini  F.,  Dalla Marta and Orlandini S. (2008) Row orientation effect on UV-B, UV-A and PAR solar irradiation components in vineyards at Tuscany, Italy. International Journal of Biometeorology. 52 (8): 755-763. DOI 10.1007/s00484-008-0168-1.

20.  Bartolini G., Morabito M., Crisci A., Grifoni D., Torrigiani T., Petralli M., Maracchi G. and Orlandini S. (2008) Recent trends in Tuscany (Italy) summer temperature and indices of extremes. International Journal of Climatology. 28 (13):1751-1760. DOI: 10.1002/joc.1673.

21.  Grifoni D., Carreras G., Sabatini F. and Zipoli G. (2006) UV hazard on Italian Apennines under different shading and ground cover conditions during the main touristic periods of the year. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 16: 427-437. DOI: 10.1080/09603120601093550.

22.  Grifoni D. , Orlandini S. ,  Mancini M. , Maracchi G. and Zipoli G. (2006) Analysis of Italian wine quality using meteorological variables and fields. American Journal of Enology and Viticolture. 57 (3): 339 - 346.

23.  Morabito M., Crisci A., Grifoni D., Orlandini S., Cecchi L., Bacci L.,  Modesti P. A., Genuini G. F.and Maracchi G. (2006) Winter air mass-based synoptic climatological approach and hospital admissions for myocardial infarction in Florence, Italy. Environmental Research. 102 (1), 52-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2005.12.007

24.  Orlandini S., Grifoni D., Mancini M., Barcaioli G., Crisci A. (2005) Analisi degli effetti della variabilità meteo climatica sulla qualità del Brunello di Montalcino. Italian Journal of Agrometeorology. 2: 37-44.

25.  Grifoni D.,  Carreras G., Sabatini F. and Zipoli G. (2005) UV hazard on a summertime day under Mediterranean conditions and protective role of a beach umbrella. International Journal of Biometeorology. 50: 75-82, DOI: 10.1007/s00484-005-0278-y

26.  Meneguzzo F., Pasqui M., Menduni, Messeri G., Gozzini B., Grifoni D., Rossi M. and Maracchi G., (2004): Sensitivity of meteorological high-resolution numerical simulations of the biggest floods occurred over the Arno river basin, Italy, in the 20th century. Journal of Hydrology. 288:37-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2003.11.032.

27.  Bacci L., Grifoni D., Sabatini F. and Zipoli G. (1999) UV-B radiation causes early ripening and reduction in size of fruits in two lines of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). Global Change Biology. 5, 635-646. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2486.1999.00258.x.

28.  Antonelli F., Bussotti, Grifoni D., Grossoni, Mori B., Tani C. and Zipoli G. (1998) Oak (Quercus robur L.) seedlings responses to a realistic increase in UV-B radiation under open space conditions. Chemosphere. 36 (4-5), 841-845.

29.  Antonelli F., Grifoni D., Sabatini F. and Zipoli G. (1997) Morphological and physiological responses of bean plants to supplemental UV radiation in mediterranean climate.  Plant Ecology. 128, 127-136. DOI: 10.1023/A:1009702729514.

30.  Zipoli G. and  Grifoni D. (1994) Panicle contribution to bidirectional reflectance factors of a wheat canopy. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 15 (16), 3309-3314. DOI: DOI:10.1080/01431169408954331.


Extended Abstract on ISI Journal

  1. Oralndini S., Grifoni D., Mancini M., Messeri G., Dalla Marta A., Carreras G., Zipoli G., Maracchi G., Sabatini F. (2006). Approccio integrato per la difesa dalle gelate dei frutteti in Val di Chiana. Atti del 9° Convegno nazionale di agrometeorologia - AIAM 2006 Torino, 6–8 giugno 2006 su Italian Journal of Agrometeorology, supplement al n°1, 58-59.
  2. Oralndini S., Grifoni D., Mancini M., Zipoli G. (2007). Relazioni fra campi e indici meteorologici e qualità dei vini nel centro nord Italia. Atti del 10° Convegno nazionale di agrometeorologia - AIAM 2007 Crotone, 29–30 maggio 2007 su Italian Journal of Agrometeorology, supplemento al n° 1, 46-47.


Other recent publications

  1. Grifoni D., Bacci L., Di Lonardo S., Camilli F, Sabatini F, Zipoli G. Caratteristiche UV-protettive di tessuti colorati con estratti di piante tintorie (2013). In: Estratti naturali da piante medicinali e tessili-tintorie. Caratterizzazione ed usi innovativi di ortica, daphne, lavanda e tannini da castagno, Editors: ARACNE Editore, pp.73-99, ISBN: 978-88-548-6724-6.
  2. Albert A., Aphalo P. J.,  Björn L. O., Ocampo I. G.,  Grifoni D., Heikkilä A., Huovinen P., Högmander H., Kolarž P., Lindfors A., Figueroa F. L., McLeod A. R., Robson T. M., Rosenqvist E., Ylianttila L., Zipoli G. (2012). COST Action FA0906: Handbook and good practice recommendations for research on the effects of ultraviolet radiation on plants. Edited bt: Albert A., Aphalo P. J.,  Björn L. O., McLeod A. R. and Rosenqvist E. Springer.
  3. Orlandini S., Dalla Marta A., Mancini M. and Grifoni D. (2011) Impacts of the NAO on Mediterranean Crop Production. In: Hydrological, Socioeconomic and Ecological Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation in the Mediterranean Region, (Advances in Global Change Research). Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano and Ricardo M. Trigo (eds.). Volume 46, 103-112. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.  DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1372-7_8.
  4. Orlandini S., Grifoni D., Natali F., Mancini M., Dalla Marta A. (2010) Impact of climate change on Tuscany durum wheat quality. Pp. 195-208. In: Advances in Environmental Modeling and measurements, Ed. Dragutin T. Mihailovic, Branislava L. Nova Science Publisher Inc. New York.
  5. Orlandini S., Mancini M., Grifoni D., Messeri G., Dalla Marta A., Zipoli G. (2008) Sviluppo e applicazione di un sistema previsionale per la difesa dalle gelate primaverili in Val di Chiana. Italian Journal of Agronomy/ Rivista di Agronomia, 1 Suppl. : 37-45. ISSN 1125-4718
  6. Grifoni D., Carreras g., Zipoli G., Sabatini F., Orlandini S., Pugliesi A., e Dalla Marta A.(2007) Caratterizzazione del regime radiativo del vigneto. In: Atti del  I° Convegno Nazionale di Viticoltura 21-23 giugno 2006, Ancona. Italus Hortus,14(3), 324-328.