Salvatore Gambino

Senior Geophysicist
Osservatorio Etneo, Catania, Italy
Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia


Fields of interest:

Volcano seismology;
Tilt monitoring;
Tilt signals associated to volcanic/tectonic processes;
Modelling of ground deformation patterns related to eruptive episodes;
Ground deformation induced by co-seismic fault displacements;
Monitoring of faults and volcanic fractures;
Multi-parametric approach in investigating hydrothermal systems;
Multi-disciplinary investigation of lava fountains;
Reconstruction of fault plan geometry by high precision locations of earthquakes;
Thermal expansion-contraction and slope instability of fumarole fields;
Probabilistic estimation of eruptions.


Recent publications:

S. Alparone, O. Cocina, S. Gambino, A. Mostaccio, S. Spampinato, T. Tuvè, and A. Ursino
Seismological features of the Pernicana–Provenzana Fault System (Mt. Etna, Italy) and implications for the dynamics of northeastern flank of the volcano,
J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., (2012), doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.03.010.

A. Brancato, S. Gresta, L. Sandri, J. Selva, W. Marzocchi, S. Alparone, D. Andronico, A. Bonforte, T. Caltabiano, O. Cocina, R.A. Corsaro, R. Cristofolini, G. Di Grazia, G. Distefano, C. Ferlito, S. Gambino, S. Giammanco, F. Greco, R. Napoli, G. Tusa, and M. Viccaro
Quantifying probabilities of eruption at a well-monitored active volcano: an application to Mt. Etna (Sicily, Italy),
B. Geofis. Teor. Appl., Vol. 53, No. 1, (2012), pp. 55-74, doi:10.4430/bgta0040.

A. Cannata, I.S. Diliberto, S. Alparone, S. Gambino, S. Gresta, M. Liotta, P. Madonia, V. Milluzzo, M. Aliotta, and P. Montalto
Multiparametric approach in investigating hydrothermal systems: The case of study of Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy),
Pure Appl. Geophys., Vol. 169, Nos. 1-2, (2012), pp. 167-182, doi:10.1007/s00024-011-0297-z.

S. Gambino, V. Milluzzo, A. Scaltrito, and L. Scarfi
Relocation and focal mechanisms of earthquakes in the south-central sector of the Aeolian Archipelago: New structural and volcanological insights,
Tectonophysics, Vol. 524, (2102). pp. 108-115, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2011.12.024.

A. Harris, S. Alparone, A. Bonforte, J. Dehn, S. Gambino, L. Lodato, and L. Spampinato
Vent temperature trends at the Vulcano Fossa fumarole field: the role of permeability,
Bull. Volcanol., Vol. 74, No. 6, (2012), pp. 1293-1311, doi:10.1007/s00445-012-0593-1.

A. Bonaccorso, T. Caltabiano, G. Currenti, C. Del Negro, S. Gambino, G. Ganci, S. Giammanco, F. Greco, A. Pistorio, G. Salerno, S. Spampinato, and E. Boschi
Dynamics of a lava fountain revealed by geophysical, geochemical and thermal satellite measurements: The case of the 10 April 2011 Mt Etna eruption,
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 38, (2011), L24307, doi:10.1029/2011GL049637.

A. Bonaccorso, A. Cannata, R.A. Corsaro, G. Di Grazia, S. Gambino, F. Greco, L. Miraglia, and A. Pistorio
Multidisciplinary investigation on  a lava fountain preceding a flank eruption: The 10 May 2008 Etna case,
Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Vol. 12, No. 7, (2011), Q07009, doi:10.1029/2010GC003480.

A. Brancato, S. Gresta, S. Alparone, D. Andronico, A. Bonforte, T. Caltabiano, O. Cocina, R.A. Corsaro, R. Cristofolini, G. Di Grazia, G. Distefano, C. Ferlito, S. Gambino, S. Giammanco, F. Greco, R. Napoli, L. Sandri, J. Selva, G. Tusa, and M. Viccaro
Application of BET_EF at Mount Etna: a retrospective analysis (years 2001-2005),
Ann. Geophys., Vol. 54, No. 5,(2011), pp. 642-661, doi:10.4401/ag-5346.

A. Ferro, S. Gambino, S. Panepinto, G. Falzone, G. Laudani, and B.Ducarme
High precision tilt observation at Mt. Etna Volcano, Italy,
Acta Geophys., Vol. 59, No. 3, (2011), pp. 618-632, doi:10.2478/s11600-011-0003-7.

S. Gambino, A. Bonforte, A. Carnazzo, G. Falzone, F. Ferrari, A. Ferro, F. Guglielmino, G. Laudani, V. Maiolino, and G.Puglisi
Displacement across the Trecastagni Fault (Mt. Etna) and induced seismicity: the October 2009 –January 2010 episode,
Ann. Geophys., Vol. 54, No. 4, (2011), pp. 414-423, doi:10.4401/ag-4841.

S. Alparone, A. Cannata, S. Gambino, S. Gresta, V. Milluzzo, and P. Montalto
Time-space variation of volcano-seismic events at La Fossa (Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy): new insights into seismic sources in a hydrothermal system,
Bull. Volcanol., Vol. 72, No. 7, (2010), pp. 803-816, doi:0.1007/s00445-010-0367-6.

A. Bonaccorso, A. Bonforte, and S. Gambino
Thermal expansion-contraction and slope instability of a fumarole field inferred from geodetic measurements at Vulcano,
Bull. Volcanol., Vol. 72, No. 7, (2010), pp. 791-801, doi:10.1007/s00445-010-0366-7.

V. Milluzzo, A. Cannata, S. Alparone, S. Gambino, M. Hellweg, P. Montalto, L. Cammarata, I.S. Diliberto, S. Gresta, M. Liotta, and A. Paonita
Tornillos at Vulcano: Clues to the dynamics of the hydrothermal system,
J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., Vol. 198, Nos. 3-4, (2010), pp. 377-393, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.09.022.