Patrizia Tosi

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy


Patrizia Tosi obtained her Master degree in geological sciences from the University of Rome La Sapienza (1989), and she is now a Senior Researcher in seismology at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. Her research interests focus on two principal research topics: scale invariance in seismology and macroseismics. Scale invariance in seismology includes quantification of fractal behavior of seismicity, relations with seismic cycle and volcanic eruptions, study of the link between b-value of the Gutenberg-Richter law and fractal dimension of the fault, study of Omori law parameters, development of a method for seismic signal detection involving fractal analysis, development of a new method for the space-time combined analysis of seismicity based on correlation integral, and study of earthquake interaction. Macroseismics includes development of statistical methods and application on intensity data, definition of the macroseismic field and study of the intensity anomalies, modeling seismic sound generation and correlation with observer reports, and development of the procedure ‘did you feel it’ with online real-time publication of macroseismic maps.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2012

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