Francesca ARDIZZONE

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francesca.ardizzone (at) irpi.cnr.it
Via della Madonna Alta, 126 06128, Perugia
Perugia


geomorphology

JCR Scientific Journal

  1. Federica Fiorucci, Francesca Ardizzone, Alessandro Cesare Mondini, Alessia Viero, Fausto Guzzetti (2018) Visual interpretation of stereoscopic NDVI satellite images to map rainfall-induced landslides. Landslides (Pubblicato on line in data 22/10/2018). DOI 10.1007/s10346-018-1069-y.
  2. Jalal Samia, Arnaud Temme, Arnold K. Bregt, Jakob Wallinga, John Stuiver, Fausto Guzzetti, Francesca Ardizzone, Mauro Rossi (2018) Implementing landslide path dependency, in landslide susceptibility modelling. Landslides, published on line on 15 June 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-018-1024-y
  3. Samia J.; Temme A.; Bregt A.; Wallinga J.; Guzzetti F.; Ardizzone F.; Rossi M. (2017) Characterization and quantification of path dependency in landslide susceptibility. Geomorphology, Vol. 292, 16–24, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.04.039.
  4. Vanmaercke M.; Ardizzone F.; Rossi M.; Guzzetti F. (2017) Exploring the effects of seismicity on landslides and catchment sediment yield: An Italian case study. Geomorphology, Vol. 278, 171–183, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.11.010.
  5. Franny G. Murillo-García, Mauro Rossi, Francesca Ardizzone, Federica Fiorucci, Irasema Alcántara-Ayala (2017) Hazard and population vulnerability analysis: a step towards landslide risk assessment. J. Mt. Sci., Vol. 14(7), 1241-1261, DOI: 10.1007/s11629-016-4179-9.
  6. Donnini M., Napolitano E., Salvati P., Ardizzone F., Bucci F., Fiorucci F., Santangelo M., Cardinali M., Guzzetti F. (2017) Impact of event landslides on road networks: a statistical analysis of two Italian case studies. Landslides, Vol. 14, 1521–1535, DOI 10.1007/s10346-017-0829-4.
  7. Massimiliano Alvioli, Ivan Marchesini, Paola Reichenbach, Mauro Rossi, Francesca Ardizzone, Federica Fiorucci, Fausto Guzzetti (2016) Automatic delineation of geomorphological slope units with r.slopeunits v1.0 and their optimization for landslide susceptibility modeling. Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3975-3991, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3975-2016
  8. Jalal Samia, Arnaud Temme, Arnold Bregt, Jakob Wallinga, Fausto Guzzetti, Francesca Ardizzone, Mauro Rossi (2016) Do landslides follow landslides? Insights in path dependency from a multi-temporal landslide inventory. Landslides, Vol. 14, 547–558, DOI 10.1007/s10346-016-0739-x.
  9. Cignetti Martina, Manconi Andrea, Manunta Michele, Giordan Daniele, De Luca Claudio, Allasia Paolo, Ardizzone Francesca (2016) Taking Advantage of the ESA G-POD Service to Study Ground Deformation Processes in High Mountain Areas: A Valle d’Aosta Case Study, Northern Italy. Remote Sens., Vol. 8, 852; doi:10.3390/rs8100852.
  10. Fiorucci Federica, Ardizzone Francesca, Rossi Mauro, Torri Dino (2015) The use of stereoscopic satellite images to map rills and ephemeral gullies. Remote Sens., Vol. 7(10), 14151-14178, doi:10.3390/rs71014151.
  11. Castaldo R, Tizzani Pietro, Lollino Piernicola, Calò Fabiana, Ardizzone Francesca, Lanari Riccardo, Guzzetti Fausto, Manunta Michele (2015) Landslide Kinematical Analysis through Inverse Numerical Modelling and Differential SAR Interferometry. Pure Appl. Geophys. Vol. 172, 3067–3080, DOI 10.1007/s00024-014-1008-3
  12. Franny Giselle Murillo-García, Irasema Alcántara-Ayala, Francesca Ardizzone, Mauro Cardinali, Federica Fiourucci, Fausto Guzzetti (2015) Satellite stereoscopic pair images of very high resolution: a step forward for the development of landslide inventories. Landslides Vol. 12, 277–291, DOI 10.1007/s10346-014-0473-1
  13. Andrea Manconi, Francesco Casu, Francesca Ardizzone, Manuela Bonano, Mauro Cardinali, Claudio De Luca, Erwan Gueguen, Ivan Marchesini, Mario  Parise, Carmen Vennari, Riccardo Lanari, and Fausto Guzzetti (2014) Brief Communication: Rapid mapping of landslide events: the 3 December 2013 Montescaglioso landslide, Italy. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., Vol. 14, 1835–1841, doi:10.5194/nhess-14-1835-2014.
  14. Fabiana Calò, Francesca Ardizzone, Raffaele Castaldo, Piernicola Lollino, Pietro Tizzani, Fausto Guzzetti, Riccardo Lanari, Maceo-Giovanni Angeli, Fabrizio Pontoni, Michele Manunta (2014) Enhanced landslide investigations through advanced DInSAR techniques: The Ivancich case study, Assisi, Italy. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 142, 69–82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.11.003
  15. Marchesini Ivan, Ardizzone Francesca, Alvioli Massimiliano, Rossi Mauro, Guzzetti Fausto (2014) Non-susceptible landslide areas in Italy and in the Mediterranean region. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., Vol. 14, 2215-2231, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-2215-2014
  16. Chiara Del Ventisette, Andrea Ciampalini, Michele Manunta, Fabiana Calò, Luca Paglia, Francesca Ardizzone, Alessandro Cesare Mondini, Paola Reichenbach, Rosa Maria Mateos, Silvia Bianchini, Immaculada Garcia, Balázs Füsi, Zsuzsa Villo Deák, Károly Rádi , Marek Graniczny, Zbigniew Kowalski, Anna Piatkowska, Maria Przylucka, Hugo Retzo, Tazio Strozzi, Davide Colombo, Oscar Mora, Francisco Sánchez, Gerardo Herrera, Sandro Moretti, Nicola Casagli, and Fausto Guzzetti (2013) Exploitation of Large Archives of ERS and ENVISAT C-Band SAR Data to Characterize Ground Deformations. Remote Sens., Vol. 5, 3896-3917, doi:10.3390/rs5083896.
  17. Francesca Ardizzone, G. Basile, Mauro Cardinali, Nicola Casagli, Sara Del Conte, Chiara Del Ventisette, Federica Fiorucci, F. Garfagnoli, G. Gigli, Fausto Guzzetti, Giulio Iovine, Alessandro Cesare Mondini, Sandro Moretti, M. Panebianco, Federico Raspini, Paola Reichenbach, Mauro Rossi, L. Tanteri, Oreste Terranova (2012) Landslide inventory map for the Briga and the Giampilieri catchments, NE Sicily, Italy. Journal of Maps, Vol. 8 , Iss. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2012.694271. Articolo e carta.
  18. Mondini A.C., Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P., Rossi M., Cardinali M., Ardizzone F. (2011) Semi-automatic recognition and mapping of rainfall induced shallow landslides using satellite optical images. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 115, 1743–1757, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.03.006.
  19. Fiorucci F., Cardinali M., Carlà R., Rossi M., Mondini A.C., Santurri L., Ardizzone F., Guzzetti F. (2011) Seasonal landslides mapping and estimation of landslide mobilization rates using aerial and satellite images. Geomorphology, 129(1-2), 59–70, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.01.013.
  20. Guzzetti F., Manunta M., Ardizzone F., Pepe A., Cardinali M., Zeni G., Reichenbach P., Lanari R. (2009) Analysis of ground deformation detected using the SBAS-DInSAR technique in Umbria, Central Italy. Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 166, doi: 10.1007/s00024-009-0491-4.
  21. Guzzetti F., Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Rossi M., Valigi D. (2009) Landslide volumes and landslide mobilization rates in Umbria, central Italy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 279, 222–229, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.01.005. ISI Impact Factor (2008) 3.955.
  22. Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P., Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Galli M. (2009) Landslide hazard assessment, vulnerability estimation and risk evaluation: an example from the Collazzone area (Central Umbria, Italy). Geogr. Fis. Dinam. Quatern. 32 (2009), 183-192.
  23. Galli M., Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P. (2008) Comparison of landslide inventory maps. Geomorphology, Vol. 94, 268–289.
  24. Guzzetti F., Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Galli M., Reichenbach P. (2008). Distribution of landslides in the Upper Tiber River basin, Central Italy. Geomorphology, Vol. 96, 105–122.
  25. Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Galli M., Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P. (2007). Identification and mapping of recent rainfall-induced landslides using elevation data collected by airborne lidar. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 7, 637–650. Available @ www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/7/637/2007.
  26. Cardinali M., Galli M., Guzzetti F., Ardizzone F., Reichenbach P., Bartoccini, P. (2006) Rainfall induced landslides in December 2004 in South-Western Umbria, Central Italy. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 6, 237-260, SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2006-6-237.
  27. Guzzetti F., Galli M., Reichenbach P., Ardizzone F., Cardinali M. (2006) Landslide hazard assessment in the Collazzone area, Umbria, central Italy. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 6, 115-131, SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2006-6-115.
  28. Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P., Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Galli M. (2006) Estimating the quality of landslide susceptibility models. Geomorphology, Vol. 81, 166-184.
  29. Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P., Cardinali M., Galli M., Ardizzone F. (2005) Probabilistic landslide hazard assessment at the basin scale. Geomorphology, Vol. 72: 272-299.
  30. Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P., Cardinali M., Ardizzone F., Galli M. (2003) The Impact of landslides in the Umbria Region, Central Italy. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. Vol. 3: 5, 469 - 486. SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2003-3-469.
  31. Antonini G., Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Galli M., Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P. (2002) Surface deposits and landslide inventory map of the area affected by the 1997 Umbria-Marche earthquakes. Bollettino Società Geologica Italiana, Volume Speciale 1, 843-853.
  32. Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Carrara A., Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P. (2002) Impact of mapping errors on the reliability of landslide hazard maps. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 2:1-2, 3-14. SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2002-2-3.
  33. Cardinali M., Reichenbach P., Guzzetti F., Ardizzone F., Antonini G., Galli M., Cacciano M., Castellani M., Salvati P. (2002) A geomorphological approach to estimate landslide hazard and risk in urban and rural areas in Umbria, central Italy. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 2: 1-2, 57-72. SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2002-2-57.

Articles in peer reviewed international proceedings

  1. Mergili M., Marchesini I., Alvioli M., Rossi M., Santangelo M., Cardinali M., Ardizzone F., Fiorucci F., Schneider-Muntau B., Fellin W., Guzzetti F. (2015) GIS-Based Deterministic Analysis of Deep-Seated Slope Stability in a Complex Geological Setting. GIS-Based Deterministic Analysis of Deep-Seated Slope Stability in a Complex Geological Setting. In: Lollino G. et al. (eds) Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_254
  2. M. Mergili, I. Marchesini, M. Rossi, M. Alvioli, B. Schneider-Muntau, M. Cardinali, F. Ardizzone, F. Fiorucci, D. Valigi, M. Santangelo, F. Bucci, F. Guzzetti (2015) Considering parameter uncertainty in a GIS-based sliding surface model for large areas. Geotechnical Safety and Risk, V T. Schweckendiek et al. (Eds.) © 2015 The authors and IOS Press, doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-580-7-931, 5th International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety and Risk - ISGSR2015, 13-16 ottobre 2015, Rotterdam.
  3. Castaldo R., P. Tizzani, P. Lollino, F. Calò, F. Ardizzone, M. Manunta, F. Guzzetti, R. Lanari (2015) The Ivancich Active Landslide Process (Assisi, Central Italy) Analysed via Numerical Modeling Jointly Optimized by DInSAR and Inclinometric Data. In: Lollino G. et al. (eds) Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_268
  4. Marchesini, I., Mergili, M., Rossi, M., Santangelo, M., Cardinali, M., Ardizzone, F., F. Fiorucci, B. Schneider-Muntau, W. Fellin and Guzzetti, F. (2014). A GIS Approach to Analysis of Deep-Seated Slope Stability in Complex Geology. In Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment (pp. 483-489). Springer, Cham. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-05050-8_75
  5. M. Manunta; M. Bonano; F. Calò; C. Ojha; F. Ardizzone; F. Guzzetti; A. Mondini; P. Reichenbach; S. Bianchini; N. Casagli; A. Ciampalini; C. Del Ventisette; S. Moretti; I. Garcia; G. Herrera; R. Mateos; B. F si; M. Graniczny; Z. Kowalski; M. Surala; H. Raetzo; A. Piatkowska; T. Strozzi; D. Colombo; O. Mora; F. Sanchez (2013) An Advanced European System for Landslides and Subsidence Ground Deformation Analysis: The FP7-DORIS Downstream Service. In: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2013 IEEE International. IEEE, 2013, p. 33-36.
  6. A. Perrone, J. Bellanova, G. Calamita, F. Ardizzone, S. Piscitelli (2013) Electrical Resistivity Tomography surveys to investigate the Ivanchic landslide (Assisi, Umbria region, Italy). Atti del GNGTS - 32° Convegno Nazionale, 19-21/11/2013, Trieste.
  7. Ardizzone, F., Fiorucci F., Santangelo M., Cardinali M., Mondini A.C., Rossi M., Reichenbach P., Guzzetti F. (2013) Very-High Resolution Stereoscopic Satellite Images for Landslide Mapping. In Landslide Science and Practice (pp. 95-101). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Second World Landslide Forum - Putting Science into Practice. 3-9/10/2011 Roma. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-31325-7_12.
  8. Calo, F.; Ardizzone, F.; Castaldo, R.; Lollino, P.; Tizzani, P.; Guzzetti, F.; Lanari, R.; Manunta, M. (2013) Landslide Analysis Through the Multi-Sensor SBAS-Dinsar Approach: The Case Study of Assisi, Central Italy. In: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2013 IEEE International. IEEE, 2013, p. 2916-2919.
  9. F. Ardizzone, M. Bonano, A. Giocoli, R. Lanari, M. Marsella, A. Pepe, A. Perrone, S. Piscitelli, S. Scifoni, M. Scutti, G. Solaro, Analysis of ground deformation using SBAS-DInSAR technique applied to COSMO-SkyMed images, the test case of Roma urban area. Proc. SPIE 8536, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XII, 85360D, 21/11/2012, Edimburgo. Doi 10.1117/12.979388;http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.979388
  10. Ardizzone F., Rossi M., Calò F., Paglia L., Manunta M., Mondini A.C., Zeni G., Reichenbach P., Lanari R., Guzzetti F. (2011) Preliminary analysis of a correlation between ground deformations and rainfall: the Ivancich landslide, central Italy. Proceedings SPIE Remote Sensing, 19-22 September 2011, Prague, Vol. 8179, CCC code: 0277- 786X/11/$18, doi: 10.1117/12.899453.
  11. Guzzetti F., Fiorucci F., Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Rossi M., Mondini A.C., Reichenbach P., Santangelo M., Valigi. D. (2010) Landslide volumes and evaluation of landslide mobilization rates in an area in Umbria, central Apennines Rendiconti online della Società Geologica Italiana, 11(2), pp. 668 – 669.
  12. Guzzetti F., Esposito E., Balducci V., Porfido S., Cardinali M., Violante C., Fiorucci F., Sacchi M., Ardizzone F., Mondini A., Reichebach P., Rossi M. (2009) Central Italy seismic sequences-induced landsliding: 1997-1998 Umbria-Marche and 2008-2009 L’Aquila cases. The Next Generation of Research on Earthquake-induced Landslides: International Conference in Commemoration of 10th Anniversary of the Chi-Chi Earthquake, Taiwan
  13. Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P. (2008) Landslide hazard assessment, vulnerability estimation, and risk evaluation at the basin scale. Proceedings of The First World Landslide Forum, Parallel Session Volume, 71-74.
  14. Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Corazza A., Guzzetti F., Leone F., Peruccacci S., Reichenbach P., Rossi M., Tonelli G. (2008) Forecasting Landslides and the Associated Risk to the Population of Italy. Proceedings of The First World Landslide Forum, Poster Session Volume, 5-8.
  15. Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P., Cardinali M., Galli M., Ardizzone F. (2005) Probabilistic landslide hazard assessment: an example in the Collazzone area, Central Italy. Bergmeister K., Strauss A., Rickemann D. (eds.) 3rd Probabilistic Workshop, Technical Systems and Natural Hazards, Schriftenreihe des Departments n. 7, November 2005, 173-182.
  16. Guzzetti F., Cardinali M., Reichenbach P., Galli M., Ardizzone F., Salvati P. (2004) Geomorphological mapping to assess landslide risk: examples from the Umbria Region, Central Italy. Proceedings 2004 International Conference on Slopeland.
  17. Reichenbach P., Ardizzone F., Cardinali M., Galli M., Guzzetti F., Salvati P. (2003) Landslide events and their impact on the transportation network in the Umbria region, central Italy. In: Jansà A., Romero R. (eds.), Proceedings 4th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms, Mallorca, Spain, Universitat de Illes Baleares, CD-ROM, ISBN 84-7632-792-7.
  18. Sterlacchini S., Sironi S., Ardizzone F (2003) Gis data processing and cartography representation of the new geological map of italy: the CNR approach. 4th European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems, Bologna (Italy), June 17 th -20 th, 2003
  19. Carrara A., Guzzetti F., Cardinali M., Reichenbach P., Antonini G., Galli M., Ardizzone F., Fossati D., Laffi R., Mazzoccola D., Sciesa E., Crosta G., Frattini P. (2000) Geographic information technology to assess landslide hazard in regional environmental planning. III Congress on Geological Cartography and Information Systems, Munich (Bavaria, Germania), October 24-27, 2000.
  20. Ardizzone F., P. Guarnieri e S. Sterlacchini (2000) Integrated database and GIS techniques to convert geologic field information into geological and thematic maps: the CARG Project. III Congress on Geological Cartography and Information Systems, Munich (Bavaria, Germania), October 24-27, 2000.
  21. Cardinali M., Ardizzone F., Galli M., Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P. (2000) Landslides triggered by rapid snow melting, the December 1996-January 1997 event in Central Italy. Claps P., Siccardi F. (eds.), Proceedings 1st Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms, Maratea, 14-16 October 1999, CNR GNDCI Publication n. 20**, Editoriale Bios, Cosenza, 439-448. Citazioni SCOPUS (Agosto 2011) 15+3+3. Citazioni Google Scholar (Luglio 2012) 23.

ISBN Book Chapter

  1. Ardizzone F., Fiorucci F., Mondini A.C., Guzzetti F. (2018) TXT-tool 1.039-1.1: Very-High Resolution Stereo Satellite Images for Landslide Mapping. In: Sassa K. et al. (eds) Landslide Dynamics: ISDR-ICL Landslide Interactive Teaching Tools. Springer, Cham. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57774-6_5.
  2. Rossi M., Marchesini M., Tonelli G., Peruccacci S., Brunetti M.T., Luciani S., Ardizzone F., Balducci V., Bianchi C., Cardinali M., Fiorucci F., Mondini A.C., Reichenbach P., Salvati P., Santangelo M., Guzzetti F. (2013) PPT-tool 2.039-1.1 Italian National Landslide Warning System. In ICL Landslide Teaching Tools by Kyoji Sassa, Bin He, Mauri McSaveney, Osamu Nagai. ISBN 978-4-9903382-2-0
  3. Brunetti M.T, Luino F., Vennari C., Peruccacci S., Biddoccu M., Valigi D., Luciani S., Cirio C.G., Rossi M., Nigrelli G., Ardizzone F., Di Palma M., & Guzzetti F. (2012) Rainfall thresholds for possible occurrence of shallow landslides and debris flows in Italy. In: Dating Torrential Processes on Fans and Cones, Advances in Global Change Research. Schneuwly-Bollschweiler M.; Stoffel M.; Rudolf-Miklau Florian.
  4. Reichenbach P., Galli M., Cardinali M., Guzzetti F., Ardizzone F., (2005) Geomorphologic mapping to assess landslide risk: concepts, methods and applications in the Umbria Region of central Italy. In: Glade T., Anderson M.G., Crozier M.J. (eds.) Landslide risk assessment. John Wiley, 429-468, ISBN: 0-471-48663-9.

Cartographic production

  1. Adele Manzella, Eugenio Trumpy, Nicola Lopez, Francesca Ardizzone, Donato Maio (2012) Web-GIS VIGOR. http://www.vigor-geotermia.it/geo-portal/ pubblicato nell’ambito del Progetto VIGOR - Valutazione del potenziale geotermico delle regioni convergenza.
  2. Ardizzone F., Basile G., Cardinali M., Casagli N., Del Conte S., Del Ventisette C., Fiorucci F., Garfagnoli F., Gigli G., Guzzetti F., Iovine G., Mondini A. C., Moretti S., Panebianco M., Raspini F., Reichenbach P., Rossi M., Tanteri L., Terranova O. (2012) Landslide inventory map for the Briga and the Giampilieri catchments, NE Sicily, italy (map). Journal of Map, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, carta in supplemento all’articolo.
  3. Foglio 625 della Carta Geologica – APAT - contributo come coordinamento dell’informatizzazione per il CNR. S.E.L.C.A – Firenze 2009.
  4. Foglio 506 della Carta Geologica – APAT - contributo come coordinamento dell’informatizzazione per il CNR. S.E.L.C.A – Firenze 2005.

 Francesca Ardizzone research interests include: (1) implementation of geodatabase of geological, geomorphological and environmental data, (2) production of Digital Elevation Model and morphometric analysis, (3) detection and mapping of landslides in different climatic, geological and morphological environments, (4) analysis of landslide types and patterns in relation to geology and topography, (5) temporal forecasting of landslides, using multi-temporal inventory maps, (6) landslide impact analysis on human structure, (7) landslide risk assessment and mapping, (8) exploitation of GIS and Web-GIS technology for the analysis and dissemination of geological information, (9) geological and geomorphological interpretation of ground deformation measured by satellite, and (10) evaluation of landslide mobilized volume and landslide mobilization rate.

Francesca Ardizzone, geologist, is a research scientist of the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), where she carries out her research activity in the landslide hazards and risk assessment research unit at the Institute for Geo-Hydrological Hazards Assessment (IRPI), in Perugia. After taking a degree in Geology at the University of Perugia in 1988, she started her cooperation with the IRPI CNR in 1992. She worked in the framework of the AVI-GNDCI (Areas historically affected by hydrogeological disasters) national project from 1992 to 1994 and collected historical information about hydrogeological phenomena in Italy by reading newspapers, scientific literature and technical reports. From 1994 to 1996 she participated at the projects for the evaluation of the vulnerability areas of Appennines springs Bagnara, San Giovenale, and the San Cese in the town of Nocera Umbra (PG), in cooperation with the Perugia University and in 1997 she worked on the production of the Digital Terrain Model of the Umbria region for the CNR IRPI. In 1998 she obtained a temporary research position in the CNR IRPI and from 1998 to 2001 she worked in the framework of the CARG project for the implementation of the digital geo-database of the Geological Map of Italy at scale 1:50.000. She was and is still involved in several Italian regional project dedicated to the landslide mapping and evaluation of landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk. She developed several activities in the MORFEO project, a national project for the exploitation of Earth observation data and technology for improved landslide detection, monitoring and forecasting, funded by the Italian Space Agency. She is involved in a national project funded by the Italian National Department of Civil Defence aimed at fostering the national capabilities to forecast rainfall induced landslides, and the associated risk, in Italy, in particular her contribution is devoted to the production of landslide inventory maps and the implementation of the landslide geo-database. In the period 2010 - 2013, she participated to the DORIS project “downstream service for the detection, mapping, monitoring and forecasting of ground deformations”, European project FP 7. In the period 2010-2013 she was involved in the national project entitled VIGOR “Valutazione del potenziale Geotermico delle regioni della Convergenza” (Evaluation of the geothermal heating capacity in four Regions in the South of Italy), a national project funded by the “Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico Dipartimento per l'Energia” (Ministry of Economic Development, Energy Department). Since 2013 Francesca Ardizzone is working in the framework of LAMPRE " LAndslide Modelling and tools for vulnerability assessment Preparedness and REcovery management ", an European project. She actively participated at the scientific and technical activities to support the Department of Civil Protection National in the emergency and post-emergence actions, for the earthquake occurred in L'Aquila on the April 2009 and for the meteorological Messina event occurred in the October 2009. Since November 2014 Francesca Ardizzone is involved in the Atlante Geotermico a national project ATLANTE Geotermico, project aimed to characterize and map the geothermic resources in South Italy (2011-2015). Francesca Ardizzone is the scientific responsible of HAMMER (RelationsHips between meteo-climAtic paraMeters and ground surface deforMation time sEries in mountain enviRonments), a Special Project developed in the framework of the NextData National Project funded by the MIUR (Italian Minister for the Education, Scientific Research and University) (2014-2015). From 2015 she partecipates at several national and regional italian projects.