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Associate Professor
Università di Trieste, Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze
Scientific Activity: 

Investigation of Earth crust using Gravity and Magnetic fields with geodynamic constraints, geophysical observation from satellite, Gravity field inversion, Gravimetry, time-variation of gravity field, crustal deformation, induced seismicity, Inversion of geophysical fields.

Recent Publications: 

Recent publications 2014-2017


Braitenberg C. 2014. A grip on geological units with GOCE, U. Marti (ed.), Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems, International Association of Geodesy Symposia 141, Springer, 309-317, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-10837-7_39.


Tenze D., Braitenberg C., Sincich E., Mariani P. 2014. Detecting the elevated crust to mantle section in the Kohistan-Ladakh arc, Himalaya, from GOCE observations, U. Marti (ed.), Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems, International Association of Geodesy Symposia 141, Springer, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10837-7_38.


Alvarez O., Nacif S., Gimenez M., Folguera A., Braitenberg C. 2014. GOCE derived vertical gravity gradient delineates great earthquake rupture zones along the Chilean margin. Tectonophysics, 622, 198-215, doi:10/1016/j.tecto.2014.03.011.


Sampietro D., Reguzzoni M., Braitenberg C. 2014. The GOCE estimated Moho beneath the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya. In : C. Rizos and P. Willis (eds.), Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet, International Association of Geodesy Symposia 139, 391-397,  DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-37222-3__52, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Braitenberg C., Nagy I.  2014. Illustrating the superposition of signals recorded by the Grotta Gigante pendulums with musical analogues. Acta Carsologica, 43/1, 139-147.


Braitenberg C. 2015. Exploration of tectonic structures with GOCE in Africa and across-continents. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 35, 88-95, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2014.013.


Devoti R., Zuliani D., Braitenberg C., Fabris P., Grillo B. 2015. Hydrologically induced slope deformations detected by GPS and clinometric surveys in the Cansiglio Platesu, sothern Alps. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 419, 134-142, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.023.


Shin Y., Shum C. K., Braitenberg C., Lee S. M., Na S.-H., Choi K. S., Hsu H., Park Y.-S., Lim M. 2015. Moho topography, ranges and folds of Tibet by analysis of global gravity models and GOCE data. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5, 11681; 1-7, doi:10.1038/srep11681.


Pivetta T., Braitenberg C., 2015. Laser-scan and gravity joint investigation for subsurface cavity exploration - The Grotta Gigante benchmark. Geophysics, Vol. 80, No. 4, (July - August 2015), B83 - B94, doi:10.1190/GEO2014-0601.1.


Pail R., Bingham R., Braitenberg C., Dobslaw H., Eicker A., Guntner A., Horwath M., Ivins E., Longuever gne L., Panet I., Wouters B., IUGG Expert Panel 2015. Science and User Needs for Observing Global Mass Transport to Understand Global Change and to Benefit Society. Surveys in Geophysics, 36(6), 743 - 772, doi:10.1007/s10712-015-9348-9.


Alvarez O., Gimenez M., Folguera A., Spagnotto S., Bustos E., Baez W., Braitenberg C. 2015. New evidence about the subduction of the Copiapò ridge beneath South America, and its connection with the Chilean-Pampean flat slab, tracked by satellite GOCE and EGM2008 models. Journal of Geodynamics, 91(C), 65-88, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2015.08.002.


Alvarez  O., Nacif S., Spagnotto S., Folguera A., Gimenez M., Chlieh M., Braitenberg C. 2015. Gradients from GOCE reveal gravity changes before Pisagua Mw = 8.2and Iquique Mw = 7.7 large megathrust earthquakes, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 64, 273-287, doi:10.1016/j.jsames.2015.09.014.


Braitenberg C., Sampietro D., Pivetta T., Zuliani D., Barbagallo A., Fabris P., Rossi L., Fabbri J., Mansi A. H. 2016. Gravity for detecting caves : Airborne and terrestrial simulations based on a comprehensive karstic cave benchmark. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173, 1243-1264, doi:10.1007/s00024-015-1182-y.


Uieda L., Barbosa V. C. F., Braitenberg C. 2016. Tesseroids: forward modeling gravitational fields in spherical coordinates. Geophysics, 81, 5, F41-F48. doi:10.1190/GEO2015-0204.1.


Pastorutti A.,  , Braitenberg C., Pivetta T., Mariani P. 2016. GOCE and future gravity missions for geothermal energy exploitation. Proceeding of Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 9-13 May 2016, 1-6, ISBN: 978-92-9221-305-3.


Braitenberg C., Shum C. K. 2017. Geodynamic implications of temporal gravity changes over Tibetan Plateau. Italian Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 136, No.1, 39-49, doi: 10.3301/IJG.2015.38.


Braitenberg. C., Pivetta T., Rossi G., Ventura P., Betic A.  2017. Karst caves and hydrology between geodesy and archeology: field trip notes. Geodesy and Geodynamics, doi:10.1016/j.geog.2017.06.004, published online .


Morsut F., Pivetta T., Braitenberg C., Poretti G. 2017. Strain Accumulation and Release of the Gorkha, Nepal, Earthquake (Mw 7.8, 25 April 2015), Pure Appl. Geophys., DOI 10.1007/s00024-017-1639-2, published online .