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Assistant professor
Università di Trieste, Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze
Scientific Activity: 

Near surface geophysics, ground-penetrating radar, Electrical Resistivity Tomography seismic and GPR data analysis, data processing and inversion, geophysical data integration, algorithm implementation, signal attributes.

Recent Publications: 

• Mantovani M., Devoto S., Forte E., Mocnik A., Pasuto A., Piacentini D., Soldati M., 2013, A multidisciplinary approach for lateral spreading investigation in the north-western coast of Malta, Landslides, 10, 611-622, DOI: 10.107/s10346-012-0347-3


• Ercoli M., Pauselli C., Frigeri A., Forte E., Federico C., 2013 “Geophysical paleoseismology” through high-resolution GPR data: a case of shallow faulting imaging in Central Italy, J. of Applied Geophysics, 90, 27–40, DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2012.12.001


• Zhao W.K., Tian G., Wang B., Pipan M., Forte E., Lin J., Shi Z., Li X., 2013, 2-D and 3-D imaging of a buried prehistoric canoe using GPR attributes: a case study, Near Surface Geophysics, 11, 359-366, DOI: 10.3997/1873-0604.2013029


• Zhao W.K., Forte E., Pipan M., Tian G., 2013, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) attribute analysis for archaeological prospection, J. of Applied Geophysics, 97, 107-117, DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2013.04.010


• Forte E., Dossi M., Colucci R.R., Pipan M., 2013, A new fast methodology to estimate the density of frozen materials by means of common offset GPR data, Special issue of the J. of Applied Geophysics: Forward and Inverse Problems in GPR Research, Volume 99, 135-145, DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2013.08.013


• Geletti R., Zgur F., Del Ben A., Buriola F., Fais S., Fedi M., Forte E., Mocnik A., Paoletti V., Pipan M., Ramella R., Romeo R. and Romi A., 2014, The Messinian Salinity Crisis: new seismic evidence in the West-Sardinian Margin and Eastern Sardo-Provençal basin (West Mediterranean Sea), Marine Geology, 351, 76-90, DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.03.019


• Forte E., Dossi M., Pipan M. and Colucci R.R., 2014, Velocity estimation from Common Offset GPR data inversion: theory and application to synthetic and real data, Geophysics Journal International, 197, Issue 3, 1471-1483, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggu103


• Ercoli M., Pauselli C., Frigeri A., Forte E., Federico C., 2014, 3-D GPR data analysis for high resolution imaging of shallow subsurface faults: the Mt. Vettore case study (Central Apennines, Italy), Geophysics Journal International, 1-13, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggu156


• Forte E., Sugan M., Del Ben A., Pipan M., Gasperini L. and Kurt H., 2014, Multidisciplinary analyses to understand the tectonic activity and the evolution of the North Anatolian Fault in the central part of the İzmit Gulf – Turkey, Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata, 55, 3, 589-616, DOI 10.4430/bgta0122


• Colucci R.R., Forte E., Boccali C., Dossi M., Lanza L., Pipan M. and Guglielmin M., 2014, Evaluation of internal structure, volume and mass balance of glacial bodies by integrated LiDAR and GPR surveys: the case study of Canin Eastern Glacieret (Julian Alps, Italy), Surveys in Geophysics, DOI: 10.1007/s10712-014-9311-1


• Pipan M., Forte E., Mocnik A., Del Ben A., 2014, Recent advances in the integrated geophysical exploration of buried archaeological targets, Il Nuovo Cimento C, 37, 4, 263-270, DOI: 10.1393/ncc/i2014-11810-7


• Zhao W., Forte E., Levi S.T., Pipan M. and Tian G., 2015, Improved high-resolution GPR imaging and characterization of prehistoric archaeological features by means of attribute analysis, 2015 Journal of Archaeological Science, 54, 77-85, DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.11.033


• Colucci R.R., Forte E., Boccali C., Dossi M., Lanza L., Pipan M. and Guglielmin M., 2015, Evaluation of internal structure, volume and mass balance of glacial bodies by integrated LiDAR and GPR surveys: the case study of Canin Eastern Glacieret (Julian Alps, Italy), Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp. 231-252, DOI: 10.1007/s10712-014-9311-1


• Bernardini F., Vinci G., Horvat J., De Min A., Forte E., Furlani S., Lenaz D., Pipan M., Zhao W., Sgambati A., Potleca M., Micheli R., Fragiacomo A. and Tuniz C., 2015, Earliest Roman military fortifications and the origin of Trieste (Italy), PNAS, vol. 112, no. 13, E1520-1529, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1419175112


• Zhao W., Tian G., Forte E., Pipan M., Wang Y., Li X., Shi Z. and Liu H., 2015, Advances in GPR data acquisition and analysis for archaeology, Geophysical Journal International, 202, 62–71, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv121


• Ercoli M., Pauselli C., Cinti F., Forte E. and Volpe R., 2015, 3D active fault imaging: comparison between outcrops and GPR data. The example of the Castrovillari fault (Calabria, southern Italy), Interpretation, Vol. 3, No. 3, August 2015, pp. SY57-SY66, doi 10.1190/INT-2014-0234.1


• Van Dam R.L., Storms J.E.A., Schuster G.T., Malehmir A., Kenter J.A.M., and Forte E., 2015, Introduction to special issue: Geophysical imaging and interpretation of outcrops, Interpretation, vol. 3, no. 3, 1-2, August 2015, DOI: 10.1190/INT2015-0615-SPSEINTRO.1


• Zini L., Calligaris C., Forte E., Petronio L., Zavagno E., Boccali C. and Cucchi F., 2015, A multidisciplinary approach in sinkhole’s analyses: Quinis Village case study (NE-Italy), Engineering Geology, 197, 132-144, DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.07.004


• Melis R., Bernasconi M. P., Colizza E., Di Rita F., Equini Schneider E., Forte E., Montenegro M. E. and Pugliese N., 2015, Late Holocene paleoenvironmental evolution of the northern harbour at the 1 Elaiussa Sebaste archaeological site (South-Eastern Turkey): evidence from core 2 ELA6, Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 24, 566-584, DOI:10.3906/yer-1504-10


• Dossi M., Forte E. and Pipan M., 2015, Automated reflection picking and polarity assessment through attribute analysis: theory and application to synthetic and real GPR data, Geophysics, 80 (5), H23-H35, DOI: 10.1190/geo2015-0098.1


• Piro S., Negri S., Quarta T.A.M., Pipan M., Forte E., Ciminale M., Cardarelli E., Capizzi P. and Sambuelli L., 2015, Geophysics and cultural heritage: a living field of research for Italian geophysicist community, First Break, 33, 8, 43-54


• Forte E., Pipan M., Francese R., Godio A., 2015, An overview of GPR investigation on Italian Alps, First Break, 33, 8, 61-67


• Forte E., Dossi M., Pipan M. and Del Ben A., 2016, Automated phase attribute-based picking applied to reflection seismics, Geophysics, 81, 2, V55-V64, DOI: 10.1190/GEO2015-0333.1


• Žebre M., Stepišnik U., Colucci R. R., Forte E. and Monegato G., 2016, Evolution of a karst polje influenced by glaciation: The Gomance piedmont polje (northern Dinaric Alps), Geomorphology, 257, 143-154, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.01.005


• Colucci R.R., Fontana D., Forte E., Potleca M. and Guglielmin M., 2016, Response of ice caves to weather extremes in the southeastern Alps, Europe, Geomorphology, 261, 1-11, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.02.017


• Zhao W., Forte E., Colucci R.R., and Pipan M., 2016, High-resolution glacier imaging and characterization by means of GPR attribute analysis, Geophysical Journal International, 206, 1366-1374, 10.1093/gji/ggw208


• Zhao W., Forte E. and Pipan M., 2016, Texture attribute analysis of GPR data for archaeological prospection, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173, 8, 2237-2251, 10.1007/s00024-016-1355-3


• Del Gobbo C., Colucci R.R., Forte E., Triglav Čekada M. and Zorn M., 2016, The Triglav Glacier (South-Eastern Alps, Slovenia): volume estimation, internal characterization and 2000-2013 temporal evolution by means of Ground Penetrating Radar measurements, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173, 8, 2753-2766, 10.1007/s00024-016-1348-2


• Forte E. and Pipan M., 2016, Review of multi offset GPR applications: data acquisition, processing and analysis, Signal Processing, in press, 10.1016/j.sigpro.2016.04.011.