Velocity, attenuation, and scattering tomography.
Scattering in the heterogeneous Earth.
Coda and noise interferometry.
June 2009 – PhD thesis in Geophysics, defense at the University of Bologna. Thesis: Attenuation tomography of the main volcanic regions of the Campanian Plain. Tutor: Prof. Edoardo Del Pezzo.
March – June 2009. Scientific consultant as scattering propagation expert.
June 2009 – March 2010. Post-doc researcher at the INGV for the development of a ”cluster analysis” on tomographic data.
April 2010 – September 2014. Research Assistant on the base of a 2+4 year contract at the Istitut für Geophysik – Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Correnstrasse 24 – 48149 – Münster, Germany.
29 September – 12 November 2011. Visiting scientist at the EPCC (Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre) and Geosciences Mathematical Institute in Edinburgh in the frame of the HPC-Europa2 project. Supervisors: Dr. Adam Carter (EPCC), Prof. Andrew Curtis (Geosciences)
September 2014 – Today. Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, School of Geosciences, Dept. of Geology and Petroleum Geology, Meston Building, King’s College, Aberdeen AB24 3UE Scotland, UK.
Active research projects:
Forward-modeling attenuation and scattering tomography: from lab to the Deep Earth.
Volcano monitoring/imaging/interpretation with active/passive methods.
Imaging at different scales and in different environments.
De Siena, L., Calvet, M., Watson, KJ., Jonkers, ART. & Thomas, C. ‘Seismic scattering and absorption mapping of debris flows, feeding paths, and tectonic units at Mount St. Helens volcano’. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol 442, EPSL13713, pp. 21-31.
Prudencio, J., De Siena, L., Ibanez, J., Del Pezzo, E., Garcia-Yeguas, A. & Diaz-Moreno, A. (2015). ‘The 3D Attenuation Structure of Deception Island (Antarctica)’. Surveys in Geophysics, vol 36, no. 3, pp. 371-390.
Prudencio, J., Ibanez, JM., Del Pezzo, E., Martí, J., Garcia-Yeguas, A. & De Siena, L. (2015). ‘3D Attenuation Tomography of the Volcanic Island of Tenerife (Canary Islands)’. Surveys in Geophysics, vol 36, no. 5, pp. 693-716.
De Siena, L., Thomas, C. & Aster, R. (2014). ‘Multi-scale reasonable attenuation tomography analysis (MuRAT): An imaging algorithm designed for volcanic regions’. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research, vol 277, pp. 22-35.
De Siena, L., Thomas, C., Waite, GP., Moran, SC. & Klemme, S. (2014). ‘Attenuation and scattering tomography of the deep plumbing system of Mount St. Helens’. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol 119, no. 11, pp. 8223-8238