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Fabrizio Nestola Took part to an episode of the program "Il giardino di Albert" on RSI (Radiotelevisione Svizzera)


In recent days, the program Il giardino di Albert, produced by RSI (Radiotelevisione Svizzera), which deals with topics related to nature, has dedicated an episode to diamonds involving Fabrizio Nestola, director of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Padua. In the video, Professor

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Looking at rivers in a data rich era

Speaker: Dr. Simone Bizzi (Department of Geosciences - University of Padova) - Tuesday, 29th March – 4:30 PM | Aula Arduino


For decades geomorphologists have asked what drives the fundamental difference in river functioning between single-thread meandering channel and multi-thread systems? The variety of existing river channel patterns and their functioning are nicely summarized in the river classification schemes which tells us that river forms and patterns are generated by specific drivers, namely: channel gradient, amount of sediment supply, and grain size (caliber) of the sediment supply.

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Building planetary atmospheres from magma oceans

Speaker: Dr. Paolo Sossi (Eth, Department of Earth Sciences, Zürich, Switzerland) - Tuesday, 22nd March – 4:30 PM | Aula Arduino


Atmospheres around some rocky planets may be germane to the development of life. Owing to the energy deposited during accretion, most are thought to have undergone at least one magma ocean stage in their lifetime.

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Secular sea-level rise: the role of Solid Earth

Speaker: Prof. Giorgio Spada (Department of Physics and Astronomy - University of Bologna) - Tuesday, 15th March – 4:30 PM | Aula Arduino


It is well established that the sea-level variations due to the melting of continental ice sheets are characterized by strongly non-uniform spatial and temporal patterns. To a large extent, these result from Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA), a physical process caused by the global and the regional

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The wonder of wetlands: the secret weapon in the battle against climate change


Blue carbon ecosystems such as salt marshes act as efficient natural carbon sinks, helping to offset CO2 emissions and fight climate change.This is what emerges from research carried out at the Dept. of Geosciences within the Research Programme Venezia2021, coordinated by CORILA. Euronews reported

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