Researcher

ISSIA CNR – Bari 

 

SHORT BIO

Alberto Refice received the Laurea degree in physics in 1994, from the University of Bari, with a thesis on polarimetric SAR data calibration. In 1998 he received the Ph.D. in physics from the Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica Bari, discussing a thesis on SAR interferometry and GIS applications. He was at the same University as a Post-Doc researcher from 1998 to 2000, and then as a contract Researcher from 2000 to 2001. He is presently with CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) – ISSIA (Istituto di Studi sui Sistemi Avanzati per l’Automazione) as a Researcher. He has a background on statistical characterization of both polarimetric and interferometric radar data. He has also experience in GIS and remote sensing integration, and has collaborated to several ESA projects involving development of applications for satellite data processing and ingestion into geographic data management tools.
His research interests concern advanced processing techniques for radar data, and their applications to the retrieval of geo-biophysical parameters, with emphasis on SAR interferometry and environmental hazards.
His work is mainly focused on radar interferometry, persistent scatterers interferometry, and wide-band SAR applications. He has a background on statistical characterization of both interferometric and polarimetric radar. He has experience in GIS and remote sensing integration, and has worked in several projects involving development of applications for satellite data processing and ingestion into geographic data management tools. He is involved in several national and international projects on SAR data analysis, mainly focused on applications to environmental hazard modeling and management. More recently, he is getting involved on development of modeling tools for the interpretation of geomorphological surface processes and landscape evolution.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello, R. Pellicani, A. Refice, G. Spilotro

    Landslide monitoring for risk mitigation by using corner reflector and satellite SAR interferometry: The large landslide of Carlantino (Italy), Catena, Vol. 151, 1 April 2017, Pages 49-62

  2. D’Addabbo, A.; Refice, A.; Pasquariello, G.; Lovergine, Francesco P.; Capolongo, D.; Manfreda, S.

    A Bayesian Network for Flood Detection Combining SAR Imagery and Ancillary Data, IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vol. 54, No. 6, June 2016, Pages 3612-3625

  3. A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, F. Bovenga, V. Festa, P. Acquafredda, G. Spilotro

    "Investigating uplift in Lesina Marina (Southern Italy) with the aid of persistent scatterers SAR interferometry and in situ measurements", Environmental earth sciences, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2016

  4. Bovenga, F.; Derauw, D.; Rana, F. M.; Barbier, C.; Refice, A.; Veneziani, N.; Vitulli, R.

    Multi-Chromatic Analysis of SAR Images for Coherent Target Detection, Remote Sensing, Vol.6, No.9, 2014

  5. E. Giachetta, A. Refice, D. Capolongo, N. M. Gasparini and F. J. Pazzaglia

    Orogen-scale drainage network evolution and response to erodibility changes: insights from numerical experiments, Earth surface processes and landforms, Vol. 39, No. 9, pp. 1259-1268, 2014

  6. Bovenga F.; Rana F.M.; Refice A.; Veneziani N.

    Multichromatic Analysis of Satellite Wideband SAR Data, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, , vol.11, no.10, pp.1767,1771, Oct. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2014.2308420. ISSN: 1545-598X , 2014

  7. F. Bovenga, V. M. Giacovazzo, A. Refice, and N. Veneziani

    Multichromatic Analysis of InSAR Data, IEEE Transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vol. 51, No. 9, 2013

  8. A. Refice, A. Belmonte, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello, R. Nutricato

    On the interpolation of sparse-grid InSAR data without need of phase unwrapping, European Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, 2013

  9. A. Refice, E. Giachetta, D. Capolongo

    SIGNUM: A Matlab, TIN-based landscape evolution model, Computers & geosciences, Vol. 45, 2012

  10. D. O. Nitti, R. F. Hanssen, A. Refice, F. Bovenga, R. Nutricato

    Impact of DEM-Assisted Coregistration on High-Resolution SAR Interferometry, IEEE Transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vol. 49, 2011

  11. A. Refice, A. Belmonte, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello

    On the Use of Anisotropic Covariance Models in Estimating Atmospheric DInSAR Contributions, IEEE Geoscience and remote sensing letters, Vol. 8, 2011

  12. D. Capolongo; E. Giachetta; A. Refice

    Numerical framework for geomorphological experiments, Geografia fisica e dinamica quaternaria, Vol. 34, 2011

  13. Wasowski J, Bovenga F, Nutricato R, Conte D, Refice A, Graniczny M, Kowalski Z.

    Spatial distribution of subsidence in the Wieliczka Salt Mine area as detected through satellite interferometry, Przeglad Geologiczny, Vol. 57, 2009

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. F. Bovenga, A. Refice, A. Belmonte , G. Pasquariello

    Comparative analysis of recent satellite missions for Multi-temporal SAR interferometry, SPIE SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XVI, Vol. 10003, Edinburgh, UK, September 26-29, 2016

  2. A. D’Addabbo, A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, F. Lovergine

    SAR/Optical Data Fusion for Flood Detection, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2016), Beijing, China, July 10-15, 2016

  3. F. Bovenga, A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, D. O. Nitti, R. Nutricato

    (2014) Corner reflectors and multi-temporal SAR inteferometry for landslide monitoring, SPIE SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-25 September 2014

  4. A. D’Addabbo, A. Refice, G. Pasquariello

    (2014) A Bayesian network approach to perform SAR/InSAR data fusion in a flood detection problem, SPIE SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-25 September 2014

  5. R. Nutricato, D. O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, M. T. Chiaradia

    (2014) Exploitation of a large COSMO-SkyMed interferometric dataset, SPIE SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-25 September 2014

  6. D. Conte ; F. Bovenga ; A. Refice ; D. O. Nitti ; R. Nutricato ; M. T. Chiaradia

    (2014) Suitability of COSMO-SkyMed constellation for radargrammetric DEM generation, SPIE SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIV, 2014

  7. R. Nutricato, D. O. Nitti, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, J. Wasowski, M. T. Chiaradia

    (2013) C/X-band SAR interferometry applied to ground monitoring: examples and new potentials, in SPIE Remote Sensing - SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIII, Dresden, Germany, 23-26 Sept. 2013

  8. F. Bovenga, F. Rana, A. Refice, D.O. Nitti, N. Veneziani

    (2013) Frequency coherent vs. temporally coherent targets, in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 20-26 July, 2013, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6721103. ISSN 2153-6996. ISBN: 978-1-4799-1113-4

  9. A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, A. D’Addabbo, F. Bovenga, R. Nutricato, D. Capolongo, A. Lepera, L. Pietranera, S. Manfreda, A. Cantisani, A. Sole

    (2013) Inundation monitoring through high-resolution SAR/InSAR data and 2D hydraulic simulations, in 33rd EARSeL Symposium, Matera, Italy, 3-6 June 2013

  10. F. Bovenga, D. Derauw, C. Barbier, F. M. Rana, A. Refice, N. Veneziani, R. Vitulli

    (2013) Multi-chromatic analysis of SAR images for target analysis, in Proc. SPIE 8891, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIII, 889104 (October 17, 2013). DOI:10.1117/12.2028962

  11. A. Refice, D. Capolongo, A. Lepera, G. Pasquariello, L. Pietranera, F. Volpe, A. D’Addabbo, F. Bovenga

    (2013) SAR and InSAR for flood monitoring: examples with COSMO/SkyMed data, in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 20-26 July, 2013

  12. Bovenga, F.; Refice, A.; Pasquariello, G.

    (2012) Using corner reflectors and X-band SAR interferometry for slope instability monitoring in CNIT Tyrrhenian Workshop 2012, Napoli, 12-14 Sept. 2012

  13. F. Bovenga, F. Rana, A. Refice, D.O. Nitti, N. Veneziani

    (2012) Interferometric Multi-Chromatic Analysis of COSMO-SkyMed Data for Height Retrieval, in IGARSS 2012, Monaco (Germania), July 22-27, 2012, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350579. ISSN: 2153-6996. E-ISBN: 978-1-4673-1158-8. Print ISBN: 978-1-4673-1160-1

  14. F. Bovenga, V. M. Giacovazzo, A. Refice, D.O. Nitti, N. Veneziani

    (2012) Interferometric multi-chromatic analysis of high resolution X-band data, in Fringe 2011 Workshop, Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry from ESA and 3rd party missions, Frascati (Roma), 19-23, September 2011

  15. Fabio Bovenga, Alberto Refice and Guido Pasquariello

    (2012) Using Corner Reflecors and X-band SAR Interferometry for Slope Instability Monitoring, in CNIT Tyrrhenian Workshop 2012, Napoli, 12-14 Sept. 2012

  16. R. Nutricato, J. Wasowski, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, G. Pasquariello, D. O. Nitti, M. T. Chiaradia

    (2011) C/X-band SAR interferometry used to monitor slope instability in Daunia, Italy, in Second World Landslide Forum WLF, Roma, 3-7 October 2011

  17. F. Bovenga, V.M. Giacovazzo, A. Refice, N. Veneziani, D.Derauw, R. Vitulli

    (2011)“ Interferometric multi-chromatic analysis of TerraSAR-X data, ”in TerraSAR-X Science Team Meeting, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

  18. F. Bovenga, A. Refice, R. Nutricato, F. Rana, D.O. Nitti, M.T.Chiaradia

    (2010) Multi-Temporal DInSAR Analysis with X-Band High-Resolution SAR Data: Examples and Potential, in SPIE Remote Sensing 2010, Toulouse, France, September 2010

  19. F. Bovenga; V. M. Giacovazzo; A. Refice; N. Veneziani; R. Vitulli

    (2009) A First validation experiment for a multi-chromatic analysis (MCA) of SAR data starting from SLC images, in 2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Cape Town, South Africa, 12-17 July, 2009

  20. A. Refice, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello, T. Caggiano, A. Fiore, G. Garofalo

    (2009) Integrated Monitoring of Landslides in Daunia (Southern Italy) Through InSAR and In Situ Measurements, in FRINGE 2009, Frascati (RM), Italy, 30 November - 4 December 2009

  21. M. Triggiani, A. Refice, D. Capolongo, F. Bovenga, M. Caldara

    (2009) Investigation of Subsidence in the Manfredonia Gulf (Southern Italy) Through Multitemporal DInSAR Techniques, in FRINGE 2009, Frascati (RM), Italy, 2009

  22. A. Belmonte, A. Refice, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello

    (2009) Modelli anisotropi di covarianza del contributo atmosferico di dati DInSAR, in 13a Conferenza Nazionale ASITA, Bari, 2009

  23. D. O. Nitti, L. De Vitis, R. Nutricato, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, J. Wasowski

    (2009) Multi-temporal L-band SAR interferometry confirms C-band spatial patterns of subsidence in the ancient Wieliczka Salt Mine (UNESCO Heritage Site, Poland), in FRINGE 2009, Frascati (RM), Italy, 30 November - 4 December 2009

  24. A. Refice, A. Belmonte, F. Bovenga, G. Pasquariello

    (2009) On the Use of Anisotropic Covariance Models in Estimating Atmospheric DInSAR Contributions, in FRINGE 2009, Frascati (RM), Italy, 30 November - 4 December 2009

  25. M. Triggiani, A. Refice, D. Capolongo, F. Bovenga, M. Caldara

    (2009) STUDIO DELLA SUBSIDENZA NEL GOLFO DI MANFREDONIA (FG) CON AUSILIO DI TECNICHE D-InSAR, in 13a Conferenza Nazionale ASITA, Bari, 2009

  26. D. O. Nitti, R. Nutricato, F. Bovenga, A. Refice, M.T. Chiaradia, and L. Guerriero

    (2009) TerraSAR-X InSAR Multi-Pass Analysis on Venice (Italy), in SPIE 2009, Berlin, Germany, 31 Aug 2009