Researcher

ISSIA CNR – Bari 

(+39)  080 5929437
SKYPE CONTACT: anna.balenzano

SHORT BIO

Anna Balenzano received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in Physics from the University of Bari, Italy, in 2003, where she worked with the Astroparticle Physics Group, the Master degree in Information Technology from the University of Benevento, Italy, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Bari in 2010.

From June 2004 to January 2005 she worked as Java analyst programmer at Italdata S.p.A., Italy (Siemens Business Services). In summer 2005, she worked with the INTEC Services web design/development team in Glasgow, Scotland, as participant to the European Community’s Vocational Training Programme (LEONARDO). Since 2006, she has been with the Italian National Council of Research (CNR)—Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA) in Bari, Italy. Her research work focuses on direct modeling of electromagnetic scattering from vegetated and bare soils and retrieval of bio-geophysical parameters from SAR images.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. J. D. Ouellette, J. T. Johnson, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, S.B. Kim, R. Scott Dunbar, A. Colliander, M. H. Cosh, T. G. Caldwell, J. P. Walker, A. A. Berg

    A Time-Series Approach to Estimating Soil Moisture from Vegetated Surfaces using L-band Radar Backscatter, IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 3186-3193, 2017, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2663768.

  2. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, and M. W. J. Davidson

    “C-band SAR Data for Mapping Crops Dominated by Surface or Volume Scattering”, Geosci. and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol.11, Issue 2, pp. 384-388, Feb. 2014, ISSN: 1545-598X, DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2263034

  3. V. Iacobellis, A. Gioia, P. Milella, G. Satalino, A. Balenzano and F. Mattia

    “Inter-comparison of hydrological model simulations with time series of SAR-derived soil moisture maps”, European Jou. of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, pp. 739-757, 2013, ISSN: 2279-7254, DOI: 10.5721/EuJRS20134644

  4. M. Rinaldi, G. Satalino, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, A. Perego, M. Acutis, S. Ruggieri

    “Assimilation of COSMO-SkyMed-derived LAI maps into the AQUATER crop growth simulation model. Capitanata (Southern Italy) case study.”, European Jou. of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, pp. 891-908, 2013, ISSN: 2279-7254, DOI: 10.5721/EuJRS20134653

  5. A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, F. Lovergine, M. Rinaldi, V. Iacobellis, N. Mastronardi, F. Mattia

    On the use of temporal series of L- and X-band SAR data for soil moisture retrieval. Capitanata plain case study, European Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 46, 2013

  6. U. Wegmuller, M. Santoro, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, P. Marzahn, G. Fischer, R. Ludwig, N. Floury

    Progress in the understanding of narrow directional microwave scattering of agricultural fields, Remote sensing of environment, Vol. 115, 2011

  7. A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, M.W.J. Davidson,

    Dense temporal series of C- and L-band SAR data for soil moisture retrieval over agricultural crops, IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011

  8. H. Skriver, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, V. Pauwels, N. Verhoest, and M. Davidson

    Crop Classification using Short-Revisit Multitemporal SAR Data, IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011

  9. G. Satalino, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, M. Rinaldi, S. Ruggieri, P. Garofalo

    A comparison of Leaf Area Index maps derived from multi-sensor optical data acquired over agricultural areas, Italian journal of agronomy, Vol. 5, No. 2 , 2010

  10. Valentijn R. N. Pauwels, Anna Balenzano, Giuseppe Satalino, Henning Skriver, Niko E. C. Verhoest, and Francesco Mattia

    Optimization of Soil Hydraulic Model Parameters Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data: An Integrated Multidisciplinary Approach, IEEE Transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2009

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, F. Lovergine et al.

    High resolution Soil moisture content from Sentinel-1 data, 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop and the CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop, Vienna (Austria), Vienna University of Technology, 19th-20th September 2017

  2. F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, F. Lovergine et al.

    Sentinel-1 high resolution soil moisture, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 23-28 July, 2017, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

  3. F. Mattia, G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, M. Rinaldi, P. Steduto and J. Moreno

    SENTINEL-1 for wheat mapping and soil moisture retrieval, Proc. of the IEEE 2015 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015, Milan, Italy, 26-31 July, 2015, pp. 2832-2835, DOI:10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326404.

  4. Balenzano, Anna; Satalino, Giuseppe; Iacobellis, Vito; Gioia, Andrea; Manfreda, Salvatore; Rinaldi, Michele; De Vita, Pasquale; Miglietta, Franco; Toscano, Piero; Annicchiarico, Giovanni; Mattia, Francesco

    (2014) "A ground network for SAR-derived soil moisture product calibration, validation and exploitation in Southern Italy", IEEE 2014 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2014, Québec, Canada, 13-18 July, 2014

  5. J. D. Ouellette, J. T. Johnson, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, S. B. Kim, J. P. Walker, R. Panciera

    "A Study of Soil Moisture Estimation from Multi-Temporal L-band Radar Observations of Vegetated Surfaces", 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar; Proceedings of, Berlin, Germany, 3-5 June 2014

  6. F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, V. Pauwels

    A SAR soil moisture retrieval algorithm inverting the temporal changes of radar backscatter in EUSAR 2014; 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar; Proceedings of, Berlin, Germany, 3-5 June 2014

  7. G. Satalino, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, R. Panciera, J. Walker

    “Soil Moisture maps from time series of PALSAR-1 ScanSAR data over Australia”, Proc. of the IEEE 2013 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2013, Melbourne, Australia, 21-26 July, 2013, IEEE Publications (USA, 2013), pp.719-722, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1114-1, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6721258

  8. A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, J. Ouelette, and J. T. Johnson

    (2012) An experimental and theoretical study on the sensitivity of cross-polarized backscatter to soil moisture, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  9. G. Satalino, R. Panciera, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, and J. Walker

    (2012) COSMO-SkyMed multi-temporal data for land cover classification and soil moisture retrieval over an agricultural site in Southern Australia, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  10. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, and M. Davidson

    (2012) Sentinel-1 SAR data for mapping agricultural crops not dominated by volume scattering, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  11. A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, G. Satalino, V. R. Pauwels, and P. Snoeij

    (2012) SMOSAR algorithm for soil moisture retrieval using Sentinel-1 data, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  12. F. Mattia, G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, G. D’Urso, F. Capodici, V. Iacobellis, P. Milella, A. Gioia, M. Rinaldi, S. Ruggieri, and L. Dini

    (2012) Time Series of COSMO-SkyMed data for landcover classification and surface parameter retrieval over agricultural sites, in IEEE 2012 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012

  13. A. Gioia, A. Balenzano, V. Gigante, V. Iacobellis, S. Manfreda, F. Mattia, and G. Satalino

    (2011) "Use of land cover and vegetation indexes from remote sensing data in the hydrological water balance modelling", in European Geosciences Union, EGU General Assembly 2011, Vienna, April, 03-08, 2011

  14. A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, A. Belmonte, G. D’Urso, F. Capodici, V. Iacobellis, A. Gioia, M. Rinaldi, S. Ruggieri and F. Mattia

    “On the use of multi-temporal series of COSMO-SkyMed data for landcover classification and surface parameter retrieval over agricultural sites”, Proc. of the IEEE 2011 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2011, Vancouver, Canada, July 24-29, 2011, IEEE Publications (USA, 2011), pp. 142-145, ISBN:978-1-4577-1005-6, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6048918.

  15. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, A. Belmonte, F. Mattia, D. Impedovo

    “Landcover classification of agricultural sites using multi-temporal COSMO-SkyMed data”, Electronic Proc. of Spatial Data Methods for Environmental and Ecological Processes, 2nd Ed. conference, pp. 261-264, Foggia, Italy, Sept. 01-02, 2011, Electronic Proc. 2011, http://aisberg.unibg.it/handle/10446/25212.

  16. G. Satalino, D. Impedovo, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia

    (2011) Landcover classification by using multi-temporal COSMO-SkyMed data, in Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images (Multi-Temp), 2011 6th International Workshop on the, Trento, 12-14 July 2011

  17. A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, A. Belmonte, G. D’Urso, F. Capodici, V. Iacobellis, A. Gioia, M. Rinaldi, S. Ruggieri and F. Mattia

    (2011) On the use of multi-temporal series of COSMO-SkyMed data for landcover classification and surface parameter retrieval over agricultural sites, in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Vancouver, JUL 24-29, 2011

  18. A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, V. Pauwels and F. Mattia

    (2011) Soil moisture retrieval from dense temporal series of C-band SAR data over agricultural sites, in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Vancouver, JUL 24-29, 2011

  19. U. Wegmüller, M. Santoro, F. Mattia, A. Balenzano, G. Satalino, P. Marzahn, G. Fischer, R. Ludwig, and N. Floury

    (2010) Progress in the understanding of narrow directional scattering over agricultural fields, in European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, 28 June-2 July, 2010, Bergen, Norway

  20. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, M. Rinaldi

    (2009) A synergistic use of multi-temporal ASAR and PALSAR data for wheat mapping and monitoring the underlying soil moisture content, in ALOS PI 2008 Symposium, Rodi, Nov. 3-7, 2008

  21. G. Satalino, A. Balenzano, F. Mattia, M. Rinaldi, C. Maddalunno, G. Annicchiarico

    Retrieval of wheat biomass from multitemporal dual polarised SAR observations, Proc. of the IEEE 2015 Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015, Milan, Italy, 26-31 July, 2015, pp. 5194-5197, DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7327004.