Valerio’s studies concern the analysis of the Cassini radar altimeter data in order to derive the most accurate estimations of Titan’s surface dielectric parameters by means of a stochastic inversion approach based on Monte-Carlo simulations. After having worked for estimating equatorial dunes’ height, now Valerio matured a great interest for Titan’s liquid bodies, specifically he is characterizing rivers and canyons in the polar regions and assisting Marco Mastrogiuseppe in the determination of radar bathymetry and composition of Titan’s seas.
Selected Publications / Abstracts:
Poggiali, V., M. Mastrogiuseppe, A. G. Hayes, R. Seu, S. P. D. Birch, R. Lorenz, C. Grima, and J. D. Hofgartner (2016), Liquid-filled canyons on Titan, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 7887–7894, doi:10.1002/2016GL069679.