ANDREA BILLI

 

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Structural Geologist (PhD)

 

 

 

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IGAG,

c.o. Dipartimento Scienze della Terra,

Sapienza Università di Roma,

P.le A. Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy.

 

Phone: +39 06-49914955

Skype: a.billi

Email: andrea.billi@cnr.it

 

 

 

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Studi Geologici Romani

 

2014

 

 

 

Publications

 

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Articles on ISI journals

 

A1. Salvi, S., Quattrocchi, F., Brunori, C.A., Doumaz, F., Angelone, M., Billi, A., Buongiorno, F., Funiciello, R., Guerra, M., Mele, G., Pizzino, L., Salvini, F., 1999. A multidisciplinary approach to earthquake research: implementation of a geochemical geographic information system for the Gargano site, southern Italy. Natural Hazards, 20, 255-278. PDF

 

A2. Salvini, F., Billi, A., Wise, D.U., 1999. Strike-slip fault-propagation cleavage in carbonate rocks: the Mattinata Fault Zone, Southern Apennines, Italy. Journal of Structural Geology, 21, 1731-1749. PDF

 

A3. Billi, A., Salvini, F., 2000. Sistemi di fratture associati a faglie in rocce carbonatiche: nuovi dati sull'evoluzione tettonica del Promontorio del Gargano. Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana/Italian Journal of Geosciences, 119, 237-250. PDF

 

A4. Billi, A., Salvini, F., 2001. Fault-related solution cleavage in exposed carbonate reservoir rocks in the Southern Apennines, Italy. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 24, 147-169. PDF

 

A5. Billi, A., Salvini, F., Storti, F., 2002. Petrophysical characterisation of fault zones in carbonate rocks: implications for the evolution of structural and permeability properties. Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata, 42, 271-274. PDF

 

A6. Billi, A., Storti, F., Salvini, F., 2003. Particle size distributions of fault rocks and fault transpression: are they related? Terra Nova, 15, 61-66. PDF

 

A7. Storti, F., Billi, A., Salvini, F., 2003. Particle size distributions in natural carbonate fault rocks: insights for non-self-similar cataclasis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 206, 173-186. PDF

 

A8. Billi, A., 2003. Solution slip and separations on strike-slip fault zones: theory and application to the Mattinata Fault, Italy. Journal of Structural Geology, 25, 703-715. PDF

 

A9. Billi, A., Acocella, V., Funiciello, R., Giordano, G., Lanzafame, G., Neri, M., 2003. Mechanisms for ground-surface fracturing and incipient slope failure associated with the 2001 eruption of Mt Etna, Italy: analysis of ephemeral field data. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 122, 281-294. PDF

 

A10. Lanzafame, G., Neri, M., Acocella, V., Billi, A., Funiciello, R., Giordano, G., 2003. Structural features of the July-August 2001 Mount Etna eruption: evidence for a complex magmatic system. Journal of Geological Society, London, 160, 531-544. PDF

 

A11. Billi, A., Salvini, F., Storti, F., 2003. The damage zone-fault core transition in carbonate rocks: implications for fault growth, structure and permeability. Journal of Structural Geology, 25, 1779-1794. PDF

 

A12. Billi, A., Salvini, F., 2003. Development of systematic joints in response to flexure-related fibre stress in flexed foreland plates: the Apulian forebulge case history, Italy. Journal of Geodynamics, 36, 523-536. PDF

 

A13. Billi, A., Storti, F., 2004. Fractal distribution of particle size in carbonate cataclastic rocks from the core of a regional strike-slip fault zone. Tectonophysics, 384, 115-128. PDF

 

A14. Billi, A., 2005. Attributes and influence on fluid flow of fractures in foreland carbonates of southern Italy. Journal of Structural Geology, 27, 1630-1643. PDF

 

A15. Billi, A., 2005. Grain size distribution and thickness of breccia and gouge zones from thin (<1 m) strike-slip fault cores in limestone. Journal of Structural Geology, 27, 1823-1837. PDF

 

A16. Billi, A., Barberi, G., Faccenna, C., Neri, G., Pepe, F., Sulli, A., 2006. Tectonics and seismicity of the Tindari fault system, southern Italy: crustal deformations at the transition between ongoing contractional and extensional domains located above the edge of a subducting slab. Tectonics, 25, TC2006, doi: 10.1029/2004TC001763. PDF

 

A17. Billi, A., Porreca, M., Faccenna, C., Mattei, M., 2006. Magnetic and structural constraints for the non-cylindrical evolution of a continental forebulge (Hyblea, Italy). Tectonics, 25, TC3011, doi: 10.1029/2005TC001800. PDF

 

A18. Billi, A., Tiberti, M.M., Cavinato, G.P., Cosentino, D., Di Luzio, E., Keller, J.V.A., Kluth, C., Orlando, L., Parotto, M., Praturlon, A., Romanelli, M., Storti, F., Wardell, N., 2006. First results from the CROP-11 deep seismic profile, central Apennines, Italy: evidence of mid-crustal folding. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 163, 583-586. PDF

 

A19. Billi, A., Valle, A., Brilli, M., Faccenna, C., Funiciello, R., 2007. Fracture-controlled fluid circulation and dissolutional weathering in sinkhole-prone carbonate rocks from central Italy. Journal of Structural Geology, 29, 385-395. PDF

 

A20. Rossetti, F., Tecce, F., Billi, A., Brilli, M., 2007. Patterns of fluid flow in the contact aureole of the late Miocene Monte Capanne pluton (Elba Island, Italy): the role of structures and rheology. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 153, 743-760. PDF

 

A21. Billi, A., Gambini, R., Nicolai, C., Storti, F., 2007. Neogene-Quaternary intraforeland transpression along a Mesozoic platform-basin margin: the Gargano fault system, Adria, Italy. Geosphere, 3, 1-15. PDF

 

A22. Billi, A., Presti, D., Faccenna, C., Neri, G., Orecchio, B., 2007. Seismotectonics of the Nubia plate compressive margin in the south-Tyrrhenian region, Italy: clues for subduction inception. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B08302, doi: 10.1029/2006JB004837. PDF

 

A23. Billi, A., 2007. On the extent of size range and power law scaling for particles of natural carbonate fault cores. Journal of Structural Geology, 29, 1512-1521. PDF

 

A24. Billi, A., Primavera, P., Soligo, M., Tuccimei, P., 2008. Minimal mass transfer across dolomitic granular fault cores. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9, Q01001, doi: 10.1029/2007GC001752. PDF

 

A25. Billi, A., Funiciello, R., Minelli, L., Faccenna, C., Neri, G., Orecchio, B., Presti, D., 2008. On the cause of the 1908 Messina tsunami, Southern Italy. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L06301, doi:10.1029/2008GL033251. PDF, MEDIA, Editors’ Highlight

 

A26. Billi, A., Funiciello, R., 2008. Concurrent eruptions at Etna, Stromboli, and Vulcano: casualty or causality? Annals of Geophysics, 51, 655-725. PDF

 

A27. Faccenna, C., Soligo, M., Billi, A., De Filippis, L., Funiciello, R., Rossetti, C., Tuccimei, P., 2008. Late Pleistocene depositional cycles of the Lapis Tiburtinus travertine (Tivoli, Central Italy): possible influence of climate and fault activity. Global and Planetary Change, 63, 299-308. PDF

 

A28. Billi, A., Tiberti, M.M., 2009. Possible causes of arc development in the Apennines, central Italy. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121, 1409-1420. PDF

 

A29. Billi, A., Funiciello, R., Minelli, L., Faccenna, C., Neri, G., Orecchio, B., Presti, D., 2009. Reply to comment by Andrea Argnani et al. on “On the cause of the 1908 Messina tsunami, Southern Italy”. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L13308, doi: 10.1029/2009GL037499. PDF

 

A30. Billi, A., Minelli, L., Orecchio, B., Presti, D., 2009. Runup distribution for the 1908 Messina tsunami, Italy: observed data versus expected curves. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 99, 3502-3509. PDF

 

A31. Billi, A., 2010. Microtectonics of low-P low-T carbonate fault rocks. Journal of Structural Geology, 32, 1392-1402. PDF

 

A32. Billi, A., Presti, D., Orecchio, B., Faccenna, C., Neri, G., 2010. Incipient extension along the active convergent margin of Nubia in Sicily, Italy: Cefalù-Etna seismic zone. Tectonics, 29, TC4026, doi: 10.1029/2009TC002559. PDF

 

A33. Billi, A., Minelli, L., Orecchio, D., Presti, D., 2010. Constraints to the cause of three historical tsunamis (1908, 1783, and 1693) in the Messina Straits region, Sicily, southern Italy. Seismological Research Letters, 81, 907-915. PDF

 

A34. Rossetti, F., Aldega, L., Tecce, F., Balsamo, F., Billi, A., Brilli, M., 2011. Fluid flow within the damage zone of the Boccheggiano extensional Fault (Larderello-Travale geothermal field, central Italy): structures, alteration, and implications for hydrothermal mineralisation in extensional settings. Geological Magazine, 148, 558-579. PDF

 

A35. Faccenna, C., Molin, P., Orecchio, B., Olivetti, V., Bellier, O., Funiciello, F., Minelli, L., Piromallo, C., Billi, A., 2011. Topography of the Calabria subduction zone (southern Italy): clues for the origin of Mt Etna. Tectonics, 30, TC1003, doi: 10.1029/2010TC002694. PDF

 

A36. Smith, S.A.F., Billi, A., Di Toro, G., Spiess, R., 2011. Principal Slip Zones in Limestone: Microstructural Characterization and Implications for the Seismic Cycle (Tre Monti fault, central Apennines, Italy). Pure and Applied Geophysics, 168, 2365-2393. PDF

 

A37. Billi, A., Faccenna, C., Bellier, O., Minelli, L., Neri, G., Piromallo, C., Presti, D., Scrocca, D., Serpelloni, E., 2011. Recent tectonic reorganization of the Nubia-Eurasia convergent boundary heading for the closure of the western Mediterranean. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 182, 279-303. PDF

 

A38. Vignaroli, G., Rossetti, F., Belardi, G., Billi, A., 2011. Linking rock fabric to fibrous mineralization: a basic tool for the asbestos hazard. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11, 1267-1280. PDF

 

A39. Billi, A., Mattei, M., 2011. Le Iene del Circeo [The Hyenas of Circeo], A. Pennacchi 2010, Editori Laterza, Bari, Italy, 211 pp., € 10, ISBN 978 8842092841. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30, 2035-2036. PDF

 

A40. Doan, M.-L., Billi, A., 2011. High strain rate damage of Carrara marble. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L19302, doi: 10.1029/2011GL049169. PDF

 

A41. De Filippis, L., Faccenna, C., Billi, A., Anzalone, E., Brilli, M., Özkul, M., Soligo, M., Tuccimei, P., Villa, I.M., 2012. Growth of fissure ridge travertines from geothermal springs of Denizli basin, western Turkey. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 124, 1629-1645. PDF

 

A42. De Filippis, L., Billi, A., 2012. Morphotectonics of fissure ridge travertines from geothermal areas of Mammoth Hot Springs (Wyoming) and Bridgeport (California). Tectonophysics, 548-549, 34-38. PDF

 

A43. Petracchini, L., Antonellini, M., Billi, A., Scrocca, D., 2012. Fault development through fractured pelagic carbonates of the Cingoli anticline, Italy: possible analog for subsurface fluid-conductive fractures. Journal of Structural Geology, 45, 21-37. PDF

 

A44. Smith, S.A.F., Di Toro G., Kim, S., Ree, J.-H., Nielsen, S., Billi, A., Spiess, R., 2013. Co-seismic recrystallization during shallow earthquake slip. Geology, 41, 63-66. PDF

 

A45. Presti, D., Billi, A., Orecchio, B., Totaro, C., Faccenna, C., Neri, G., 2013. Earthquake focal mechanisms, seismogenic stress, and seismotectonics of the Calabrian Arc, Italy. Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.01.030. PDF

 

A46. De Filippis, L., Faccenna, C., Billi, A., Anzalone, E., Brilli, M., Soligo, M., Tuccimei, P., 2013. Plateau versus fissure ridge travertines from Quaternary geothermal springs of Italy and Turkey: interactions and feedbacks among fluid discharge, paleoclimate, and tectonics. Earth-Science Reviews, 123, 35-52, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.04.004. PDF

 

A47. De Filippis, L., Anzalone, E., Billi, A., Faccenna, C., Poncia, P.P., Sella, P., 2013. The origin and growth of a recently-active fissure ridge travertine over a seismic fault, Tivoli, Italy. Geomorphology, 195, 13-26, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.04.019. PDF

 

A48. Totaro, C., Presti, D., Billi, A., Gervasi, A., Orecchio, B., Guerra, I., Neri, G., 2013. The ongoing seismic sequence at Mt. Pollino Italy. Seismological Research Letters, 84, 955-962. PDF

 

A49. Minelli, L., Billi, A., Faccenna, C., Gervasi, A., Guerra, I., Orecchio, B., Speranza, G., 2013. Discovery of an active salt-detached megalandslide, Calabria, Ionian Sea, Italy. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 4220–4224, doi: 10.1002/grl.50818, PDF, MEDIA

 

A50. De Filippis, L., Faccenna, C., Billi, A., Anzalone, E., Brilli, M., Soligo, M., Tuccimei, P., 2013. Corrigendum to “Plateau versus fissure ridge travertines from Quaternary geothermal springs of Italy and Turkey: interactions and feedbacks among fluid discharge, paleoclimate, and tectonics” [Earth Sci. Rev 123 (2013) 35-52]. Earth-Science Reviews, 127, 311-311, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.04.004. PDF

 

A51. Antonellini, M., Petracchini, L., Billi, A., Scrocca, D., 2014. First reported occurrence of deformation bands in a platform limestone, the Jurassic Calcare Massiccio Fm., northern Apennines, Italy. Tectonophysics, 628, 85-104, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.034. PDF

 

A52. Faccenna, C., Becker, T.W., Auer, L., Billi, A., Boschi, L., Brun, J.-P., Capitanio, F.A., Funiciello, F., Horvàth, F., Jolivet, L., Piromallo, C., Royden, L., Rossetti, F., Serpelloni, E., 2014. Mantle dynamics in the Mediterranean. Reviews of Geophysics, 52, 283-332, doi: 10.1002/2013RG000444, PDF

 

A53. Sella, P., Billi, A., Mazzini, I., De Filippis, L., Pizzino, L., Sciarra, A., Quattrocchi, F., 2014. A newly-emerged (August 2013) artificially-triggered fumarole near the Fiumicino airport, Rome, Italy. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 280, 53-66, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.05.008. PDF, MEDIA1, MEDIA2, MEDIA3.

 

A54. Vignaroli, G., Aldega, L., Balsamo, F., Billi, A., De Benedetti, A.A., De Filippis, L., Giordano, G., Rossetti, F., 2015. A way to hydrothermal paroxysm, Colli Albani Volcano, Italy. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127, 672-687. PDF

 

A55. Petracchini, L., Antonellini, M., Billi, A., Scrocca, D., Trippetta, F., Mollo, S., 2015. Pressure solution inhibition due to the strengthening effect of chert in limestone-chert composite multilayers. Tectonophysics, 646, 96-105. PDF

 

A56. Petracchini, L., Antonellini, M., Billi, A., Scrocca, D., 2015. Syn-thrusting polygonal normal faults exposed in the hinge of the Cingoli anticline, northern Apennines, Italy. Frontiers in Earth Science, 3, 67, doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00067. Link

 

A57. Billi, A., De Filippis, L., Poncia, P.P., Sella, P., Faccenna, C., 2016. Hidden sinkholes and karst cavities in the travertine plateau of a highly-populated geothermal seismic territory (Tivoli, central Italy). Geomorphology, 255, 63-80. PDF

 

A58. Tavani, S., Corradetti, A., Billi, A., 2016. High precision analysis of an embryonic extensional fault-related fold using 3D orthorectified virtual outcrops: the viewpoint importance in structural geology. Journal of Structural Geology, 86, 200-2010. Link

 

A59. Berardi, G., Vignaroli, G., Billi, A., Rossetti, F., Soligo, M., Kele, S., Baykara, M.O., Bernasconi, S.M., Castorina, F., Tecce, F., Shen, C.-C., 2016. Growth of a Pleistocene giant carbonate vein and nearby thermogene travertine deposits at Semproniano, southern Tuscany, Italy: Estimate of CO2 leakage. Tectonophysics. Link

 

A60. Vignaroli, G., Berardi, G., Billi, A., Kele, S., Rossetti, F., Soligo, M., Bernasconi, S.M., 2016. Tectonics, hydrothermalism, and paleoclimate recorded by Quaternary travertines and their spatio-temporal distribution in the Albegna basin, central Italy: insights on Tyrrhenian margin neotectonics. Lithosphere. Link

 

A61. Beaudoin, N., Koehn, D., Lacombe, O., Lecouty, A., Billi, A., Aharonov, E., Parlangeau, C., 2016. Fingerprinting stress: stylolite and calcite twinning paleopiezometry reveal the complexity of progressive stress patterns during folding - the case of the Monte Nero anticline in the Apennines, Italy. Tectonics. Link

 

A62. Smeraglia, L., Berra, F., Billi, A., Boschi, C., Carminati, E., Doglioni, C., 2016. Origin and role of fluids involved in the seismic cycle of extensional faults in carbonate rocks. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, 292-305. Link

 

 

 

non-ISI articles

 

B1. Billi, A., Bosi, V., De Meo, A., 1997. Caratterizzazione strutturale del rilievo del M. Massico nell’ambito dell’evoluzione quaternaria delle depressioni costiere dei fiumi Garigliano e Volturno (Campania settentrionale). Il Quaternario 10, 15-26. PDF

 

B2. Funiciello, R., Billi, A., 2003. Etna e Isole Eolie: casualità o eventi connessi? Sicurezza Civile, 3, 8-11. PDF

 

B3. Billi, A., Di Toro, G., 2008. Fault-related carbonate rocks and earthquake indicators: recent advances and future trends. In: Landowe, S.J., Hammler, G.M. (Eds.), Structural Geology: New Research. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 63-86, ISBN: 978-1-60456-827-1. PDF

 

B4. Billi, A., Minelli, L., 2008. Il catastrofico tsunami di Messina del 28 dicembre 1908: come ne abbiamo scoperto la causa. Scienzaonline, 5 (Marzo 2008). PDF

 

B5. Billi, A., Funiciello, R., Minelli, L., Faccenna, C., Neri, G., Orecchio, B., Presti, D., 2008. Svelata la causa del catastrofico tsunami di Messina del 1908. Darwin, 27 (settembre/ottobre 2008), 56-61. PDF

 

B6. Vignaroli, G., Rossetti, F., Belardi, G., Billi, A., 2010. Studio geologico-strutturale per l’ottimizzazione della coltivazione di rocce ofiolitiche: il caso della “Cava Tana dei Banditi” in località Carpenara (Genova). Geoingegneria Ambientale e Sicurezza (GEAM), XLVII(2), 5-14. PDF

 

B7. Billi, A., Minelli, L., 2010. Sulle cause dello tsunami di Messina del 1908. Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, Scritti e Documenti, 43, 19-28, ISSN: 03-91-4666. PDF

 

B8. Vignaroli, G., Rossetti, F., Urru, G., Belardi, G., Billi, A., 2010. Analisi multidisciplinare e modello geologico-strutturale tridimensionale di cave attive. Quarry & Construction, Novembre 2010, 22-26. PDF

 

B9. Billi, A., Mattei, M., 2011. Lo scoop scientifico di Pennacchi. Almanacco della Scienza, 11 (22 giugno 2011). ARTICLE

 

B10. Billi, A., De Filippis, L., Ubertini, L. (Eds.), 2013. Acque e Travertini. Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, 27, 1-109. PDF1, PDF2

 

B11. De Filippis, L., Rossetti, C., Billi, A., Faccenna, C., 2013. Uomo, georisorse e faglie nel bacino delle Acque Albule, Italia centrale. Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana, 27, 86-97. PDF

 

B12. De Filippis, L., Billi, A., 2015. Fissure-ridge travertines. In: Mukherjee, S. (Ed.), Atlas of Structural Geology. Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-420152-1, p. 127-128. PDF

 

 

 

 

 

last update:  June, 2016