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  • P. Sellitto, G. Salerno, A. La Spina, T. Caltabiano, S. Scollo, A. Boselli, G. Leto, R. Zanmar Sanchez, S. Crumeyrolle, B. Hanoune, P. Briole, Small-scale volcanic aerosols variability, processes and direct radiative impact at Mount Etna during the EPL-RADIO campaigns, Scientific Reports, 10, 15224, 2020.
  • S. Khaykin, B. Legras, S. Bucci, P. Sellitto, L. Isaksen, F. Tencé, S. Bekki, A. Bourassa, L. Rieger, D. Zawada, J. Jumelet, S. Godin-Beekmann, The 2019/20 Australian wildfires generated a persistent smoke-charged vortex rising up to 35 km altitude, Communications Earth and Environment, Accepted for publication, 2020.
  • C. Kloss, P. Sellitto, B. Legras, J.-P. Vernier, F. Jégou, M. Venkat Ratnam, et al., Impact of the 2018 Ambae eruption on the global stratospheric aerosol layer and climate. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, 2020.
  • A. Gaudel, O. R. Cooper, K.-L. Chang, I. Bourgeois, J. R. Ziemke, S. A. Strode, L. D. Oman, P. Sellitto, P. Nedelec, R. Blot, V. Thouret, Aircraft observations since the 1990s reveal increases of tropospheric ozone at multiple locations across the Northern Hemisphere, Science Advances, 6(34), 2020.
  • S. Bucci, B. Legras, P. Sellitto, F. D'Amato, S. Viciani, A. Montori, A. Chiarugi, F. Ravegnani, A. Ulanovsky, F. Cairo, F. Stroh. Deep convective influence on the UTLS composition in the Asian Monsoon Anticyclone region: 2017 StratoClim campaign results, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2019-1053, Accepted for publication, 2020.
  • P. Sellitto, S. Bucci, B. Legras: Comparison of ISS-CATS and CALIPSO-CALIOP characterization of high clouds in the tropics, Remote Sensing, in review, 2020.
  • M. Lachatre, S. Mailler, L. Menut, S. Turquety, P. Sellitto, H. Guermazi, G. Salerno, T. Caltabiano, E. Carboni, New strategies for vertical transport in chemistry-transport models: application to the case of the Mount Etna eruption on March 18, 2012 with CHIMERE v2017r4, Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2020-62, in review, 2020.
  • A. Bossolasco, F. Jegou, P. Sellitto, G. Berthet, C. Kloss, and B. Legras: Global modelling studies of composition and decadal trends of the Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-677, in review, 2020.
  • Kloss, C., Berthet, G., Sellitto, P., Ploeger, F., Taha, G., Tidiga, M., Eremenko, M., Bossolasco, A., Jégou, F., Renard, J.-B., and Legras, B.: Stratospheric aerosol layer perturbation caused by the 2019 Raikoke and Ulawun eruptions and climate impact, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2020-701, in review, 2020.
  • H. Guermazi, P. Sellitto, J. Cuesta, M. Eremenko, M. Lachatre, S. Mailler, E. Carboni, G. Salerno, T. Caltabiano, L. Menut, M. M. Serbaji, F. Rekhiss, B. Legras, Sulphur mass balance and radiative forcing estimation for a moderate volcanic eruption using new sulphate aerosols retrievals based on IASI observations, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2019-341, in review, 2020.
  • P. Kalabokas, P. Zanis, D. Akritidis, A. K. Georgoulias, J. Kapsomenakis, C. S. Zerefos, G. Dufour, A. Gaudel, P. Sellitto, A. Armengaud, G. Ancellet, F. Gheusi, F. Dulac, Ozone in the Mediterranean atmosphere, In "Atmospheric Chemistry in the Mediterranean: Vol. 1, Background Information and Pollutants" Distribution, F. Dulac, S. Sauvage, and E. Hamonou Eds., Springer, in review, 2020.



  • P. Sellitto, H. Guermazi, E. Carboni, R. Siddans, M. Burton, Unified observation of co-existing volcanic sulphur dioxide and sulphate aerosols using ground-based Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, in review for Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12, 5381–5389, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5381-2019, 2019.
  • C. Kloss, G. Berthet, P. Sellitto, F. Ploeger, S. Bucci, S. Khaykin, F. Jégou, G. Taha, L. W. Thomason, B. Barret, E. Le Flochmoen, M. von Hobe, A. Bossolasco, N. Bègue, B. Legras, Transport of the 2017 Canadian wildfire plume to the tropics and global stratosphere via the Asian monsoon circulation, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 13547–13567, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13547-2019, 2019.
  • M. de Michele, D. Raucoules, S. Corradini, L. Merucci, G. Salerno, P. Sellitto, E. Carboni, Volcanic Cloud Top Height Estimation Using the Plume Elevation Model Procedure Applied to Orthorectified Landsat 8 Data. Test Case: 26 October 2013 Mt. Etna Eruption, MDPI Remote Sensing, 11, 785; doi:10.3390/rs11070785, 2019.
  • M. Eremenko, L. Sgheri, M. Ridolfi, J. Cuesta, L. Costantino, P. Sellitto, G. Dufour, Self-adapting regularization applied to retrieval of tropospheric ozone from thermal infrared nadir satellite measurements, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 238, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.106577, 2019.



  • A. McGonigle, P. Sellitto, G. Salerno, Editorial: Volcanic Plumes: Impacts on the Atmosphere and Insights into Volcanic Processes, MDPI Geosciences, 8(5), 158; doi:10.3390/geosciences8050158, 2018.
  • P. Sellitto, L. Spampinato, G. Salerno, A. La Spina, Aerosol Optical Properties of Pacaya Volcano Plume Measured with a Portable Sun-Photometer, MDPI Geosciences, 8(2), 36; doi:10.3390/geosciences8020036, 2018.
  • L. Terray, P.-J. Gauthier, G. Salerno, T. Caltabiano, A. La Spina, P. Sellitto, P. Briole, A New Degassing Model to Infer Magma Dynamics from Radioactive Disequilibria in Volcanic Plumes, MDPI Geosciences, 8(1), 27; doi:10.3390/geosciences8010027, 2018.



  • P. Sellitto, G. Salerno, A. La Spina, T. Caltabiano, L. Terray, P.-J. Gauthier, P. Briole, A novel methodology to determine volcanic aerosols optical properties in the UV and NIR and Ångström parameters using sun-photometry. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122, 9803-9815, doi:10.1002/2017JD026723, 2017.
  • H. Guermazi, P. Sellitto, M. M. Serbaji, B. Legras, F. Rekhiss, Assessment of the combined sensitivity of nadir TIR satellite observations to volcanic SO2 and sulphate aerosols after a moderate stratospheric eruption, MDPI Geosciences, 7, 84; doi:10.3390/geosciences7030084, 2017.
  • P. Sellitto, G. Sèze, B. Legras, Secondary sulphate aerosols and cirrus clouds detection with SEVIRI during Nabro volcano eruption, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38(20), 5657-5672, 2017.
  • G. Licciardi, P. Sellitto, A. Piscini, J. Chanussot, Nonlinear Spectral Unmixing for the Characterisation of Volcanic Surface Deposit and Airborne Plumes from Remote Sensing Imagery, MDPI Geosciences, 7(3), 46, 2017.
  • P. Sellitto, C. Zanetel, A. di Sarra, G. Salerno, A. Tapparo, D. Meloni, G. Pace, T. Caltabiano, P. Briole, B. Legras, The impact of Mount Etna sulfur emissions on the atmospheric composition and aerosol properties in the central Mediterranean: A statistical analysis over the period 2000-2013 based on observations and Lagrangian modelling, Atmospheric Environment, 148, 77-88, 2017.
  • P. Sellitto, G. Salerno, P. Briole, The EtnaPlumeLab (EPL) research cluster: advance the understanding of Mt. Etna plume, from source characterisation to downwind impact, Annals of Geophysics, 60, ISSN 2037-416X, 2017.




  • P. Sellitto, Artificial neural networks for spectral sensitivity analysis to optimize inversion algorithms for satellite-based Earth observation: sulphate aerosols observations with high resolution thermal infrared sounders, In "Sensitivity Analysis In Earth Observation Modelling", G. Petropoulos and P. K. Srivastava, Eds., Springer, 2016.
  • P. Sellitto, A. di Sarra, S. Corradini, M. Boichu, H. Herbin, P. Dubuisson, G. Seze, D. Meloni, F. Monteleone, L. Merucci, J. Rusalem, G. Salerno, P. Briole, B. Legras. Synergistic use of Lagrangian dispersion and radiative transfer modelling with satellite and surface remote sensing measurements for the investigation of volcanic plumes: the Mount Etna eruption of 25–27 October 2013, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 6841-6861, 2016.
  • P. Sellitto and B. Legras, Sensitivity of thermal infrared nadir instruments to the chemical and microphysical properties of UTLS secondary sulfate aerosols, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9, 115-132, 2016.


  • P. Sellitto and P. Briole, On the radiative forcing of volcanic plumes: modelling the impact of Mount Etna in the Mediterranean, Annals of Geophysics, 58, ISSN 2037-416X, 2015.


  • P. Sellitto, G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, G. Foret, B. Gaubert, M. Beekmann, V.-H. Peuch, and J.-M. Flaud. Monitoring the lowermost tropospheric ozone with thermal infrared observations from a geostationary platform : performance analyses for a future dedicated instrument. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7, 391-407, 2014.
  • P. Sellitto and F. Del Frate. The feasibility of retrieving vertical temperature profiles from satellite nadir UV observations : a sensitivity analysis and an inversion experiment with neural network algorithms. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 111, 1-8, 2014.
  • C. Crevoisier, C. Clerbaux, V. Guidard, T. Phulpin, R. Armante, B. Barret, C. Camy-Peyret, J.-P. Chaboureau, P.-F. Coheur, L. Crépeau, G. Dufour, L. Labonnote, L. Lavanant, J. Hadji-Lazaro, H. Herbin, N. Jacquinet-Husson, S. Payan, E. Péquignot, C. Pierangelo, P. Sellitto, and C. Stubenrauch. Towards IASI-New Generation (IASI-NG) : impact of improved spectral resolution and radiometric noise on the retrieval of thermodynamic, chemistry and climate variables. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7, 4367-4385, 2014,
  • G. Foret, M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, P. Sellitto, J. Barré, B. Gaubert, A. Coman, G. Dufour, X. Liu, M. Joly, C. Doche, and M. Beekmann. Ozone pollution : What can we see from space ? A case study. Journal of Gephysical Research, 119, 8476–8499, 2014


  • P. Sellitto, G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, V.-H. Peuch, A. Eldering, D. P. Edwards, and J.-M. Flaud. The effect of using limited scene-dependent averaging kernels approximations for the implementation of fast observing system simulation experiments targeted on lower tropospheric ozone. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 6 :1869–1881, 2013.
  • P. Sellitto, G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, P. Dauphin, G. Foret, B. Gaubert, M. Beekmann, V.-H. Peuch, and J.-M. Flaud. Analysis of the potential of one possible instrumental configuration of the next generation of IASI instruments to monitor lower tropospheric ozone. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 6 :621–635, 2013.
  • J. Cuesta, M. Eremenko, X. Liu, G. Dufour, Z. Cai, M. Hopfner, T. von Clarmann, P. Sellitto, G. Foret, B. Gaubert, M. Beekmann, J. Orphal, K. Chance, R. Spurr, and J.-M. Flaud. Satellite observation of lowermost tropospheric ozone by multispectral synergism of IASI thermal infrared and GOME-2 ultraviolet measurements over Europe. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13: 9675–9693, 2013.
  • A. Di Noia, P. Sellitto, F. Del Frate, and J. De Laat. Global tropospheric ozone column retrievals from OMI data by means of neural networks. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 6 :895–915, 2013.
  • A. Di Noia, P. Sellitto, F. Del Frate, M. Cervino, M. Iarlori, and V. Rizi. Tropospheric ozone retrieval from OMI data by means of neural networks : a validation with ozone soundings over Europe. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2013 :21, 2013.


  • P. Sellitto, A. Di Noia, F. Del Frate, A. Burini, S. Casadio, and D. Solimini. On the role of visible radiation in ozone profile retrieval from nadir UV/VIS satellite measurements : an experiment with neural network algorithms inverting SCIAMACHY data. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 113(3) :1429–1436, 2012.
  • P. Sellitto, F. Del Frate, D. Solimini, and S. Casadio. Tropospheric ozone column retrieval from ESA EnviSat SCIAMACHY nadir UV/VIS radiance measurements by means of a neural network algorithm. IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50(3) :998–1011, 2012.


  • P. Sellitto, B. R. Bojkov, X. Liu, K. Chance, and F. Del Frate. Tropospheric ozone column retrieval from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument by means of a neural network algorithm. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4 :2375–2388, 2011.
  • M. Picchiani, M. Chini, S. Corradini, L. Merucci, P. Sellitto, F. Del Frate, and S. Stramondo. Volcanic ash detection and retrievals from MODIS data by means of Neural Networks. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 4 :2619–2631, 2011.


  • P. Sellitto. PhD Thesis, extended abstract : Neural networks algorithms for the estimation of atmospheric ozone from Envisat-SCIAMACHY and Aura-OMI data. Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, 42(2) :143–145, 2010.


  • P. Sellitto and A. M. Siani. An overview of methodologies to retrieve aerosol optical depth by means of Brewer spectophotometry. In Maximilian N. Schulz, editor, Progress in Optics Research, pages 271–292. Nova Science Publishers, 2008.


  • P. Sellitto, A. di Sarra, and A. M. Siani. An improved algorithm for the determination of aerosol optical depth in the ultraviolet spectral range from Brewer spectrophotometer observations. Journal of Optics A :Pure and Applied Optics, 8 :849–855, 2006