• A Methodology for Long-Term Monitoring of Climate Change Impacts on Historic Buildings 

      Haugen, Annika; Bertolin, Chiara; Leijonhufvud, gustav; Olstad, Tone Marie; Broström, Tor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      A new methodology for long-term monitoring of climate change impacts on historic buildings and interiors has been developed. This paper proposes a generic framework for how monitoring programs can be developed and describes ...
    • A novel proxy and the sea level rise in Venice, Italy, from 1350 to 2014 

      Camuffo, Dario; Bertolin, Chiara; schenal, patrizia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The evolution of relative sea level (RSL) in Venice, Italy, is crucial for the safeguarding of the city and it is now possible to extend our knowledge back to 1350, including the whole Little Ice Age and modern global ...
    • Acoustic Emission NDT for monitoring hygro-mechanical reactions of coated pine wood: a methodological approach 

      Bertolin, Chiara; De Ferri, Lavinia; Razavi, Seyed Mohammad Javad; Berto, Filippo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Wood generally suffers drastic RH variations, strongly affecting its dimensional stability because of the gain or loss of adsorbed water. The proposed paper intends to investigate the applicability of a multi-technique ...
    • Adapting Cultural Heritage to Climate Change Risks: Perspectives of Cultural Heritage Experts in Europe 

      Sesana, Elena; Gagnon, Alexandre S.; Bertolin, Chiara; Hughes, John (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Changes in rainfall patterns, humidity, and temperature, as well as greater exposure to severe weather events, has led to the need for adapting cultural heritage to climate change. However, there is limited research ...
    • Application of the Guggenheim, Anderson, de Boer (GAB) equation to study the impact of sealing treatments on pine wood sorption characteristics 

      Bertolin, Chiara; De Ferri, Lavinia; Strojecki, Marcin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Surface treatments can modify the materials behavior toward water sorption phenomena. The Guggenheim–Andersen–de Boer sorption equation, already used in the past to study various wood species, is here proposed to investigate ...
    • Aurorae observed by Giuseppe Toaldo in Padua (1766-1797) 

      Dominguez-Castro, Fernando; Vaquero, Jose Manuel; Bertolin, Chiara; Gallego, Maria Cruz; De La Guia, Cristina; Camuffo, Dario (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      A record is presented of the auroral observations made by Giuseppe Toaldo and his assistant Vincenzo Chiminello in Padua, Italy, in the second half of the 18th century. The historical sources consulted include the original ...
    • Calibration Method for monitoring hygro-mechanical reactions of coated and uncoated pine and oak wood by Acoustic Emission Non-Destructive Testing 

      Bertolin, Chiara; De Ferri, Lavinia; Berto, Filippo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The main issue of wood is its sensitivity to Relative Humidity (RH) variations, affecting its dimensional stability, and thus leading to crack formations and propagations. In situ structural health monitoring campaigns ...
    • Communicating hydrological hazard-prone areas in Italy with geospatial probability maps 

      Diodato, Nazzareno; borrelli, Pasquale; Panagos, Panos; Bellocchi, Gianni; Bertolin, Chiara (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The recurrence of storm aggressiveness and the associated erosivity density are detrimental hydrological features for soil conservation and planning. The present work illustrates for the first time downscaled spatial pattern ...
    • A Comprehensive Study of the Microclimate-Induced Conservation Risks in Hypogeal Sites: The Mithraeum of the Baths of Caracalla (Rome) 

      frasca, francesca; verticchio, elena; caratelli, alessia; Bertolin, Chiara; Camuffo, Dario; Siani, AM (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The peculiar microclimate inside cultural hypogeal sites needs to be carefully investigated. This study presents a methodology that aimed at providing a user-friendly assessment of the frequently occurring hazards in such ...
    • Current European flood-rich period exceptional compared with past 500 years 

      Blöschl, Günter; Kiss, Andrea; Viglione, Alberto; Barriendos, Mariano; Böhm, oliver; Brázdil, Rudolf; coeur, denis; demaree, gaston; llasat, maria carmen; MacDonald, Neil; Retsö, Dag; Roald, Lars; schmocker-Fackel, petra; Amorim, Ines S; belinova, monika; benito, gerardo; Bertolin, Chiara; Camuffo, Dario; Cornel, Daniel; doktor, radoslaw; elleder, libor; enzi, silvia; garcia, joao carlos; Glaser, Rüdiger; hall, julia; Haslinger, Klaus; hofstatter, michael; komma, jurgen; Limanówka, Danuta; lun, david; panin, andrei; Parajka, Juraj; petric, hrvoje; Rodrigo, Fernando S.; Rohr, Christian; schonbein, johannes; Schulte, Lothar; silva, luis pedro; toonen, willem H J; Valent, Peter; Waser, Jürgen; Wetter, Oliver (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      There are concerns that recent climate change is altering the frequency and magnitude of river floods in an unprecedented way1. Historical studies have identified flood-rich periods in the past half millennium in various ...
    • An Early mid-Latitude Aurora Observed by Rozier (Beziers, 1780) 

      Bertolin, Chiara; Dominguez-Castro, Fernando; De Ferri, Lavinia (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Aurora observations are an uncommon phenomenon at low and mid latitudes that, at the end of the 18th century, were not well known and understood. Low and mid geomagnetic latitude aurora observations provide information ...
    • Energy density and fracture parameters of coated Scots pine 

      Karvan, Poorya; Bertolin, Chiara; Berto, Filippo; Razavi, Seyed Mohammad Javad (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      An attempt was made to investigate the Michalski’s proven fluctuation theory through the use of the fracture characteristic and the energy density – dynamic surface value – of Scots pine coated with Renaissance wax, paraloid, ...
    • European summer temperatures since Roman times 

      Luterbacher, Jürg; Werner, Johannes; Smerdon, Jason E.; Fernández-Donado, Laura; González-Rouco, Fidel J.; Barriopedro, David E.; Ljungqvist, Fredrik Carpentier; Büntgen, Ulf; Zorita, Eduardo Valera; Wagner, Sebastian; Esper, Jan; McCarroll, Danny; Toreti, Andrea; Frank, David C.; Jungclaus, Jojann H.; Barriendos, Mariano; Bertolin, Chiara; Bothe, Oliver; Brázdil, Rudolf; Camuffo, Dario; Dobrovolný, Petr; Gagen, Mary H.; Garcia-Bustamante, Elena; Ge, Q.; Guiot, Joël; Gómez-Navarro, Juan José; Hao, Z.; Hegerl, Gabi C.; Holmgren, Karin; Klimenko, Vladimir V.; Martin-Chivelet, Javier; Pfister, Christian; Roberts, Neil; Schindler, Anne; Schurer, Andrew P.; Solomina, Olga N.; Von Gunten, Lucien; Wahl, Eugene R.; Wanner, Heinz; Wetter, Oliver; Xoplaki, Elena; Yuan, Naiming; Zanchettin, Davide; Zhang, Huan; Zerefos, Christos S. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      The spatial context is critical when assessing present-day climate anomalies, attributing them to potential forcings and making statements regarding their frequency and severity in a long-term perspective. Recent international ...
    • Increasing the Resilience of Cultural Heritage to Climate Change through the application of a Learning Strategy 

      Sesana, Elena; Bertolin, Chiara; Loli, Arian; Gagnon, Alexandre S.; Hughes, John; Leissner, Johanna (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      There is growing concern about the threat posed by climate change to cultural heritage, notably to World Heritage properties. Climate change is triggering changes in rainfall patterns, humidity and temperature, as well as ...
    • Indoor Multi-Risk Scenarios of Climate Change Effects on Building Materials in Scandinavian Countries 

      Loli, Arian; Bertolin, Chiara (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Within the built environment, historic buildings are among the most vulnerable structures to the climate change impact. In the Scandinavian countries, the risk from climatic changes is more pronounced and the right adaptation ...
    • Mechanical behavior of metallic fiber-reinforced adhesive under dynamic loading 

      Razavi, Seyed Mohammad Javad; Bale, Emil Scott; Berto, Filippo; Bertolin, Chiara (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The mechanical behavior of metallic fiber reinforced adhesively bonded Single Lap Joints (SLJ) under dynamic loading has been studied. The effect of different fiber spacing along the joint width on the strength of SLJs was ...
    • Mechanical properties of the most common European woods: a literature review. 

      bartolucci, beatrice; de Rosa, Andrea; Bertolin, Chiara; Berto, Filippo; penta, francesco; Siani, Anna Maria (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Wood is an orthotropic material used since ancient time. A literature research about the mechanical properties of density, fracture toughness, modulus of elasticity, and Poisson’s ratio has been done to have a broader view ...
    • Mitigating Climate Change in the Cultural Built Heritage Sector 

      sesana, elena; Bertolin, Chiara; Gagnon, Alexandre S.; Hughes, john (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Climate change mitigation targets have put pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of cultural heritage buildings. Commonly adopted measures to decrease the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of historical buildings are targeted ...
    • A Multi-Analytical Approach for the Characterization of Seventeenth Century Decorative Wall Paintings in Two Norwegian Stave Churches: A Case Study at Eidsborg and Heddal, Norway 

      Freeman, Ashley Amanda; De Ferri, Lavinia; Mazurek, Joy; Andriulo, Fabrizio; Bertolin, Chiara (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The presented research examines 17th century distemper paint from the polychrome wooden interiors of two Norwegian stave churches: Eidsborg and Heddal. For the first time, the inorganic and organic components of specimens ...
    • Multi-decadal variability in the snow-cover reconstruction at Parma Observatory (northern Italy, 1681-2018 CE) 

      Diodato, Nazzareno; Bertolin, Chiara; Bellocchi, Gianni (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Emerging negative trends in snow depth and cover days highlight the challenges posed by changing snow patterns around the world. They suggest that snow-dependent regions in southern Europe could be affected by these changes ...