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Dr. Luca Tarchini

Current position

2011 – Ongoing: Researcher at the Dept. of Sciences – University of Roma Tre.

University education

2009: PhD Degree in Geodynamics, Dept. of Geological Sciences – University of Roma Tre: "Endogenous gas emissions at Colli Albani and Vulcano Island, hazard evaluation";
2003: M. Sc. In Geology, Dept. of Geological Sciences – University of Roma Tre: Measurements of carbon dioxide diffuse flux from soil: volcanologic and geothermal applications".

Research activities:

Volcanology, Geothermics, Fluid Geochemistry, Geostatistics


Geochemical applications to the study of the volcanic gases hazard and risk mitigation;
Geochemical investigations on very low to high enthalpy geothermal resources;
Regionalized data geostatistical treatment.

Teaching history:

Co-tutor of ten Master thesis;
Lessons for "Geologia 1, Laboratorio e Campo interdisciplinare" Degree Course (2011-2014);
Lessons for "Geotermia" Master Degree Course (2011-2014);
Lessons for "Vulcanologia e Rischio Vulcanico" Master Degree Course (2008-2010).


2010: "Geochemical investigations on Miravalles and, Rincon del Vieja geothermal sites", funded by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad – Centro de Servicio Recursos Geotermicos.
2007-2010: FIRB-MIUR "Airplane: Piattaforma di ricerca multidisciplinare su terremoti e vulcani"  Coordinator prof. F. Barberi.
2007-2010: FIRB-MIUR "Geotermia: Sviluppo e applicazione di impianti alimentati da risorse geotermiche per il riscaldamento e il condizionamento di ambienti nella citta' di Roma" Coordinator prof. F. Barberi.
2006: "Geochemical investigations for Platanares and Azacualpa geothermal projects (Honduras)" funded by Electricidad de Cortes S.r.l. ELCOSA.

Publications (peer-reviewed):

- Granieri, D., M. L. Carapezza, G. Chiodini, R. Avino, S. Caliro, M. Ranaldi, T. Ricci, and L. Tarchini (2006). Correlated  increase in CO 2 fumarolic content and diffuse emission from La Fossa crater (Vulcano, Italy): Evidence of volcanic unrest or increasing gas release from a stationary deep magma body? . Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L13316, doi:10.1029/2006GL026460.
- Barberi F., Carapezza M. L., Ranaldi M., Tarchini L., (2007). Gas blowout from shallow boreholes at Fiumicino (Rome): induced hazard and evidence of deep CO 2  on the Thyrrenian margin of Central Italy. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 165, 17-31, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.04.009.
- Carapezza M.L., Roscioni F.R., Tarchini L., (2007). Diffuse degassing of carbon dioxide on the NW sector of Colli Albani volcanic complex (Rome, Italy). Water-Rock  Interaction 12 Proc., Bullen and Wang eds., Taylor & Francis Group, London, 199-202
- Carapezza, M.L., Tarchini, L., (2007). Geochemical evidence of huge magmatic degassing from the quiescent Alban Hills volcano (Rome, Italy).  J. Volcanol. Geotherm.Res., 165, 5-16, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.04.008.
- Anzidei M., Carapezza M. L., Esposito A., Giordano G., Lelli M., Tarchini L., (2008). The Albano Maar Lake high resolution bathymetry and dissolved CO 2  budget (Colli Albani volcano, Italy): constrains to hazard evaluation. J. Volcanol. Geotherm Res., 171, 258-268. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.11.024
- Carapezza M.L., Lelli M., Tarchini L., (2008). Geochemistry of the Albano and Nemi crater lakes in the volcanic district of Alban Hills (Rome, Italy). J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., (2008), doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.06.031
- Carapezza M.L., Ricci T., Ranaldi M., Tarchini L., (2009). Active degassing structures of Stromboli and variation of the diffuse CO 2 output  related to the volcanic activity.  J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res.,  .
- Carapezza, M.L., Barberi, F., Tarchini, L., Ranaldi, M., Ricci, T., (2010). Volcanic hazard of Colli Albani. In Funiciello, R. & Giordano, G. (eds.) "The Colli Albani Volcano". Special Publication of IAVCEI, 3, 279-297.  Geological Society, London.
- Carapezza M.L., Lelli M., Tarchini L., (2010). Geochemistry of the Albano crater lake. In Funiciello, R. & Giordano, G. (eds.) "The Colli Albani Volcano". Special  Publication of IAVCEI, 3, 259-267. Geological Society, London.
- Barberi F., Carapezza M.L., Ranaldi M., Ricci T., Tarchini L., (2010). Hazardous gas blowouts from shallow wells in the Colli Albani volcanic complex (Rome, Italy).  Water-Rock Interaction 13 Proc., Birkle and Torres-Alvarado eds., CSC Press, London.
- Carapezza, M.L., Barberi, F., Ranaldi, M., Ricci, T., Tarchini, L
., Barrancos, Fischer, Perez, Weber, Di Piazza, Gattuso (2011). Diffuse CO 2  soil degassing and CO 2 and H 2S concentrations in air and related hazards at Vulcano Island (Aeolian arc, Italy) . J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 207/3-4, 130-144.
- M. L. Carapezza, F. Barberi, L. Tarchini, M. Ranaldi, T. Ricci, J. Barrancos, C. Fischer,  
C. Lucchetti, G. Melian, N. Perez,   P. Tuccimei, A. Vogel, K. Weber (2012). Hazardous gas emissions from the flanks of the quiescent Colli Albani volcano (Rome, Italy). Appl. Geochem., 27/9, 1767-1782.  doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.02.012
- F. Barberi, M. L. Carapezza, R. Cioni, M. Lelli, M. Menichini, M. Ranaldi, T. Ricci, L. Tarchini (2013). New geochemical investigations in Platanares and Azacualpa geothermal sites (Honduras).  J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 257, 113-134. doi:
- D., Granieri, M.L. Carapezza, R. Avino, S. Caliro, C. Cardellini, G. Chiodini, M. Donnini, C. Minopoli, M. Ranaldi, T. Ricci, L. Tarchini (2013). Level of carbon dioxide diffuse degassing from the ground of Vesuvio:  Comparison between extensive surveys and inferences on the gas source. Annals of Geophys., 56(4), S0449. doi:
- D., Granieri, M.L. Carapezza, F. Barberi, M. Ranaldi, T. Ricci, L. Tarchini (2014). Vulcano Island: application and validation of a new numerical code to simulate the dispersion in the atmosphere of  the natural carbon dioxide emission. Submitted to J. Geophys. Res – Solid Earth.
- L. Tarchini, M. Ranaldi, F. Barberi, M.L. Carapezza, W. D’Alessandro, A. Gattuso, F. Sortino, D. Granieri. Geochemical evidence of increasing magmatic gas input in the 2011-12 volcanic unrest of Santorini,  Greece. In prep.

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