Dr. Velio Coviello  

Teléfono: (+52) (55) 5623-4104 Ext. 163, (442) 238-1104 Ext. 163
Extensión UNAM: 34104 Ext. 163
Ph.D. in Geological Engineering


My research focuses on the characterization of mass movement at different scales. During my PhD I dealt with seismic monitoring of rock fall, debris flow and other torrential processes for the development of early warning systems. The objective of my postdoc project is testing and adopting algorithms developed to early detect and characterize landslides to study the mass wasting processes occurring along the Colima Volcano. My research interests also concern soil erosion and water management in semi-arid lands. My career goal would be to join research and action for natural hazards management.

Recent Publications

Coviello V., Arattano M., Turconi L. (2015) - Detecting torrential processes from a distance with a seismic monitoring network. Natural Hazards, vol. 78(3), pp. 2055–2080, doi: 10.1007/s11069-015-1819-2.

Arattano M., Coviello V.,Cavalli M., Comiti F., Macconi P., Theule J. and Crema S. (2015) - Brief Communication: A new testing field for debris flow warning systems and algorithms. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., vol. 15, pp. 1545-1549, doi:10.5194/nhess-15-1545-2015.

Kean J. W., Coe J.A., Coviello V., Smith J.B., McCoy S.W., and Arattano M. (2015) - Estimating rates of debris- flow entrainment from ground vibrations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 6365–6372, doi:10.1002/2015GL064811.

Coviello V., Chiarle M., Arattano M., Pogliotti P., Morra di Cella U. (2015) - Monitoring rock wall temperatures and microseismic activity for slope stability investigation at JA Carrel hut, Matterhorn. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 1, pp. 305–309, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, doi:10.1007/978-3- 319-09300-0.

Grimaldi S., Angeluccetti I., Coviello V., Vezza P. (2015) - Cost-effectiveness of soil and water conservation measures on the catchment sediment budget - the Laaba watershed case study, Burkina Faso. Land Degradation and Development, vol. 26, pp. 737–747, doi:10.1002/ldr.2212.