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Langone Leonardo

Langone Leonardo

Senior Scientist
Laurea cum laude in Geological Sciences, 1984, University of Bologna

Institute of Polar Sciences - National Research Council
ISP-CNR, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy

Phone +39 051 6398870


Since 2019 he has moved to the CNR Institute of Polar Sciences.

  • Nature, source  and fate of sedimentary organic carbon on continental margins using elemental composition, stable isotopes and biomarkers. Early diagenesis;
  • Biogeochemical cycles of carbon and biogenic silica in Southern Ocean and Mediterranean Sea at different time scales;
  • Estimates of atmospheric CO2 growth-rate in remote oceanic and polar regions;
  • Geochronology of modern sediments via short-lived radionuclides for stratigraphic studies, mass balances, or pollution reconstruction in marine and lacustrine environments.
  • In 1984, Ms thesis in Geology at the University of Bologna (110/110 cum laude). In 1986, CNR Fellowship. In 1987, Qualification in the profession of Geologist;
  • 1988-2001, CNR researcher with a tenure track position. From 2001, CNR researcher with a permanent position. From 2002, CNR Senior Scientist;
  • 2002-2009, Member of the Scientific Commettee of CNR-ISMAR;
  • 2003-2010, Coordinator of the Infrastructure and Laboratory Management Committee of ISMAR-BO;
  • 2006-2009, Member of the Council of the Associazione Italiana Oceanologia e Limnologia (AIOL), where he is associated since 1986;
  • From 2009, Associate Editor of the new journal Advances in Oceanography and Limnology (Taylor & Francis;
  • Partecipation at EC- (EUROMARGE-AS, MAST-II, PALICLAS, COSTA, EuroDELTA, EuroSTRATAFORM, HERMES, SESAME, HERMIONE), PNRA- (RossMize, Bioseso I e II, Baie, Ozono, Bottom water) and Government- (VECTOR) projects;
  • P.I. of the research project Riverine Carbon and the Sedimentary Record on Continental Shelves (2003-2006) funded by the Office of Naval Research (US-NAVY);
  • P.I. of research projects funded by industry (Impresub Company, Projects Geotechnycal Survey for Gendalo and Maha in Makassar Strait, Indonesia and Geotechnycal Survey offshore Nile delta, Egypt, 2005-2007);
  • Currently (2008-2011) engaged as Scientist in Charge in the project EC-PEOPLE SOMFlood (FP7-PEOPLE-2007-4-1-IOF – Proposal N° 221167);
  • At GeoItalia 2007, convener of the session Climate and greenhouse gases from geological records (past scenarios, present questions, toward which future). At Geoitalia 2009, converner of the session Dense water downslope cascade: physical, biological and geological related processes in the deep sea;
  • Partecipation at 41 oceanographic cruises (10 as Chief Scientist, 9 in Antarctica with a total permanence >18 months).

Co-author of 91 papers (43 on which on ISI journals, 6 on peer-reviewed non-ISI journals, 10 book chapters, and 32 papers on national journals or congress proceedings ). Total Impact Factor >84, Hirsch index, H = 13, >630 total ISI citations.

An updated list of recent papers is available, when permitted, in open access

Google Scholar Profile

  • ASIOLI A, TRINCARDI F, LOWE J.J, ARIZTEGUI D, LANGONE L., OLDFIELD F (2001). Sub-millennial climatic oscillations in the Central Adriatic during the last deglaciation: paleoceanographic implications. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, vol. 20, 11; p. 33-53, ISSN: 0277-3791
  • CATTANEO A, CORREGGIARI A, LANGONE L., TRINCARDI F (2003). The late-Holocene Gargano subaqueous delta, Adriatic shelf: Sediment pathways and supply fluctuations. MARINE GEOLOGY, vol. 193, 1-2; p. 61-91, ISSN: 0025-3227
  • CORREGGIARI A, TRINCARDI F, LANGONE L., ROVERI M (2001). Styles of failure in late Holocene highstand prodelta wedges on the Adriatic shelf. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, vol. 71; p. 218-236, ISSN: 1527-1404.
  • FINOCCHIARO F, LANGONE L., COLIZZA E, FONTOLAN G, GIGLIO F, TUZZI E (2005). Record of the early Holocene warming in a laminated sediment core from Cape Hallett bay (Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica). GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE, vol. 45 , 1-3; p. 193-206, ISSN: 0921-8181
  • FRIGNANI M, LANGONE L., RAVAIOLI M, SORGENTE D, ALVISI F, ALBERTAZZI S (2005). Fine-sediment mass balance in the western Adriatic continental shelf over a century time scale. MARINE GEOLOGY, vol. 222; p. 113-133, ISSN: 0025-3227
  • FRIGNANI, L.C. BELLUCCI, LANGONE L. & H. MUNTAU - 1997 - Metal fluxes to the sediments of the northern Venice Lagoon. Marine Chemistry, 58, 275-292.
  • GUILIZZONI P, MARCHETTO A, LAMI A, BRAUER A, VIGLIOTTI L, MUSAZZI S, LANGONE L., MANCA M, LUCCHINI F, CALANCHI N, DINELLI E, MORDENTI A (2006). Records of environmental and climatic changes during the late Holocene from Svalbard: palaeolimnology of Kongressvatnet. JOURNAL OF PALEOLIMNOLOGY, vol. 36, 4; p. 325-351, ISSN: 0921-2728.
  • LANGONE L, DUNBAR RB, MUCCIARONE DA, RAVAIOLI M, MELONI R, NITTROUER CA, 2003. Rapid sinking of biogenic material during the late austral summer in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, in Biogeochemistry of the Ross Sea, American Geophysical Union, Antarctic Research Series Monograph, G. DiTullio and R. Dunbar (eds.), 78, 221-234.
  • LANGONE L., FRIGNANI M, RAVAIOLI M, BIANCHI C (2000). Particle fluxes and biogeochemical processes in an area influenced by seasonal retreat of the ice margin (Northwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica). JOURNAL OF MARINE SYSTEMS, vol. 27; p. 221-234, ISSN: 0924-7963
  • LONGINELLI A, GIGLIO F, LANGONE L., LENAZ R, ORI C, SELMO E (2007). Atmospheric CO2 concentrations and 13C values across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current between New Zealand and Antarctica. TELLUS. SERIES B, CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY, vol. 59, 1; p. 130-137, ISSN: 0280-6509
  • MISEROCCHI S, LANGONE L., TESI T (2007). Content and isotopic composition of organic carbon within a flood layer in the Po River prodelta (Adriatic Sea). CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH, vol. 27, 3-4; p. 338-358, ISSN: 0278-4343
  • OLDFIELD F, ASIOLI A, ACCORSI C.A, MERCURI A.M, JUGGINS S, LANGONE L., ROLPH T, TRINCARDI F, WOLFF G, GIBBS Z,VIGLIOTTI L, FRIGNANI M, VAN DER POST K, BRANCH N (2003). A high resolution late Holocene palaeo environmental record from the central Adriatic Sea. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, vol. 22, 2-4; p. 319-342, ISSN: 0277-3791
  • PALINKAS C.M, NITTROUER C.A, WHEATCROFT R.A, LANGONE L. (2005). The use of Be-7 to identify event and seasonal sedimentation near the Po River delta, Adriatic Sea. MARINE GEOLOGY, vol. 222; p. 95-112, ISSN: 0025-3227
  • TESI T, LANGONE L., S. MISEROCCHI, F. BERTASI (2008). Changes in the composition of organic matter from prodeltaic sediments after a large flood event (Po River, Italy). GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, vol. 72; p. 2100-2114, ISSN: 0016-7037, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2008.02.005
  • TESI T, MISEROCCHI S, GONI M. A, LANGONE L. (2007). Source, transport and fate of terrestrial organic carbon on the western Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Lions, France. MARINE CHEMISTRY, vol. 105, 1-2; p. 101-117, ISSN: 0304-4203
  • TESI T, MISEROCCHI S, GONI M. A, LANGONE L., BOLDRIN A, TURCHETTO M (2007). Organic matter origin and distribution in suspended particulate materials and surficial sediments from the western Adriatic Sea (Italy). ESTUARINE, COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, vol. 73; p. 431-446, ISSN: 0272-7714
  • TESI, T, LANGONE L., M.A. GOÑI, M. TURCHETTO, S. MISEROCCHI, A. BOLDRIN (2008). Source and composition of organic matter in the Bari canyon (Italy): Dense water cascading versus particulate export from the upper ocean. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS, vol. 55; p. 813-831, ISSN: 0967-0637, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2008.03.007
  • TURCHETTO M, A. BOLDRIN, LANGONE L., S. MISEROCCHI, T. TESI, F. FOGLINI (2007). Particle transport in the Bari Canyon (southern Adriatic Sea). MARINE GEOLOGY, vol. 246; p. 231-247, ISSN: 0025-3227, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2007.02.007
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