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Giacomo Corti

Giacomo Corti is a Research Director at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources of the National Research Council of Italy. He is the responsible for the Florence Research Unit of the same Institute. He is an Associate Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).

He received a MsC-equivalent degree (Laurea) in Geology at the University of Florence (1997) and a Ph.D. in Mineralogy and Petrology at the University of Pisa (2003). His research currently focuses on continental extensional tectonics, with special interest on the evolution of the East African Rift System; this research integrates field geological-structural studies, analogue modelling and geophysical data. His scientific interests also include the analogue modelling of deformation processes at various scales, including continental collision, strike-slip deformation, multiphase deformation, magma emplacement, geomorphic processes (e.g., ice flow dynamics). He is also involved or has been involved in projects analyzing the evolution of the Gulf of California (Mexico), evolution of the Baikal Rift (Russia), active tectonics in the Northern Apennines, the processes of ice flow and meteorite accumulation in the Antarctic ice, the Quaternary magmatism of the Tuscan Magmatic Province and the tectonics of Central America (El Salvador).


He is currently involved in many international cooperations with experimental modelling laboratories and other scientific institutions worldwide. He is the author or co-author of ca. 90 peer-reviewed publications in some of the most important international journals (Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, Geology, Earth Science Reviews, Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Tectonics, Tectonophysics, etc), with H-index of 27 (Scopus), and more than 100 presentations at international or national congresses. He is the author of the divulgative book "Geologia e paesaggi della rift valley in Etiopia (Geology and landscapes of the Ethiopian Rift Valley)" (Pacini Editore, Pisa, 2012). He is a Reviewer Editor for Frontiers in Earth Science and is a Reviewer for international Journals (including: Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, Geology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonics, GCubed, Geophysical Journal International, Tectonophysics, Journal of Structural Geology, Geological Society of London Special Publications, etc.) and has acted a reviewer for projects of foreign research institutes (such as: ERC, European Commission; European Geophysical Union; National Science Foundation, USA; American Chemical Society, USA; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada; National Center for Scientific Research, France; Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland; Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom; Helmholtz Association, Germany). He has been reviewer and member of examining committees of PhD students at both national and international institutions (Australia, Finland, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Switzerland). He has been Guest Editor of Tectonphysics for the special volume “Quantitative modelling of geological processes” (2010) and of the Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica e Applicata, 49, 2 supplement (extended abstract of Geomod2008). He has been an invited speaker at both international and national congresses/workshops (eg. EGU Vienna, Riftlink Germany, Analog modelling of tectonic processes workshop Texas USA, SIMP-AIC meeting, Geoitalia, Congresso Società Geologica Italiana) and has been invited to give seminar in numerous national and international institutions (e.g., United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Finland, Mexico). He is the organizer of the congress 'Il terremoto del 29 Giugno 1919 e la sismicità in Mugello' (the 1919 June 29th earthquake and the seismicity in Mugello) and the main organizer of GeoMod2008, the Third International Geological Modelling (Florence, 21-26 Sept 2008), and Geomod-it, the first workshop on analogue modelling in Italy (Florence, 03 Jun 2015). He has been convenor and chairman at both national and international congresses (e.g., AGU San Francisco, EGU Vienna, Geomod, Congress of the Italian Geological Society). He has been a contract Professor at the University of Florence (2013-2021). He cooperates with several schools and local institutions in the field of divulgation activities aimed at increasing awareness of seismic risk in the population and took part to TV and Radio shows.

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List of recent publications (2022-2007):

Bragagni A., Braschi E., Orlando A., Guarnieri L., Corti G., Tommasini S. (2023). Time-space variations in the East African Rift magmatism: the role of different mantle domains. Italian Journal of Geosciences, 142, 83-101,

Benvenuti M., Corti G., Keir D., Sani F. (2023). Transverse tectonics control on the Late Quaternary development of the Central Main Ethiopian Rift. Italian Journal of Geosciences, 142, 42-56,

Maestrelli D., Brune S., Corti G., Keir D., Sani F. (2022): Analog and Numerical modeling of Rift-Rift-Rift Triple junctions. Tectonics, 41, e2022TC007491.

Saccorotti G., Bruni R., Bonini M., Corti G., Keir D., Sani F. (2022). Recent seismic sequences and activation of normal fault systems in the Mugello Basin and surrounding areas (Northern Apennines, Italy).Frontiers in Earth Science, 10:879160. doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.879160.

Corti G., Maestrelli D., Sani F. (2022). Large-to local-scale control of pre-existing structures on continental rifting: examples from the Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa.Frontiers in Earth Science, 10:808503, doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.808503.

Sternai P., Muller V.A.P., Jolivet L., Garzanti E., Corti G., Pasquero C., Sembroni A., Faccenna C. (2021). Effects of asthenospheric flow and orographic precipitation on continental rifting. Tectonophysics, 820, 229120,

Maestrelli D., Corti G., Bonini M., Montanari D., Sani F. (2021). Caldera collapse and tectonics along the Main Ethiopian rift: reviewing possible relationships.Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 353, S2, 1-19.

Milazzo F., Cavozzi C., Corti G., Maestrelli D., Storti F. (2021). Centrifuge modeling of thrust systems in the brittle crust: Role of frictional décollement geometry. Journal of Structural Geology, 153, 104450.

Luzzi E., Rossi A.P., Massironi M., Pozzobon R., Corti G., Maestrelli D. (2021). Caldera collapse as the trigger of Chaos and fractured craters on the Moon and Mars. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL092436.

Visini F., Pace B., Meletti C., Marzocchi W., Akinci A., Azzaro R., Barani S., Barberi G., Barreca G., Basili R., Bird P., Bonini M., Burrato P., Busetti M., Carafa M.M.C., Cocina O., Console R., Corti G., D’Agostino N., D’Amico S., D’Amico V., Dal Cin M., Falcone G., Fracassi U., Gee R., Kastelic V., Lai C.G., Langer H., Maesano F.E., Marchesini A., Martelli L., Monaco C., 7, Murru M., Peruzza L., Poli M.E., Pondrelli S., Rebez A., Rotondi R., Rovida A., Sani F., Santulin M., Scafidi D., Selva J., Slejko D., Spallarossa D., Tamaro A., Tarabusi G., Taroni M., Tiberti M.M., Tusa G., Tuvè T., Valensise G., Vannoli P., Varini E., Zanferrari A., Zuccolo E. (2021). Earthquake Rupture Forecasts for the MPS19 Seismic Hazard Model of Italy.Annals of Geophysics, 64, 2, SE220, 2021; doi:10.4401/ag-8608

La Rosa A., Pagli C., Wang H., Doubre C., Leroy S., Sani F., Corti G., Ayele A., Keir D. (2021). Plate-boundary kinematics of the Afrera linkage zone (Afar) from InSAR and seismicity.Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2020JB021387. https://doi. org/10.1029/2020JB021387

Wang L., Maestrelli D., Corti G., Zou Y., Shen C. (2021). Normal fault reactivation during multiphase extension: analogue models and application to the Turkana depression, East Africa. Tectonophysics, 811, 228870,

Muluneh A.A., Keir D.., Corti G.  (2021). Thermo-rheological properties of the Ethiopian lithosphere and evidence for transient fluid induced lower crustal seismicity beneath the Ethiopian Rift. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9:610165.doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.610165.

La Rosa A., Keir D., Doubre C., Sani F., Corti G., Leroy S., Ayele A., Pagli C. (2021). Lower crustal earthquakes in the March 2018 sequence along the Western Margin of Afar.Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22, e2020GC009614.

Maestrelli D., Bonini M., Corti G., Del Ventisette C., Moratti G., Montanari D. (2021). Exploring fault propagation and the role of inherited structures during caldera collapse through laboratory experiments. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 414, 107232,

Bonini M., Maestrelli D., Corti G., Del Ventisette C., Moratti G., Carrasco-Núñez G., Giordano G., Lucci F., Norini G., Piccardi L., Urbani S., Montanari D. (2021). Modelling intra-caldera resurgence settings: Laboratory experiments with application to the Los Humeros Volcanic Complex (Mexico). Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2020JB020438.

Maestrelli D., Bonini M., Corti G., Del Ventisette C., Moratti G., Montanari D. (2021). A database of laboratory analogue models of caldera collapse testing the role of inherited structures). Frontiers in Earth Science, 9:618258. doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.618258

Maestrelli D., Montanari D., Corti G., Del Ventisette C., Moratti G., Bonini M. (2020). Exploring the interactions between rift propagation and inherited crustal fabrics through experimental modelling. Tectonics, 39, e2020TC006211.

Zwaan F., Corti G., Keir D., Sani, F. (2020). An analogue modeling study of marginal flexure in Afar, East Africa: implications for passive margin formation. Tectonophysics, 796, 228595.

Franceschini Z., Cioni R., Scaillet S., Corti G., Sani F., Isola I., Mazzarini F., Duval F., Erbello A., Muluneh A., Brune S. (2020). Recent volcano-tectonic activity of the Ririba rift and the evolution of rifting in South Ethiopia.Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 402, 106989.

Siegburg M. Bull J.M., Nixon C.W., Keir D., Gernon T.M., Corti G., Bekele Abebe B., Sanderson D.J., Ayele A.  (2020). Quantitative constraints on faulting and fault slip-rates in the northern Main Ethiopian Rift.Tectonics, 39, e2019TC006046.

Corti G., Sani F., Florio A.A., Greenfield T., Keir D., Erbello A., Muluneh A.A., Ayele A.  (2020). Tectonics of the Asela-Langano margin, Main Ethiopian Rift (East Africa).Tectonics, 39, e2020TC006075.

Muluneh A.A., Brune S., Illsley-Kemp F., Corti G., Keir D., Glerum A., Kidane T., Mori J.  (2020). Mechanism for deep crustal seismicity: Insight from modeling of deformation process at the Main Ethiopian Rift. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21, e2020GC008935.

Farolfi G., Keir D., Corti G., Casagli N. (2020). Spatial forecasting of seismicity provided from Earth observation by space satellite technology. Scientific Reports, 10:9696 |

Collanega L., Corti G., Breda A., Massironi M., Keir D. (2020). 3D extension at plate boundaries accommodated by interacting fault systems. Scientific Reports, 10:8669|

Zwaan F., Corti G., Sani F., Keir D., Muluneh A., Illsley-Kemp F. Papini M. (2020). Structural analysis of the Western Afar Margin, East Africa: evidence for multiphase rotational rifting. Tectonics, 39, e2019TC006043,

Zwaan F., Corti G., Keir D., Sani F. (2020). A review of tectonic models for the rifted margin of Afar: implications for continental break-up and passive margin formation. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 164, 103649, 1-22.

Corti G., Nencini R., Skyttä P. (2020). Modelling the influence of pre-existing brittle fabrics on the development and architecture pull-apart basins.Journal of Structural Geology, 131, 103937, 1-15.

Bonini M., Cerca M., Moratti G., López-Martínez M., Corti G., Gracia-Marroquín D. (2019). Strain partitioning in highly oblique rift settings: Inferences from the southwestern margin of the Gulf of California (Baja California Sur, México). Tectonics, 38, 4426–4453.

Del Ventisette C., Bonini M.,  Agostini A., Corti G., Maestrelli D., Montanari D. (2019). Using different grain-size granular mixtures (quartz and K-feldspar sand) in analogue extensional models. Journal of Structural Geology, 129, 103888, 1-12.

La Rosa A., Pagli C., Keir D., Sani F., Corti G., Wang H., Posee D. (2019). Observing Oblique Slip During Rift Linkage in Northern Afar.Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 10782–10790, 10.1029/2019GL084801.

Norini G., Carrasco–Núñez G., Corbo-Camargo F., Lermo J., Hernández Rojas J., Castro C., Bonini M., Montanari D., Corti G., Moratti G., Piccardi L., Chavez G., Zuluaga M.C., Ordaz C., Ramirez M., Cedillo F. (2019). The structural architecture of the Los Humeros volcanic complex and geothermal field. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 381, 312-329.

Boone S.C., Balestrieri M.L., Kohn B.P., Corti G., Gleadow A.J.W., Seiler C. (2019). Tectono-thermal evolution of the Broadly Rifted Zone, Ethiopian Rift.Tectonics, 38, 1070–1100.

Corti G., Cioni R., Franceschini Z., Sani F., Scaillet S., Molin P., Isola I., Mazzarini F., Brune S., Keir D., Erbello A., Muluneh A., Illsley-Kemp F., Glerum A. (2019). Aborted propagation of the Ethiopian rift caused by linkage with the Kenyan rift.Nature Communications, 10: 1309, doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09335-2

Sani F., Bonini M., Corti G., Moratti G. (2019). Extension direction re-orientation in the oceanic rift of Iceland, and comparison with continental rifts.Tectonophysics, 756, 25-42.

Skyttä P., Piippo S., Kloppenburg A., Corti G. (2019). The 2.45 Ga break-up of the Archaean continent in Northern Fennoscandia: Rifting dynamics and the role of inherited structures within the Archaean basement. Precambrian Research, 324, 303-323.

Bastow I.D., Booth A.D., Corti G., Keir D., Magee C., Jackson C.A-L., Warren J., Wilkinson J., Lascialfari M. (2018). The Development of Late-Stage Continental Breakup: Seismic Reflection and Borehole Evidence from the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia.Tectonics, 37, 2848–2862,

De Matteo A., Corti G., van Wyk de Vries B., Massa B., Mussetti G. (2018). Fault-volcano interactions with broadly distributed stretching in rifts.Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Reseearch, 362, 64-75.

Corti G., Zeoli A., (2018). Analogue modelling of the influence of ice shelf collapse on the flow of ice sheets grounded below sea-level. Annals of Geophysics, 61, 3, OC332, doi: 10.4401/ag-7356.

Muluneh A.A., Kidane T., Corti G., Keir D. (2018). Constraints on fault and crustal strength of the Main Ethiopian Rift from formal inversion of earthquake focal mechanism data. Tectonophysics, 731-732, 172-180.

Corti G., Sani F., Agostini S., Philippon M., Sokoutis D., Willingshofer E. (2018). Off-axis volcano-tectonic activity during continental rifting: insights from the transversal Goba-Bonga lineament, Main Ethiopian Rift (East Africa). Tectonophysics,  728-729, 75-91.

Corti G., Molin P., Sembroni A., Bastow I.D., Keir D. (2018). Control of pre-rift lithospheric structure on the architecture and evolution of continental rifts: insights from the Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa. Tectonics, 37, 477-496,

Martínez F., Montanari D., Del Ventisette C., Bonini M., Corti G. (2018). Basin inversion and magma migration and emplacement: Insights from basins of northern Chile. Journal of Structural Geology, 114, 310-319.

Bonini M., Cerca M., Moratti G., López-Martínez M., Corti G., Gracia-Marroquín D. (2017). Early Miocene shortening in the lower Comondú Group in Baja California Sur (México). Tectonophysics, 719-720, 135-147.

Balestrieri M.L., Ferrari L., Bonini M., Duque-Trujillo J., Cerca M., Moratti G., Corti G. (2017). Onshore and offshore apatite fission-track dating from the southern Gulf of California: insights into the time-space evolution of the rifting. Tectonophysics, 719-720, 148-161.

Santulin M., Tamaro A., Rebez A., Slejko D., Sani F., Martelli L., Bonini M., Corti G., Poli M.E., Zanferrari A., Marchesini A., Busetti M., Dal Cin M., Spallarossa D., Barani S., Scafidi D., Barreca G., Monaco C. (2017). Seismogenic zonation as a branch of the logic tree for the new Italian seismic hazard map - MPS16: a preliminary outline.Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata, 58, 313-342

Montanari D., Bonini M., Corti G., Agostini A., Del Ventisette C.  (2017). Forced folding above shallow magma intrusions: Insights on supercritical fluid flow from analogue modelling. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 345, 67-80.

Brune S., Corti G., Ranalli G. (2017). Controls of inherited lithospheric heterogeneity on rift linkage: Numerical and analogue models of interaction between the Kenyan and Ethiopian rifts across the Turkana depression. Tectonics, 36, doi:10.1002/ 2017TC004739.

Martelli L., Santulin M., Sani F., Tamaro A., Bonini M., Rebez A., Corti G., Slejko D. (2017). Seismic hazard of the Northern Apennines based on 3D seismic sources. Journal of Seismology, 21, 1251–1275.

Montanari D., Agostini A., Bonini M., Corti G., Del Ventisette C. (2017). The use of empirical methods for testing granular materials in analogue modeling. Materials, 10, 635; doi:10.3390/ma10060635.

Ferrer O., Dooley T.P., Corti G., Vidal-RoyoO.,. Hearon IV T.E., Reber J., Graveleau F. (2017). Introduction to Special Section: Analog modeling as an aid to structural interpretation. Interpretation, 5(1), SDi-SDii.

Minissale A., Corti G., Tassi F., Darrah T., Vaselli O., Montanari D., Montegrossi G., Yirgu G., Selmo E., Teclu A. (2017). Geothermal potential and origin of natural thermal fluids in the northern Lake Abaya area, Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 336, 1-18.

Philippon M., Corti G. (2016). Obliquity along plate boundaries. Tectonophysics, 693, 171–182.

Sani F., Vannucci G., Boccaletti M., Bonini M., Corti G., Serpelloni E. (2016). Insights into the fragmentation of the Adria Plate. Journal of Geodynamics, 102, 121-138.

Erbello A., Corti G., Agostini A., Sani F., Kidane T., Buccianti A. (2016). Modeling along-axis variations in fault architecture in the Main Ethiopian Rift: implications for Nubia-Somalia kinematics. Journal of Geodynamics, 102, 24-38.

Bonini M., Delle Donne D., Corti G., Sani F., Piccardi L., Vannucci G., Genco R., Martelli L., Ripepe M. (2016). Seismic sources and stress transfer interaction among axial normal faults and external thrust fronts in the Northern Apennines (Italy): A working hypothesis based on the 1916-1920 time-space cluster of earthquakes. Tectonophysics, 680, 67-89.

Bonini M., Delle Donne D., Corti G., Sani F., Piccardi L., Vannucci G., Genco R., Martelli L., Ripepe M. (2016). Seismic sources and stress transfer interaction among axial normal faults and external thrust fronts in the Northern Apennines (Italy): A working hypothesis based on the 1916-1920 time-space cluster of earthquakes. Tectonophysics, in press.

Balestrieri M.L., Bonini M., Corti G., Sani F., Philippon M. (2016). A refinement of the chronology of rift-related faulting in the Broadly Rifted Zone, southern Ethiopia, through apatite fission-track analysis. Tectonophysics, 671, 42–55.

Martínez F., Bonini M., Montanari D., Corti G. (2016). Tectonic inversion and magmatism in the Lautaro Basin, northern Chile, Central Andes: A comparative approach from field data and analogue models. Journal of Geodynamics,  94–95, 68–83.

Piccardi L., Dobrev N., Moratti G., Corti G., Tondi E., Vannucci G., Matova M., Spina V. (2016). Overview and new data on the active tectonics of Bulgaria: towards a comprehensive seismotectonic map. Acta Vulcanologica, 25, 67-82.

Sani F., Bonini M., Montanari D., Moratti G., Corti G., Del Ventisette C. (2016). The structural evolution of the Radicondoli–Volterra Basin (southern Tuscany, Italy): Relationships with magmatism and geothermal implications. Geothermics, 59, 38-55.

Molin P., Corti G. (2015). Topography, river network and recent fault activity at the margins of the Central Main Ethiopian Rift (East Africa). Tectonophysics, 664, 67–82, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.08.045.

Corti G., Dooley T.P. (2015). Lithospheric-scale centrifuge models of pull-apart basins. Tectonophysics, 664, 154–163, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.09.004.

Corti G., Agostini A., Keir D., Van Wijk J., Bastow I.D., Ranalli G. (2015). Magma-induced axial subsidence during final-stage rifting: implications for the development of seaward dipping reflectors. Geosphere, 11, 563–571, DOI: 10.1130/GES01076.1.

Keir D., Bastow I.D., Corti G., Mazzarini F., Rooney T.O. (2015). The origin of along-rift variations in faulting and magmatism in the Ethiopian rift. Tectonics,  34, 464-477, DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003698.

Corti G., Bastow I.D., Keir D., Pagli C., Baker E. (2015). Rift-related morphology of the Afar Depression. In: Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia, Billi P. (Ed.)., Series: World Geomorphological Landscapes, Springer, 251-274.

Corti G., Costagliola P., Bonini M., Benvenuti M., Pecchioni E., Vaiani A., Landucci F. (2015). Modelling the failure mechanisms of Michelangelo’s David through small-scale centrifuge experiments. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 16, 26–31.

Philippon M., Willingshofer E., Sokoutis D., Corti G., Sani F., Bonini M., Cloetingh S. (2015). Slip re-orientation in oblique rifts. Geology, 43, 147–150.

Del Ventisette C., Gigli G., Bonini M., Corti G., Montanari M., Santoro S., Sani F., Fanti R., Casagli N. (2015). Insights from analogue modelling into the factors triggering the Vaiont landslide. Geomorphology, 228, 52–59.

Isola I., Mazzarini F., Corti G., Bonini M. (2014). Spatial variability of volcanic features in early-stage rift settings: the case of the Tanzania divergence, East African rift system. Terra Nova, 26, 461–468.

Corti G., Zeoli A., Iandelli I. (2014). Small-scale modelling of ice flow perturbations induced by sudden ice shelf breakup. Global and Planetary Change, 119, 51-55.

Philippon M., Corti G., Sani F., Bonini M., Balestrieri M.L., Molin P., Willingshofer E., Sokoutis D., Cloetingh S. (2014). Evolution, distribution and characteristics of rifting in southern Ethiopia. Tectonics, 33, 485-508, doi:10.1002/2013TC003430.

Corti G., Sani F., Philippon M., Sokoutis D., Willinghofer E., Molin P. (2013). Quaternary volcano-tectonic activity in the Soddo region, western margin of the Southern Main Ethiopian Rift. Tectonics, 32, 861-879.

Corti G. Philippon, M., Sani F., Keir, D., Kidane, T. (2013). Re-orientation of the extension direction and pure extensional faulting at oblique rift margins: comparison between the Main Ethiopian Rift and laboratory experiments. Terra Nova, 25, 396–404.

Corti G., Ranalli G., Agostini A., Sokoutis D. (2013). Inward migration of faulting during continental rifting: effects of pre-existing lithospheric structure and extension rate. Tectonophysics, 594, 137-148.

Corti G., Iandelli I., Cerca M. (2013). Experimental modeling of rifting at craton margins. Geosphere, 9(1), 138–154, doi:10.1130/GES00863.1.

Benvenuti M., Bonini M., Tassi F., Corti G., Sani F., Agostini A., Manetti P., Vaselli O. (2013).  Holocene lacustrine fluctuations and deep CO2 degassing in the northeastern Lake Langano Basin (Main Ethiopian Rift). Journal of African Earth Sciences, 77, 1–10.

Corti G., Manetti P. (2012). Geologia e paesaggi della rift valley in Etiopia. Edizioni CNR, Roma-Pacini Editore, Pisa, 160pp.

Corti G. (2012). Evolution and characteristics of continental rifting: analogue modeling-inspired view and comparison with examples from the East African Rift System. Tectonophysics, 522-523, 1-33,

Agostini A., Bonini M., Corti G., Sani F., Manetti P. (2011). Distribution of Quaternary deformation in the central Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa. Tectonics, 30, TC4010, doi:10.1029/2010TC002833.

Boccaletti M., Corti G., Martelli, L. (2011). Recent and active tectonics of the external zone of the Northern Apennines (Italy), International Journal of Earth Sciences, 100, 1331-1348, doi: 10.1007/s00531-010-0545-y.

Corti G., Calignano E., Petit C., Sani F. (2011). Controls of lithospheric structure and plate kinematics on rift architecture and evolution: an experimental modeling of the Baikal Rift. Tectonics, 30, TC3011, doi:10.1029/2011TC002871.

Agostini A., Bonini M., Corti G., Sani F., Mazzarini F. (2011).  Fault architecture in the Main Ethiopian Rift and comparison with experimental models: implications for rift evolution and Nubia-Somalia kinematics. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 301, 479-492.

Corti G., Ranalli G., Sokoutis D. (2010). Guest Editors of the special volume "Quantitative modelling of geological processes", Tectonophysics, Volume 484, Issues 1-4, Pages 1-194 (19 March 2010).

Corti G., Ranalli G., Sokoutis D. (2010). Preface to Quantitative modelling of geological processes. Tectonophysics, 484, 1-3.

Mazzarini F., Musumeci G., Montanari D., Corti G. (2010). Relations between deformation and upper crustal magma emplacement in laboratory physical models. Tectonophysics, 484, 139-146.

Montanari D., Corti G., Sani F., Del Ventisette C., Bonini M., Moratti G. (2010). Experimental investigation on granite emplacement during shortening. Tectonophysics, 484, 147-155.

Corti G., Ranalli G., Mulugeta G., Agostini A., Sani F., Zugu A. (2010). Control of the rheological structure of the lithosphere on the inward migration of tectonic activity during continental rifting. Tectonophysics, 490, 165-172.

Cerca M., Ferrari L., Corti G., Bonini M., Manetti P. (2010). Analogue model of inversion tectonics explaining the structural diversity of Late Cretaceous shortening in southwestern Mexico. Lithosphere, 2, 172-187.

Montanari D., Corti G., Simakin A. (2010). Magma chambers and localization of deformation during thrusting. Terra Nova, 22, 390-395.

Corti G., Manetti P., Abebe T., Bonini M., Mazzarini F. (2010). The volcano-tectonic activity of the Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa: Insights into the evolution of continental rifting. Acta Vulcanologica, 20-21, 133-144.

Agostini A., Corti G., Zeoli A., Mulugeta G. (2009). Evolution, pattern and partitioning of deformation during oblique continental rifting: Inferences from lithospheric-scale centrifuge models. Geochemistry, Geosphysics, Geosystems (GCubed), 10, Q11015, doi:10.1029/2009GC002676.

Corti G., 2009. Continental rift evolution: from rift initiation to incipient break-up in the Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa. Earth Science Reviews, 96, 1–53.

Cerca M., Ferrari L., Tolson G., Bonini M., Corti G., Manetti P. (2009). Analogue models of an early Cenozoic transpressive regime in southern Mexico: implications on the evolution of the Xolapa complex and the North American–Caribbean plate boundarys. In: The Origin and Evolution of the Caribbean Plate, K.H.. James, M.A.. Lorente, & J.L. Pindell (Eds.). Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 328, 179-193.

Sani F., M. Bonini, L. Piccardi, G. Vannucci, D. Delle Donne, M. Benvenuti, G. Moratti, G. Corti, D. Montanari, L. Sedda, C. Tanini (2009). Late Pliocene-Quaternary evolution of outermost hinterland basins of the Northern Apennines (Italy), and their relevance to active tectonics. Tectonophysics, 476, 336-356.

Sani F., M. Bonini, A. Cerrina Feroni, F. Mazzarini, G. Moratti, G. Musumeci, G. Corti, F. Iatta, A. Ellero (2009). Messinian-Early Pliocene crustal shortening along the Tyrrhenian margin of Tuscany, Italy. Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana, Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana, 128, 593-604.

Corti G., Zeoli A., Belmaggio P., Folco L. (2008). Physical modelling of the influence of bedrock topography and ablation on ice flow and meteorite concentration in Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, F01018, doi:10.1029/2006JF000708.

Corti G. (2008). Control of rift obliquity on the evolution and segmentation of the main Ethiopian rift. Nature Geoscience, 1, 258-262.

Deponti A., Zeoli A., Corti G. (2008). Numeric and Analogue Modelling of Ice Flow: A Preliminary Study. Terra Antarctica Reports, 14, 15-21.

Corti G., Bonini, M., Innocenti, F., Manetti, P., Piccardo, G.B., Ranalli, G. (2007). Experimental models of extension of continental lithosphere weakened by percolation of asthenospheric melts. Journal of Geodynamics, 43, 465–483.

Del Ventisette C., Montanari D., Sani F., Bonini M., Corti G. (2007). Reply to: Comment by J. Wickham on "Basin inversion and fault reactivation in laboratory experiments". Journal of Structural Geology, 29, 1417-1418.

Bonini M., Corti G., Del Ventisette C., Manetti P., Mulugeta G., Sokoutis D. (2007). Modelling the lithospheric rheology control on the Cretaceous rifting in West Antarctica. Terra Nova, 19, 360-366.

Corti, G., J. van Wijk, S. Cloetingh, and C. K. Morley (2007). Tectonic inheritance and continental rift architecture: Numerical and analogue models of the East African Rift system. Tectonics, 26, TC6006,

Sokoutis D., Corti G., Bonini M., Brun J.-P., Cloetingh S. Mauduit T., Manetti P. (2007). Modelling the extension of heterogeneous hot lithosphere. Tectonophysics, 444, 63-79.


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