Dr. Domenico Doronzo

Juan de la Cierva Researcher


Fluid dynamic modelling, large-scale experiments, and field study of explosive volcanic eruptions. Special interest in pyroclastic currents and their deposits. Associate Editor of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer for the section Petrology, Volcanology, and Geothermal Research. Currently working on the thermo-fluid dynamics and emplacement of ignimbrites at Andean volcanoes, and in Tenerife.


Giordano G., Doronzo D. 2017. Sedimentation and mobility of PDCs: a reappraisal of ignimbrites’ aspect ratio. Scientific Reports, 7, 4444-4450.

Doronzo D., Dellino P., Sulpizio R., Lucchi F. 2017. Merging field mapping and numerical simulation to interpret the lithofacies variations from unsteady pyroclastic density currents on uneven terrain: The case of La Fossa di Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 330, 36-42.

Liu G., Zhang Q., Li G., Doronzo D. 2016. Response of land cover types to land surface temperature derived from Landsat-5 TM in Nanjing Metropolitan Region, China. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75, 1386-1397.

Doronzo D., Al-Dousari A., Folch A., Dagsson-Waldhauserova P. 2016. Preface to the Dust Topical Collection. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9, 468.

Doronzo D., Martí J., Dellino P., Giordano G., Sulpizio R. 2016. Dust storms, volcanic ash hurricanes, and turbidity currents: physical similarities and differences with emphasis on flow temperature. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9, 290-298.

Doronzo D., de Tullio M. D., Pascazio G., Dellino P., Liu G. 2015. On the interaction between shear dusty currents and buildings in vertical collapse: Theoretical aspects, experimental observations, and 3D numerical simulation. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 302, 190-198.

Doronzo D., Khalaf E. A., Dellino P., de Tullio M. D., Dioguardi F., Gurioli L., Mele D., Pascazio G., Sulpizio R. 2015. Local impact of dust storms around a suburban building in arid and semi-arid regions: numerical simulation examples from Dubai and Riyadh, Arabian Peninsula. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8, 7359-7369.

Sulpizio R., Dellino P., Doronzo D., Sarocchi D. 2014. Pyroclastic density currents: state of the art and perspectives. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 283, 36-65. (INVITED REVIEW)

Dellino P., Dioguardi F., Mele D., D’addabbo M., Zimanowski B., Buttner R., Doronzo D., Sonder I., Sulpizio R., Durig T., La Volpe L. 2014. Volcanic jets, plumes and collapsing fountains: evidence from large-scale experiments, with particular emphasis on the entrainment rate. Bulletin of Volcanology, 76, 834-852.

Doronzo D., Dellino P. 2014. Pyroclastic density currents and local topography as seen with the conveyer model. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 278-279, 25-39.

Doronzo D. 2013. Integrated approaches to explosive volcanic eruptions. Disaster Advances, 6 (9), 1-2.

Doronzo D., Dellino P. 2013. Hydraulics of subaqueous ash flows as deduced from their deposits: 2. Water entrainment, sedimentation, and deposition, with implications on pyroclastic density current deposit emplacement. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 258, 176-186.

Doronzo D. 2013. Aeromechanic analysis of pyroclastic density currents past a building. Bulletin of Volcanology, 75, 684-689.

Doronzo D., Dellino P. 2012. Hydraulics of subaqueous ash flows as deduced from their deposits. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 239-240, 12-18.

Doronzo D. 2012. Two new end members of pyroclastic density currents: Forced convection-dominated and inertia-dominated. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 219-220, 87-91.

Doronzo D., Martí J., Sulpizio R., Dellino P. 2012. Aerodynamics of stratovolcanoes during multiphase processes. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B01207, doi:10.1029/2011JB008769.

Doronzo D. 2012. Integrating computer simulations and experiments to study explosive volcanic eruptions. Natural Hazards, 60, 785-788.

Doronzo D., Dellino P. 2011. Interaction between pyroclastic density currents and buildings: Numerical simulation and first experiments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 310, 286-292.

Valentine G. A., Doronzo D., Dellino P., de Tullio M. D. 2011. Effects of volcano profile on dilute pyroclastic density currents: Numerical simulations. Geology, 39, 947-950.

Doronzo D., de Tullio M. D., Dellino P., Pascazio P. 2011. Numerical simulation of pyroclastic density currents using locally refined Cartesian grids. Computers & Fluids, 44, 56-67.

Doronzo D., Valentine G. A., Dellino P., de Tullio M. D. 2010. Numerical analysis of the effect of topography on deposition from dilute pyroclastic density currents. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 300, 164-173.

Dellino P., Buttner R., Dioguardi F., Doronzo D., La Volpe L., Mele D., Sonder I., Sulpizio R., Zimanowski B. 2010. Experimental evidence links volcanic particle characteristics to pyroclastic flow hazard. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 295, 314-320.

Dellino P., Dioguardi F., Zimanowski B., Buttner R., Mele D., La Volpe L., Sulpizio R., Doronzo D., Sonder I., Bonasia R., Calvari S., Marotta E. 2010. Conduit flow experiments help constraining the regime of explosive eruptions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B04204, doi:10.1029/2009JB006781.

Doronzo D., Dellino P. 2010. A fluid dynamic model of volcaniclastic turbidity currents based on the similarity with the lower part of dilute pyroclastic density currents: Evaluation of the ash dispersal from ash turbidites. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 191, 193-204.

Doronzo D. 2010. Could the Twin Towers collapse teach the interaction of dilute pyroclastic density currents with buildings? Natural Hazards, 55, 177-179.

Prosser G., Bentivenga M., Laurenzi M. A., Caggianelli A., Dellino P., Doronzo D. 2008. Late Pliocene volcaniclastic products from Southern Apennines: distal witness of early explosive volcanism in the central Tyrrhenian Sea. Geological Magazine, 145, 521-536.