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Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra


Dr. Enricomaria SELMO

Degree Technician


Skype: deltas25

Telephone: +39 0521 905345




Curriculum Vitae




2007:PhD degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Parma. PhD thesis title: “Deuterium excess variation during the last 800 kyr in the EPICA ice core (East Antarctica) paleoclimatic implications”.

1997:Professional qualification to the geologist profession at the University of Trieste.

1993:Graduated in Geological Sciences with full marks (110/110) at the University of Trieste (Italy). Dissertation thesis title: "Dolomitization processes into Veneto and Western Trentino mesozoic series: results from a geochemistry isotope study”.


Professional Employment

December 2006 - Present:Degree technician at the University of Parma, Department of Physics and Earth Sciences

From 2004 to 2006:PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Parma

From 1995 to 2003:grants in isotope geochemistry to research activities on the field of the stable isotopes (hydrogeology, paleoclimatology) in collaboration with the Universities of Trieste, Milano Bicocca, Firenze, Parma, with the Tridentino Museum of Natural Sciences and private companies (Unione Italiana Vini and Societa' Italaquae S.p.a.)


Research Interest

Climate Change, Paleoclimatology, Stable Isotope Analysis, Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry, Isotope Geochemistry, Isotope Hydrology


Analytical and experimental Techniques

- Thermo Finnigan Delta S isotope mass spectrometer for δ13C and δ18O measurement

- Thermo Finnigan Delta Plus isotope mass spectrometer with HDO equilibration device for δD and δ18O measurement in water samples

- Continuous-flow Thermo Finnigan Delta Plus XP mass spectrometer with GasBench II configuration for δ13C and δ18O measurement in carbonates samples and dD and δ18O measurement in water samples


Teaching support

Geochemistry, Isotope Geochemistry, Isotope Archaeology - Prof.ssa Paola Iacumin: 2004/2005 – 2005/2006 – 2006/2007 – 2007/2008 - 2008/2009 - 2009/2010 - 2010/2011 - 2011/2012 – 2012/2013 - 2013/2014

Geology - Prof Renzo Valloni: 2009/2010 – 2010/2011 – 2011/2012 – 2012/2013



1)         A. Longinelli, L. Langone, C. Ori, E. Selmo, M. Sgavetti (2013). “Atmospheric CO2 concentrations and d13C values during 2011-2012 voyage: Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, southern Indian Ocean and New Zealand to Antarctica”. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 77, pp.  919-926

2)         A. Longinelli, F. Giglio, L. Langone, L. Moggio, C. Ori, E. Selmo, M. Sgavetti (2012). “Atmospheric CO2 concentrations and d13C values between New Zealand and Antarctica, 1998 to 2010; some puzzling results”. Tellus B, Vol.64, 17472

3)         A. Longinelli, R. Serra, G. Sighinolfi, E. Selmo, M. Sgavetti (2012). “Oxygen isotopic composition of fulgurites from the Egyptian Sahara and other locations”. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (ISSN:0951-4198). Vol. 26, pp. 1980-1984.

4)         D. Buiron, J. Chappellaz, A. Landais, M. Baumgartner, M. Bonazza, E. Capron, M. Frezzotti, M. Kageyama, B. Lemieux-Dudon, V. Masson-Delmotte, F. Parrenin, A. Schilt, E. Selmo, M. Severi, B. Stenni, D. Swingedouw, R. Udisti (2012). “Regional imprints of millennial variability during the MIS3 period around Antarctica”. Quaternary Science Reviews (ISSN:0277-3791). Vol. , 48, pp, 99-112.

5)         A. Longinelli, E. Selmo (2011). “δ18O values of Sus scrofa blood water and bone phosphate; a  marked discrepancy between domestic and wild specimens”. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (ISSN:0951-4198). Vol. 25, pp. 3732-3734.

6)         A. Longinelli, L. Langone, C. Ori, E. Selmo (2011). “Atmospheric CO2 concentrations and δ13C over western and eastern Mediterranean basins during summer 2007”. Atmospheric Environment (ISSN:1352-2310). Vol. 45, pp. 5514-5522.

7)         A. Longinelli, G. Sighinolfi, V. de Michele, E. Selmo (2011). “δ18O and chemical composition of Libyan Desert Glass, country rocks, and sands: New considerations on target material”. Meteoritics & Planetary Science (ISSN:1945-5100). Vol. 46, pp. 218-227.

8)         B. Stenni, D. Buiron, M. Frezzotti, S. Albani, C. Barbante, E. Bard, J.M. Barnola, M. Baroni, M. Baumgartner, M. Bonazza, E. Capron, E. Castellano, J. Chappellaz, B. Delmonte, S. Falourd, L. Genoni, P. Iacumin, J. Jouzel, S. Kipfstuhl, A. Landais, B. Lemieux-Dudon, V. Maggi, V. Masson-Delmotte, C. Mazzola, B. Minster, M. Montagnat, R. Mulvaney, B. Narcisi, H. Oerter, F. Parrenin, J.R. Petit, C. Ritz, C. Scarchilli, A. Schilt, S. Schupbach, J. Schwander, E. Selmo, M. Severi, T.F. Stocker, R. Udisti (2011). “Expression of the bipolar see-saw in Antarctic climate records during the last deglaciation”. Nature Geoscience (ISSN:1752-0894). Vol. 4, pp. 46-49.

9)         V. Masson-Delmotte, B. Stenni, T. Blunier, O. Cattani, J. Chappellaz,  H. Cheng, G. Dreyfus, R. L. Edwards, S. Falourd,  A. Govin, K. Kawamura, S. J. Johnsen, J. Jouzel, A. Landais, B. Lemieux-Dudon, A. Lourantou, G. Marshall, B. Minster, M. Mudelsee, K. Pol, R. Röthlisberger, E. Selmo, C. Waelbroeck. (2010). “Abrupt change of Antarctic moisture origin at the end of Termination II”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) (ISSN:0027-8424). Vol. 107, pp. 12091-12094.

10)       B. Stenni, V. Masson-Delmotte, E. Selmo, H. Oerter, H. Meyer, R. Rothlisberger, J. Jouzel, O. Cattani, S. Falourd, H. Fisher, G. Hoffmann, P. Iacumin, S.J. Johnsen, B. Minster, R. Udisti (2010). “The deuterium excess records of EPICA Dome C and Dronning Maud Land ice cores (East Antarctica)”. Quaternary Science Reviews (ISSN:0277-3791). Vol. 29, pp. 146-159.

11)       A. Longinelli, R. Lenaz, C. Ori, L. Langone, E. Selmo, F. Giglio (2010). “Decadal changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration and d13C over two seas and two oceans: Italy to New Zealand”. Atmospheric Environment (ISSN:1352-2310). Vol. 44, pp. 4303-4311.

12)       Iacumin P., Venturelli G., Selmo E. (2009). “Isotopic features of rivers and underground waters of the Parma Province (Northern Italy) and their relationships with precipitation”. Journal of Geochemical Exploration (ISSN:0375-6742). Vol. 102, pp. 56-62.

13)       A. Minissale, M.A. Mattash, O. Vaselli, F. Tassi, I.N. Al-Ganad, E. Selmo, N.M. Shawki, D. Tedesco, R. J. Poreda, A.M. Ad-Dukhain, M.K. Hazzae (2009). “A geochemical approach for the evaluation of the geothermal potential in Yemen”. Yemen Geoscience Bullettin. 1(1/2), pp.1-19.

14)       A. Minissale, M.A. Mattash, O. Vaselli, F. Tassi, I.N. Al-Ganad, E. Selmo, N.M. Shawki, D. Tedesco, R. Poreda, A.M. Ad-Dukhain, M.K. Hazzae (2007). “Thermal springs, fumaroles and gas vents of continental Yemen: Their relation with active tectonics, regional hydrology and the country’s geothermal potentiall”. Applied Geochemistry (ISSN:0883-2927). Vol. 22, pp. 799-820.

15)       A. Longinelli, F. Giglio, L. Langone, R. Lenaz, C. Ori, E. Selmo (2007). “Atmospheric CO2 concentrations and d13C values across Antarctic Circumpolar Current between New Zealand and Antarctica”. Tellus. Series B, Chemical and Physical Meteorology (ISSN:0280-6509). Vol. 59B (1), pp. 130-137.

16)       J. Jouzel, V. Masson-Delmotte, O. Cattani, G. Dreyfus, S. Falourd, G. Hoffmann, B. Minster, J. Nouet, J. M. Barnola, J. Chappellaz, H. Fisher, J. C. Gallet, S. Johnsen, M. Leuenberger, L. Loulergue, D. Luethi, H. Oerter, F. Parrenin, G. Raisbeck, D. Raynaud, A. Schilt, J. Schwander, E. Selmo, R. Souchez, R. Spahni, B. Stauffer, J. P. Steffensen, B. Stenni, T. F. Stocker, J. L. Tison, M. Werner, E. W. Wolff (2007). “Orbital and Millennial Antarctic Climate Variability over the Past 800,000 Years”. SCIENCE (ISSN:0036-8075). Vol. 317, pp. 793-796.

17)       A. Longinelli, E. Selmo (2006). “CO2 concentration and d13C (CO2) values in monthly sets of air samples from downtown Parma and the Parma and Taro river valleys, Emilia-Romagna, Italy”. Isotopes In Environmental And Health Studies (ISSN:1025-6016). Vol. 42 (3), pp. 215-230.

18)       Longinelli A, Anglesio E, Flora O, Iacumin P., Selmo E. (2006). “Isotopic composition of precipitation in Northern Italy: reverse effect of anomalous climatic events”. Journal of Hydrology (ISSN:0022-1694). Vol. 329, pp. 471-476.

19)       A. Longinelli, R. Lenaz, C. Ori, E. Selmo (2005). “Concentrations and δ13C values of atmospheric CO2 from oceanic atmosphere through time: polluted and non-polluted areas”. Tellus Series B, Chemical and Physical Meteorology (ISSN:0280-6509). Vol. 57B, pp. 385-390.

20)       A. Longinelli, E. Selmo (2005). “Seasonal and diurnal variations of d13C and concentration of atmospheric CO2 at Parma, Italy”. Geological Quaterly (ISSN: 1641-7291). Vol 49 (2), pp. 127-134.

21)       Longinelli A., Selmo E. (2003). “Isotopic composition of precipitation in Italy: a first overall map”. Journal of Hydrology (ISSN:0022-1694). Vol. 270, pp. 75-88.

22)       Stenni B., Jouzel J., Masson-Delmotte V., Roethlisberger R., Castellano E., Cattani O., Falourd S., Johnsen S.J., Longinelli A., Sachs J.P., Selmo E., Souchez R., Steffensen J.P., Udisti R. (2003). “A late-glacial high-resolution site and source temperature record derived from the EPICA Dome C isotope record (East Antarctica)”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (ISSN:0012-821X). Vol. 217, pp. 183-195.

23)       S. Frisia, A. Borsato, I.J. Fairchild, F. McDermott, E. Selmo (2002). “Aragonite-Calcite relationships in speleothems (grotte de Clamouse, France): environment, fabrics and carbonate geochemistry”. Journal of Sedimentary Research (ISSN:1527-1404). Vol. 72 (5), pp. 687-699.

24)       Stenni B., Masson-Delmotte V., Johnsen S., Jouzel J., Longinelli A., Monnin E., Rothlisberger R., Selmo E. (2001). “An oceanic cold reversal during the last deglaciation”. Science (ISSN:0036-8075). Vol. 293, pp. 2074-2077.

25)       Longinelli A., Colombo T., Giovanelli G., Lenaz R., Ori C., Selmo E. (2001). “Atmospheric CO2 concentrations and d13C measurements along a hemispheric course (1998/'99, Italy to Antarctica”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (ISSN:0012-821X). Vol. 191, pp. 167-172.

26)       McDermott F., Frisia S., Huang Y., Longinelli A., Spiro B., Heaton T.H.E., Hawkesworth C.J., Borsato A., Keppens E., Fairchild I.J., Van Den Borg K., Verheyden S., Selmo E. (1999). “Holocene climate variability in Europe: evidence from d18O and extension-rate variations in three speleothems”. Quaternary Science Reviews (ISSN:0277-3791). Vol. 18, pp. 1021-1038.