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Selected publications


  • STORTI F. (1995). Tectonics of the Punta Bianca Promontory: Insights for the evolution of the Northern Apennines, Northern Tyrrhenian Sea basin. TECTONICS, 832-847, 14.
  • STORTI F.; MCCLAY K. (1995). The influence of sedimentation on the growth of thrust wedges in analogue models. GEOLOGY, 999-1003, 23.


  • STORTI F.; SALVINI F.; MCCLAY K. (1997). Fault-related folding in sandbox analogue models of thrust wedges. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 583-602, 19.
  • STORTI F.; POBLET J. (1997). Growth stratal architectures associated to decollement folds and fault-propagation folds. Inferences on fold kinematics. TECTONOPHYSICS, 353-373, 282.
  • SALVINI F.; BRANCOLINI G.; BUSETTI M.; STORTI F.; MAZZARINI F.; COREN F. (1997). Cenozoic geodynamics of the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica: Crustal extension, intraplate strike-slip faulting and tectonic inheritance. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 24.669-24.696, 102.


  • STORTI F.; SALVINI F.; MCCLAY K. (2000). Synchronous and velocity-partitioned thrusting, and thrust polarity reversal in experimentally produced, doubly-vergent thrust wedges: Implications for natural orogens. TECTONICS, 378-396, 19.


  • STORTI F.; SALVINI F. (2001). Fault re-activation, fracture patterns, and cataclasite development in the carbonate rocks of the Narni Anticline. The evolution of a model trap structure in the Apennines, Italy. JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, 171-190, 24.
  • SALVINI F.; STORTI F.; MCCLAY K. (2001). Self-determining numerical modeling of compressional fault-bend folding. GEOLOGY, 839-842, 29.
  • STORTI F.; ROSSETTI F.; SALVINI F. (2001). Structural architecture and displacement accommodation mechanisms at the termination of the Priestley Fault, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. TECTONOPHYSICS, 141-161, 341.


  • SALVINI F.; STORTI F. (2002). Three-dimensional architecture of growth strata associated to fault-bend, fault-propagation, and decollement anticlines in non-erosional environments. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, 57-73, 146.


  • STORTI F.; BILLI A.; SALVINI F. (2003). Particle size distributions in natural carbonate fault rocks: insights for non self-similar cataclasis. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 173-186, 206.


  • BILLI A.; STORTI F. (2004). Fractal distributions of particle size in carbonate cataclastic rocks from the core of a regional strike-slip fault. TECTONOPHYSICS, 115-128, 384.


  • PETRAGLIA A., TOMASELLI M., BORGHI M.L., CAVOZZI C, BOLPAGNI R. (2005) – Flora e  vegetazione della Riserva Naturale orientata della Parma Morta (Italia settentrionale).  L’Ateneo Parmense, Acta Naturalia, 41, 1/2, 5  34.
  • TAVANI S.; STORTI F.; SALVINI F. (2005). Rounding hinges to fault-bend folding: geometric and kinematic implications. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 3-22, 27.


  • COSTA E., DOMINICI R., LUGLI S., CAVOZZI C, DI STEFANO A., GENNARI R., IACCARINO S.M., MANZI V., ROVERI M. (2006) The tectonic sedimentary evolution  of the Northern Crotone basin, Italy ACTA NATURALIA De “L’Ateneo Parmense”, 42-2,
  • STORTI F.; ROSSETTI F.; LAÜFER A.; SALVINI F. (2006). Consistent kinematic architecture in the damage zones of intraplate strike-slip fault systems in North Victoria Land, Antarctica and implications for fault zone evolution. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 50-63, 28.
  • TAVANI S.; STORTI F.; SALVINI F. (2006). Double-edge fault-propagation folding: geometry and kinematics. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 19-35, 28.
  • TAVANI S.; STORTI F.; FERNANDEZ, O.; MUÑOZ, J. A.; SALVINI F. (2006). 3-D deformation pattern analysis and evolution of the Añisclo anticline, southern Pyrenees. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 695-712, 28.
  • SCHREURS, G.; BUITER, S. J. H.; BOUTELIER, D.; CORTI, G.; COSTA, E.; CRUDEN, A. R.; DANIEL, J.-M.; HOTH, S.; KOYI, H. A.; KUKOWSKI, N.; LOHRMANN, J.; RAVAGLIA, A.; SCHLISCHE, R. W.; WITHJACK, M. O.; YAMADA, Y.; CAVOZZI, C.; DELVENTISETTE, C.; ELDER BRADY, J. A.; HOFFMANN-ROTHE, A.; MENGUS, J.-M.; MONTANARI, D.; NILFOROUSHAN, F. Analogue benchmarks of shortening and extension experiments In: Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-Scale Processes Ed.: Buiter, S. J. H.; Schreurs, G. London : Geological Society 2006. 1-27 p. Geological Society special publication ; 253


  • STORTI F.; SOTO MARIN R.; ROSSETTI F.; CASAS SAINZ A. (2007). Evolution of experimental thrust wedges accreted from along-strike tapered, silicone-floored multilayers. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, London, 73-85, 164.
  • STORTI F.; SALVINI F.; ROSSETTI F.; PHIPPS MORGAN, J. (2007). Intraplate termination of transform faulting within the Antarctic continent. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 115-126, 260.
  • LUGLI S., DOMINICI R., BARONE M., CAVOZZI C, COSTA E., (2007). Messinian  halite and residual facies in the Crotone Basin (Calabria, Italy) In "Evaporites through  space and time", B.C. Schreiber, S. Lugli and M. Babel (eds), Geological Society,  London, Special Publications, 285, 155-164.
  • STORTI F.; BALSAMO F.; SALVINI F. (2007). Particle shape evolution in natural carbonate granular wear material. TERRA NOVA, 344-352, 19.


  • TAVANI S.; STORTI F.; SALVINI, F.; TOSCANO, C. (2008). Stratigraphic versus structural control on the deformation pattern associated with the evolution of the Mt. Catria anticline, Italy. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 664-681, 30.
  • STORTI F.; BALESTRIERI M. L.; .BALSAMO F.; ROSSETTI F. (2008). Structural and thermochronological constraints to the evolution of the West Antarctic Rift System in central Victoria Land. TECTONICS, TC4012, doi:10.1029/2006TC002066, 27.


  • COSTA, E., CAVOZZI, C. AND DOGLIONI, N. (2010) Coupled passive extension and compression on salt-based passive margins analyzed by physical models, in Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman (eds C. G. St.C. Kendall, A. S. Alsharhan, I. Jarvis and T. Stevens), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392326.ch17
  • BALSAMO F.; STORTI F. (2010). Grain size and permeability evolution of soft-sediment extensional sub-seismic and seismic fault zones in high-porosity sediments from the Crotone basin, southern Apennines, Italy. MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, 822-837, 27.
  • TAVANI S.; STORTI F.; MUÑOZ J. A. (2010). Scaling relationship between pressure solution cleavage spacing and host-layer thickness. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 278-287, 32.
  • STORTI F.; BALSAMO F. (2010). Impact of ephemeral cataclastic fabrics on laser diffraction particle size distribution analysis in loose carbonate fault breccia. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 507-522, 32.
  • RUCH J.; ACOCELLA V.; STORTI F.; NERI M.; PEPE S.; SOLARO G.; SANSOSTI E. (2010). Detachment depth revealed by rollover deformation: an integrated approach at Mt. Etna. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, L16304, doi:10.1029/2010GL044131, 37.
  • BALSAMO F.; STORTI F.; LIMA C.; SALVINI F.; SILVA A. (2010). Structural and petrophysical characterization of extensional fault zones in poorly lithified, low porosity sandstones of the Barreiras Formation, NE Brazil. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 1806-1826, 32.


  • BALSAMO F., STORTI F. (2011). Size-dependent comminution, tectonic mixing, and sealing behaviour of a “structurally oversimplifies” fault zone in poorly lithified sands: evidence for a coseismic rupture? GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 601-619, 123.
  • STORTI F., BALSAMO F., CAPPANERA F., TOSI G. (2011). Sub-seismic scale fracture pattern and in situ permeabilità data in the chalk atop of the Krempe salt ridge at Lägerdorf, NW Germany: inferences on synfolding stress field variations and their impact on fracture connectivity. MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, 1315-1332, 28.


  • TAVANI S., STORTI F., BAUSÀ J., MUÑOZ J. A. (2012). Late thrusting extensional collapse at the mountain front of the Northern Apennines (Italy).TECTONICS, TC4019, doi:10.1029/2011TC003059, 31.
  • BALSAMO F., STORTI F., GRÖCKE D. (2012). Fault-related fluid flow history in shallow marine sediments from carbonate concretions, Crotone basin, south Italy. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, LONDON, 613-626, 169.


  • BALSAMO F., BEZERRA F.H.R., VIEIRA M.M., STORTI F. (2013). Structural control on the formation of iron oxide concretions and Liesegang bands in faulted, poorly lithified Cenozoic sandstones of the Paraíba basin, Brazil. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 913-931, 125.
  • STORTI F., ALDEGA L., BALSAMO F., CORRADO S., DI PAOLO L., MASTALERZ M., MONACO P., TALLINI M. (2013). Evidence for strong middle Pleistocene earthquakes in the epicentral area of the 6 April 2009 L’Aquila seismic event from sediment paleofluidization and overconsolidation. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, doi:10.1002/jgrb 50254, 3767-3784, 118.
  • Clément Perrin, Luca Clemenzi, Jacques Malavieille, Giancarlo Molli, Alfredo Taboada, and Stéphane Dominguez. Impact of erosion and décollements on large-scale faulting and folding in orogenic wedges: analogue models and case studies Journal of the Geological Society, first published on September 30, 2013, doi:10.1144/jgs2013-012.
  • Storti F., Aldega L., Balsamo F., Corrado S., Di Paolo L., Mastalerz M., Monaco P., & Tallini M. (2013) – Evidence for strong middle Pleistocene earthquakes in the epicentral area of the 6 April 2009 L’Aquila seismic event from sediment paleofluidization and overconsolidation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrb 50254, pag. 3767-3784. Issn: 0148-0227.
  • Yago Nestola,Fabrizio Storti,Enrico Bedogni and Cristian Cavozzi. Shape evolution and finite deformation pattern in analogue experiments of lithosphere necking. Geophysical Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/grl.50978  Volume 40, Issue 19, pages 5052–5057, 16 October 2013
  • A. Cappelletti, F.Tsikalas, Y.Nestola, C.Cavozzi, A. Argnani, M.Meda, F.Salvi . Impact of lithospheric heterogeneities on continental rifting evolution: Constraints from analogue modelling on South Atlantic margins. Tectonophysics 608 (2013) 30–50


  • Balsamo F., Aldega L., De Paola N., Faoro I. & Storti F. (2014) The signature and mechanics of earthquake ruptures along shallow creeping faults in poorly lithified sediments. Geology, 42, 435-438.
  • Clemenzi L., Molli G., Storti F., Muchez P., Swennen R. & Torelli L. (2014) - Extensional deformation structures within a convergent orogen: The Val di Lima low-angle normal fault system (Northern Apennines, Italy). Journal of Structural Geology, 66, 205-222. Issn: 0191-8141.
  • Giaconia F., Booth-Rea G., Martinez-Martinez J.M., Azanon, J.M., Storti F. & Artoni A. (2014) – Heterogeneous extension and the role of transfer faults in the development of the southeastern Betic Basin (SE Spain). Tectonics, 33, doi:10.1002/2014TC0036-81, p. 1-23. Issn: 0278-7407.
  • Cavozzi, C., et al., New materials for analogue experiments: Preliminary tests of magnetorheological fluids. Tectonophysics, Volume 630, 3 September 2014, Pages 131-136, ISSN 0040-1951
  • F.Bezerra, D. F Rossetti, R. G Oliveira, W. E Medeiros,. B. B Brito Neves, F. Balsamo, F. C Nogueira, E. L Dantas, C. Andrades Filho, A. M Goes (2014). Neotectonic reactivation of shear zones and implications for faulting style and geometry in the continental margin of NE Brazil. Tectonophysics, (2014) Tectonophysics, v. 614, p. 78-90.
  • G. Vignaroli, L. Aldega, F. Balsamo, A. Billi, A.A. De Benedetti, L. De Filippis, G. Giordano, F. Rossetti, (in press).A way to hydrothermal paroxysm, Colli Albani Volcano, Italy. Geological Society of America Bulletin, first published on November 6, 2014, doi:10.1130/B31139.1.


  • Tavani S., Storti F., Lacombe O., Corradetti A., Muñoz J.A. & Mazzoli S. (2015) - A review of deformation pattern templates in foreland basin systems and fold-and-thrust belts: implications for the state of stress in the frontal regions of thrust wedges. Earth Science Reviews, 141, 82-104. Issn: 0012-8252.
  • Y. Nestola, F.Storti and C. Cavozzi Strain rate dependent lithosphere rifting and necking architectures in analogue experiments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth  DOI: 10.1002/2014JB0113
  • Clemenzi L, Storti F, Balsamo F, Molli G, Ellam R, Muchez P, Swennen R, (2015). Fluid pressure cycles, variations in permeability, and weakening mechanisms along low-angle normal faults: The Tellaro detachment, Italy. Geological Society of America Bulletin, DOI:10.1130/B31203.


  • Schreurs, G., Buiter, S.J.H., Boutelier, J., Burberry, C., Callot, J.-P., Cavozzi, C., Cerca, M., Chen, J.-H., Cristallini, E., Cruden, A.R., Cruz, L., Daniel, J.-M., Da Poian, G., Garcia, V.H., Gomes, C.J.S., Grall, C., Guillot, Y., Guzmán, C., Hidayah, T.N., Hilley, G., Klinkmüller, M., Koyi, H.A., Lu, C.-Y., Maillot, B., Meriaux, C., Nilfouroushan, F., Pan, C.-C., Pillot, D., Portillo, R., Rosenau, M., Schellart, W.P., Schlische, R.W., Take, A., Vendeville, B., Vergnaud, M., Vettori, M., Wang, S.-H., Withjack, M.O., Yagupsky, D., Yamada, Y., Benchmarking Analogue Models of Brittle Thrust Wedges, Journal of Structural Geology (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.03.005.
  • Sadeghi, Shahriar, Storti, Fabrizio, Ali, Yassaghi, Nestola, Yago, Cavozzi, Cristian, Experimental deformation partitioning in obliquely converging orogens with lateral variations of basal d´ecollement rheology: inferences for NW Zagros, Iran, Tectonophysics (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.05.014



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