Angelica Tarpanelli PhD

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Researcher

Via della Madonna Alta,126
Perugia , Italy – 06128
Email: a.tarpanelli@irpi.cnr.it

Office Phone: +39 0755014-426

Research interest

From 2006 through 2011 the research she did mainly regarded:

  1. watershed hydrology with a focus on hydrological and hydraulic processes for coping with flooding risks;
  2. design flood estimation for water management and flood hazard assessment;
  3. analysis of climate change effects on flood frequency;
  4. stochastic generation of spatially distributed rainfall.

While studying for her PhD, the interest was turned to the remote sensing field, conveying research on the use of data derived by satellite sensors for hydrological and hydraulic applications. Specifically, the estimation of river discharge from different satellite sensors is also extended to ungauged areas where the hydrological and hydraulic processes involved need to be studied to prevent catastrophic situations. These topics are the basis of the current research activity on which she published original contributions in peer-reviewed journals.

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Biography

Angelica Tarpanelli was born in Assisi, Italy, in 1981. She received her M.S. degree in Civil Engineering with excellence from the University of Perugia in Italy in April 2006. In September 2006 she received a Scholarship and successively a Research Fellowship to carry out research at the Research Institute of Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the National Research Council (CNR) in Perugia under the project titled “Hydrological Monitoring of Extreme Events”. Since September 2012 she has been a Researcher at CNR-IRPI. In January 2014 she received her PhD in Hydraulic Engineering at University of Perugia. The title of her thesis is “Remote Sensing for Hydraulic Applications in Small-Medium Basins”.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2016: “Best poster award IDRA” for “Potenziale dei dati satellitari per la previsione delle piene nel Fiume Benue in Nigeria “, by Tarpanelli A., Amarnath G., Brocca L., Massari C., Barbetta S. and Moramarco T. in the macro-theme “Monitoring, open-date and free software”.
  • 2014: “EGU Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award” for “River discharge estimation by using remote sensing data in absence of bathymetry: the Po River case study” by Tarpanelli, A., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Lacava, T., Faruolo, M., Moramarco, T., award given by European Geophysical Union (EGU)
  • 2014: RICERCATAMENTE award for the best Italian young scientist in the Earth Science and Environmental Technologies research area. The award is given by the National Research Council and the Accademia dei Lincei.

Presentations

  1. “On the use of radar altimetry and its integration with other satellite sensors for river discharge estimation and forecasting”, OSTST, La Rochelle, France, 1 November 2016 (Keynote speaker).
  2. Discharge forecasting using MODIS and radar altimetry: potential application for transboundary flood risk management in Niger-Benue river basin“, EGU 2016, Vienna, Austria, 22 April 2016.
  3. Saral/Altika for inland water: current and potential applications“, EGU 2015, Vienna, Austria, 17 April 2015 (solicited).
  4. Integration of MODIS and Radar Altimetry data for river discharge estimation from space“, IAEG XII congress, Torino, Italy, 18 September 2014.
  5. Comparison of different sensors for river discharge estimation from space“, EGU 2013, Vienna Austria, 12 April 2013.
  6. Improving hydraulic modelling using remote sensing-derived flood extent data“, EGU 2011, Vienna Austria, 6 April 2011.
  7. River discharge estimation through MODIS data“, SPIE Remote Sensing 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, 19 September 2011.
  8. Un metodo semplice per la generazione di serie sintentiche di pioggia con correlazione spaziale e temporale“, IDRA XXXII, Palermo, Italy, 15 September 2010.

Publications

Under review

  1. Tarpanelli A., Massari C., Ciabatta L., Filippucci P., Amarnath G., Brocca L. (…) Exploiting a constellation of satellite soil moisture sensors for accurate rainfall estimation. Submitted to Advances in Water Resources.
  2. Loizu, J., Massari C., Álvarez-Mozos J., Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Casalí J. (…). On the assimilation set-up of ASCAT soil moisture data for improving streamflow catchment simulation. submitted to Advances in Water Resources.

REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS

    2017

  1. Tarpanelli A., Amarnath G., Brocca L., Massari C., Moramarco T. (2017). Discharge estimation and forecasting by MODIS and altimetry data in Niger-Benue River. Remote Sensing of Environment, 195, 96-106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.04.015
  2. Brocca L., Crow W.T., Ciabatta L., Massari C., de Rosnay P., Enenkel M., Hahn S., Amarnath G., Camici S., Tarpanelli A., Wagner W. (2017). A review of the applications of ASCAT soil moisture products. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2651140
  3. Moramarco T., Barbetta S., Tarpanelli A., (2017). From surface flow velocity measurements to the discharge assessment by the entropy theory, Water, in press.
  4. Brocca L., Ciabatta L., Massari C., Camici S., Tarpanelli A. (2017). Soil moisture for hydrological applications: open questions and new opportunities, Water, in press.
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    2016

  6. Tourian M.J., Tarpanelli A., Elmi O., Qin T., Brocca L., Moramarco T., Sneeuw N. (2016) Spatiotemporal densification of river water level time series by multimission satellite altimetry. Water Resources Research, 52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015WR017654
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    2015

  8. Domeneghetti A., Castellarin A.,Tarpanelli A., Moramarco T. (2015) Investigating the uncertainty of satellite altimetry products for hydrodynamic modelling. Hydrological Processes, 29(23), 4908-4918. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10507
  9. Massari C., Tarpanelli A., Moramarco T. (2015) A fast simplified model for predicting river flood inundation probabilities conditioned on flood extent data. Hydrological processes,29(10), 2275-2289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10367
  10. Massari C., Brocca L., Tarpanelli A., Moramarco T. (2015) Data assimilation of satellite soil moisture into rainfall-runoff modelling: a complex recipe? Remote Sensing, 7(9), 11403-11433. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs70911403
  11. Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Barbetta S., Faruolo M., Lacava T., Moramarco T. (2015) Coupling MODIS and radar altimetry data for discharge estimation in poorly gauged river basin. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8(1), 141-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2320582.
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    2014

  13. Yan K., Tarpanelli A., Balint G., Moramarco T., Di Baldassarre G. (2014) Exploring the potential of radar altimetry and SRTM Topography to Support Flood Propagation Modeling: the Danube Case Study. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 20(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001018
  14. Domeneghetti A., Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Barbetta S., Moramarco T., Castellarin A., Brath A. (2014) The use of remote sensing-derived water surface data for hydraulic model calibration. Remote Sensing of Environment, 149, 130-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.007
  15. Moramarco T., Barbetta S., Pandolfo C., Tarpanelli A., Berni N., Morbidelli R. (2014). The spillway collapse of the Montedoglio dam on the Tiber River (central Italy): data collection and event analysis. Journal of Hydrological Engineering, 19(6), 1264–1270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000890
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    2013

  17. Tarpanelli A., Barbetta S., Brocca L., Moramarco T. (2013) River discharge estimation by using altimetry data and simplified flood routing modeling. Remote Sensing, 5(9), 4145-4162. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs5094145
  18. Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Melone F., Moramarco T., Lacava T., Faruolo M., Pergola N., Tramutoli V. (2013) Toward the estimation of river discharge variations using MODIS data in ungauged basins. Remote Sensing of Environment, 136, 47–55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.010
  19. Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Melone F., Moramarco T. (2013) Hydraulic modelling calibration in small basins by using coarse resolution synthetic aperture radar imagery. Hydrological Processes, 27(9), 1321-1330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9550
  20. Brocca L., Tarpanelli A., Melone F., Moramarco T., Caudaro M., Ratto S., Ferraris S., Berni N., Ponziani F., Wagner W., Melzer T. (2013) Soil moisture estimation in alpine catchments through modelling and satellite observations. Vadose Zone Journal 12(3). http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/vzj2012.0102.
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    2012

  22. Tarpanelli A., Franchini M., Camici S., Brocca L., Melone F., Moramarco T. (2012). A simple approach for stochastic generation of spatial rainfall patterns. Journal of Hydrology, 472, 63-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.010
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    2011

  24. Camici S., Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Melone F., Moramarco T. (2011). “Design soil moisture” estimation by comparing continuous and storm-based rainfall-runoff modelling. Water Resources Research, 47(5), W05527. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010WR009298

REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS and BOOK CHAPTERS

    2016

  1. Tarpanelli A., Domeneghetti A., Getirana A., Elmi O., Tourian M.J., Barbetta S. “The synergistic use of multiple sensors for hydrological purposes”, Inland Water Altimetry, Editors: J. Benveniste, S. Vignudelli, A. Kostianoy, Springer.
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    2015

  3. Tarpanelli A., Brocca, L., Faruolo M., Lacava T., Moramarco (2015). “River flow velocity estimation across Europe by using MODIS images”, Earth Observation for Water Cycle Science 2015, 20-23 October 2015, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy.
  4. Tarpanelli A., Brocca, L., Barbetta, M., Moramarco, T. (2015). “River discharge assessment at ungauged river sites by using water level time series derived by altmetry products: the case study of the Danube River”, 3-rd Space for Hydrology Workshop, Surface water storage and runoff: modeling, in-situ data and remote sensing, 15-17 September 2015, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy
  5. Tarpanelli A., Brocca, L., Barbetta, M., Moramarco, T., J. Santos da Silva, S. Calmant (2015). “Radar altimetry for inland water: current and potential applications”, Sentinel-3 for Science 2015 Workshop, 02-05 June 2015, Palazzo del Casinò – Lido, Venice, Italy, 5 pp.
  6. Camici S., Aronica G., Tarpanelli A., Moramarco T. (2015). “Advances in Watershed Hydrology” Editors: Moramarco T., Barbetta S., Brocca L., Water Resources Publications, LLC.
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    2014

  8. Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Barbetta S., Lacava T., Faruolo M., Moramarco T. Integration of MODIS and radar altimetry data for river discharge estimation from space. Proceedings of the IAEG 2014 Congress, Springer, 15-19 September 2014, Turin, Italy, 6 pp.
  9. Loizu J., Massari C., Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Moramarco T., Alvarez-Mozos J., Casali J., Goni M. Assimilation of ASCAT and AMSR-E soil moisture data on TOPLATS and MISDc hydrological models in Spain and Italy. In: Atti del XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2014, Bari 8-10 Settembre 2014, CD-ROM, pp. 2.
  10. Domeneghetti A., Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Barbetta S., Moramarco T., Castellarin A. Brath A. Potenzialità dei dati altimetrici satellitari (ERS-2 ed ENVISAT) per la calibrazione di modelli idraulici. In: Atti del XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2014, Bari 8-10 Settembre 2014, CD-ROM, pp. 2.
  11. Camici S., Aronica G.T., Tarpanelli A., Moracarco T. Specific calibration and uncertainty evaluation for flood propagation models by using distributed information. In: Atti del XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2014, Bari 8-10 Settembre 2014, CD-ROM, pp. 2.
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    2013

  13. Barbetta S., Brocca L., Tarpanelli A., Melone F., Singh V.P., Moramarco T. (2013) Discharge assessment in ungauged river sites by using satellite altimetry data: the case study of the Po River (Italy). Proc Int. Conf. 6th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment Conference (IPWE 2013), 7-9 January 2013, Izmir, Turkey, 10 pp.
  14. Morbidelli R., Moramarco T., Barbetta S., Berni N., Pandolfo C., Tarpanelli A., (2013). L’incidente della diga di Montedoglio. L’Ingegnere Umbro, 2, anno XXI, pp. 10-14.
  15. Tarpanelli, A., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Lacava, F., Balint, G., Di Baldassarre, G., Moramarco, T. (2013), “River discharge estimation by using remote sensing data: the case study of the Danube River”, Proc. HYDRO 2013 INTERNATIONAL, 4-6 December 2013, IIT Madras, INDIA, 9 pp.
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    2012

  17. Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Melone F., Moramarco T., Lacava T., Wagner W. (2012) Utilizzo di dati satellitari per applicazioni idrologiche nel bacino dell’Alto-Medio Tevere. In: Atti del XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2012, Brescia 10-15 Settembre 2012, CD-ROM, pp. 10, ISBN: 978-88-97181-18-7.
  18. Tarpanelli A., Pandolfo C., Barbetta S., Berni N., Moramarco T., Morbidelli R. (2012). The disaster caused by the spillway failure of the Montedoglio dam in Central Italy. In: Atti del XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2012, Brescia 10-15 Settembre 2012, CD-ROM, pp. 10, ISBN: 978-88-97181-18-7.
  19. Barbetta S., Melone F., Tarpanelli A., Moramarco T. (2012) Studio di fattibilità per l’utilizzo di dati di livello da altimetro satellitare per la stima della portata in siti non strumentati: il caso del Fiume Po a Pontelagoscuro. In: Atti del XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2012, Brescia 10-15 Settembre 2012, CD-ROM, pp. 10, ISBN: 978-88-97181-18-7.
  20. Camici S., Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Melone F., Moramarco T. (2012) Impact of climate change on discharge of catchments in central Italy under different climate scenarios. Proc Int. Conf. 5th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment Conference (IPWE 2012), 5-7 January 2012, Marrakech, Morocco, 10 pp.
  21. Moramarco T., Barbetta S., Tarpanelli A., Berni N., Pandolfo C., Pepi C., Morbidelli R., (2012) The disaster caused by the spillway breaking of Montedoglio dam in Central Italy. Proc Int. Conf. 5th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment Conference (IPWE 2012), 5-7 January 2012, Marrakech, Morocco, 10 pp.
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    2011

  23. Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Melone F., Moramarco T., Lacava T., Faruolo M., Pergola N., Tramutoli V. (2011) River discharge estimation through MODIS data. In: C.M.U. Neale, A. Maltese, K. Richter (Eds), Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIII, Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 8174, 817408 (8 pp), http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.898201
  24. Brocca L., Camici S., Tarpanelli A., Melone F., Moramarco T. (2011) Analysis of climate change effects on floods frequency through a continuous hydrological modelling. In: A. Baba et al. (eds.), Climate Change and its Effects on Water Resources NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, 3, 97-104, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1143-3_11, ISBN: 978-94-007-1143-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1143-3_11
  25. Camici S., Franchini M., Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Moramarco T., Melone F. (2011). Comparison between different approaches for stochastic generation of spatial-temporal rainfall patterns. In: R.E. Beighley II and M.W. Killgore (Eds), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011 – Bearing knowledge for sustainability, American Society of Civil Engineers, Palm Springs, California, 4769-4778, doi 10.1061/41173(414)495. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41173(414)495
  26. Brocca L., Camici S., Tarpanelli A., Melone F., Moramarco T. (2011). Analisi degli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici sulla frequenza delle piene mediante modellistica idrologica in continuo.In: M. Polemio (Ed), Atti delle Giornate di Studio “Impatto delle modificazioni climatiche su rischi e risorse naturali”, CNR-IRPI, Bari, 97-101. http://orione.isti.cnr.it/dfdownloadnew.php?ident=/cnr.irpi.conv/2011-B2-007&langver=it&scelta=NewMetadata
  27. Brocca, L., Camici, S., Tarpanelli, A., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2011), “Climate change effects on floods frequency through a continuous hydrological modeling”, 3rd International Meeting on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean, 6th – 9th june 2011, Castellaneta Marina, Italy.
  28. Camici S., Romano E., Preziosi E., Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Melone F., Moramarco T. (2011). Analisi di trend e ciclicità di serie storiche pluviometriche per la modellazione stocastica di scenari di precipitazione in condizioni di cambiamenti climatici. Atti delle In: M. Polemio (Ed), Atti delle Giornate di Studio “Impatto delle modificazioni climatiche su rischi e risorse naturali”, CNR-IRPI, Bari, 205-209. http://orione.isti.cnr.it/dfdownloadnew.php?ident=/cnr.irpi.conv/2011-B2-012&langver=it&scelta=NewMetadata
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    2010

  30. Giustarini L., Camici S., Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Melone F., Moramarco T. (2010). Dam spillways adequacy evaluation through bivariate flood frequency analysis and hydrological continuous simulation. In: R.N. Palmer (Ed), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010 – Challenges of Change, American Society of Civil Engineers, Providence, Rhode Island, 2328-2339, doi 10.1061/41114(371)241. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41114(371)241
  31. Barbetta S., Brocca L., Camici S., Corato G., Melone F., Moramarco T., Tarpanelli, A. (2010), “Analysis of climate changing effects on floods frequency through a continuous hydrological modeling”, Proceedings of the Indo-Italian Workshop on “Climate change and anthropogenic activities on soil and water resources”, 22-24 October 2010, Roorkee, India, pp. 42-45.
  32. Tarpanelli A., Camici S., Brocca L., Franchini M., Melone F., Moramarco T. (2010). Un metodo semplice per la generazione di serie sintetiche di pioggia con correlazione spaziale e temporale. Atti del XXXII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2010, Palermo, 14-17 Settembre 2010, CD-ROM, pp. 10, ISBN: 978-88-903895-2-8.
  33. Aricò C., Sinagra M., Tarpanelli A., Moramarco T., Tucciarelli T. (2010). Utilizzo di un modello diffusivo 2D di acque basse per la simulazione in tempo reale di scenari di inondazioni. In: Atti del XXXII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2010, Palermo, 14-17 Settembre 2010, CD-ROM, pp. 10, ISBN: 978-88-903895-2-8.
  34. Aricò, C., Sinagra, M., Tarpanelli, A., Moramarco, T., Tucciarelli, T. (2010), “Fast solution of diffusive shallow water equations for real time flood prediction”, First European Congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 4-6 May 2010, Edimburgh.
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