Christian Massari PhD

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Christian Massari

Researcher
Via della Madonna Alta 126, 06128 Perugia, Italy
Email: christian.massari@irpi.cnr.it
Office Phone: +39 0755014-405 Mob. +39 3291808832

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Biography

Christian Massari was born in Cascia (Perugia), Italy, in 1981. He received the M.S. degree in environmental engineering and the Ph.D. degree in hydraulic engineering, both with excellence, from the University of Perugia (Perugia), Italy, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In support of his Ph.D. he received fellowships to carry out research at The Department of Hydrology and Water Resources of the University of Arizona, Tucson (United States), where he has worked in the field of hydraulic groundwater and Hydraulic Tomographic techniques. From November 2011 to February 2013 Christian Massari has been research fellow at the “Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile ed Ambientale” of the University of Perugia – Italy, where he has worked in the development of data fusion techniques for the diagnosis of pressurized pipe systems. From March 2013 to December 2016 he carried out research activities as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Institute of Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Perugia (Italy). In December 2016 Christian Massari won the public competition for the research permanent position (he classified first out of about 350 participants) at CNR-IRPI where he currently works.

Research interests

Since 2008, Christian Massari has been conducting research in the field of hydraulic and hydrology focussing on topics that span from water resource management to flood forecasting, drought monitoring and remote sensing. He has developed works in these areas producing +50 contributions in peer reviewed hydrologic and hydraulic journals. His research interests include:

  • Hydrological and land surface water balance modeling
  • Development of land data assimilation systems to ingest remote sensing retrievals
  • Microwave and radar remote sensing of soil moisture and precipitation
  • Drougth monitoring and its relation with food production
  • Supply pipe system diagnosis for the reduction of energy and water waste
  • Floods and drought hazards assessment through remote sensing information
  • Ecohydrology

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2019: Winner of the ESA-Copernicus Excellence Award (https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/ESA_EGU_announce_Excellence_Award_winners)
  • 2018: “Winner of the Copernicus Masters competition: BayWa Smart Farming Challenge” given by Copernicus Masters
  • 2018: Member of Panel discussion at the The 5th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop 2018. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (USA). October 24/25, 2018: “Winner of the Short Mobility Program” of the Italian National Research Council.
  • 2018: “Top Reviewers for Geosciences” ( #20)  given by Publons.
  • 2017: Publons Peer Review Awards 2017 given by Publons, as one of the top 1% of peer reviewers in Environmental Science.
  • 2016: The Sentinel of Science Award 2016 given by Publons, 6th place among Earth and Planetary Science.
  • 2016: “Best poster award IDRA” (co-author) for ” Potenziale dei dati satellitari per la previsione delle piene nel fiume Benue in Nigeria” by A. Tarpanelli, G. Amarnath, L. Brocca, C. Massari, S. Barbetta, and T. Moramarco.
  • 2016: “Winner of the Short Mobility Program” of the National Research Council.
  • 2014: “Nature Research Highlights” for the paper: “Detecting rainfall from the bottom up”. Nature, 509, 262–263 per l’articolo: “ Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Moramarco, T., Hahn, S., Hasenauer, S., Kidd, R., Dorigo, W., Wagner, W., Levizzani, V. (2014). Soil as a natural rain gauge: estimating global rainfall from satellite soil moisture data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119(9), 5128-5141, doi:10.1002/2014JD02148”
  • 2012: “Early Careers Water Loss Symposium Award” at International Conference Water Loss 2012, Ferrara May 23/25 2012 for the paper: “Hydraulic characterization of leaks in pressurised pipes”.

Projects

Christian Massari actively participated (as responsible and coordinator) to several research projects in the frame of Italian and European programs and funded by International space agencies (ESA, EUMETSAT), in collaboration with Italian and International institutions.

International projects

  • Principal Investigator. PRIN Waterstem – 2021-2023 (357000 €)
  • Princicipal Investigator. @CNR Wafer – 2021-2023 (147000 €)
  • Principal Investigator. ESA 4DMED-Hydrology. 2021-2023 (999000 €)
  • Co-investigator. Convenzione Regione Umbria Scale di Portata. 2021-2024
  • Unit responsibility. HYDRO-CFD, Regione Umbria, 2020-2022.
  • Co-investigator. European Space Agency (ESA). DTE Hydrology
  • Co-Investigator. European Space Agency (ESA). Irrigation+. March 2020-March 2022 (450000 € ).
  • Participation. FFG Cooperative R&D Project. Resolving the Daily Water Cycle over Land with Radar Satellites. DWC-Radar. (26808 €)
  • Co-Investigator. European Space Agency (ESA). STREAM. March 2019-March 2020 (110000,00 €)
  • Principal Investigator. European Space Agency (ESA). SMOS+RAINFALL Land II ESRIN/4000114738. March 2018-April 2019 (47.468,00 €)
  • Unit responsibility. European Space Agency (ESA). SMOS+RAINFALL Land, ESA/ESRIN 400114738/15/I-SBo. July 2015 -December 2017 (95.067,00 €).
  • Unit Responsibility. European Space Agency (ESA). WACMOS IRRIGATION, ESA EXPRO RFP/3-14680/16/I-NB. Jan. 2017 -December 2017 (69,985.00 €)
  • Coordinator and Unit Responsibility. International Water Management Institute. Consulting contract n° 4500027099. Algorithm development to estimate discharge using multisource remote sensing data and its application in Nigeria and India. April 2015 – July 2015. (15000 €).
  • Unit responsibility. EU Life+2011 ENV/GR/ “FLoods and fire Risk assessment and management (FLIRE) ” Oct 2012- Sep. 2015 (106.000,00 €).
  • Participation. Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resource Monitoring (EODC). 37 years of soil moisture derived rainfall: application of SM2RAIN to the CCIsoil moisture product, algorithm improvement and product validation. Jan. 2015- Dec. 2016 (40000 €).

National Projects

  • Participation. Italian Civil Protection Department (DPC). Agreement between the Department of Italian Civil Protection and CNR. IRPI-CNR 24164/2015. Feb. 2013- Sept. 2016. (€ 43935.64).
  • Unit responsibility. Regione Umbria. Sviluppo della conoscenza della pericolosità idraulica finalizzata alla mitigazione del rischio di un territorio a complessa interazione idrologica, idrogeologica ed idraulica. Caso di studio area urbana di Pistrino – Alta valle del Tevere Umbro. May 2015 – June 2016 (50000 €).
  • Participation. Regione Umbria. Affidamento del servizio inerente l’implementazione operativa dell’elaborazione di scenari dinamici di rischio alluvionale e diffusione risultati su tecnologie web-Gis, anche in ambito recepimento Direttiva alluvioni 2007″ (2012-2013) sostenuto dal POR-FESR (Programma Operativo Regionale del Fondo europeo di sviluppo regionale). Jan. 2012 – Nov. 2013 (32000 €).
  • Participation. Regione Umbria. Affidamento del servizio inerente le attività connesse al rischio siccità con il completamento dello studio dei principali sistemi idrici significativi umbri e realizzazione dei sistemi dinamici di analisi e supporto alle decisioni e diffusione dei risultati, SECLI II (2012-2013) sostenuto dal POR-FESR. Jan. 2012 – Nov. 2013 (130000 €).

Academic and lecturing

  • In the last 4 years, he delivered +50 hours of lectures on application of remote sensing for hydrology for the Italian Civil Protection Department and for EUMETSAT and serves as a teacher in the “Diplomazia 2” program of CNR.
  • He has directed 10+ M.Sc. theses and has been tutor of students and scholarships working in the hydrology and hydraulic applied research areas at the CNR, University of Perugia and at the University of Arizona (Tucson) for a total of +400 hours. He has been (foreign) member of one PhD Examination Committees and of 2 Italian research fellowship committees.

International activities

Editorial board, referring, convener activities and conference organization

  • 2020: Member of the Scientific Committee of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IEEE/GRSS International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 19-24 July 2020 in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.
  •   2019: Associate Editor for Remote Sensing journal
  •  Associate Editor for the Journal of Hydrology
  • 2019: Editor (with Dr. Viviana Maggioni) of the book “Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Climate” for Elsevier.
  • 2019: Member of the Scientific Committee of the Living Planet Symposium 2019.
  • 2018: Co-chair at the The 5th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop 2018. Fairfax, VA (USA). October 24/25, 2018.
  • 2018: Co-convener at the European Geophysical Union (EGU)16th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks. Session “PL4  – Advances in remote sensing methods for hydro-meteorological risk monitoring.  EGU Topical Conference Series, Montpellier, France. 9–11 October 2018.
  • He served as 1) referee for leading hydrologic and hydraulic journals with 60+ reviewed papers and as reviewer for the International Conferences International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS 2017 and IGARSS 2018 and IGARSS 2019.
  • 2018: Co-convener at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly – session AS1.16/CL2.04/HS11.6 “Precipitation: Measurement, Climatology, Remote Sensing, and Modeling (co-organized)”
  • He has been member of the organizing committee of two National conferences: La diagnosi e la gestione dei sistemi idrici”, Roma, 16-17 giugno 2011 and Giornate dell’idrologia, Perugia 6/8 Ottobre 2015 organized by Italian Hydrological Society.

Publications

He has been author and co-author of 50+ journal referred papers (1618 citations, H-index=25 with SCHOLAR) and 21 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings/book chapters and national journals. He has held +50 presentations at conference and workshops with 2 as invited speaker.

Solicited speaker

  1. Antecedent wetness conditions of European Floods: a comprehensive study. Session “Hydrologic Remote Sensing, Modeling and Data Assimilation” at the 2020 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).
  2. Assimilation of H-SAF soil moisture products for hydrological modelling in Mediterranean catchments. “H-SAF and HEPEX workshops on coupled hydrology”, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), 3-7 November 2014, Reading (UK).
  3. Assimilation of Soil Moisture products into hydrological models, “First H-SAF Assimilation Workshop”Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ), May 2014, Bratislava (Slovakia).

Publications

  1. Massari, C., Avanzi, F., Bruno, G., Gabellani, S., Penna, D., & Camici, S. (2021). Evapotranspiration enhancement drives the European water-budget deficit during multi-year droughts. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 1-24.
  2. Modanesi, S., Massari, C., Gruber, A., Lievens, H., Tarpanelli, A., Morbidelli, R., & De Lannoy, G. J. (2021). Optimizing a backscatter forward operator using Sentinel-1 data over irrigated land. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 1-39.
  3. Filippucci, P., Brocca, L., Massari, C., Saltalippi, C., Wagner, W., & Tarpanelli, A. (2021). Toward a self-calibrated and independent SM2RAIN rainfall product. Journal of Hydrology, 603, 1-13.
  4. Masseroni, D., Camici, S., Cislaghi, A., Vacchiano, G., Massari, C., & Brocca, L. (2021). The 63-year changes in annual streamflow volumes across Europe with a focus on the Mediterranean basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25(10), 5589-5601.
  5. Massari, C., Modanesi, S., Dari, J., Gruber, A., De Lannoy, G. J., Girotto, M., … & Brocca, L. (2021). A review of irrigation information retrievals from space and their utility for users. Remote Sensing, 13(20), 4112.
  6. Maggioni, Viviana, Christian Massari, and Chris Kidd. “Errors and Uncertainties Associated with Quasi-Global Satellite Precipitation Products.” Precipitation Science (2021) in ​​Roca, R., Haddad, Z. S., Akimoto, F. F., Alexander, L., Behrangi, A., Huffman, G., … & Utsumi, N. The Joint IPWG/GEWEX Precipitation Assessment (2021).
  7. De Santis, D., Biondi, D., Crow, W. T., Camici, S., Modanesi, S., Brocca, L., & Massari, C. (2021). Assimilation of Satellite Soil Moisture Products for River Flow Prediction: An Extensive Experiment in over 700 Catchments throughout Europe. Water Resources Research, e2021WR029643.
  8. Abdalla, S., Kolahchi, A. A., Ablain, M., Adusumilli, S., Bhowmick, S. A., Alou-Font, E., … & Hamon, M. (2021). Altimetry for the future: Building on 25 years of progress. Advances in Space Research.
  9. Mimeau, L., Tramblay, Y., Brocca, L., Massari, C., Camici, S., & Finaud-Guyot, P. (2021). Modeling the response of soil moisture to climate variability in the Mediterranean region. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25(2), 653-669.
  10. Chen, F., Crow, W.T., Ciabatta, L., Filippucci, P., Panegrossi, G., Marra, A.C., Puca, S., Massari, C., 2020. Enhanced large-scale validation of satellite-based land rainfall products. Journal of Hydrometeorology 1. https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-20-0056.1
  11. Pellarin, T., Román-Cascón, C., Baron, C., Bindlish, R., Brocca, L., Camberlin, P., … & Perrimond, B. (2020). The Precipitation Inferred from Soil Moisture (PrISM) near Real-Time Rainfall Product: Evaluation and Comparison. Remote Sensing, 12(3), 481.
  12. Cislaghi, A., Masseroni, D., Massari, C., Camici, S., & Brocca, L. (2020). Combining a rainfall–runoff model and a regionalization approach for flood and water resource assessment in the western Po Valley, Italy. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65(3), 348-370.
  13. Modanesi, S., Massari, C., Camici, S., Brocca, L., & Amarnath, G. (2020). Do satellite surface soil moisture observations better retain information about crop‐yield variability in drought conditions?. Water Resources Research, e2019WR025855.
  14. Filippucci, P., Tarpanelli, A., Massari, C., Serafini, A., Strati, V., Alberi, M., … & Brocca, L. (2020). Soil moisture as a potential variable for tracking and quantifying irrigation: A case study with proximal gamma-ray spectroscopy data. Advances in Water Resources, 136, 103502.
  15. Azimi, S., Dariane, A. B., Modanesi, S., Bauer-Marschallinger, B., Bindlish, R., Wagner, W., & Massari, C. (2020). Assimilation of Sentinel 1 and SMAP–based satellite soil moisture retrievals into SWAT hydrological model: the impact of satellite revisit time and product spatial resolution on flood simulations in small basins. Journal of Hydrology, 581, 124367.
  16. Ciabatta, L., Camici, S., Massari, C., Filippucci, P., Hahn, S., Wagner, W., Brocca, L. (2019). Soil moisture and precipitation: the SM2RAIN algorithm for rainfall retrieval from satellite soil moisture. In: V. Levizzani et al., (eds.), Satellite precipitation measurement, Springer, book chapter, in press.
  17. Massari C., Maggioni V. (2019). Error and uncertainty characterization. In: V. Levizzani et al., (eds.), Satellite precipitation measurement, Springer, book chapter, in press.
  18. Brocca, L., Filippucci, P., Hahn, S., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Camici, S., Schüller, L., Bojkov, B., Wagner, W. (2019). SM2RAIN-ASCAT (2007-2018): global daily satellite rainfall from ASCAT soil moisture. Earth System Science Data, in press.
  19. Massari, C., Maggioni, V., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Camici, S., Moramarco, T., Coccia, G., Todini, E. (2019). Complementing near-real time satellite rainfall products with satellite soil moisture-derived rainfall through a Bayesian inversion approach. Journal of Hydrology, 573, 341-351, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.03.038. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.03.038.
  20. Dari, J., Morbidelli, R., Saltalippi, C., Massari, C., & Brocca, L. (2019). Spatial-temporal variability of soil moisture: addressing the monitoring at the catchment scale. Journal of Hydrology. 2020(in press). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.01.014
  21. Jalilvand, E., Tajrishy, M., Brocca, L., Massari, C., Hashemi, S. G. Z., & Ciabatta, L. (2018). Estimating the drainage rate from surface soil moisture drydowns: Application of DfD model to in situ soil moisture data. Journal of Hydrology, 565, 489-501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.08.035
  22. Bauer-Marschallinger, B., Paulik, C., Hochstöger, S., Mistelbauer, T., Modanesi, S., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Brocca, L., Wagner, W. (2018). Soil moisture from fusion of scatterometer and SAR: closing the scale gap with temporal filtering. Remote Sensing, 10(7), 1030. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10071030.
  23. Bauer-Marschallinger, B., Naeimi, F., Cao, S., Paulik, C., Schaufler, S., Stachl, T., Modanesi, S., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Brocca, L., Wagner, W. (2018). Towards global soil moisture monitoring with Sentinel-1: harnessing assets and overcoming obstacles. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, in press, https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2018.2858004.
  24. Camici, S., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Brocca, L. (2018). How reliable are satellite precipitation estimates for driving hydrological models: a verification study over the Mediterranean area. Journal of Hydrology, 563, 950-961, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.067.
  25. Chiaravalloti, F., Brocca, L., Procopio, A., Massari, C., Gabriele, S. (2018). Assessment of GPM and SM2RAIN-ASCAT rainfall products over complex terrain in southern Italy. Atmospheric Research, 206, 64-74, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.02.019.
  26. Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Brocca, L., Gruber, A., Reimer, C., Hahn, S., Paulik, C., Dorigo, W., Kidd, R., Wagner, W. (2018). SM2RAIN-CCI: a new global long-term rainfall data set derived from ESA CCI soil moisture. Earth System Science Data, 10, 267-280. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-267-2018.
  27. Jalilvand, E., Tajrishy, M., Brocca, L., Massari, C., Hashemi, S.A.G., Ciabatta, L. (2018). Estimating the drainage rate from surface soil moisture drydowns: application of DfD model to in situ soil moisture data. Journal of Hydrology, 565, 489-501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.08.035.
  28. Maggioni, V., & Massari, C. (2018). On the performance of satellite precipitation products in riverine flood modeling: A review. Journal of Hydrology, 558, 214-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.01.039
  29. Loizu, J., Massari, C., Álvarez-Mozos, J., Tarpanelli, A., Brocca, L., Casalí, J. (2018). On the assimilation set-up of ASCAT soil moisture data for improving streamflow catchment simulation. Advances in Water Resources, 111, 86-104, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.10.034. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.10.034.
  30. Massari, C., Camici, S., Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L. (2018). Exploiting satellite-based surface soil moisture for flood forecasting in the Mediterranean area: state update versus rainfall correction. Remote Sensing, 10(2), 292, doi: 10.3390/rs10020292. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10020292.
  31. Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Brocca, L., Gruber, A., Reimer, C., Hahn, S., Paulik, C., Dorigo, W., Kidd, R., Wagner, W. (2018). SM2RAIN-CCI: a new global long-term rainfall data set derived from ESA CCI soil moisture. Earth System Science Data, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-86.
  32. 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, 10(5), 2285-2306, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2651140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2651140
  33. Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Camici, S., Tarpanelli, A. (2017). Soil moisture for hydrological applications: open questions and new opportunities. Water, 9(2), 140, doi:10.3390/w9020140. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/w9020140
  34. Ciabatta, L., Marra, A.C., Panegrossi, G., Casella, D., Sanò, P., Dietrich, S., Massari, C., Brocca, L. (2017). Daily precipitation estimation through different microwave sensors: verification study over Italy. Journal of Hydrology, 545, 436-450, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.057. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.057
  35. Massari, C., Crow, W., Brocca, L. (2017). An assessment of the accuracy of global rainfall estimates without ground-based observations. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 4347-4361, doi:10.5194/hess-21-4347-2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4347-2017
  36. Massari, C., Su, C.-H., Brocca, L., Sang, Y.F., Ciabatta, L., Ryu, D., Wagner, W. (2017). Near real time de-noising of satellite-based soil moisture retrievals : An intercomparison among three different techniques. Remote Sensing of Environment., 198, 17-29, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.05.037. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.05.037
  37. Masseroni, D., Cislaghi, A., Camici, S., Massari, C., Brocca, L. (2017). A reliable rainfall-runoff model for flood forecasting: review and application to a semiurbanized watershed at high flood risk in Italy. Hydrology Research, 48(3), 726-740, doi:10.2166/nh.2016.037. http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/nh.2016.037
  38. Román-Cascón, C., Pellarin, T., Gibon, F., Brocca, L., Cosme, E., Crow, W., Fernández, D., Kerr, Y., Massari, C. (2017). Correcting satellite-based precipitation products through SMOS soil moisture data assimilation in two land-surface models of different complexity: API and SURFEX. Remote Sensing of Environment, 200, 295-310, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.022. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.022.
  39. 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, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.04.015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.04.015
  40. Tarpanelli, A., Massari, C., Ciabatta, L., Filippucci, P., Amarnath, G., Brocca, L. (2017). Exploiting a constellation of satellite soil moisture sensors for accurate rainfall estimation. Advances in Water Resources, 108, 249-255, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.08.010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.08.010.
  41. Brocca, L., Pellarin, T., Crow, W.T., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Ryu, D., Su, C.-H., Rudiger, C., Kerr, Y. (2016). Rainfall estimation by inverting SMOS soil moisture estimates: a comparison of different methods over Australia. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121(20), 12062-12079, doi:10.1002/2016JD025382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JD025382
  42. Brocca, L., Massari, C., Ciabatta, L., Wagner, W., Stoffelen, A. (2016). Remote sensing of terrestrial rainfall from Ku-band scatterometers. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9(1), 533-539,
  43. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2508065. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2508065
  44. Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L., Massari, C., Moramarco, T., Gabellani, S., Puca, S., Wagner, W. (2016). Rainfall-runoff modelling by using SM2RAIN-derived and state-of-the-art satellite rainfall products over Italy. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 48, 163-173, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.10.004.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2015.10.004
  45. Masseroni, D., Cislaghi, A., Camici, S., Massari, C.,Brocca, L. (2016). A reliable rainfall- runoff model for flood forecasting: review and application to a semiurbanized watershed at high flood risk in Italy. Hydrology Research, in press, doi:10.2166/nh.2016.037.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/nh.2016.037
  46. Brocca, L., Massari, C., Ciabatta, L., Moramarco, T., Penna, D., Zuecco, G., Pianezzola, L., Borga, M., Matgen, P., Martínez-Fernández, J. (2015). Rainfall estimation from in situ soil moisture observations at several sites in Europe: an evaluation of SM2RAIN algorithm. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 63(3), 201-209, doi:10.1515/johh-2015-0016.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/johh-2015-0016
  47. Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L., Massari, C., Moramarco, T., Puca, S., Rinollo, A., Gabellani, S., Wagner, W. (2015). Integration of satellite soil moisture and rainfall observations over the Italian territory. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16(3), 1341-1355, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14- 0108.1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-14-0108.1
  48. Massari, C., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Moramarco, T., Gabellani, S., Albergel, C., de Rosnay, P., Puca, S., Wagner, W. (2015). The use of H-SAF soil moisture products for operational hydrology: flood modelling over Italy. Hydrology, 2(1), 2-22, doi:10.3390/hydrology2010002. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/hydrology2010002
  49. 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, doi:10.3390/rs70911403. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs70911403
  50. Massari, C., Yeh, T. C. J., Ferrante, M., Brunone, B., and Meniconi, S. (2015). A stochastic approach for extended partial blockage detection in viscoelastic pipelines: numerical and laboratory experiments. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA, 64 (5), pp. 583-595, http://dx.doi:10.2166/aqua.2015.034
  51. Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Moramarco, T., Hahn, S., Hasenauer, S., Kidd,
    R., Dorigo, W., Wagner, W., Levizzani, V. (2014). Soil as a natural rain gauge: estimating global rainfall from satellite soil moisture data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119(9), 5128-5141, doi:10.1002/2014JD021489. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JD021489
  52. Massari, C., Brocca, L., Barbetta, S., Papathanasiou, C., Mimikou, M., Moramarco, T. (2014). Using globally available soil moisture indicators for flood modelling in Mediterranean catchments. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 839-853, doi:10.5194/hess-18-839-2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-839-2014
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