Luca Brocca, PhD

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Researcher

Via della Madonna Alta,126
Perugia , Italy – 06128
Email: luca.brocca@irpi.cnr.it
Office Phone: +39 0755014-418
Mobile Phone: +39 393-8801630

Research interest

INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR EXPLOITING SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS IN HYDROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
(soil moisture, rainfall, river discharge –> flood, landslide, drought, water resources management, agriculture, …)

To support the research, an intense activity for the monitoring of hydro-meteorological quantities in experimental basins is carried out.

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Biography

Luca Brocca was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1978. He received the M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering and the Ph.D. degree (the Ph.D. thesis, in Italian, can be downloaded here) in Civil Engineering, both with excellence, from the University of Perugia, Italy, in 2003 and 2008, respectively. Since 2003 he received a Scholarship and, successively, a Research Fellowship to carry research at the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Perugia (Italy). Since 2009 he is a Researcher at CNR-IRPI.

He has been author and co-author of 116 (+10 submitted) journal referred papers (5025 citations, H-index=36 with SCHOLAR, 3605 citations, H-index=30 with SCOPUS) and 77 (+1 submitted) papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings/book chapters, 9 regional and global datasets of soil moisture and rainfall, and 8 software for hydrological applications. He has held 50+ presentations at conference and workshops (20 as invited speaker), he served as chairman at EGU, ERB and PLINIUS conferences, and he participated to several seminars held by Italian and foreign professors. He serves as frequent reviewer for several (50+) international journals (see PUBLONS for details) and organisations (USDA, EUMETSAT, BELSPO, FWO, Swiss National Science Foundation, Czech Science Foundation, CRC). He is(was) part of the Editorial Board for “Geoderma” (2013-2017), “Hydrology” (2013-ongoing), and “Sci” (2018-ongoing) journals and as Guest Editor for special issues on “Hydrology Research“, “Vadose Zone Journal“, “Advances in Meteorology“, and “Hydrology“. He is editor of the book “Advances in Watershed Hydrology” published by Water Resources Publications. Additional information can be found in the Curriculum Vitae (updated on February 2017).

He actively participates as Principal Investigator (PI) and co-PI to several research project in the frame of Italian and European programs (LIFE+, HORIZON2020), and funded by Space Agencies (ESA, EUMETSAT, NASA), in collaboration with Italian and international institutions. In particular, in the period January-July 2010 he carried out an Associated Scientist activity, and currently he is co-PI, under the project “Satellite Application Facility on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H-SAF)” by EUMETSAT. He is Co-investigator in the agreement between H-SAF and GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission by NASA, he is Early Adopter of the SMAP (Soil Moisture Active and Passive) mission by NASA, and he actively participates to the project “Climate Change Initiative – Soil Moisture” by ESA. He is currently PI and co-PI in “SMOS+rainfall“, “WACMOS-MED” and “WACMOS-Irrigation” projects by ESA, in GLOBAL-SM2RAIN project by EUMETSAT and in projects for the operational use of satellite soil moisture data for flood and landslide mitigation funded by the Italian National Department of Civil Protection (DPC), the Umbria Region Civil Protection Centre (CFD), and the Fondazione Cariplo.

He has been the Italian National Correspondent of the Euromediterranean network of Experimental and Representative Basins (ERB, 2008-2018) and he is a member of the MOXXI working group of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), the Italian Hydrological Society (IHS), the Italian Group of Hydraulics (GII), the international Environmental Modelling and Software society (iEMSs) and the European Geophysical Union (EGU).

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2018: “Publons Peer Review Awards 2018” given by Publons, as one of the top 1 per cent of peer reviewers in Geosciences
  • 2017: “Publons Peer Review Awards 2017” given by Publons, as one of the top 1 per cent of peer reviewers in Environmental Science
  • 2017: “Florisa Melone Award” (Co-I) for the project “Monitoring extreme events (floods & droughts) through discharge time series obtained from satellite altimetry” by Camici Stefania, given by Italian Hydrology Society (IHS)
  • 2017: “Best Case Study Award of the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering” for the paper “Assessment of the Drought Hazard in the Tiber River Basin in Central Italy and a Comparison of New and Commonly Used Meteorological Indicators” by Maccioni, P., Moramarco, T., Kossida, M., Brocca, L.
  • 2016: “The Sentinel of Science Award 2016” given by Publons, 6th place among Earth and Planetary Science
  • 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”
  • 2015: “Outstanding Reviewer for Advances in Water Resources and Remote Sensing of Environment” by ELSEVIER
  • 2014: “EGU Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award” (co-author), 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., given by European Geophysical Union (EGU)
  • 2012: “Torricelli Award“, one of the 5 best Italian water young scientists, given by the Italian Group of Hydraulics (GII)
  • 2012: “Early Career Research Excellence” award given by the international Environmental Modelling and Software society (iEMSs)
  • 2011: “Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeingfor Water Resources Research journal given by American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • 2010: “Best poster award IDRA” for “Stima della velocità media in canali naturali attraverso il monitoraggio della velocità massima superficiale” by Brocca, L., Corato, G, Corradini, C., Melone, F., Moramarco, T.

KEY PUBLICATIONS

  • 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
    Nature Research Highlights: Detecting rainfall from the bottom up. Nature, 509, 262–263, doi:10.1038/509262e. http://doi.org/10.1038/509262e
    Press: Corriere.it, Repubblica.it, ilsussidiario.net, CNR
  • Brocca, L., Tarpanelli, A., Filippucci, P., Dorigo, W., Zaussinger, F., Gruber, A., Fernández-Prieto, D. (2018). How much water is used for irrigation? A new approach exploiting coarse resolution satellite soil moisture products. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 73C, 752-766, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2018.08.023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2018.08.023.
    Press: ESA, CNR
  • 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
  • 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, doi:10.5194/essd-10-267-2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-267-2018.
    Press: Rivista GEOMEDIA
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs10020292.
  • Camici, S., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2014). Impact of climate change on flood frequency using different climate models and downscaling approaches. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(8), 04014002, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000959. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000959
  • 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, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.010
  • Brocca, L., Camici, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Martinez-Fernandez, J., Didon-Lescot, J.-F., Morbidelli, R. (2014). Improving the representation of soil moisture by using a semi-analytical infiltration model. Hydrological Processes, 28(4), 2103-2115, doi:10.1002/hyp.9766. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9766
  • Brocca, L., Hasenauer, S., Lacava, T., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W., Dorigo, W., Matgen, P., Martínez-Fernández, J., Llorens, P., Latron, J., Martin, C., Bittelli, M. (2011). Soil moisture estimation through ASCAT and AMSR-E sensors: an intercomparison and validation study across Europe. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 3390-3408, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.08.003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2011.08.003
  • Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2011). Distributed rainfall-runoff modelling for flood frequency estimation and flood forecasting. Hydrological Processes, 25 (18), 2801-2813, doi:10.1002/hyp.8042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.8042
  • Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W., Naeimi, V., Bartalis, Z., Hasenauer, S. (2010). Improving runoff prediction through the assimilation of the ASCAT soil moisture product. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 1881-1893, doi:10.5194/hess-14-1881-2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-14-1881-2010
  • Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Morbidelli, R. (2010). Spatial-temporal variability of soil moisture and its estimation across scales. Water Resources Research, 46, W02516, doi:10.1029/2009WR008016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009WR008016
  • Brocca, L., Morbidelli, R., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2007). Soil moisture spatial variability in experimental areas of central Italy. Journal of Hydrology, 333 (2-4), 356-373, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.09.004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.09.004

Invited Presentations (last 10)

  1. Rainfall estimation from soil moisture observations, SM2RAIN: recent advances and future directions“, EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 11 Apr 2018 (solicited).
  2. How much water is used for irrigation? A new approach exploiting satellite soil moisture observations“, EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 10 Apr 2018 (solicited).
  3. Monitoring soil moisture for operational applications” and “Operational use of in situ and satellite soil moisture observations for improving hydrological applications“, International Training Course on Climate Services for disaster prevention, Firenze, Italy, 27 Nov 2017 (invited).
  4. Global scale rainfall product from ASCAT soil moisture data (via SM2RAIN) and its applications in Hydrology (flood, landslides)“, seminar at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany, 29 May 2017 (invited).
  5. Use of SMAP for rainfall estimation and flood modeling: lesson learned and future directions“, The 4th NASA SMAP Applications Workshop and Tutorial, Austin, Texas, 5 Apr 2016 (invited).
  6. Innovative methods for improving hydrological predictions“, Hydrological and Erosion processes in Mediterranean Landscapes: Impacts of land management on connectivity, Palermo, Italy, 1 Mar 2016 (invited).
  7. Use of ESA CCI soil moisture product for hydrological applications”, ISSI International Team Meeting” Adding value to soil moisture information for climate studies”, Bern, Switzerland, 9-11 November 2015 (invited).
  8. Soil moisture: a key variable for linking small scale catchment hydrology to global scale applications“, 50th anniversary symposium “State of the art measurements of catchment-scale hydrological processes”, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 10 September 2015 (invited).
  9. New information content from soil moisture data: rainfall estimation and flood modelling“, The 2015 Workshop at MOISST: The Dawn of the Soil Moisture Information Age?, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2 June 2015 (invited).
  10. Assimilation of satellite soil moisture data into rainfall-runoff modelling: open issues“, IGARSS 2013, Melbourne, Australia, 21-26 July 2013 (invited).

Publications (chronologically)

Under review

  1. Ciabatta, L., Camici, S., Massari, C., Filippucci, P., Hahn, S., Wagner, W., Brocca, L. (…). 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, submitted.
  2. Cislaghi, A., Masseroni, D., Massari, C., Camici, S., Brocca, L. (…). Combining rainfall-runoff model and regionalization approach for flood and water resource assessment in western Po-Valley (Italy). submitted to Hydrological Science Journal.
  3. Dari, J., Morbidelli, R., Saltalippi, C., Massari, C., Brocca, L. (…). Spatial-temporal variability of soil moisture: a strategy to optimize monitoring at the catchment scale. submitted to Journal of Hydrology.
  4. Fereidoon, M., Koch, M., Brocca, L. (…). Predicting rainfall and runoff through satellite soil moisture data and SWAT modelling for a poorly gauged basin in Iran. submitted to Journal of Hydrology.
  5. Gao, X., Zhao, X., Brocca, L., Pan, D., Wu, P. (…). Testing of observation operators in profile soil moisture estimation from surface measurements. submitted to Hydrological Processes.
  6. Jalilvand, E., Tajrishy, M., Hashemi, S.A.G., Brocca, L. (…). Quantification of irrigation water using remote sensing of soil moisture in a semi-arid area. submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment.
  7. Loizu, J., Álvarez-Mozos, J., Ryu, D., Brocca, L., Massari, C., Casali, J.,Goñi, M. (…). Taking advantage of a SMOS 1-km resolution downscaled soil moisture product for improved distributed hydrological catchment modeling. submitted to Water Resources Research.
  8. Massari, C., Maggioni, V., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Camici, S.,Moramarco, T., Coccia, G., Todini, E. (…). A bayesian approach for complementing near-real time satellite rainfall products with satellite soil moisture-derived rainfall. submitted to Journal of Hydrology.
  9. Pellet, V., Aires, F., Munier, S., Jordà, G., Fernández-Prieto, D., Dorigo, W., Brocca, L. (…). Integrating multiple satellite observations into a coherent dataset to monitor the full water cycle – Application to the Mediterranean region. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, in review, doi:10.5194/hess-2018-319. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-2018-319.
  10. Umar, M., Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L., Ali, I., Farhan, S.B. (…). Precipitation estimation from satellite based soil moisture using SM2RAIN: a case of Pakistan. submitted to Journal of Hydrology.
  11. Zaussinger, F., Dorigo, W., Gruber, A., Tarpanelli, A., Filippucci, P., Brocca, L. (…). Estimating irrigation water use over the contiguous United States by combining satellite and reanalysis soil moisture data. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, in review, doi:10.5194/hess-2018-388. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-2018-388.

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS

    2018

  1. Brocca, L., Tarpanelli, A., Filippucci, P., Dorigo, W., Zaussinger, F., Gruber, A., Fernández-Prieto, D. (2018). How much water is used for irrigation? A new approach exploiting coarse resolution satellite soil moisture products. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 73C, 752-766, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2018.08.023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2018.08.023.
    Press: ESA, CNR
  2. 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, doi:10.3390/rs10071030. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10071030.
  3. 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, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2018.2858004. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2018.2858004.
  4. Brunetti, M.T., Melillo, M., Peruccacci, S., Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L. (2018). How far are we from the use of satellite data in landslide forecasting? Remote Sensing of Environment, 210, 65-75, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.016.
  5. 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, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.067. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.067.
  6. 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, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.02.019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.02.019.
  7. 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, doi:10.5194/essd-10-267-2018. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-267-2018.
    Press: Rivista GEOMEDIA
  8. Forootan, E., Khaki, M., Schumacher, M., Wulfmeyer, V., Mehrnegar, N., van Dijk, A.I.J.M., Brocca, L., Farzaneh, S., Akinluyi, F., Ramillien, G., Shum, C.K., Awange, J., Mostafaie, A. (2018). Understanding the global hydrological droughts of 2003-2016 and their relationships with teleconnections. Science of the Total Environment, in press, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.231 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.231.
  9. Hdeib, R., Moussa, R., Colin, F., Brocca, L., Abdallah, C. (2018). Constraining coupled hydrological-hydraulic flood model by past storm events and post-event measurements in data-sparse regions. Journal of Hydrology, 565, 160-176, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.08.008. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.08.008
  10. 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, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.08.035. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.08.035.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Nasta, P., Penna, D., Brocca, L., Zuecco, G., Romano, N. (2018). Downscaling near-surface soil moisture from field to plot scale: A comparative analysis under different environmental conditions. Journal of Hydrology, 557, 97-108, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.12.017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.12.017.
  14. Saitta, A., Anslan, S., Bahram, M., Brocca, L., Tedersoo, L. (2018). Tree species identity and diversity drive fungal richness and community composition along an elevational gradient in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Mycorrhiza, 28(1), 39-47, doi: 10.1007/s00572-017-0806-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00572-017-0806-8.
  15. Santi, E., Paloscia, S., Pettinato, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Entekhabi, D. (2018). On the synergy of SMAP, AMSR2 and SENTINEL-1 for retrieving soil moisture. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 65, 114-123, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2017.10.010. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2017.10.010.
  16. Santi, E., Paloscia, S., Pettinato, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Entekhabi, D. (2018). Integration of microwave data from SMAP and AMSR2 for soil moisture monitoring in Italy. Remote Sensing of Environment, 212, 21-30, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.039. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.039.
  17. Tauro, F., Selker, J., van de Giesen, N., …, Brocca, L., …, Grimaldi, S. (2018). Measurements and Observations in the XXI century (MOXXI): innovation and multidisciplinarity to sense the hydrological cycle. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 63(2), 169-196, doi:10.1080/02626667.2017.1420191. https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2017.1420191.
  18. Tarpanelli, A., Santi, E., Tourian, M., Filippucci, P., Amarnath, G., Brocca, L. (2018). Daily river discharge estimates by merging satellite optical sensors and radar altimetry through artificial neural network. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, in press, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2018.2854625. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2018.2854625.
  19. Thaler, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Eitzinger, J., Hahn, S., Wagner, W. (2018). Effects of different spatial precipitation input data on crop model outputs under a Central European climate. Atmosphere, 9(8), 290, doi:10.3390/atmos9080290. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9080290.
  20. 2017

  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Abera, W., Formetta, G., Brocca, L., Rigon, R. (2017). Modeling the water budget of the Upper Blue Nile basin using the JGrass-NewAge model system and satellite data. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 3145-3165, doi:10.5194/hess-21-3145-2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3145-2017
  24. Barbetta, S., Coccia, G., Moramarco, T., Brocca, L., Todini, E. (2017). The multi temporal/multi-model approach to predictive uncertainty assessment in real-time flood forecasting. Journal of Hydrology, 551, 555-576, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.06.030. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.06.030
  25. Beck, H.E., Vergopolan, N., Pan, M., Levizzani, V., van Dijk, A.I.J.M., Weedon, G., Brocca, L., Pappenberger, F., Huffman, G.J., Wood, E.F. (2017). Global-scale evaluation of 22 precipitation datasets using gauge observations and hydrological modeling. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 6201-6217, doi:10.5194/hess-21-6201-2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-6201-2017.
  26. Biondi, D., Brocca, L., Castellarin, A. (2017). Editorial: River basin hydrology and natural hazards: monitoring, prediction and prevention. Hydrology Research, 48(3), 613-615, doi:10.2166/nh.2017.000. http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/nh.2017.000
  27. Calamita, G., Perrone, A., Brocca, L., Straface, S. (2017). Soil electrical resistivity for spatial sampling design, prediction and uncertainty modelling of soil moisture. Vadose Zone Journal, 16(10), doi:10.2136/vzj2017.01.0022. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/vzj2017.01.0022
  28. Camici, S., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T. (2017). Accuracy versus variability of climate projections for flood assessment in central Italy. Climatic Change, 141(2), 273-286, doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1876-x. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-016-1876-x
  29. 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
  30. Dorigo, W.,Wagner, W., Albergel, C., Albrecht, F., Balsamo, G., Brocca, L., Chung, D., Ertl, M., Forkel, M., Gruber, A., Haas, D., Hamer, P. Hirschi, M., Ikonen, J., de Jeu, R., Kidd, R., Lahoz, W., Liu, Y.Y., Miralles, D., Mistelbauer, T., Nicolai-Shaw, N., Parinussa, R., Pratola, C., Reimer, C., van der Schalie, R., Seneviratne, S.I., Smolander, T., Lecomte, P. (2017). ESA CCI soil moisture for improved earth system understanding: state-of-the art and future directions. Remote Sensing of Environment, 203, 185-215, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.07.001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.07.001
    Press: ESA, ADNKRONOS, CNR
  31. Loew, A., Bell, W., Brocca, L., Bulgin, C., Burdanowitz, J., Calbet, X., Donner, R., Ghent, D., Gruber, A., Kaminski, T., Kinzel, J., Klepp, C., Lambert, J.C., Schaepman-Strub, G., Schröder, M., Verhoelst, T. (2017). Validation practices for satellite based earth observation data across communities. Review of Geophysics., 55(3), 779-817, doi: 10.1002/2017RG000562. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017RG000562
    Press: AGU EOS
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Martinez, G., Brocca, L., Gerke, H.H., Pachepsky, Y.A. (2017). Soil variability and biogeochemical fluxes: towards a better understanding of soil processes at the land surface. Vadose Zone Journal, 16(10), 4 pp, doi:10.2136/vzj2017.07.0145. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/vzj2017.07.0145.
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
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  39. 2016

  40. 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
  41. 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, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2508065. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2508065
  42. Abera, W., Brocca, L., Rigon, R. (2016). Comparative evaluation of different satellite rainfall estimation products and bias correction in the Upper Blue Nile (UBN) basin. Atmospheric Research, 178-179, 471-483, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.04.017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.04.017
  43. 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
  44. Ciabatta, L., Camici, S., Brocca, L., Ponziani, F., Stelluti, M., Berni, N., Moramarco, T. (2016). Assessing the impact of climate-change scenarios on landslide occurrence in Umbria region, Italy. Journal of Hydrology, 541, 285-295, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.02.007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.02.007
  45. Espejo-Pérez, A.J., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Giráldez, J.V., Triantafilis, J., Vanderlinden, K. (2016). Analysis of soil moisture dynamics beneath olive trees. Hydrological Processes, 30(23), 4339-4352, doi:10.1002/hyp.10907. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10907
  46. Gao, X., Zhao, X., Wu, P., Brocca, L., Zhang, B. (2016). Effects of large gullies on catchment-scale soil moisture spatial behaviors: a case study on the Loess Plateau of China. Geoderma, 261, 1-10, doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.07.001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.07.001
  47. Gumuzzio, Á., Brocca, L., Sanchez, N., González-Zamora, Á., Martínez-Fernández, J. (2016). Comparison of SMOS, modelled and in situ long-term soil moisture series in the NW of Spain. Hydrological Science Journal, 61(14), 2610-2625, doi:10.1080/02626667.2016.1151981. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2016.1151981
  48. Koster, R.D., Brocca, L., Crow, W.T., Burgin, M.S., De Lannoy, G.J.M. (2016). Precipitation Estimation Using L-Band and C-Band Soil Moisture Retrievals. Water Resources Research, 52(9), 7213-7225, doi:10.1002/2016WR019024. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016WR019024
  49. Morbidelli, R., Corradini, C., Saltalippi, C., Flammini, A., Brocca, L., Govindaraju, R.S. (2016). An investigation of the effects of spatial heterogeneity of initial soil moisture content on surface runoff simulation at a small watershed scale. Journal of Hydrology, 539, 589-598, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.05.067. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.05.067
  50. Rahmani, A., Golian, S., Brocca, L. (2016). Multiyear monitoring of soil moisture over Iran through satellite and reanalysis soil moisture products. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 48, 85-95, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.06.009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2015.06.009
  51. Santi, E., Paloscia, S., Pettinato, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L. (2016). Robust assessment of an operational algorithm for the retrieval of soil moisture from AMSR-E data in central Italy. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9(6), 2478-2492, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2575361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2575361
  52. Tourian, M.J., Tarpanelli, A., Elmi, E., Qin, T., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Sneeuw, N. (2016). Spatio-temporal densification of altimetric water level time series over Po river (Italy) obtained by multi-mission satellite altimetry. Water Resources Research, 52(2), 1140-1159, doi:10.1002/2015WR017654. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015WR017654
  53. 2015

  54. 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
  55. Calamita, G., Perrone, A., Brocca, L., Onorati, B., Manfreda, S. (2015). Field test of a multi-frequency electromagnetic induction sensor for soil moisture monitoring in southern Italy test sites. Journal of Hydrology, 529(1), 316-329, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.07.023. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.07.023
  56. 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
  57. Dorigo, W.A., Gruber, A., De Jeu, R.A.M., Wagner, W., Stacke, T., Loew, A., Albergel, C., Brocca, L., Chung, D., Parinussa, R.M., Kidd, R. (2015). Evaluation of the ESA CCI soil moisture product using ground-based observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 162, 380-395, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.023. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.023.
  58. Franz, T.E., Wang, T., Avery, W., Finkenbiner, C., Brocca, L. (2015). Combined analysis of soil moisture measurements from roving and fixed cosmic-ray neutron probes for multi-scale real-time monitoring. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(9), 3389-3396, doi:10.1002/2015GL063963. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL063963
  59. Gao, X., Zhao, X., Si, B.C., Brocca, L., Hu, W., Wu, P. (2015). Catchment-scale variability of absolute versus temporal anomaly soil moisture: time-invariant part not always plays the leading role. Journal of Hydrology, 529(3), 1669-1678, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.08.020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.08.020
  60. Maccioni, P., Kossida, M., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T. (2015). Assessment of the drought hazard in the Tiber River Basin in Central Italy and a comparison of new and commonly used meteorological indicators. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 20(8), 05014029, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001094. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001094
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. Tarpanelli, A., Brocca, L., Barbetta, M., 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, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2320582. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2320582
  64. Tayfur, G., Brocca, L. (2015). Fuzzy logic for rainfall-runoff modelling considering soil moisture. Water Resources Management, 29(10), 3519-3533, doi:10.1007/s11269-015-1012-0. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11269-015-1012-0
  65. Todisco, F., Brocca, L., Termite, L., Wagner, W. (2015). Use of satellite and modelled soil moisture data for predicting event soil loss at plot scale. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19, 3845-3856, doi:10.5194/hess-19-3845-2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3845-2015
  66. 2014

  67. 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
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  68. Brocca, L., Camici, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Martinez-Fernandez, J., Didon-Lescot, J.-F., Morbidelli, R. (2014). Improving the representation of soil moisture by using a semi-analytical infiltration model. Hydrological Processes, 28(4), 2103-2115, doi:10.1002/hyp.9766. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9766
  69. Brocca, L., Zucco, G., Mittelbach, H., Moramarco, T., Seneviratne, S.I. (2014). Absolute versus temporal anomaly and percent of saturation soil moisture spatial variability for six networks worldwide. Water Resources Research, 50(7), 5560-5576, doi:10.1002/2014WR015684. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014WR015684
  70. Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T., Brocca, L., Franchini, M., Melone, F. (2014). Confidence interval of real-time forecast stages provided by the STAFOM-RCM model: the case study of the Tiber River (Italy). Hydrological Processes, 28(3), 729-743, doi:10.1002/hyp.9613. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9613
  71. Camici, S., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2014). Impact of climate change on flood frequency using different climate models and downscaling approaches. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(8), 04014002, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000959. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000959
  72. Capecchi, V., Brocca, L. (2014). A simple assimilation method to ingest satellite soil moisture into a limited-area NWP model. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 23(2), 105-121, doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2014/0585. http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0941-2948/2014/0585
  73. Diodato, N., Brocca, L., Bellocchi, G., Fiorillo, F., Guadagno, F.M. (2014). Complexity-reduction modelling for assessing the macroscale patterns of historical soil moisture in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Hydrological Processes, 28(11), 3752-3760. doi:10.1002/hyp.9925. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9925
  74. 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, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.007
  75. Manfreda, S., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Melone, F., Sheffield, J. (2014). A physically based approach for the estimation of root-zone soil moisture from surface measurements. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 1199-1212, doi:10.5194/hess-18-1199-2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-1199-2014
  76. 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
  77. Massari, C., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Tramblay, Y., Didon Lescot, J.-F. (2014). Potential of soil moisture observations in flood modelling: estimating initial conditions and correcting rainfall. Advances in Water Resources, 74, 44-53, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.08.004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.08.004.
  78. Tayfur, G., Zucco, G., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T. (2014). Coupling soil moisture and precipitation observations for predicting hourly runoff at small catchment scale. Journal of Hydrology, 510, 363-371, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.12.045. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.12.045
  79. Wagner, W., Brocca, L., Naeimi, V., Reichle, R., Draper, C., de Jeu, R., Ryu, D., Su, C.-H., Western, A., Calvet, J.-C., Kerr, Y., Leroux, D., Drusch, M., Jackson, T., Hahn, S., Dorigo, W., Paulik, C. (2014). Clarifications on the “Comparison between SMOS, VUA, ASCAT, and ECMWF soil moisture products over four watersheds in U.S.” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52(3), 1901-1906, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2013.2282172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2013.2282172
  80. Zucco, G., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Morbidelli, R. (2014). Influence of land use on soil moisture spatial-temporal variability and monitoring. Journal of Hydrology, 516, 193-199, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.01.043. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.01.043
  81. 2013

  82. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W. (2013). A new method for rainfall estimation through soil moisture observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(5), 853-858, doi:10.1002/grl.50173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/grl.50173
  83. Brocca, L., Zucco, G., Moramarco, T., Morbidelli, R. (2013). Developing and testing a long-term soil moisture dataset at the catchment scale. Journal of Hydrology, 490, 144-151, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.03.029. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.03.029
  84. Brocca, L., Liersch, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Volk, M. (2013). Application of a model-based rainfall-runoff database as efficient tool for flood risk management. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 3159-3169, doi:10.5194/hess-17-3159-2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-17-3159-2013
  85. 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), 10 pp, doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0102. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/vzj2012.0102
  86. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Penna, D., Borga, M., Matgen, P., Gumuzzio, A., Martinez-Fernández, J., Wagner, W. (2013). Detecting threshold hydrological response through satellite soil moisture data. Die Bodenkultur, 64(3-4), 7-12. http://www.boku.ac.at/diebodenkultur/volltexte/sondernummern/band-64/heft-3-4/brocca.pdf
  87. Albergel, C., Dorigo, W., Balsamo, G., Muñoz-Sabater, J., de Rosnay, P., Isaksen, L., Brocca, L., de Jeu, R., Wagner, W. (2013). Monitoring multi-decadal satellite earth observation of soil moisture products through land surface reanalyses. Remote Sensing of Environment, 138, 77-89, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.07.009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.07.009
  88. Penna, D., Brocca, L., Borga, M., Dalla Fontana, G. (2013). Soil moisture temporal stability at different depths on two alpine hillslopes during wet and dry periods. Journal of Hydrology, 477, 55-71, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.10.052. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.10.052
  89. Tarpanelli, A., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2013). Hydraulic modelling calibration in small rivers by using coarse resolution synthetic aperture radar imagery. Hydrological Processes, 27(9), 1321-1330, doi:10.1002/hyp.9550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9550
  90. 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, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.010
  91. Tarpanelli, A., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T. (2013). River discharge estimation by using altimetry data and simplified flood routing modelling. Remote Sensing, 5(9), 4145-4162, doi:10.3390/rs5094145. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs5094145
  92. Wagner, W., Hahn, S., Kidd, R., Melzer, T., Bartalis, Z., Hasenauer, S., Figa, J., de Rosnay, P., Jann, A., Schneider, S., Komma, J., Kubu, G., Brugger, K., Aubrecht, C., Zuger, J., Gangkofner, U., Kienberger, S., Brocca, L., Wang, Y., Bloeschl, G., Eitzinger, J., Steinnocher, K., Zeil, P., Rubel, F. (2013). The ASCAT Soil Moisture Product: A Review of its Specifications, Validation Results, and Emerging Applications. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 22(1), 5-33, doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0399. http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0399
  93. 2012

  94. Brocca, L., Ponziani, F., Moramarco, T., Melone, F., Berni, N., Wagner, W. (2012). Improving landslide forecasting using ASCAT-derived soil moisture data: A case study of the Torgiovannetto landslide in central Italy. Remote Sensing, 4(5), 1232-1244, doi:10.3390/rs4051232. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs4051232
  95. Brocca, L., Tullo, T., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Morbidelli, R. (2012). Catchment scale soil moisture spatial-temporal variability. Journal of Hydrology, 422-423, 63-75, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.12.039. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.12.039
  96. Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Melone, F., Wagner, W., Hasenauer, S., Hahn, S. (2012). Assimilation of surface and root-zone ASCAT soil moisture products into rainfall-runoff modelling. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50(7), 2542-2555, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2011.2177468. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2011.2177468
  97. Calamita, G., Brocca, L., Perrone, A., Piscitelli, S., Lapenna, V., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2012). Electrical resistivity and TDR methods for soil moisture estimation in Central Italy test-sites. Journal of Hydrology, 454-455, 101-112, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.06.001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.06.001
  98. Lacava, T., Matgen, P., Brocca, L., Bittelli, M., Moramarco, T. (2012). A first assessment of the SMOS soil moisture product with in-situ and modelled data in Italy and Luxembourg. IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50(5), 1612-1622, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2012.2186819. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2012.2186819
  99. Lacava, T., Brocca, L., Coviello, I., Faruolo, M., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Pergola, N., Tramutoli, V. (2012). Soil moisture variability estimation through AMSU radiometer. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 45, 89-97, doi:10.5721/EuJRS20124509. http://dx.doi.org/10.5721/EuJRS20124509
  100. Matgen, P., Heitz, S., Hasenauer, S., Hissler, C., Brocca, L., Hoffmann, L., Wagner, W., Savenije, H.H.G. (2012). On the potential of METOP ASCAT-derived soil wetness indices as a new aperture for hydrological monitoring and prediction: a field evaluation over Luxembourg. Hydrological Processes, 26, 2346–2359, doi:10.1002/hyp.8316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.8316
  101. Morbidelli, R., Corradini, C., Saltalippi, C., Brocca, L. (2012). Initial soil water content as input to field-scale infiltration and surface runoff models. Water Resources Management, 26(7), 1793-1807, doi: 10.1007/s11269-012-9986-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11269-012-9986-3
  102. Ponziani, F., Pandolfo, C., Stelluti, M., Berni, N., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T. (2012). Assessment of rainfall thresholds and soil moisture modeling for operational hydrogeological risk prevention in the Umbria region (central Italy). Landslides, 9(2), 229-237, doi:10.1007/s10346-011-0287-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10346-011-0287-3
  103. 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, 472-473, 63-76, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.010
  104. Tramblay, Y., Bouaicha, R., Brocca, L., Dorigo, W., Bouvier, C., Camici, S., Servat, E. (2012). Estimation of antecedent wetness conditions for flood modelling in Northern Morocco. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 4375-4386, doi:10.5194/hess-16-4375-2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-4375-2012
  105. 2011

  106. Brocca, L., Hasenauer, S., Lacava, T., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W., Dorigo, W., Matgen, P., Martínez-Fernández, J., Llorens, P., Latron, J., Martin, C., Bittelli, M. (2011). Soil moisture estimation through ASCAT and AMSR-E sensors: an intercomparison and validation study across Europe. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 3390-3408, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.08.003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2011.08.003
  107. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2011). Distributed rainfall-runoff modelling for flood frequency estimation and flood forecasting. Hydrological Processes, 25 (18), 2801-2813, doi:10.1002/hyp.8042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.8042
  108. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Penna, D., Borga, M., Matgen, P., Heitz, S. (2011). Investigation of the hydrologic response of three experimental basins across Europe. Die Bodenkultur, 62(1-4), 31-37. http://www.boku.ac.at/diebodenkultur/volltexte/band-62/heft-1-4/brocca.pdf
  109. Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T., Franchini, M., Melone, F., Brocca, L., Singh, V.P. (2011). Case Study: Improving real-time stage forecasting Muskingum model by incorporating the Rating Curve Model. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 16 (6), 540-557 doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.000034
  110. 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, W05527, doi:10.1029/2010WR009298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010WR009298
  111. 2010

  112. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W., Naeimi, V., Bartalis, Z., Hasenauer, S. (2010). Improving runoff prediction through the assimilation of the ASCAT soil moisture product. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14, 1881-1893, doi:10.5194/hess-14-1881-2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-14-1881-2010
  113. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W., Hasenauer, S. (2010). ASCAT Soil Wetness Index validation through in-situ and modeled soil moisture data in central Italy. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114 (11), 2745-2755, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.06.009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2010.06.009
  114. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Morbidelli, R. (2010). Spatial-temporal variability of soil moisture and its estimation across scales. Water Resources Research, 46, W02516, doi:10.1029/2009WR008016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009WR008016
  115. Brocca, L., Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2010). A continuous rainfall-runoff model derived from investigations on a small experimental basin. IAHS Publ. 336, 179-185, ISBN: 978-1-907161-08-7, 316. http://iahs.info/redbooks/a336/abs_336_0179.pdf
  116. Lacava, T., Brocca, L., Calice, G., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Pergola, N., Tramutoli V. (2010). Soil moisture variations monitoring by AMSU-based soil wetness indices: a long-term inter-comparison with ground measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114 (10), 2317-2325, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.05.008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2010.05.008
  117. 2009

  118. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Morbidelli, R. (2009). Antecedent wetness conditions based on ERS scatterometer data. Journal of Hydrology, 364 (1-2), 73-87, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.10.007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.10.007
  119. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Morbidelli, R. (2009). Soil moisture temporal stability over experimental areas of central Italy. Geoderma, 148 (3-4), 364-374, doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.11.004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.11.004
  120. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Singh, V.P. (2009). Assimilation of observed soil moisture data in storm rainfall-runoff modelling. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 14 (2), 153-165, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0699(2009)14:2(153). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0699(2009)14:2(153)
  121. 2008

  122. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2008). On the estimation of antecedent wetness conditions in rainfall-runoff modelling. Hydrological Processes, 22 (5), 629-642, doi:10.1002/hyp.6629. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.6629
  123. 2007

  124. Brocca, L., Morbidelli, R., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2007). Soil moisture spatial variability in experimental areas of central Italy. Journal of Hydrology, 333 (2-4), 356-373, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.09.004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.09.004
  125. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2007). Storm runoff estimation based on the soil conservation service – curve number method with soil moisture data assimilation. In: L. Pfister, L. Hoffmann (Eds), Uncertainties in the ‘monitoring-conceptualisation-modelling’ sequence of catchment research, IHP-VI, Technical Documents in Hydrology, UNESCO, Paris, 81, 141-148, Working Series SC-2007/WS/54. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001562/156273E.pdf
  126. 2005

  127. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2005). Empirical and conceptual approaches for soil moisture estimation in view of event-based rainfall-runoff modeling. In: F. Maraga, M. Arattano (Eds), Progress in Surface and Subsurface Water Studies at the plot and Small Basin Scale, IHP-VI, Technical Documents in Hydrology, UNESCO, Paris, 77, 1-8, Working Series SC-2005/WS/56. http://147.213.145.2/svh/erb-proceedings/142088e_Torino.pdf
  128. Brocca, L., Galli, M., Stelluti, M. (2005). Preliminary analysis of distributed in situ soil moisture measurements. Advances in Geosciences, 2, 81-86, doi:10.5194/adgeo-2-81-2005. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.5194/adgeo-2-81-2005

REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS and BOOK CHAPTERS

    2018

  1. Camici, S., Crow, W., Brocca, L. (2018). Recent advances in remote sensing of precipitation and soil moisture for flood prediction. In: V. Maggioni, C. Massari, (eds.), Extreme Hydroclimatic Events in a Changing Environment, Elsevier, book chapter, in press.
  2. 2016

  3. Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Moramarco, T., Ponziani, F., Berni, N., Wagner, W. (2016). Use of satellite soil moisture products for the operational mitigation of landslides risk in central Italy. In: G.P. Petropoulos, P. Srivastava, Y. Kerr (eds.), Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals: Techniques & Applications. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Chapter 12, 231-247, ISBN: 978-0-12-803388-3, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-803388-3.00012-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803388-3.00012-7
  4. Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Brocca, L., Reimer, C., Hann, S., Paulik, C., Dorigo, W., Wagner, W. (2016) Using Python® language for the validation of the CCI soil moisture products via SM2RAIN. PeerJ Preprints, 4:e2131v2, doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2131v2. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2131v2
  5. Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Tarpanelli, A. (2016). Which perspective from surface flow velocity measurement for the flood monitoring. Atti del XXV Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, 14-16 September 2016, Bologna, Italy.
  6. Muñoz-Sabater, J., Al Bitar, A., Brocca, L. (2016). Soil Moisture Retrievals Based on Active and Passive Microwave Data: State-of-the-Art and Operational Applications. In: G.P. Petropoulos, P. Srivastava, Y. Kerr (eds.), Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals: Techniques & Applications. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Chapter 18, 351-378, ISBN: 978-0-12-803388-3, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-803388-3.00018-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803388-3.00018-8
  7. Paloscia, S., Santi, E., Pettinato, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L. (2016). Soil moisture retrieval at regional scale from AMSR2 data (Conference Presentation). Proc. SPIE 10003, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XVI, 100030G; doi:10.1117/12.2245321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2245321
  8. Salciarini, D., Volpe, E., Kelley, S.A., Brocca, L., Camici, S., Fanelli, G., Tamagnini, C. (2016). Modeling the effects induced by the expected climatic trends on landslide activity at large scale. Procedia Engineering, 158, 541–545, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.486. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.486
  9. Santi, E., Paloscia, S., Pettinato, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C. (2016). Soil moisture and rainfall retrieval from AMSR2 data in Italy. Proceedings 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Beijing, China, 10-15 July 2016.
  10. Tarpanelli, A., Giriraj, A., Brocca, L., Massari, C., Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T. (2016). Potenziale dei dati satellitari per la previsione delle piene nel fiume Benue in Nigeria. Atti del XXV Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, 14-16 September 2016, Bologna, Italy.
  11. Todisco, F., Vergni, L., Mannocchi, F., Termite, L., Bagarello, V., Ferro, V., Pampalone, V., Brocca, L., Massari, C. (2016). Uso di dati satellitari e modellati di contenuto d’acqua e deflusso superficiale per stimare la perdita di suolo pacellare a scala di evento. Quaderni di Idronomia Montana, in stampa.
  12. 2015

  13. Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W. (2015). Comparison of different satellite rainfall products over the Italian territory. In: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, 3, 623-626, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_124
  14. Domeneghetti, A., Tarpanelli, A., Tourian, M.J., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Castellarin,A., Sneeuw, N. (2015). Hydraulic model calibration by using satellite altimetry: comparison of different products. Proc. Int. Conf. Sentinel-3 for Science Workshop, Venice (Italy), 02-05 June 2015.
  15. Espejo-Pérez, A.J., Giráldez, J.V., Vanderlinden, K., Brocca, L., Pedrera, A., Martínez, G. (2015). Assessing soil moisture dynamics to characterize hydrological patterns in an olive tree planted catchment. In: Advances in Watershed Hydrology. Ed. Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L. Water Resources Publications, LLC, Chapter 8, 127-140, ISBN: 978-188720185-8.
  16. Lacava, T., Brocca, L., Coviello, I., Faruolo, M., Pergola, N., Tramutoli, V. (2015). Integration of Optical and Passive Microwave Satellite Data for Flooded Area Detection and Monitoring. In: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, 3, 631-635, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_126
  17. Loizu, J., Brocca, L., Álvarez-Mozos, J., Casalí, J., Chaor, Y. (2015). Catorce años de simulación en continuo de caudales horarios en las cuencas navarras de los ríos Cidacos y Arga. Estudio comparativo de dos modelos hidrológicos. Proceedings of Water Engineering Congress, Cordoba, Spain, 21-22 October 2015.
  18. Rahmani, A., Golian, S., Brocca, L. (2015). Comparison of satellite-based soil moisture algorithms output in different regions of Iran. Proceedings of 10th International Congress on Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran, 5-7 May 2015.
  19. Romano, E., Camici, S., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Pica, F., Preziosi, E. (2015). Assessment of the impact of climate change to alluvial aquifer: an uncertainty analysis. In: Advances in Watershed Hydrology. Ed. Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L. Water Resources Publications, LLC, Chapter 19, 367-393, ISBN: 978-188720185-8.
  20. Santi, E., Paloscia, S., Pettinato, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L. (2015). Robust assessment of an operational algorithm for the retrieval of soil moisture from AMSR-E data in central Italy. Proceedings 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 1288-1291, doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326010
  21. Tarpanelli, A., Brocca, L., Barbetta, S., Lacava, T., Faruolo, M., Moramarco, T. (2015). Integration of MODIS and Radar Altimetry Data for River Discharge Estimation from Space. In: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, 3, 607-610, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_121
  22. Tarpanelli, A., Brocca, L., Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T., Santos da Silva, J., Calmant, S. (2015). Radar altimetry for inland water: current and potential applications. Proc. Int. Conf. Sentinel-3 for Science Workshop, Venice (Italy), 02-05 June 2015.
  23. Tarpanelli, A., Brocca, L., Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T. (2015). River discharge assessment at ungauged river sites by using water level time series derived by altimetry products: the case study of the Danube river. Proc. Int. Conf. Third Space for Hydrology Workshop “Surface Water Storage and Runoff: Modeling, In-Situ data and Remote Sensing”, Frascati (Italy), 15-17 September 2015
  24. 2014

  25. Albergel, C., Dorigo, W., Reichle, R., Balsamo, G., de Rosnay, P., Muñoz-Sabater, J., Isaksen, L., Brocca, L., de Jeu, R., Wagner, W. (2014). Monitoring multi-decadal satellite earth observation of soil moisture using era-land global land water resources dataset. Proceedings 2014 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Québec City, 13-18 July 2014.
  26. Lacava, T., Balint, G., Brocca, L., Coviello, I., Di Polito, C., Faruolo, M., Pergola, N., Tarpanelli, A., Tramutoli, V. (2014). Combining satellite data with in-situ measurements for assessing an experimental flood monitoring system. Proceeding of 2014 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, Ginevra, 22-26 Septemeber 2014, 7pp.
  27. Pierdicca, N., Pulvirenti, L., Brocca, L., Fascetti, F. (2014). Multitemporal Soil Moisture Retrieval from Three-Day Repeat ERS/SAR Data. Proceedings EUSAR 2014 International Conference, Berlin, 3-5 June 2014.
  28. Pierleoni, E., Camici, S., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Casadei, S. (2014). Climate change and decision support systems for water resource management. Procedia Engineering, 70, 1324-1333, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.02.146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.02.146
  29. Romano, E., Camici, S., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Pica, F., Preziosi, E. (2014). On the variables to be considered in assessing the impact of climate change to alluvial aquifers: a case study in central Italy. Procedia Engineering, 70, 1430-1440, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.02.158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.02.158
  30. 2013

  31. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W., Albergel, C. (2013). Scaling and filtering approaches for the use of satellite soil moisture observations. In: George P. Petropoulos (ed.), Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content, CRC Press 2013, Chapter 17, 411-426, ISBN: 978-1-4665-0578-0, doi:10.1201/b15610-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b15610-21
  32. Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Dorigo, W., Wagner, W. (2013). Assimilation of satellite soil moisture data into rainfall-runoff modeling for several catchments worldwide. Proceedings 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2281-2284, doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723273
  33. Albergel, C., Brocca, L., Wagner, W., De Rosnay, P, Calvet, J.-C. (2013). Selection of performance metrics for global soil moisture products: The case for the ASCAT soil moisture product. In: George P. Petropoulos (ed.), Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content, CRC Press 2013, Chapter 18, 427-444, ISBN: 978-1-4665-0578-0, doi:10.1201/b15610-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b15610-22
  34. 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 (IPWE 2013), 7-9 January 2013, Izmir, Turkey.
  35. Gumuzzio, A., Brocca, L., Martínez-Fernández, J., Moramarco, T., Sánchez, N. (2013). Simulación multiescala de la humedad del suelo mediante un modelo de balance de agua en la cuenca del Duero. Proc. Int. Conf. Zona No Saturada, vol. XI. http://www.zonanosaturada.com/zns13/publications_files/5.3.pdf
  36. Gumuzzio, A., Brocca, L., Martinez-Fernandez, J., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2013). Large scala soil moisture modelling in Northwest of Spain. Proc. Int. Conf. 6th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment (IPWE 2013), 7-9 January 2013, Izmir, Turkey.
  37. Dorigo, W., Albergel, C., Loew, A., Stacke, T., Gruber, A., Wagner, W., Parinussa, R., de Jeu, R., Brocca, L., Bauer-Marschallinger, B., Chung, D., Paulik, C. (2013). 34 years of remotely sensed soil moisture: what climate signals do we (not) see? Proceedings 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 1809-1812, doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723151
  38. Manfreda, S., Samela, C., Fiorentino, M., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T. (2013). A physically based approach for the estimation of root-zone soil moisture from surface measurements: application on the AMMA database. Proceedings 33rd Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days, 25-27 March 2013, Fort Collins, CO, 10 pp.
  39. Pampalone, V., Brocca, L., Bagarello, V., Ferro, V., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Zucco, G. (2013). Simulazione dei deflussi per il bacino sperimentale SPA1 di Sparacia. Quaderni di Idronomia Montana, 30, 363-372, ISBN:978-88-97181-19-4.
  40. Ponziani F., Berni N., Stelluti M., Zauri R., Brocca L., Moramarco T., Salciarini D. and Tamagnini C. (2013) Landwarn: an operative early warning system for landslides forecasting based on rainfall thresholds and soil moisture. In: C. Margottini et al. (eds.), Landslide Science and Practice, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2, 627-634, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31445-2_82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31445-2_82
  41. Tarpanelli, A., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Lacava, T., Faruolo, M., Balint, G., Di Baldassarre, G., Moramarco, T. (2013). River discharge estimation by using remote sensing data: the case study of the Danube river. Proceedings of HYDRO 2013 INTERNATIONAL, 4-6 Dec 2013, IIT Madras, INDIA.
  42. Todisco, F., Brocca, L., Mannocchi, F., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2013). Utilizzo di modellistica idrologica in continuo accoppiata ad un modello USLE modificato per la previsione della perdita di suolo parcellare in Umbria. Quaderni di Idronomia Montana, 30, 353-362, ISBN:978-88-97181-19-4.
  43. Wagner, W., Figa, J., Albergel, C., Brocca, L., Hahn, S., Hasenauer, S., Dorigo, W. (2013). Operations, challenges and prospects of satellite-based surface soil moisture monitoring services. In: George P. Petropoulos (ed.), Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content, CRC Press 2013, Chapter 20, 463-488, ISBN: 978-1-4665-0578-0, doi:10.1201/b15610-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b15610-25
  44. 2012

  45. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Penna, D., Borga, M., Matgen, P., Gumuzzio, A., Martinez-Fernández, J., Wagner, W. (2012). Soil moisture monitoring in small experimental basins through remote sensing observations. In: V. Vuglinsky, Z. Kopaliani, S. Zhuravin (Eds), Studies of Hydrological Processes in Research Basins: Current Challenges and Prospects, Roshydromet, St. Petersburg, 89-93.
  46. Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2012). Real time flood forecasting by relating local stage and remote discharge. Proc Int. Conf. 5th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment (IPWE 2012), 5-7 January 2012, Marrakech, Morocco, 10 pp.
  47. 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 (IPWE 2012), 5-7 January 2012, Marrakech, Morocco, 10 pp.
  48. Lacava, T., Brocca, L., Faruolo, M., Matgen, P., Moramarco, T., Pergola, N., Tramutoli, V. (2012). A multi-sensor (SMOS, AMSR-E and ASCAT) satellite-based soil moisture products inter-comparison. Proceedings 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 1135-1138, doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6351348. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6351348
  49. Penna, D., van Meerveld, H.J., Brocca, L., Mantese, N., Borga, M., Dalla Fontana, G. (2012). Topographic controls on water table and soil moisture dynamics in a small alpine catchment. In: V. Vuglinsky, Z. Kopaliani, S. Zhuravin (Eds), Studies of Hydrological Processes in Research Basins: Current Challenges and Prospects, Roshydromet, St. Petersburg, 85-88.
  50. 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. Atti del XXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, 10-15 September 2012, Brescia, Italy, 10 pp.
  51. 2011

  52. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W. (2011) What perspective in remote sensing of soil moisture for hydrological applications. In: C.M.U. Neale, A. Maltese, K. Richter (Eds), Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIII, Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 8174, 81740A (12 pp), doi:10.1117/12.898034. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.898034
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Singh, V.P. (2011). Addressing the uncertainty assessment for real-time stage forecasting. 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, 4791-4800, doi:10.1061/41173(414)497. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41173(414)497
  56. Camici, S., Tarpanelli, A., Brocca, L., Franchini, M.,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
  57. 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
  58. Lacava T., Brocca L., Giustarini L., Matgen P., Moramarco T., Pergola N., Tramutoli V. (2011) Assessing multi-sensor (SMOS, AMSR-E and ASCAT) satellite-based soil moisture products with in-situ observations. Proc Int. Conf. SMOS Science Workshop, 27-29 September 2011, Arles, France, 29-32. http://www.congrex.nl/11C18/docs/11C18_SMOS/rs_smos_extended_abstracts_file_final_version.pdf
  59. 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), doi:10.1117/12.898201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.898201
  60. 2010

  61. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Penna, D., Borga, M., Matgen, P., Heitz, S. (2010). Rainfall-runoff modelling for three experimental basins across Europe. In: H. Holzmann, R. Godina, G. Muller (Eds) Hydrological Responses of Small Basins to a Changing Environment, Austrian Federal Ministry if Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Wien, Austria, 19-22, ISBN: 978-3-900962-90-6. http://erb2010.boku.ac.at/documents/book_of_abstract.pdf
  62. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W., Naeimi, V., Bartalis, Z., Hasenauer, S. (2010). Potential of ASCAT soil moisture product to improve runoff prediction. In: H. Lacoste-Francis (Ed.) Proc. Int. Conf. Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Italy), 18-20 November 2009, ESA Special Publication, SP-674, ESA Communication Production Office, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ISBN: 978-92-9221-238-4.
  63. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2010). Modellistica afflussi-deflussi di tipo continuo per la previsione delle piene su bacini dell’alto medio Tevere. 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.
  64. Brocca, L., Corato, G, Corradini, C., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2010). Stima della velocità media in canali naturali attraverso il monitoraggio della velocità massima superficiale. 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.
  65. Brocca, L., Hasenauer, S., de Rosnay, P., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Matgen, P., Martínez-Fernández, J., Llorens, P., Latron, J., Martin, C. (2010). Consistent validation of H-SAF soil moisture satellite and model products against ground measurements for selected sites in Europe. Final report for the Associated Scientist Activity in the framework of the Satellite Application Facility on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H-SAF), 56 pp. http://hsaf.meteoam.it/documents/reference/HSAF_AS_09_03_final_report.pdf
  66. Barbetta, S., Brocca, L.,Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Singh, V.P. (2010). Uncertainty assessment for real-time stage forecasting. In: R.N. Palmer (Ed), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010 – Challenges of Change, American Society of Civil Engineers, Providence, Rhode Island, 2313-2323, doi:10.1061/41114(371)239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41114(371)239
  67. Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2010). On the accuracy of a simple method for relating local stage and remote discharge. The First European Congress of the IAHR, Edinburgh, May 4-6, 2010, 7 pp. http://www.sbe.hw.ac.uk/home/staffprofiles/bdgsa/IAHR_2010_European_Congress/Papers%20by%20session%20final/Applied%20Hydrology/AHd.pdf
  68. 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
  69. 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.
  70. 2009

  71. Brocca, L., Calice, G., Lacava, T., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Pergola, N., Tramutoli V. (2009). Soil moisture estimation through the AMSU-based soil wetness variation index (SWVI) for hydrological applications. Proceedings from the 33rd International Symposia on Remote Sensing of Environment, Sustaining the Millennium Development Goals, Volumes I & II. Madison WI (United States of America), Omni-Press, 981-984, ISBN 978-0-932913-13-5.
  72. Brocca, L., Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2009). Catchment runoff prediction based on outcomes from a small experimental basin. In: A. Herrmann, S. Schumann (Eds), International Workshop on Status and Perspectives of Hydrology in Small Basins, Papierflieger, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, 33-38, ISBN: 978-3-89720-996-1.
  73. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2009). Antecedent wetness conditions estimation through ERS scatterometer data. In: S.K. Jain, V.P. Singh, V. Kumar, R. Kumar, R.D. Singh, K.d. Sharma (Eds), Water, Environment, Energy and Society, Proc. of WEES-2009, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi (India), 1998-2006, ISBN: 978-81-8424-402-1.
  74. Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2009). Monitoring network optimization for flood forecasting and warning purposes. In: S.K. Jain, V.P. Singh, V. Kumar, R. Kumar, R.D. Singh, K.d. Sharma (Eds), Water, Environment, Energy and Society, Proc. of WEES-2009, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi (India), 770-779, ISBN: 978-81-8424-400-7.
  75. 2008

  76. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Singh, V.P. (2008). A continuous rainfall-runoff model as tool for the critical hydrological scenario assessment in natural channels. In: M. Taniguchi, W.C. Burnett, Y. Fukushima, M. Haigh, Y. Umezawa (Eds), From headwater to the ocean. Hydrological changes and managements, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 175-179, ISBN: 978-0-415-47279-1.
  77. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2008). Soil moisture monitoring at different scales for rainfall-runoff modelling. In: M. Sànchez-Marrè, J. Béjar, J. Comas, A.E. Rizzoli, G. Guariso (Eds.), Proceedings of the iEMSs Fourth Biennial Meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2008), International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Barcelona, Catalonia, 407-414, ISBN: 978-84-7653-074-0. http://www.iemss.org/iemss2008/uploads/Main/S05-01-Brocca_et_al-IEMSS2008.pdf
  78. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2008). Assimilazione di misure di contenuto d’acqua per la modellistica afflussi-deflussi a scala di evento. Atti del XXXI Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2008, Perugia, 9-12 Settembre 2008, CD-ROM, pp. 12, ISBN: 978-88-6074-220-9.
  79. Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2008). On the lateral inflow assessment within a real-time stage monitoring addressed to flood forecasting. In: M. Sànchez-Marrè, J. Béjar, J. Comas, A.E. Rizzoli, G. Guariso (Eds.), Proceedings of the iEMSs Fourth Biennial Meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2008), International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Barcelona, Catalonia, 438-445, ISBN: 978-84-7653-074-0. http://www.iemss.org/iemss2008/uploads/Main/S05-05_Barbetta_et_al-IEMSS2008.pdf
  80. Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2008). Sull’accuratezza di un modello di previsione dei livelli idrometrici in tempo reale. Atti del XXXI Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2008, Perugia, 9-12 Settembre 2008, CD-ROM, pp. 11, ISBN: 978-88-6074-220-9.
  81. Berni, N., Viterbo, A., Pandolfo, C., Stelluti, M., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L. (2008). Effects of rainfall and soil/land use spatial distribution on hydrological response at different scales. In: M. Sànchez-Marrè, J. Béjar, J. Comas, A.E. Rizzoli, G. Guariso (Eds.), Proceedings of the iEMSs Fourth Biennial Meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2008), International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Barcelona, Catalonia, 470-477, ISBN: 978-84-7653-074-0. http://www.iemss.org/iemss2008/uploads/Main/S05-09-Berni_et_al-IEMSS2008.pdf
  82. Berni N., Viterbo, A., Pandolfo, C., Stelluti, M., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L. (2008). Effetto della distribuzione spaziale della pioggia e del tipo e uso di suolo sulla risposta idrologica a scale differenti. Atti del XXXI Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2008, Perugia, 9-12 Settembre 2008, CD-ROM, pp. 10, ISBN: 978-88-6074-220-9.
  83. 2006

  84. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2006). Antecedent moisture conditions in the SCS-CN method. In: L. Pfister, P. Matgen, R. Van den Bos, L. Hoffman (Eds), Uncertainties in the ‘monitoring-conceptualisation-modelling’ sequence of catchment research, CRP-Gabriel Lippman, Belvaux, 273-278, ISBN10: 2-919900-06-4; ISBN13: 978-2-91990-06-0.
  85. Gabriele, S., Brocca, L., Chiaravallotti, F., Melone, F. (2006). Stima di precipitazioni convettive mediante dati satellitari: evento alluvionale del 15/11/2005 sul bacino del fiume Marta. Atti del XXX Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2006, Roma, 10-15 Settembre 2006, CD-ROM, pp. 17, ISBN: 88-87242-81-X; ISBN: 978-88-87242-81-2.
  86. 2004

  87. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Stelluti, M. (2004). Soil water content monitoring in an experimental basin in Central Italy. In: D. Tropeano, M. Arattano, F. Maraga, C. Pellissero (Eds), Progress in Surface and Subsurface Water Studies at the plot and Small Basin Scale, IDEANET Press, Turin, 48-51, ISBN: 88-8080-053-1.
  88. Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2004). Estimation of soil moisture temporal evolution. In: D. Tropeano, M. Arattano, F. Maraga, C. Pellissero (Eds), Progress in Surface and Subsurface Water Studies at the plot and Small Basin Scale, IDEANET Press, Turin, 18-21, ISBN: 88-8080-053-1.

 

 

 

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