Luca Ciabatta

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  • Research Fellow

    Via della Madonna Alta, 126
    Perugia I-06128
    Email: luca.ciabatta@irpi.cnr.it
    Office Phone: +39 0755014-407

    Research interest

    The research activity mainly regards:

    • rainfall thresholds for landslides forecasting
    • analysis of soil moisture spatial-temporal variability with in situ and satellite observations;
    • use of soil moisture observations for improving landslide forecasting;
    • Hydrologic modeling for landslide forecasting;
    • analysis of satellite rainfall data for hydrological applications.

    Biography

    Luca Ciabatta was born in Perugia, Italy, in 1985. He took his M.S. degree in Geological Sciences and Technologies with excellence, from the University of Perugia, in May 2012. In February 2013 he received a Scholarship to carry research at the Research Institute of Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Perugia under the topic: “Applied research, monitoring services and hydrological modeling for the estimation of the water content of the soil for the mitigation of geo-hydrological risk”. Since December 2014, he is a Research Fellow at the Reseach Insitute for Geo-Hydrological Protection.

    Pubblications

    Under Review

    1. Massari, C., Su, C.-H., Brocca, L., Sang, Y.F., Ciabatta, L., Ryu, D., Wagner, W. (…). Global evaluation of near real time de-noising of soil moisture retrievals using three different techniques. submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment.
    2. Santi, E., Paloscia, S., Pettinato, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Entekhabi, D. (…). Integration of microwave data from SMAP and AMSR2 for soil moisture monitoring in Italy. submitted to IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.
    3. Tarpanelli, A., Massari, C., Ciabatta, L., Filippucci, P., Amarnath, G., Brocca, L. (…). Exploiting a constellation of satellite soil moisture sensors for accurate rainfall estimation. submitted to Geophysical Research Letters.

      2017

    1. 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
    2. Brocca, L., Crow, W.T., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., de Rosnay, P., Enenkel, M., Hahn, S., Amarnath, G., Camici, S., Tarpanelli, A., Wagner, W. (2017). A review of the applications of ASCAT soil moisture products. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, in press, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2651140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2651140
    3. 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, in press, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.057. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.057
    4. 2016

    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
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      2015

    11. Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L., Massari, C., Moramarco, T., Gabellani, S., Puca, S., Rinollo, A., Wagner, W. ” Integration of satellite soil moisture and rainfall observations over the Italian territory”. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16,3, pp 1341-1355, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0108.1.
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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, 65, 3, 201-209, doi:10.1515/johh-2015-0016.
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      2014

    16. Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Moramarco, T., Hahn, S., Hasenauer, S., Dorigo, W., Kidd, R., Wagner, W., Levizzani, V. ” Soil as a natural raingauge:estimating global rainfall from satellite soil moiture data. Journal of Geophisical Research, 119(9), 5128-5141, doi:10.1002/2014JD021489. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JD021489
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      Presentations

      Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W. “Comparison of different satellite rainfall products over the Italian territory”. IAEG 2014 Congress. 18 September 2014

      Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L., Puca, S., Gabellani, S., Wagner, W., Moramarco, T. ” Integration of rainfall and soil moisture H-SAF products (H05 and H07) for hydrological applications”. H-SAF Validation Workshop, Budapest, 3-6/December 2013.

      Ciabatta, L., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T. “Uso di prodotti satellitari di pioggia per applicazioni idrologiche”. H-SAF Workshop, Rome 21 June 2013.

      Ciabatta, L. “Rainfall estimation through soil moisture observation”. Perugia, 12 Sept. 2013.

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