Stefania Camici

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Researcher

Via della Madonna Alta, 126
Perugia I-06128

Office Phone: +39 0755014-419

Research interest


The research activity mainly regards:

  1. stochastic generation of spatially distributed rainfall;
  2. design flood estimation for water management and flood hazard assessment;
  3. analysis of climate change effects on flood frequency;
  4. hydraulic risk assessment;
  5. levee hydraulic vulnerability assessment.

Recently, the research activity has also regarded the analysis of satellite rainfall data for hydrological applications.

Biography


Stefania Camici was born in L’Aquila, in 1983. She took her M.S. degree in in Environmental Engineering with excellence at the University of Perugia in April 2008. From October 2008 she is a collaborator of the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection – National Research Council (IRPI – CNR) in Perugia (Italy). Specifically, she received a Scholarship and successively a Research Fellowship to carry out research on the topic “Hydrological Monitoring of Extreme Events”. Since September 2012, she has been a Researcher at IRPI-CNR. In February 2016 she received her PhD in Hydraulic Engineering at University of Perugia. The title of her thesis is “The Impact of Climate Change on Extreme Discharge”.

Invited Presentations

  • “Innovative methods for improving hydrological predictions” Hydrological and Erosion processes in Mediterranean Landscapes: Impacts of land management on connectivity, Palermo, 28 February – 5 March, 2016.

Awards and recognitions

  • 2017: “2017 SMART RIVER Award, Best Paper” for “Levee body vulnerability to seepage and impact of animal burrows” by Palladino, M.R., Barbetta, S., Camici S., Claps P., Moramarco, T., given by International Conference REMTECH ESONDA EXPO.
  • 2017: “Florisa Melone Award”  for the project “Monitoring extreme events (floods & droughts) through discharge time series obtained from satellite altimetry” given by Italian Hydrology Society (IHS).
  • 2011: “Best presentation award Giornate di studio Impatto delle modificazione climatiche su rischi e risorse naturali” for “Analisi di trend e ciclicità si serie storiche pluviometriche per la modellazione stocastica di scenari di precipitazione in condizione di cambiamenti climatici” by Camici, S., Romano, E., Preziosi, E., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T.

Models


FARIMA

The Fractionally differenced ARIMA model (FARIMA) model for the generation of synthetic temperature data was made freely available here. The code is written in the MATLAB® programming language and is fully commented. The description of the model structure and of its performance can be found in Camici et al. (2011).

Neyman-Scott Rectangular Pulse Model

The Neyman-Scott Rectangular Pulse (NSRP) model for the generation of synthetic rainfall data was made freely available here. The code is written in the MATLAB® programming language and is fully commented. The description of the model structure and of its performance can be found in Camici et al. (2011), Tarpanelli et al. (2012) and Brocca et al. (2013).

Publications


In preparation/Under review

  1. Camici, S., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Brocca, L., (..). Use of satellite rainfall data for hydrological simulations over the Mediterranean area.

REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS

2017

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Camici, S., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T. (2017). Accuracy versus variability of climate projections for flood assessment in central Italy. Climatic Change, In press,doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1876-x.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-016-1876-x.
  4. 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, in press, doi:10.2166/nh.2016.037. http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/nh.2016.037.
  5. Barbetta, S., Camici, S., Bertuccioli, P., Palladino, M. R., Moramarco, T. (2017). Levee body seepage: a refinement of an expeditius procedure for fragility curves and vulnerability diagrams assessment. Hydrology Research, Special Issue “Italian Hydrology days 2015”, in press.

2016

  1. 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.

2015

  1. Barbetta, S., Camici S., Moramarco, T. (2015). A reappraisal of bridge piers scour vulnerability: a case study in the Upper Tiber River basin (central Italy). Journal of Flood Risk Management, doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12130.
  2. Camici, S., Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T. (2015). Case study: the levee failure along the Foenna stream on 1st January 2006 causing the flooding of Sinalunga urban area (Tuscany region, central Italy). Journal of Flood Risk Management, doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12137.

2014

  1. 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.
  2. 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

2012

  1. 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.
  2. 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-16-4375-201.

2011

  1. 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.

REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS and BOOK CHAPTERS

2016

  1. 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.
  2. Barbetta, S., Camici, S., Palladino, M. R., Moramarco, T. (2016). Refinement of seepage vulnerability estimate in national levee database of Italy. In: Atti del XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2016, Bologna 14-16 Settembre 2016.

2015

  1. 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.
  2. Camici, S., Aronica, G. T., Tarpanelli, A., Moramarco, T. (2015). Specific calibration and uncertianty evaluation for flood propagation models by using distributed information. In: Advances in Watershed Hydrology. Ed. Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L. Water Resources Publications, LLC, Chapter 14, 296-285, ISBN: 978-188720185-8.

2014

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Camici, S., Aronica, G.T., Tarpanelli, A., Moramarco, T. (2014). Specific calibration and uncertainty evaluation for flood propagation models by using distributed information. In: Atti del XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA 2014, Bari 8-10 Settembre 2014, CD-ROM, pp. 2.

2012

  1. 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.

2011

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Brocca, L., Camici, S., Tarpanelli, A., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2011), “Climate change effects on floods frequency through a continuous hydrological modeling”, 3rd International Meeting on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean, 6th – 9th june 2011, Castellaneta Marina, Italy.

2010

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Camici, S., Corato, G., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Tarpanelli, A. (2010), “Analysis of climate changing effects on floods frequency through a continuous hydrological modeling”, Proceedings of the Indo-Italian Workshop on “Climate change and anthropogenic activities on soil and water resources”, 22-24 October 2010, Roorkee, India, pp. 42-45.

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