Silvia PERUCCACCI

Research personnel
Researcher
+39 075 5014409
+39 075 5014420
silvia.peruccacci (at) irpi.cnr.it
Via della Madonna Alta, 126 06128, Perugia
Perugia


geomorphology

Brunetti M.T., Peruccacci S., Antronico L., Bartolini D., Deganutti A.M., Gariano S.L., Iovine G., Luciani S., Luino F., Melillo M., Palladino M.R., Parise M., Rossi M., Turconi L., Vennari C., Vessia G., Viero A., Guzzetti F. (2015) Catalogue of rainfall events with shallow landslides and new rainfall thresholds in Italy. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Lollino G. et al. Editors, Vol. 2: Landslide Processes, pp. 1575-1579.

Palladino M.R., Turconi L., Luino F., Brunetti M.T., Peruccacci S., Guzzetti F. (2015) Influence of geological, morphological and climatic factors in the initiation of shallow landslides in North Western Italy. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory Lollino G. et al. Editors, Vol. 2: Landslide Processes, pp. 1389-1392.

Peruccacci S., Brunetti M.T., Luciani S., Calzolari M.C., Bartolini D., Guzzetti F. (2014) Topographic and Pedological Rainfall Thresholds for the Prediction of Shallow Landslides in Central Italy. Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment, Sassa K. et al. Editors, Vol. 3: Targeted Landslides, pp. 299-304.

Gariano S.L., Brunetti M.T., Iovine G., Melillo M., Peruccacci S., Terranova O., Vennari C., Guzzetti F. (2014) Calibration and validation of rainfall thresholds for shallow landslide forecasting in Sicily, southern Italy. Geomorphology, 228, 653-665. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.10.019.

Vessia G., Parise M., Brunetti M.T., Peruccacci S., Rossi M., Vennari C., Guzzetti F. (2014) Automated reconstruction of rainfall events responsible for shallow landslides. Natural Hazard and Earth System Science, 14, 2399-2408. DOI:10.5194/nhess-14-2399-2014.

Melillo M., Brunetti M.T., Peruccacci S., Gariano S.L., Guzzetti F. (2014) An algorithm for the objective reconstruction of rainfall events responsible for landslides. Landslides. DOI:10.1007/s10346-014-0471-3.

Vennari C., Gariano S.L., Antronico L., Brunetti M.T., Iovine G., Peruccacci S., Terranova O., Guzzetti F. (2014) Rainfall thresholds for shallow landslide occurrence in Calabria, southern Italy. Natural Hazard and Earth System Science, 14, 317-330. DOI:10.5194/nhess-14-317-2014.

Brunetti M.T., Luino F., Vennari C., Peruccacci S., Biddoccu M., Valigi D., Luciani S., Cirio C.G., Rossi M., Nigrelli G., Ardizzone F., Di Palma M., Guzzetti F. (2013) Rainfall thresholds for the possible occurrence of shallow landslides and debris flows in Italy. M. Schneuwly-Bollschweiler et al. (eds.), Dating Torrential Processes on Fans and Cones, Advances in Global Change Research 47, © Springer ScienceCBusiness Media Dordrecht.

Peruccacci S., Brunetti M.T., Luciani S., Vennari C., Guzzetti F. (2012) Lithological and seasonal control on rainfall thresholds for the possible initiation of landslides in central Italy. Geomorphology, 139-140, 79-90. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.10.005.

Brunetti M.T., Peruccacci S., Rossi M., Luciani S., Valigi D., Guzzetti F. (2010) Rainfall thresholds for the possible occurrence of landslides in Italy. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 10, 447-458.

Rossi M., Witt A., Guzzetti F., Malamud B.D., Peruccacci S. (2010) Analysis of historical landslide time series in the Emilia-Romagna Region, Northern Italy. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35, 1123–1137. DOI:10.1002/esp.1858.

Witt A., Malamud B.D., Rossi M., Guzzetti F., Peruccacci S. (2010) Temporal correlation and clustering of landslides. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35, 1138–1156. DOI:10.1002/esp.1998.

Rossi M., Guzzetti F., Reichenbach P., Mondini A., Peruccacci S. (2009) Optimal landslide susceptibility zonation based on multiple forecasts. Geomorphology, 114, 129-142. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.06.020.

Guzzetti, F., Peruccacci, S., Rossi, M., Stark, C.P. (2008) The rainfall intensity-duration control of shallow landslides and debris flow: an update. Landslides 5, 3–17. DOI 10.1007/s10346-007-0112-1.

Guzzetti, F., Peruccacci, S., Rossi, M., Stark, C.P. (2007) Rainfall thresholds for the initiation of landslides in central and southern Europe. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 98, 239–267. DOI 10.1007/s00703-007-0262-7.

 

 


Silvia Peruccacci research topics include: (i) definition and validation of empirical rainfall thresholds for the possible initiation of landslides, (ii) objective and reproducible reconstruction of rainfall events, and of rainfall conditions responsible for landslide occurrence, (iii) development and maintenance of a National Early Warning System for the forecasting of rainfall induced landslides, (iv) detection and mapping of landslides on the Moon, and Mercury, (v) comparison between terrestrial and extraterrestrial landslide size (area and volume) distributions, (vi) physically based modelling to ascertain landslide susceptibility, and (vii) analysis of historical series.

She is research scientist with the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) in Perugia. She graduated in Environmental Engineering from the University of Perugia (2003), with a thesis on simplified modelling of areal average infiltration at the hillslope scale. From May 2004 to March 2008, she was a research fellow at CNR IRPI, Perugia, working on meteorological forecast assimilation, satellite data assimilation, hydrological modelling, geological and geomorphological modelling for the assessment of geological and hydrological hazard at different spatial and temporal scale. In 2006, she was visiting scientist with a CNR short-term mobility at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, where she worked on the definition of empirical rainfall thresholds for the possible initiation of landslides under the supervision of Dr. Colin P. Stark. From April 2008, she is research scientist at CNR IRPI, Perugia. Peruccacci is co-author of 11 papers in international journals, and of 4 contributions in books. She was involved in the E2-C2 European FP6 project, in the INTERREG IIIB RISKAWARE project, and in the MORFEO project of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the exploitation of Earth observation data and technology for improved landslide detection, monitoring and forecasting. For the Italian National Department of Civil Protection she is involved in a project aimed at fostering the national capabilities to forecast rainfall induced landslides and the associated risk in Italy.