Luca BROCCA

Research personnel
Director of Research
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hydrology

Under Review

  1. Brocca, L., Massari, C., Pellarin, T., Filippucci, P., Ciabatta, L., Camici, S., Kerr, Y.H., Fernández-Prieto, D. (…). River flow prediction in data scarce regions: do the latest satellite rainfall products outperform ground-based datasets? submitted to Scientific Reports.
  2. El Khalki Mahdi, Tramblay, Y., Massari, C., Brocca, L., Saidi Mohamed El Mehdi (…). Evaluation of ERA5 and different satellite soil moisture product in semi-arid basins for flood modeling. submitted to Remote Sensing.
  3. Filippucci, P., Tarpanelli, A., Massari, C., Serafini, A., Strati, V., Alberi, M., Raptis, K.G.C., Mantovani, F., Brocca, L. (…). Soil moisture as a potential variable for tracking and quantifying irrigation: a case study with proximal gamma-ray spectroscopy data. submitted to Advances in Water Resources.
  4. Franz, T., Wahbi, A., Zhang, J., Vreugdenhil, M., Heng, L., Dercon, G., Strauss, P., Brocca, L., Wagner, W. (…). Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensor: From Measurement of Soil Water Content Data to Practical Applications. submitted to Frontiers in Water.
  5. Gruber, A., De Lannoy, G., Albergel, C., Al-Yaari, A., Brocca, L., Calvet, J.-C., Colliander, A., Cosh, M., Crow, W., Dorigo, W., Draper, C., Hirschi, M., Kerr, Y., Konings, A., Lahoz, W., McColl, K., Montzka, C., Munoz-Sabater, J., Peng, J., Reichle, R., Richaume, P., Rudiger, C., Scanlon, T., van der Schalie, R., Wagner, W. (…). Validation practices for satellite soil moisture products: What are (the) errors?. submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment.
  6. Massari, C., Brocca, L., Pellarin, T., Abramowitz, G., Filippucci, P., Ciabatta, L., Maggioni, V., Kerr, Y., Fernández-Prieto, D. (2019). A daily/25km short-latency rainfall product for data scarce regions based on the integration of the GPM IMERG Early Run with multiple satellite soil moisture products. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, under review, doi:10.5194/hess-2019-387. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2019-387.
  7. Modanesi, S., Massari, C., Camici, S., Brocca, L., Amarnath, G. (…). On the ability of satellite soil moisture to predict annual crop yield during drought conditions. submitted to Water Resources Research.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

2019

     

     

  1. Brocca, L., Filippucci, P., Hahn, S., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Camici, S., Schüller, L., Bojkov, B., Wagner, W. (2019). SM2RAIN-ASCAT (2007-2018): global daily satellite rainfall from ASCAT soil moisture. Earth System Science Data, 11, 1583–1601, doi:10.5194/essd-11-1583-2019. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1583-2019.
  2. Azizian, A., Brocca, L. (2019). Determining the best remote sensing based DEM for flood inundation mapping in data sparse regions. International Journal of Remote Sensing, in press, doi:10.1080/01431161.2019.1677968. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2019.1677968.
  3. Bauer-Marschallinger, B., Naeimi, F., Cao, S., Paulik, C., Schaufler, S., Stachl, T., Modanesi, S., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., Brocca, L., Wagner, W. (2019). Towards global soil moisture monitoring with Sentinel-1: harnessing assets and overcoming obstacles. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 57(1), 520-539, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2018.2858004. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2018.2858004.
  4. Belabid, N., Xhao, F., Brocca, L., Huang, Y., Tan, Y. (2019). Near real-time flood forecasting based on satellite precipitation products. Remote Sensing, 11(3), 252, doi:10.3390/rs11030252. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11030252.
  5. Bloschl, G., Bierkens, M.F.P., Chambel, C., Cudenned, C., …, Brocca, L., …205 authors (2019). Twenty-three Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 64(10), 1141-1158, doi:10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507. https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507.
  6. Cislaghi, A., Masseroni, D., Massari, C., Camici, S., Brocca, L. (2019). Combining rainfall-runoff model and regionalization approach for flood and water resource assessment in the western Po-Valley (Italy). Hydrological Science Journal, in press, doi:10.1080/02626667.2019.1690656. https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2019.1690656.
  7. Dari, J., Morbidelli, R., Saltalippi, C., Massari, C., Brocca, L. (2019). Spatial-temporal variability of soil moisture: a strategy to optimize monitoring at the catchment scale. Journal of Hydrology, 570, 436-444, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.01.014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.01.014.
  8. Fereidoon, M., Koch, M., Brocca, L. (2019). Predicting rainfall and runoff through satellite soil moisture data and SWAT modelling for a poorly gauged basin in Iran. Water, 11(3), 594, doi:10.3390/w11030594 https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030594.
  9. 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. (2019). Understanding the global hydrological droughts of 2003-2016 and their relationships with teleconnections. Science of the Total Environment, 650, 2587-2604, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.231 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.231.
  10. Gao, X., Zhao, X., Brocca, L., Pan, D., Wu, P. (2019). Testing of observation operators designed to estimate profile soil moisture from surface measurements. Hydrological Processes, 33(4), 575-584, doi:10.1002/hyp.13344 https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13344.
  11. Jalilvand, E., Tajrishy, M., Hashemi, S.A.G., Brocca, L. (2019). Quantification of irrigation water using remote sensing of soil moisture in a semi-arid region. Remote Sensing of Environment, 231, 111226, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111226.
  12. Kumar, A., Ramsankaran, R.A.A.J., Brocca, L., Munoz-Arriola, F. (2019). Machine learning approach for improving near-real-time satellite-based rainfall estimates by integrating soil moisture. Remote Sensing, 11(19), 2221, doi:10.3390/rs11192221. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11192221.
  13. Massari, C., Maggioni, V., Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Ciabatta, L., Camici, S., Moramarco, T., Coccia, G., Todini, E. (2019). Complementing near-real time satellite rainfall products with satellite soil moisture-derived rainfall through a Bayesian inversion approach. Journal of Hydrology, 573, 341-351, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.03.038. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.03.038.
  14. Pellet, V., Aires, F., Munier, S., Jordà, G., Fernández-Prieto, D., Dorigo, W., Brocca, L. (2019). Integrating multiple satellite observations into a coherent dataset to monitor the full water cycle – Application to the Mediterranean region. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23, 465-491, doi:10.5194/hess-23-465-2019. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-465-2019.
  15. Salciarini, D., Brocca, L., Camici, S., Ciabatta, L., Volpe, E., Tamagnini, C. (2019). Physically-based approach for rainfall-induced landslide projections in a changing climate. Proceedings of ICE – Geotechnical Engineering, 172(6), 481-495, doi:10.1680/jgeen.18.00216. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgeen.18.00216.
  16. Shayeghi, A., Azizian, A., Brocca, L. (2019). The reliability of reanalysis and remotely sensed precipitation products for hydrological simulation over the SRB, Iran. Hydrological Sciences Journal, in press, doi:10.1080/02626667.2019.1691217. https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2019.1691217.
  17. Song, S., Brocca, L., Wang, W., Cui, W. (2019). Testing the potential of soil moisture observations to estimate rainfall in a soil tank experiment. Journal of Hydrology, in press, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124368 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124368.
  18. Tarpanelli, A., Camici, S., Nielsen, K., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Benveniste, J. (2019). Potentials and limitations of Sentinel-3 for river discharge assessment. Advances in Space Research, in press, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2019.08.005 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.08.005.
  19. Tarpanelli, A., Santi, E., Tourian, M., Filippucci, P., Amarnath, G., Brocca, L. (2019). Daily river discharge estimates by merging satellite optical sensors and radar altimetry through artificial neural network. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 57(1), 329-341, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2018.2854625. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2018.2854625.
  20. Zaussinger, F., Dorigo, W., Gruber, A., Tarpanelli, A., Filippucci, P., Brocca, L. (2019). Estimating irrigation water use over the contiguous United States by combining satellite and reanalysis soil moisture data. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23, 897-923, doi:10.5194/hess-23-897-2019. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-897-2019.
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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.
    PressESACNRSCIENCE TRENDSEconomia Cristiana
  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
    PressRivista GEOMEDIA
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
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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, 10(5), 2285-2306, 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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
    PressESA, ADNKRONOS, CNR
  11. 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
    PressAGU EOS
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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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2016

     

  1. 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
  2. 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.2015.2508065http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2508065
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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), 7213-7225doi:10.1002/2016WR019024. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016WR019024
  10. 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
  11. 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.2015.06.009http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2015.06.009
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14.  

2015

     

  1. 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 algorithmJournal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 63(3), 201-209, doi:10.1515/johh-2015-0016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/johh-2015-0016
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13.  

2014

     

  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.2014.04.007http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.007
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15.  

2013

     

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 observationsVadose Zone Journal, 12(3), 10 pp, doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0102. http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/vzj2012.0102
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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:10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0399http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0399
  12.  

2012

     

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12.  

2011

     

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6.  

2010

     

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6.  

2009

     

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4.  

2008

     

  1. 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
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2007

     

  1. 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
  2. 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
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2005

     

  1. 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
  2. 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

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers and Book Chapters

2019

     

     

  1. Camici, S., Crow, W., Brocca, L. (2019). Recent advances in remote sensing of precipitation and soil moisture for riverine flood prediction. In: V. Maggioni, C. Massari, (eds.), Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment: A Remote Sensing Approach (1st Edition), Elsevier, Amsterdam, Chapter 10, 247-266, ISBN: 9780128149003, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-814899-0.00010-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814899-0.00010-9
  2. Ciabatta, L., Camici, S., Massari, C., Filippucci, P., Hahn, S., Wagner, W., Brocca, L. (2019). Soil moisture and precipitation: the SM2RAIN algorithm for rainfall retrieval from satellite soil moisture. In: V. Levizzani et al., (eds.), Satellite precipitation measurement, Springer, book chapter, in press.
  3. Nasta, P., Penna, D., Sica, B., Brocca, L., Zuecco, G., Borga, M., Romano, N. (2019). Stima dell’umidità del suolo: dalla scala di campo alla scala puntuale. Quaderni di Idronomia Montana, 36, 85-93, ISBN 978-88-97181-68-2.
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2016

     

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
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2015

     

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
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2014

     

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
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2013

     

  1. 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
  2. Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Dorigo, W., Wagner, W. (2013). Assimilation of satellite soil moisture data into rainfall-runoff modeling for several catchments worldwideProceedings 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Gumuzzio, A., Brocca, L., Martinez-Fernandez, J., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2013). Large scala soil moisture modelling in Northwest of SpainProc. Int. Conf. 6th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment (IPWE 2013), 7-9 January 2013, Izmir, Turkey.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
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2012

     

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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 TevereAtti del XXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, 10-15 September 2012, Brescia, Italy, 10 pp.
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2011

     

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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2010

     

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
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2009

     

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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2008

     

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
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2006

     

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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2004

     

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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 experimental activity for the monitoring of hydro-meteorological quantities is carried out.

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) 2019 he is (Researcher) Director of Research at CNR-IRPI.

Additional information can be found in the Curriculum Vitae (updated on September 2019).

Awards and Recognitions

Projects

He actively participates, in collaboration with Italian and international institutions, as Principal Investigator (PI) and co-PI to research projects funded by Space Agencies (ESA, EUMETSAT, NASA), and in the frame of Italian and European programs (LIFE+, HORIZON2020). Projects in the last 5 years:

International Activities

He has held 50+ presentations at conference and workshops (22 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 (has been) part of the Editorial Board for:

He as served as Guest Editor for special issues on “Hydrology and Earth System Sciences“, “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.

In the period January-July 2010 he carried out an Associated Scientist activity at TU Wien and ECMWF under the H SAF project by EUMETSAT.
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).

Invited Presentations (last 5 years)

  1. Operational services of satellite soil moisture products for flood, landslide, drought and precipitation“, EMS Annual Meeting 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9-13 Sep 2019 (invited).
  2. The missing information for hydrological modelling in agricultural areas: irrigation“, EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna, Austria, 12 Apr 2019 (solicited).
  3. Recent advances in using satellite soil moisture and precipitation for flood and landslide prediction in the Mediterranean basin“, EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna, Austria, 8 Apr 2019 (solicited).
  4. Role of Satellite Soil Moisture and Precipitation for Hydrometeorological Hazard Prediction in the Mediterranean Region“, MED 2018 ESA Consultation Meeting for the Mediterranean, Frascati, Italy, 11 Dec 2018 (invited).
  5. Rainfall estimation from soil moisture observations, SM2RAIN: recent advances and future directions“, EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 11 Apr 2018 (solicited).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. 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).
  10. 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).
  11. 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).
  12. 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).
  13. 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).