Silvia BARBETTA

Research personnel
Researcher
+39 075 5014406
+39 075 5014420
silvia.barbetta (at) irpi.cnr.it
Via della Madonna Alta, 126 06128, Perugia
Perugia


hydrology

2014

    Camici S., Barbetta S., Moramarco T. (2014), ‘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, in press, doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12137.
    Barbetta S., Camici S., Moramarco T. (2014), ‘A reappraisal of bridge piers scour vulnerability: a case study in the Upper Tiber River basin (central Italy)", Journal of Flood Risk Management, in press, doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12130.
    Sahoo B., Perumal M., Moramarco T., Barbetta S. (2014), ‘Rating Curve Development at Ungauged River Sites using Variable Parameter  Muskingum Discharge Routing Method’, Water Resources Management, in press. 
    Tarpanelli A., Brocca L., Barbetta S., Faruolo M., Lacava T., Moramarco T. 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2320582.
    Domeneghetti A., Tarpanelli, A., Brocca, L., Barbetta S., Moramarco, T., Castellarin T., Brath A. (2014), ‘The use of remote sensing-derived water surface data for hydraulic model calibration’, Remote Sensing of Environment, 149, 130-141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.007.
    Alvisi S., Barbetta S., Franchini M., Melone F. and Moramarco T. (2014), ‘Comparing grey formulations of the velocity-area method and entropy method for discharge estimation with uncertainty’, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 16.4, 797-811.
    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’, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 839–853, www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/18/839/2014/ doi:10.5194/hess-18-839-2014.
    Barbetta S. and Moramarco T. (2014), ‘Real-time flood forecasting by relating local stage and remote discharge’, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 59(9), 1656-1674, doi:10.1080/02626667.2014.884717.

9.      Moramarco T., Barbetta S., Pandolfo C., Tarpanelli A., Berni N. and R. Morbidelli (2014), ‘The spillway collapse of the Montedoglio dam on the Tiber River (central Italy): data collection and event analysis’, J. Hydrol. Eng., 19(6), 1264–1270.

10.  Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T., Brocca, L., Franchini, M. and Melone, F. (2014), ‘Confidence interval of real-time forecast stages provided by the STAFOM-RCM model: the case study of the Tiber River (Italy)’, Hydrol. Process., Vol 28, Issue 3, 729-743, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9613.

11.  A. Tarpanelli, L. Brocca, S. Barbetta, T. Lacava, Mariapia Faruolo, T. Moramarco, (2014), “Integration of MODIS and radar altimetry data for river discharge estimation from space”, IAEG XII CONGRESS, Torino 2014, Engineering Geology for Society and Territory.

12.  Barbetta S., Camici S., Moramarco T. (2014), ‘Previsione di livelli idrometrici in siti fluviali a valle di confluenze mediante relazioni funzionali tra serie idrometriche’, XXXIV Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche - IDRA 2014, Bari, 8-10 Settembre 2014.

2013

    Tarpanelli, A., Barbetta S., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T. (2013). ‘River discharge estimation by using altimetry data and simplified flood routing modeling’, Remote Sensing, 5(9), 4145-4162. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs5094145.
    Morbidelli, R., Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Berni, N., Pandolfo, C., Tarpanelli, A., (2013). L'incidente della diga di Montedoglio. L'Ingegnere Umbro, 2, anno XXI, pp. 10-14.
    B. Sahoo, M. Perumal, T. Moramarco, S. Barbetta (2013), “Rating Curve development in compound channels by Variable Parameter Muskingum Discharge routing method”, HYDRO2013 International, 18th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering - December 04-06, 2013, Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
    A. Tarpanelli, S. Barbetta, L. Brocca, T. Lacava, M. Faruolo, G. Balint, G. Di Baldassarre and T. Moramarco (2013), ‘River discharge estimation by using remote sensing data: the case study of the Danube River’, HYDRO2013 International, 18th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering - December 04-06, 2013, Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras, India.
    S. Barbetta, C. Saltalippi and T. Moramarco (2013). Comparison of two simple real-time flood forecast models: the case study of the Po River (Italy), 5th International Conference Water Resources and Sustainable Development (CIREDD2013), Algiers, Algeria (24-25 February 2013).
    S. Barbetta, L. Brocca, A. Tarpanelli, F. Melone, V.P. Singh and T. Moramarco (2013). Discharge assessment in ungauged river sites by using satellite altimetry data: the case study of the Po River (Italy), 6th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment, IPWE2013, Izmir, Turkey (7-9 January 2013).


2012

19.  Barbetta, S., Franchini, M., Melone, F., and Moramarco, T. (2012). ‘Enhancement and comprehensive evaluation of the Rating Curve Model for different river sites’, J. Hydrol., 464-465, 376-387 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.07.027).

20.  Barbetta, S., Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2012). ‘Real-time flood forecasting by relating local stage and remote discharge’, 5th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment, IPWE2012, Marrakesch, Morocco (4-7 January 2012).

21.  Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Tarpanelli, A., Berni, N., Pandolfo, C., Pepi, C., Morbidelli, R. (2012). ‘The disaster caused by the spillway failure of Montedoglio dam in central Italy’, 5th International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment, IPWE2012, Marrakesch, Morocco (4-7 January 2012).

22.  S. Alvisi, M. Franchini, S. Barbetta, F. Melone, T. Moramarco (2012), ‘A grey-based methodology for representing uncertainty in discharge measurements at a gauged river site’, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics HIC 2012, 14-18 July 2012, Hamburg, Germany, R. Hinkelmann, M.H. Nasermoaddeli, S.Y. Liong, D. Savic, P. Fröhle and K.F. Daemrich Eds., 2012 (ISBN 978-3-941492-45-5).

23.  Barbetta S., Melone F., Tarpanelli A., Moramarco T. (2012), ‘Studio di fattibilità per l’utilizzo di dati di livello da altimetro satellitare per la stima della portata in siti non strumentati: il caso del Fiume Po a Pontelagoscuro’, XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche - IDRA 2012, Brescia, 10-15 Settembre, 2012.

24.  Tarpanelli A., Pandolfo C., Barbetta S., Berni N., Moramarco T., Morbidelli R. (2012), ‘The disaster caused by the spillway failure of the Montedoglio dam in central Itraly’, XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche - IDRA 2012, Brescia, 10-15 Settembre, 2012.

2011

    Franchini, M., Bernini, A., Barbetta, S., and Moramarco, T. (2011), ‘Forecasting discharges at the downstream end of a river reach through two simple Muskingum based procedures’, J. Hydrol., 399(3-4), 335-352.
    Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T., Franchini, M., Melone, F., Brocca, L., and Singh, V.P. (2011), ‘Case Study: Improving real-time stage forecasting Muskingum model by incorporating the Rating Curve Model’, J. of Hydrol. Eng, 16(6), 540-557, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000345.

27.  Perumal M., Moramarco T., Barbetta S., Melone F., Sahoo B. (2011), ‘Real-time flood stage forecasting by Parameter Muskingum Stage hydrograph routing method’, Hydrology Research, Vol. 42 No 2–3 pp 150–161 © IWA Publishing 2011 doi:10.2166/nh.2011.063.

28.  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.

2010

29.  Perumal M. Moramarco T., Sahoo B., Barbetta S. (2010), ‘On the practical applicability of the VPMS routing method for rating curve development at ungauged river sites’, Water Resources Research, Water Resour. Res., 46, W03522, doi:10.1029/2009WR008103, 2010, pp. 9.

30.  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.

31.  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.

32.  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.

33.   Barbetta, S., Franchini, M., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2010). Modello per la stima della scala di deflusso in siti fluviali con sole registrazioni di livello. Atti del XXXII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche - IDRA 2010, Palermo, 14-17 Settembre 2010, CD-ROM, pp. 11, ISBN: 978-88-903895-2-8.

34.  Perumal, M., Moramarco, T., Sahoo, B., Barbetta, S., Melone, F. (2010). Multilinear diffusion analogy model for stage hydrograph routing. David A. Swayne, Wanhong Yang, Alexey A. Voinov, Andrea Rizzoli, Tatiana Filatova (Eds.), Proceedings of the iEMSs Firth Biennial Meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2010). International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Ottawa, Canada, July 2010 (ISBN: 978-88-903574-1-1).

2009

35.  Perumal, M., Sahoo, B., Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S. (2009), ‘Multilinear Muskingum method for stage-hydrograph routing in compound channels’, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 14(7), 663-670.

36.  Tayfur, G., Barbetta, S. and Moramarco, T. (2009), ‘Genetic Algorithm based discharges estimation at sites receiving lateral inflows’, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 14(5), 463-474.

37.  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.

38.  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.

39.  Perumal, M., Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Sahoo B. (2009), ‘Real-time flood forecasting using Muskinugm stage-hydrograph routing method’, 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),735-741. ISBN: 978-81-8424-400-7.

2008

40.  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.

41.  Perumal, M., Moramarco, T., Sahoo, B., Barbetta, S. (2008), ‘Multilinear Diffusion Analogy Model for Real-Time Streamflow Routing’, 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, 536-543, ISBN: 978-84-7653-074-0.

42.  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.

43.  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.

44.  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.

2007

45.  Perumal M. Moramarco T., Sahoo B., Barbetta S. (2007), ‘A methodology for discharge estimation and rating curve development at ungauged river sites’, Water Resour. Res., 43, W02412, doi:10.1029/2005WR004609, 2007, pp. 22.

2006

46.  Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Singh, V.P. (2006), ‘A real time stage Muskingum forecasting model for a site without rating curve’, Hydrological Science Journal, IAHS, 51(1), 66-82, 2006.

47.  Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2006), ‘On the adaptive scheme of a stage forecasting Muskingum model’, In: R. Wamkeue (Ed.) Modelling and Simulation, IASTED Acta Press, Anaheim – Calgary – Zurich, 561-567.

48.  Barbetta, S., Pandolfo, C., Stelluti, M., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2006), ‘Un approccio metodologico per la perimetrazione delle aree inondabili in bacini non strumentati’, XXX Congresso di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Roma, p.58 (ISBN: 88-87242-81-X; ISBN: 978-88-87242-81-2).

2005

49.  Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Singh, V.P. (2005), ‘Relating local stage and remote discharge with significant lateral inflow’, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 10(1), 58-69.

50.  Barbetta, S., Pandolfo, C., Stelluti, M., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2005), ‘Estimation of flooding-prone areas for ungauged river reaches’, In: M. Perumal et al. (Ed.) Hydrological Perspective for sustainable development (Volume I), Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 78–91.

51.  Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2005), ‘Accuracy of an adaptive water level forecasting model for sites without rating curve’, In: M. Perumal et al. (Ed.) Hydrological Perspective for sustainable development (Volume I), Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 92–103.

2004

52.  Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2004), ‘A simple stage forecasting model for sites without rating curve’, In: L. Ubertini (Ed.) Environmental Modelling and Simulation, IASTED Acta Press, Anaheim (CA), 207-212.

53.  Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2004), ‘Un metodo pratico per la stima della portata in siti idrometrici con scala di deflusso non nota’, XXIX Congresso di Idraulica, Trento, Vol I, 949-955 (ISBN: 88-7740-382-9).

54.  Barbetta, S., Stelluti, M., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Pandolfo, C. (2004), ‘Procedura per l’individuazione e la perimetrazione delle aree soggette a rischio di inondazione’, Workshop ‘Conservazione e Difesa del Suolo’, Torino, 7-8 Giugno 2004.

55.  Barbetta, S., Burnelli, A., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2004), ‘An operational system to optimize the dam management and to minimize the downstream flooding risk’, Workshop ‘Conservazione e Difesa del Suolo’, Torino, 7-8 Giugno 2004.

2003

56.  Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2003), ‘An efficient method for rating curve estimation from remote discharge’, In: M.H. Hamza (Ed.) Applied Simulation and Modelling, IASTED Acta Press, Anaheim (CA), 255-260.

57.  Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Singh, V.P. (2003), ‘Hydraulic-hydrological components of an operational system for dam management’, In V.P. Singh and R.N. Yadava (Eds.) Water and Environment: Watershed Hydrology, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 252 – 262.

2002

58.  Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Saltalippi, C. (2002), ‘On discharge simulation from observed stage hydrographs’, In: L. Ubertini (Ed.) Applied Simulation and Modelling, IASTED Acta Press, Anaheim (CA), 566-570.

59.  Barbetta, S., Melone, F., Moramarco, T. (2002), ‘Sull’accuratezza dei metodi di stima delle scale di deflusso’, Atti XXVIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Potenza 16-19 Settembre 2002, Vol. I, 149-157 (ISBN: 88-7740-340-3).





The main research interests of Silvia Barbetta are the real time flood forecasting modeling and the forecast uncertainty assessment. In particular, the research activity deals with the development of forecasting models based on flood wave routing process to support in real time the flood risk management activities and with the assessment of the uncertainty to be coupled with the forecast quantity derived through different approaches.
Other research interests are related to:

- discharge assessment at ungauged river sites
- hydraulic risk assessment in flooding prone areas
- flood wave routing modelling
- hydrological and hydraulic modelling
- hydro-meteorological monitoring
- streamflow measurements
- water resources management
- bridges and levees vulnerability

Silvia Barbetta was born in Perugia, Italy, in 1974. She received the M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering with excellence from the University of Perugia, Italy, in 2001. Since 2001 she received a Scholarship and, successively, a Research Fellowship to carry research at the Research Institute of geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the National Research Council (CNR) of Perugia (Italy) under the project “Flood wave formation processes”. Since 2009 she is a Researcher at CNR-IRPI.
She serves as reviewer for different international journals and has been co-author of more than 60 papers (journal and conference proceedings) and more than 50 scientific reports on the above topics. She has held more than 20 presentations at conference and workshops and she participated to more than 30 seminars held by Italian and foreign professors. Moreover, she has actively participated in several research projects in the frame of Italian and European programs and in collaboration with Italian and international institutions.
She is member of the Italian Hydrological Society, the international Environmental Modelling and Software society (iEMSs) and the European Geophysical Union (EGU).

She serves as reviewer for several international scientific journals.