Silvia PERUCCACCI

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


geomorphology

M. Melillo, S.L. Gariano, S. Peruccacci, R. Sarro, R.M. Mateos, M.T. Brunetti (2020). Rainfall and rockfalls in the Canary Islands: assessing a seasonal link, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2307–2317, doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2307-2020.

G. Jordanova, S.L. Gariano, M. Melillo, S. Peruccacci, M.T. Brunetti, M. Jemec Aufliฤ (2020). Determination of Empirical Rainfall Thresholds for Shallow Landslides in Slovenia Using an Automatic Tool. Water 12(5), 1449-1463, doi.org/10.3390/w12051449.

Giordan D., M. Cignetti, D. Godone, S. Peruccacci, E. Raso, G. Pepe, D. Calcaterra, A. Cevasco, M. Firpo, P. Scarpellini, M. Gnone (2020). A New Procedure for an Effective Management of Geo-Hydrological Risks across the “Sentiero Verde-Azzurro” Trail, Cinque Terre National Park, Liguria (North-Western Italy). Sustainability 12 (2), 561-580, doi.org/10.3390/su12020561.

S.L. Gariano, M. Melillo, S. Peruccacci, M.T. Brunetti (2020). How much does the rainfall temporal resolution affect rainfall thresholds for landslide triggering? Natural Hazards 100 (2), 655-670, doi.org/10.1007/s11069-019-03830-x.

F. Guzzetti, S.L. Gariano, S. Peruccacci, M.T. Brunetti, I. Marchesini, M. Rossi, M. Melillo (2020). Geographical landslide early warning systems. Earth-Science Reviews 200, 102973, doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102973.

S.L. Gariano, R. Sarkar, A. Dikshit, K. Dorji, M.T. Brunetti, S. Peruccacci, M. Melillo (2019). Automatic calculation of rainfall thresholds for landslide occurrence in Chukha Dzongkhag, Bhutan. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment 78 (6), 4325-4332, doi.org/10.1007/s10064-018-1415-2.

M. Alvioli, M. Melillo, F. Guzzetti, M. Rossi, E. J. Peruccacci (2018). Implications of climate change on landslide hazard in Central Italy. Science of the total environment 630, 1528-1543, doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.315.

M.T. Brunetti, M. Melillo, S. Peruccacci, L. Ciabatta, L. Brocca (2018) How far are we from the use of satellite rainfall products in landslide forecasting? Remote sensing of environment 210, 65-75, doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.016.

M. Melillo, M.T. Brunetti, S. Peruccacci, S.L. Gariano, A. Roccati, F. Guzzetti (2018). A tool for the automatic calculation of rainfall thresholds for landslide occurrence. Environmental Modelling & Software 105, 230-243, doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.03.024.

M.R. Palladino, A. Viero, L. Turconi, M.T. Brunetti, S. Peruccacci, M. Melillo, F. Luino, A.M. Deganutti, F. Guzzetti (2018). Rainfall thresholds for the activation of shallow landslides in the Italian Alps: the role of environmental conditioning factors. Geomorphology 303, 53-67, doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.11.009.

S. Peruccacci, M.T. Brunetti, S.L. Gariano, M. Melillo, M. Rossi, F. Guzzetti (2017) Rainfall thresholds for possible landslide occurrence in Italy. Geomorphology, 290, 39-57, doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.03.031.

M.E. Martinotti, L. Pisano, I. Marchesini, M. Rossi, S. Peruccacci, M.T. Brunetti, M. Melillo, G. Amoruso, P. Loiacono, C. Vennari, G. Vessia, M. Trabace, M. Parise, F. Guzzetti (2017) Landslides, floods and sinkholes in a karst environment: the 1–6 September 2014 Gargano event, southern Italy. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 467-480, 2017, doi: 10.5194/nhess-17-467-2017.

M. Rossi, S. Luciani, D. Valigi, D. Kirschbaum, M.T. Brunetti, S. Peruccacci, F. Guzzetti (2017) Statistical approaches for the definition of landslide rainfall thresholds and their uncertainty using rain gauge and satellite data. Geomorphology, 285, 16-27, doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.02.001.

Piciullo L., S.L. Gariano, M. Melillo, M.T. Brunetti, S. Peruccacci, F. Guzzetti, M. Calvello (2016) Definition and performance of a threshold-based regional early warning model for rainfall-induced landslides. Landslides, 14, 995-1008, doi:10.1007/s10346-016-0750-2.

M. Melillo, M.T. Brunetti, S. Peruccacci, S.L. Gariano, F. Guzzetti (2016) Rainfall thresholds for the possible landslide occurrence in Sicily (southern Italy) based on the automatic reconstruction of rainfall events. Landslides, 13, 165-172, doi: 10.1007/s10346-015-0630-1.

M.T. Brunetti, Z. Xiao, G. Komatsu, S. Peruccacci, F. Guzzetti (2015) Large rock slides in impact craters on the Moon and Mercury. Icarus, 260, 289-300, doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2015.07.014.

S.L. Gariano, M.T. Brunetti, G. Iovine, M. Melillo, S. Peruccacci, O.G. Terranova, C. Vennari, F. Guzzetti (2015) Calibration and validation of rainfall thresholds for shallow landslide forecating in Sicily, Southern Italy. Geomorphology, 228, 653-665, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.10.019.

M. Melillo, M.T. Brunetti, S. Peruccacci, S.L. Gariano, F. Guzzetti (2015) An algorithm for the objective reconstruction of rainfall events responsible for landslides. Landslides, 12(2), 311-320, doi:10.1007/s10346-014-0471-3.

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

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

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

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

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

M.T. Brunetti, S. Peruccacci, M. Rossi, S. Luciani, D. Valigi, F. Guzzetti (2010) Rainfall thresholds for the possible occurrence of landslides in Italy. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 10, 447-458, doi:10.5194/nhess-10-447-2010.

M. Rossi, F. Guzzetti, P. Reichenbach, A.C. Mondini, S. Peruccacci (2009) Optimal landslide susceptibility zonation based on multiple forecasts. Geomorphology, Vol. 114, 129-142, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.06.020. ISI Impact Factor (2008) 2.339.

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

F. Guzzetti, S. Peruccacci, M. Rossi & C.P. Stark (2007) Rainfall thresholds for the initiation of landslides in Central and Southern Europe. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Vol. 98: 239-267, doi:10.1007/s00703-007-0262-7.

 

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

She is research scientist with the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) in Perugia. She graduated in Environmental Engineering from the University of Perugia (2003), with a thesis on simplified modelling of areal average infiltration at the hillslope scale. From May 2004 to March 2008, she was a research fellow at CNR IRPI, Perugia, working on meteorological forecast assimilation, satellite data assimilation, hydrological modelling, geological and geomorphological modelling for the assessment of geological and hydrological hazard at different spatial and temporal scale. In 2006, she was visiting scientist with a CNR short-term mobility at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, where she worked on the definition of empirical rainfall thresholds for the possible initiation of landslides under the supervision of Dr. Colin P. Stark. From April 2008, she is research scientist at CNR IRPI, Perugia. Peruccacci is co-author of 27 papers in international journals, and of 12 contributions in books. She was involved in the E2-C2 European FP6 project, in the INTERREG IIIB RISKAWARE project, and in the MORFEO project of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the exploitation of Earth observation data and technology for improved landslide detection, monitoring and forecasting. For the Italian National Department of Civil Protection she is involved in a project aimed at fostering the national capabilities to forecast rainfall induced landslides and the associated risk in Italy.