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  • Hempel, L.A., Malenda, H.F., Fulton, J.W., Henneberg, M.F., Cederberg, J.R., Moramarco, T.(2022).The Applicability of Time-Integrated Unit Stream Power for Estimating Bridge Pier Scour Using Noncontact Methods in a Gravel-Bed River. Remote Sensing, 14 (9), DOI: 10.3390/rs14091978
  • Bahmanpouri, F., Barbetta, S., Gualtieri, C., Ianniruberto, M., Filizola, N., Termini, D., Moramarco, T. (2022). Prediction of river discharges at confluences based on Entropy theory and surface-velocity measurements. Journal of Hydrology, 606, art. no. 127404, . DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.127404
  • Bonaccorsi, B., Moramarco, T., Noto, L.V., Barbetta, S. (2022) A multilayer soil approach for seepage process analysis in earthen levees. Journal of Flood Risk Management, DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12801
  • Di Cristo, C., Iervolino, M., Moramarco, T., Vacca, A. (2021) Applicability of Diffusive model for mud-flows: An unsteady analysis. Journal of Hydrology, 600, art. no. 126512.
  • Vyas, J.K., Perumal, M., Moramarco, T. (2021) Entropy Based River Discharge Estimation Using One-Point Velocity Measurement at 0.6D. Water Resources Research, 57 (8), art. no. e2021WR029825.
  • Tarpanelli, A., Camici, S., Nielsen, K., Brocca, L., Moramarco, T., Benveniste, J. (2021). Potentials and limitations of Sentinel-3 for river discharge assessmen. Advances in Space Research, 68 (2), pp. 593-606.
  • Domeneghetti, A., Molari, G., Tourian, M.J., Tarpanelli, A., Behnia, S., Moramarco, T., Sneeuw, N., Brath, A. (2021) Testing the use of single- and multi-mission satellite altimetry for the calibration of hydraulic models. Advances in Water Resources, 151
  • Kastali, A., Zeroual, A., Remaoun, M., Serrano-Notivoli, R., Moramarco, T. (2021) Design Flood and Flood-Prone Areas under Rating Curve Uncertainty: Area of Vieux-Ténès, Algeria. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 26 (3)
  • Abdolvandi, A.F., Ziaei, A.N., Moramarco, T., Singh, V.P. (2021) New approach to computing mean velocity and discharge. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 66 (2), pp. 347-353
  • Achour, K., Meddi, M., Zeroual, A., Bouabdelli, S., Maccioni, P., Moramarco, T.(2020) Spatio-temporal analysis and forecasting of drought in the plains of northwestern Algeria using the standardized precipitation index. Journal of Earth System Science, 129 (1), art. no. 42
  • Morbidelli, R., García-Marín, A.P., ......, Moramarco, T., ..., Saltalippi, C. (2020). The history of rainfall data time-resolution in a wide variety of geographical area. Journal of Hydrology, 590, 125258
  • Fulton, J.W., Anderson, I.E., Chiu, C.-L., Sommer, W., Adams, J.D., Moramarco, T., Bjerklie, D.M., Fulford, J.M., Sloan, J.L., Best, H.R., Conaway, J.S., Kang, M.J., Kohn, M.S., Nicotra, M.J., Pulli, J.J. (2020) QCam: SUAS-based doppler radar for measuring river discharge Remote Sensing, 12 (20), art. no. 3317, pp. 1-23.
  • Termini D., Moramarco T. (2020). Entropic model applications to identify cross-sectional flow effect on velocity distribution in a large amplitude mandering channel. Advances in Water Resources. In press
  • Vyas, J.K.,  Perumal M., Moramarco T.( 2020) Discharge Estimation Using Tsallis and Shannon Entropy Theory in Natural Channels.Water2020, 12(6), 1786; 
  • Fulton J.W., Mason C.,  Eggleston J.,  Nicotra M., Chiu C.L., Henneberg M. ,  Best H., Cederberg J.,  Holnbeck S., Lotspeich R.,  Laveau C.,  Moramarco T., Jones M., Gourley J.,  Wasielewski D. (2020). Remote Sensing of Surface Velocity and River Discharge Using Radars and the Probability Concept at 10 USGS Streamgages. Remote Sens.2020, 12(8), 1296;
  • Sinagra, M.; Nasello, C.; Tucciarelli, T.; Barbetta, S.; Massari, C.; Moramarco, T. (2020). A Self-Contained and Automated Method for Flood Hazard Maps Prediction in Urban Areas. Water, 12, 1266.
  • Bjerklie D. M.,  Fulton J. W.,  Dingman S. L.,  Canova M. G.,  Minear Justin T. &  Moramarco T., (2020). Fundamental Hydraulics of Cross‐sections in Natural Rivers: Preliminary Analysis of a Large Data Set of Acoustic Doppler Flow Measurements. Water Resources Research, 
  •  Manfreda S., Pizarro A., Moramarco T., Cimorelli L., Pianese D., Barbetta S. (2020) ‘Is it really advantageous the adoption of the flow-area rating curve?’, Journal of Hydrology, 
  • Alimenti F., Bonafoni S., Gallo E., Palazzi V., Vincenti Gatti R.,  Mezzanotte P., Roselli L., Zito D., Barbetta S., Corradini C., Termini D.  and  Moramarco T. (2020). Non-Contact Measurement of River Surface Velocity and Discharge Estimation with a Low-Cost Doppler Radar Sensor. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 10.1109/TGRS.2020.2974185
  • Achour, K., Meddi, M., Zeroual, A. Senna Bouabdelli, Pamela Maccioni & Tommaso Moramarco. (2020). Spatio-temporal analysis and forecasting of drought in the plains of northwestern Algeria using the standardized precipitation index. J Earth Syst Sci129, 42  doi:10.1007/s12040-019-1306-3
  • Bhabagrahi Sahoo, Muthiah Perumal, Tommaso Moramarco, Silvia Barbetta & Soumyaranjan Sahoo (2020): A multilinear discrete Nash-cascade model for stage-hydrograph routing in compound river channels, Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2019.1699243
  • Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S., Bjerklie, D.M., Fulton, J.W., Tarpanelli, A. (2019). River Bathymetry Estimate and Discharge Assessment from Remote Sensing. Water Resources Research, DOI: 10.1029/2018WR024220
  • Di Cristo, C., Iervolino, M., Moramarco, T., Vacca, A., (2019). Applicability of Kinematic model for mud-flows: An unsteady analysis, Journal of Hydrology, 577, art. no. 123967
  • 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, pp. 341-351.
  • Palladino, M.R., Barbetta, S., Camici, S., Claps, P., Moramarco, T. (2019) Impact of animal burrows on earthen levee body vulnerability to seepage. Journal of Flood Risk Management,
  • 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,DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2019.08.005
  • Morbidelli, R., Saltalippi, C., Flammini, A., Cifrodelli, M., Dari, J., Corradini, C., García-Marín, A.P., Moramarco, T. (2019). On the applicability of temporal stability analysis to raingauge network design. Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2019.1645959
  • Barbetta, S., Coccia, G., Moramarco, T., Todini, E. (2018) Real-time flood forecasting downstream river confluences using a Bayesian approach. Journal of Hydrology, 565, pp. 516-523.
  • Tayfur, G., Singh, V.P., Moramarco, T., Barbetta, S. (2018). Flood hydrograph prediction using machine learning methods. Water (Switzerland), 10 (8), art. no. 968
  • Termini, D., Moramarco, T. (2018)Dip phenomenon in high-curved turbulent flows and application of entropy theory. Water (Switzerland), 10 (3)
  • Tauro, F., Selker, J., Van De Giesen, N., Abrate, T., Uijlenhoet, R., Porfiri, M., Manfreda, S., Caylor, K., Moramarco, T., Benveniste, J., Ciraolo, G., Estes, L., Domeneghetti, A., Perks, M.T., Corbari, C., Rabiei, E., Ravazzani, G., Bogena, H., Harfouche, A., Broccai, L., Maltese, A., Wickert, A., Tarpanelli, A., Good, S., Lopez Alcala, J.M., Petroselli, A., Cudennec, C., Blume, T., Hut, R., Grimaldia, S. (2018). Measurements and observations in the XXI century (MOXXI): Innovation and multi-disciplinarity to sense the hydrological cycle (2018). Hydrological Sciences Journal, 63 (2), pp. 169-196.
  • Barbetta S., Moramarco T., Perumal M. (2017). A Muskingum-based methodology for river discharge estimation and rating curve development under significant lateral inflow conditions. Journal of Hydrology,
  • Moramarco T. Dingman S.L. (2017). On the theoretical velocity distribution and flow resistance in natural channels, Journal of Hydrology,
  • Camici S., Brocca L., Moramarco T., (2017) Accuracy versus variability of climate projections for flood assessment in central Italy. Climatic Change, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-18
  • Moramarco T., Barbetta S., Tarpanelli, A., (2017). From surface flow velocity measurements to discharge 2 assessment by the entropy theory. Water, 9(2), 120; doi:10.3390/w902012
  • Spada, E., Sinagra, M., Tucciarelli, T., Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T., Corato, G. (2017). Assessment of river flow with significant lateral inflow through reverse routing modeling. Hydrological Processes,





Since 1989, Tommaso Moramarco has been conducting research in the field of hydrological processes addressed to the flood forecasting and hydraulic risk mitigation into a context of global change. He has developed  works in these areas producing a great number of contributions in the leading hydrologic and hydraulic journals. In particular, his works include 1)hydro-meteorological monitoring by ground and satellite observations, 2)synthesis of the effects of spatial variability in hydraulic quantities and scaling, 3) rainfall spatial distribution analysis, 4)entropy theory applied to natural channels, 5)modeling of overland flow over hillslopes, 6)modeling of surface water over watersheds, 7)flood forecasting and landslides alert, 8) hydraulic risk, 9) climate change, 10) drought, 11) safety of dams, 12) artificial neural networks and genetic algorithm. In this context, he delivered lectures and directed PhD theses and M.Sc. theses. He is a tutor of research grants and scholarships working in the hydrology applied research areas. Since 2001, he has been playing a leading role in the hydrologic research at IRPI and he has been coordinator and scientific responsible of projects on hydro-meteorological monitoring, flood forecasting and hydraulic risk in the frame of Italian and European programs. This allowed him to establish the Hydrology Group at IRPI Perugia by having successful in securing 18 research grants of which six are currently permanent researcher at IRPI. The scientific activity of the Hydrology Group is well acknowledged by the National and International Scientific Community. In 2018 he was appointed as Coordinator of CNR’s Strategic Area “Natural Risks, Anthropogenic Impacts and Environmental Technologies”.  Finally Dr. Moramarco has advised Authorities for establishing measures for flooding protection also addressed to the forward planning. He published more than 300 papers of which 140 on ISI journals


Tommaso Moramarco is a Hydraulic Engineer and currently a Research Director with the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection.  He was visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (Boston) January-July 1997 and at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge  in November 2004. He is a Referee of leading hydrologic and hydraulic journal. He is  an Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE). He was Guest Editor of Hydrology and Earth System Science Journal (HESS), Water (MDPI) and Editor of “Advances in Watershed Hydrology”, Book Chapters, International Florisa Melone Memorial Conference, 2015, Water Resources Publications, LLC, Colorado 80163-0026, USA.

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