SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Soil Moisture

  • 'Floods in Central Europe in June 2013' (newsletter 136, Summer 2013, 9-11pp).
  • Albergel, C, W. Dorigo, G. Balsamo, J. Munoz-Sabater, P. de Rosnay, L. Isaksen, L. Brocca, R. de Jeu, and W. Wagner Monitoring the consistency of earth observation data through land surface modelling: an example for multi-decadal soil moisture from remote sensing. 2013 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 16-20 September 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Albergel, C, de Rosnay P., Muñoz-Sabater J., Isaksen L., Naemi V., Wagner W., Albitar A., Kerr Y.: SM-DAS-2 root zone soil moisture index from H-SAF: Status and evaluation against ground measurements. 2013 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 16-20 September 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Laviola, S., V. Levizzani, E. Cattani, and C. Kidd, 2013: The 183-WSL fast rain rate retrieval algorithm. Part II: Validation using ground radar measurements. Atmos. Res., 134, 77-86.
  • Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W., Albergel, C. (2013). Scaling and filtering approaches for the use of satellite soil moisture observations. "Remote Sensing of Land Surface Turbulent Fluxes and Soil Surface moisture Content: State of the Art.", book chapter, Taylor & Francis Ed, in press.
  • 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. "Remote Sensing of Land Surface Turbulent Fluxes and Soil Surface moisture Content: State of the Art.", book chapter, Taylor & Francis Ed, in press.
  • Albergel C., P. de Rosnay, C. Gruhier, J. Muñoz-Sabater, S. Hasenauer, L. Isaksen, Y. Kerr & W. Wagner: Evaluation of remotely sensed and modelled soil moisture products using global ground-based in situ observations, Remote Sensing of Environment, 10.1016/j.rse.2011.11.017, 118, 215–226, 2012.
  • 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.
  • 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 Tevere. Atti del XXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, 10-15 September 2012, Brescia, Italy, 10 pp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brocca, L., Melone, F., Moramarco, T., Wagner, W., Hasenauer, S. (2011) Assimilation of the ASCAT soil moisture product for flood prediction and forecasting. EUMETSAT/ ESA Scatterometer Science Conference, 11-13 April 2011, Darmstadt, Germany.

Precipitation

  • Casella, D., Panegrossi, G., Sanò, P., Mugnai, A., Smith, E.A., Tripoli, G.J., Dietrich, S., Formenton, M., Di Paola, F., Leung, H. W.-Y., and Mehta, A.V.: Transitioning from CRD to CDRD in Bayesian retrieval of rainfall from satellite passive microwave measurements, Part 2: Overcoming database profile selection ambiguity by consideration of meteorological control on microphysics. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens, vol.51, no.9, 4650-4671, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2258161, 2013.
  • Conte, D., M. M. Miglietta, and V. Levizzani: Analysis of instability indexes during the development of a Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone using MSG-SEVIRI products and the LAPS model. Atmos. Res., 101, 264-279, 2011.
  • Conte, D., M. M. Miglietta, A. Moscatello, S. Albers, and V. Levizzani: A GIS approach to ingest Meteosat Second Generation data into the Local Analysis and Prediction System. Environ. Model. Softw., 25, 1064-1074, 2010.
  • Laing, A. G., R. E. Carbone, and V. Levizzani: Cycles and propagation of deep convection over equatorial Africa. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 2832-2853, 2011.
  • Laviola S., and V. Levizzani: The 183-WSL fast rain rate retrieval algorithm. Part I: Retrieval design. Atmos. Res., 99, 443-461, 2011.
  • Laviola, S., and V. Levizzani: The 183-WSL fast rainrate retrieval algorithm. Part I: Retrieval design. Atmos. Res., 99, 443-461, 2011.
  • Laviola, S., V. Levizzani, E. Cattani, and C. Kidd: The 183-WSL fast rainrate retrieval algorithm. Part II: Validation using ground radar measurements. Atmos. Res., 134, 77-86, 2013.
  • Laviola, S., A. Moscatello, M. Miglietta, E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani: Satellite and numerical model investigation of two heavy rain events over Central Mediterranean. J. Hydrometeor., 12, 634-649, 2011.
  • Levizzani, V., S. Laviola, and E. Cattani: Detection and measurement of snowfall from space. Remote Sensing, 3(1), 145-166, 2011.
  • Levizzani V., S. Laviola, E. Cattani, and M. J. Costa: Extreme precipitation on the Island of Madeira on 20 February 2010 as seen by satellite passive microwave sounders. European J. Remote Sens., 46, 475-489, 2013.
  • Miglietta M. M., S. Laviola, A. Malvaldi, D. Conte, V. Levizzani, and C. Price: Analysis of tropical like cyclones over the Mediterranean Sea through a combined modelling and satellite approach. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 2400-2405, 2013.
  • Mugnai A., E. A. Smith, G. J. Tripoli, B. Bizzarri, D. Casella, S. Dietrich, F. Di Paola, G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò, CDRD and PNPR Satellite Passive Microwave Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms: EuroTRMM / EURAINSAT Origins and H-SAF Operations. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 887-912, 2013.
  • Mugnai, A., Casella, D., Cattani, E., Dietrich, S., Laviola, S., Levizzani, V., Panegrossi, G., Sanò, P., Biron, D., De Leonibus, L., Melfi, D., Rosci, P., Vocino, A., Zauli, F., Puca, S., Rinollo, A., Milani, L., Porcù, F., and Gattari, F.: Precipitation products from the Hydrology SAF. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 1959-1981, 2013
  • Puca S., F. Porcù, A. Rinollo, G. Vulpiani, P. Baguis, E. Campione, A. Ertürk, S. Gabellani, R. Iwanski, M. Jurašek, J. Kanák, J. Kerényi, G. Koshinchanov, G. Kozinarova, P. Krahe, B. Lapeta, E. Lábó, L. Milani, L. Okon, A. Öztopal, P. Pagliara, F. Pignone, C. Rachimow, N. Rebora, E. Roulin, I. Sönmez, A. Toniazzo, D. Biron, D. Casella, E. Cattani, S. Dietrich, S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, D. Melfi, A. Mugnai, G. Panegrossi, M. Petracca, P. Sanò, F. Zauli, P. Rosci, L. De Leonibus, E. Agosta, F. Gattari,  The validation service  of the hydrological SAF  geostationary and polar satellite precipitation products. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. In press
  • Rinollo, A., G. Vulpiani, S. Puca, J. Kanák, E. Lábó, L. Okon, E. Roulin, E. Cattani, S. Laviola, and V. Levizzani: Definition and impact of a quality index for radar-based reference measurements in the H-SAF precipitation product validation. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2695-2705, 2013.
  • Sanò, P., et al.: Transitioning from CRD to CDRD in Bayesian retrieval of rainfall from satellite passive microwave measurements, Part 1: Algorithm description and testing. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., Vol. 51, no. 7, 4119-4143, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2227332, 2013.
  • Smith, E. A., Leung, H. W.-L., Elsner, J.B., Mehta, A.V., Tripoli, G.J., Casella, D., Dietrich, S., Mugnai, A., Panegrossi, G., and Sanò, P.: Transitioning from CRD to CDRD in Bayesian retrieval of rainfall from satellite passive microwave measurements, Part 3: Identification of optimal meteorological tags. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 1185–1208, 2013.

Contributions to books

  • Kidd, C., V. Levizzani, and S. Laviola: Quantitative precipitation estimation from Earth observation satellites. In: Rainfall: State of the science, F. Testik and M. Gebremichael, Eds., AGU, Geophysical Monograph Series, 191, ISBN 978-0-87590-481-8, 127-158, 2010.
  • Laviola, S., and V. Levizzani: Passive microwave remote sensing of rain from satellite sensors. In: Advanced microwave and millimeter wave technologies semiconductor devices circuits and systems, M. Mukherjee, Ed., Intech, 549-572, 2010.
  • Su, Z., R. A. Roebeling, J. Schulz, I. Holleman, V. Levizzani, W. J. Timmermans, H. Rott, N. Mognard-Campbell, R. de Jeu, W. Wagner, M. Rodell, M. S. Salama, G. N. Parodi, and L. Wang: Observation of hydrological processes using remote sensing. In: Treatise on Water Science, P. Wilderer, Ed., Academic Press, Oxford, ISBN: 978-0-444-53193-3, 2, 351-399, 2011.

International Conferences: Proceedings and Contributions

  • Casella, D., Dietrich, S., Formenton, M., Mugnai, A., Panegrossi, G., Sanò, P., Smith, E.A., and Tripoli, G.J: Verification of Cloud Dynamics and Radiation Database (CDRD) passive microwave precipitation retrieval algorithm using TRMM satellite radar and radiometer measurements over southern Mediterranean basin, in: Extended Abstract Volume of the 12th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, Rome, Italy, 5-9 March 2012, 4 pp., 2012.
  • Cattani, E., C. Acquistapace, S. Laviola, and V. Levizzani: Satellite-based VIS/IR multispectral screening of precipitating clouds: A case study during summer at mid-latitudes. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 7-12 Apr., 2013.
  • Cattani, E., S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, and R. Westerhoff: Satellite precipitation products in the frame of the GLOWASIS Project, a GMES Global Water Scarcity Information Service. Conf. CeTeM-AIT, Bari, Dec. 4-5, 2012.
  • Dietrich S., V. Levizzani, A. Mugnai, D. Casella, E. Cattani, F. Di Paola, S. Laviola, G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò: Satellite-based precipitation measurements in Europe: the algorithms for H-SAF, Proc. International Workshop on Terrestrial water cycle observation  and modeling from Space: Innovation and reliability of data products, , Beijing, China, April 2013.
  • Laviola, S., E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani: Application of microwave high frequencies for the evaluation of cloud properties and retrieval of precipitation rates. Conf. CeTeM-AIT, Bari, Dec. 4-5, 2012.
  • Laviola, S., S. D’Aurizio, E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani: Characterization of snow-covered terrains and detection of snowfall by using the 183-WSL retrieval method. Proc. 4th Int. Precipitation Working Group Workshop, Hamburg, 11-15 Oct., ISSN1614-1199, 170-181, 2010
  • Laviola, S., V. Levizzani, E. Cattani, and C. Kidd: First validation of retrieved rain rates and snow cover mask of the 183-WSL retrieval method. IEEE Proc. MicroRad 2012, 12th Specialist Meeting of Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, Villa Mondragone, 5-9 Mar., doi:10.1109/MicroRad.2012.6185242, 2012.
  • Laviola, S., V. Levizzani, E. Cattani, and C. Kidd: Validation of the 183-WSL retrieval method using ground radar measurements. 6th Int. Workshop for GPM Ground Validation, Roma, 5-7 Nov, 2013.
  • Laviola, S., E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani: Rainfall estimations and characterization of snow-covered terrains: Validation of the new version of the 183-WSL retrieval method. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 3-8 April, 2011.
  • Laviola, S., A. Moscatello, M. M. Miglietta, E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani: A satellite and numerical model combined approach to study extreme rain events over the Mediterranean basin. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 22-27 April, 2012.
  • Levizzani, V., S. Laviola, E. Cattani, and M. J. Costa: Extreme precipitation on the island of Madeira on 20 February 2010 as seen by satellite passive microwave sounders. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 7-12 Apr., 2013.
  • Mugnai, A., S. Dietrich, V. Levizzani, D. Casella, E. Cattani, F. Di Paola, M. Formenton, S. Laviola, and P. Sanò: Precipitation retrieval from satellite within EUMETSAT’s H-SAF. 4th HyMEX Workshop, Bologna, 8-10 June, 2010.
  • Mugnai, A., S. Dietrich, V. Levizzani, D. Casella, E. Cattani, F. Di Paola, M. Formenton, S. Laviola, and P. Sanò: Precipitation retrieval from satellite with EUMETSAT’s H-SAF. 12th Plinius Conf. On Mediterranean Storms, Corfu, 1-4- Sept., 2010.
  • Mugnai, A., V. Levizzani, S. Dietrich, D. Biron, D. Casella, E. Cattani, L. De Leonibus, F. Di Paola, M. Formenton, S. Laviola, D. Melfi, S. Puca, P. Sanò, F. Zauli: Precipitation products from the Hydrology SAF. 30th EUMETSAT STG Science Working Group Meeting, Darmstadt, 14-15 March, 2011.
  • Mugnai, A., S. Dietrich, V. Levizzani, D. Casella, E. Cattani, F. Di Paola, M. Formenton, S. Laviola, P. Sanò, L. De Leonibus, F. Zauli, D. Biron, D. Melfi, F. Porcù, and S. Puca: Precipitation products from the Hydrology SAF. 13th EGU Plinius Conf. on Mediterranean Storms, Savona, 7-9 Sept., 2011.
  • Mugnai, A., D. Biron, D. Casella, E. Cattani, L. De Leonibus, S. Dietrich, S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, D. Melfi, G. Panegrossi, M. Petracca, F. Porcù, S. Puca, A. Rinollo, P. Sanò, and F. Zauli: Precipitation products from EUMETSAT’s Satellite Application Facility on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H-SAF). 4th TRMM and GPM Int. Sci. Conf, Tokyo, 13-16 Nov., 2012.
  • Panegrossi G., D. Casella, S. Dietrich, P. Sanò, M. Petracca, and A. Mugnai, A verification study over Europe of AMSU-A/MHS and SSMIS passive microwave precipitation retrievals, Proc. 2013 Joint EUMETSAT/AMS EUMETSAT Meteorology Satellite Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2013
  • Panegrossi G., D. Casella, E. Cattani, S. Dietrich, S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, A. Mugnai, P. Sanò, D. Biron, L. De Leonibus, D. Melfi, P. Rosci, A. Vocino, F. Zauli, L. Milani, F. Porcù, S. Puca, A. Rinollo, and F. Gattari, Precipitation Products from the Hydrology SAF, Proc. 2012 EUMETSAT Meteorology Satellite Conference,  Sopot, Poland, 2012
  • Panegrossi G., P. Sano`, D. Casella, S. Dietrich, M. Petracca, and A. Mugnai, The H-SAF passive microwave precipitation retrieval algorithms: a verification study over Europe, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 2013.
  • Panegrossi G., et al., H-SAF precipitation products: general overview and areas of potential collaboration with GPM, PMM Science Team Meeting, Annapolis, USA, March 2013.
  • Panegrossi G., D. Casella, S. Dietrich, A. Mugnai, M. Petracca, P. Sano`, E. A. Smith, and G. J. Tripoli, Application of two passive precipitation retrieval algorithms to heavy precipitation events in the Mediterranean region during 2011 and 2012 fall seasons, 14th EGU Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms and MEDEX Final Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, November 2012.
  • Porcù F., G. Vulpiani, et al., H-SAF network ground validation system, 6th Int. Workshop for GPM Ground Validation, Rome, Italy, November 2013.
  • Puca S., et al., HSAF Activities Related to Spaceborne Estimation of Precipitation and GV, 6th Int. Workshop for GPM Ground Validation, Rome, Italy, November 2013.
  • Sanò P., D. Casella, S. Dietrich, G. Panegrossi, M. Petracca, and A. Mugnai Passive microwave Neural network Precipitation Retrieval (PNPR):  an algorithm for cross-track scanning radiometers, Proc. 2013 Joint EUMETSAT/AMS EUMETSAT Meteorology Satellite Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2013