Salvatore Manfreda

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The paper introduces a semi-distributed hydrological model, suitable for continuous simulations, based upon the use of daily and hourly time steps. The model is called Distributed model for Runoff, Evapotranspiration, and Antecedent soil Moisture simulation (DREAM). It includes a daily water budget and an “event scale” hourly rainfall-runoff module. The two(More)
In the present work, we present a new formulation for the estimation of the soil moisture in the root zone based on the measured value of soil moisture at the surface. The method sheds lights on the relationship between surface and root zone soil moisture. It derives from a simplified form of the soil water balance equation and provides a closed form of the(More)
The description of soil moisture dynamics is a challenging problem for the hydrological community, as it is governed by complex interactions between climate, soil and vegetation. Recent research has achieved significant advances in the description of temporal dynamics of soil water balance through the use of a stochastic differential equation proposed by(More)
The EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60 (Integrated River Basin Management for Europe) establishes the importance of preserving water quality through policies applied at watershed level given the strong links existing among ecological, hydrological, and hydrogeological systems. Therefore, monitoring campaigns of river water quality should be planned with(More)
A ground network of 12 stations continuously monitoring soil moisture and temperature at various depths has been recently set up over an experimental site of 4km 2 in the Capitanata plain (Southern Italy). The calibration of the instrumentation is in progress. The long-term high resolution ground observations will be well-suited for SARderived soil moisture(More)
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Theoretically derived distributions allow the detection of dominant runoff generation mechanisms as key signatures of hydrologic similarity. We used two theoretically derived distributions of flood peak annual maxima: the first is the ―IF‖ distribution, which exploits the variable source area concept, coupled with a runoff threshold having scaling(More)
In the present paper, COSMO-SkyMed high-resolution data acquired on the southern Basilicata region (Italy) are used for flood hazard monitoring. We concentrate on the flood event of Nov. 2-4, 2010, for which multi-temporal SAR data were available over the Bradano River downstream area in the same acquisition geometry, which allows interferometric(More)