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(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)
Society is facing growing environmental problems that require new research efforts to understand the way ecosystems operate and survive, and their mutual relationships with the hydrologic cycle. In this respect, ecohydrology suggests a renewed interdisciplinary approach that aims to provide a better comprehension of the effects of climatic changes on(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)
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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)
(1) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) – ISSIA (2) Politecnico di Bari (PoliBa)-DICATECh (3) Università degli Studi della Basilicata (Unibas)-SI (4) Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura (CRA) – CER (5) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) – IBIMET (6) Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura (CRA) –ZOE(More)
Efficient strategies for preparing communities to protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate flood hazard are often hampered by the lack of information about the position and extent of flood-prone areas. Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses allow to obtain detailed flood hazard maps, but are a computationally intensive exercise requiring a(More)