Andrea Libertino

Andrea Libertino
CIMA Research Foundation · Hydrology and Hydraulics group

PhD in Environmental Engineering

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May 2019 - present
CIMA Research Foundation
Position
  • Researcher
January 2019 - February 2019
Università per Stranieri di Perugia
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2018 - September 2019
Politecnico di Torino
Position
  • Engineer
Education
July 2015 - December 2015
UNSW Sydney
Field of study
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
January 2014 - March 2017
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering
September 2010 - March 2013
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering

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Publications (16)
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Satellite-based Earth observations (EO) are an accurate and reliable data source for atmospheric and environmental science. Their increasing spatial and temporal resolutions, as well as the seamless availability over ungauged regions, make them appealing for hydrological modeling. This work shows recent advances in the use of high-resolution satell...
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Multi-risk assessments are being increasingly proposed as a tool to effectively support policy-makers in reducing impacts from natural hazards. The complexity of multi-risk requires assessment approaches capable of capturing multiple components of risk (e.g., different hazards, exposed elements, and dimensions of vulnerability) in a coherent frame...
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Satellite Earth observations (EO) are an accurate and reliable data source for atmospheric and environmental science. Their increasing spatial and temporal resolution, as well as the seamless availability over ungauged regions, make them appealing for hydrological modeling. This work shows recent advances in the use of high-resolution satellite-bas...
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Over the last few decades, disasters resulting from natural hazards have often derailed hard-earned development progress. This is especially true in developing countries such as in sub-Saharan Africa which was the object of this study. The majority of disasters in Africa are hydro-meteorological in origin, with droughts affecting the largest number...
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Methodologies to assess risk from multiple hazards are increasingly being developed, and a growing body of literature reports implementations of multi-hazard risk assessments. However, fewer studies so far have attempted to complement a multiple hazard perspective with an equally sophisticated approach to assess the other subcomponents of risk, not...
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To reduce the impact of droughts and increase the resilience of regional water systems, various competing demands, such as hydropower, supply, irrigation and river ecosystems, need to be reconciled. In this perspective, for a sustainable and efficient management of the water resources, planners and practitioners would benefit from using the most re...
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The widespread perception of an increase in the severity of extreme rainstorms has not found yet clear confirmation in the scientific literature, often showing vastly different results. Especially for short‐duration extremes, spatial heterogeneities can affect the outcomes of large‐scale trend analyses, providing misleading results dependent on the...
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Extreme rainfall estimation is a long-standing challenge for hydrological hazard assessment and infrastructure design, particularly if considering the need to deal with climate change. Advances in statistical methods and in rainfall data availability allow for frequent updates of regional rainfall frequency analyses. These allow for new estimates t...
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To reduce the impact of droughts and increase the resilience of regional water systems, various demands, such as hydropower, supply and irrigation, need to be reconciled. In this perspective, designers and practitioners must be able to use information tools to define the hydrological constraints for a sustainable management of the resource. In this...
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Presentation (in Italian) for high school students and citizens on the management of the flood risk in a changing climate.
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Spatial analysis of rainfall extremes benefits of scientific advances and continuous data increments, that have led to the development of various methodologies in the last decades. In the field of the hydrologic design, due to technical, socio-economic and legislative factors, the availability of new methodologies does not imply the total substitut...
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Like other Mediterranean areas, Italy is prone to the development of events with significant rainfall intensity, lasting for several hours. The main triggering mechanisms of these events are quite well known, but the aim of developing rainstorm hazard maps compatible with their actual probability of occurrence is still far from being reached. A sys...
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Like other Mediterranean areas, Italy is prone to the development of events with explosive rainfall intensity, lasting for several hours. The main triggering mechanisms of these events are quite well known but the aim of developing rainstorm hazard maps compatible with their actual probability of occurrence is still far from being reached. A system...
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Rain gauge is the oldest and most accurate instrument for rainfall measurement, able to provide long series of reliable data. However, rain gauge records are often plagued by gaps, spatio-temporal discontinuities and inhomogeneities that could affect their suitability for a statistical assessment of the characteristics of extreme rainfall. Furtherm...
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The tropical rainfall measuring mission (TRMM) has revolutionized the measurement of precipitation worldwide. However, TRMM significantly underestimates rainfall in deep convection systems, being therefore of little help for the analysis of extreme precipitation depths. This work evaluates the ability of both TRMM and the recently launched global p...
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Rainfall intensity estimation from weather radar is still significantly uncertain, due to local anomalies, radar beam attenuation, inappropriate calibration of the radar reflectivity factor (Z) to rainfall rate (R) relationship, and sampling errors. The aim of this work is to revise the use of the power-law equation commonly adopted to relate radar...

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A tool named MultiRain is proposed in this work. The tool computes Depth-Duration-Frequency (DDF) curves, either related to a point or integrated over an area, from multiple regional statistical models. The procedure can be used both via web-browser and on a desktop GIS software. Four different regional analyses proposed for the North-West of Italy have been implemented and made available, using Python scripting, GIS functions and web technologies.