Attilio Castellarin - Selected Publications

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(last update: June 2018)



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  1. Domeneghetti, A., G.J.-P. Schumann, R.P.M. Frasson, R. Wei, T.M. Pavelsky, A. Castellarin, A. Brath, M.T. Durand (2018): Characterizing water surface elevation under different flow conditions for the upcoming SWOT mission , Journal of Hydrology, 561, 848-861, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.046
  2. Ceola, S., A. Pugliese, M. Ventura, G. Galeati, A. Montanari, A.Castellarin (2018): Hydro-Power Production and Fish Habitat Suitability: Impact and Effectiveness of Ecological Flow Prescriptions, Advances in Water Resources, 116, 29-39, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.04.002
  3. Castellarin,A., S. Persiano, A. Pugliese, A. Aloe, J.O Skøien, A. Pistocchi (2018): Prediction of streamflow regimes over large geographic areas: interpolated flow-duration curves for the Danube Region, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 63(6), 845-861, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2018.1445855
  4. Cervi, F., Petronici, F., A. Castellarin, M. Marcaccio, A. Bertolini, L. Borgatti (2018): Climate-change potential effects on the hydrological regime of freshwater springs in the Italian Northern Apennines, Science of the Total Environment, 622, 337-348, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.231
  5. Vorogushyn, S., P.D. Bates, K. de Bruijn, A. Castellarin, et al. (2018): Evolutionary leap in large-scale flood risk assessment needed, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Water, 5(2), e1266, doi: 10.1002/wat2.1266
  6. Blöschl, G., J. Hall, J. Parajka,R.A.P. Perdigao, B. Merz, B. Arheimer, G.T. Aronica, A. Bilibashi, O. Bonacci,M. Borga,I. Canjevac, A. Castellarin, et al. (2017): Changing climate shifts timing of European floods, Science, 357(6351), 588-590, doi:10.1126/science.aan2506
  7. Carisi, F., A. Domeneghetti, M.G. Gaeta, A. Castellarin (2017): Is anthropogenic land subsidence a possible driver of riverine flood-hazard dynamics? A case study in Ravenna, Italy, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62(15), 2440-2455, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2017.1390315
  8. Ciullo, A., A. Viglione, A. Castellarin, M. Crisci, G. Di Baldassarre (2017): Socio-hydrological modelling of flood 1 risk dynamics: Comparing the resilience of green and technological systems, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62(6), 880-892, doi:10.1080/02626667.2016.1273527
  9. Pugliese, A., W.H. Farmer, A. Castellarin, S.A. Archfield, R.M. Vogel (2016): Regional flow duration curves: geostatistical techniques versus multivariate regression, Advances in Water Resources, Advances in Water Resources, 96, 11-22, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.06.008.
  10. McMillan, H. et al. (2016): Panta Rhei 2013-2015: Global perspectives on hydrology, society and change, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61(7), 1174-1191, doi:10.1080/02626667.2016.1159308.
  11. Ceola, S. et al., (2016): Adaptation of Water Resources Systems to Changing Society and Environment - A statement by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61(16), 2803-2817, doi:10.1080/02626667.2016.1230674.
  12. Westerberg, I.K., T. Wagener, G. Coxon, H.K. McMillan, A. Castellarin, A. Montanari, J. Freer (2016): Uncertainty in hydrological signatures for gauged and ungauged catchments, Water Resources Resesarch, 52(3), 1847-1865, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017635.
  13. Hall, J., B. Arheimer, G.T. Aronica, A. Bilibashi, M. Bohá, O. Bonacci, M. Borga, P. Burlando, A. Castellarin et al. (2015): A European Flood Database: facilitating comprehensive flood research beyond administrative boundaries, Proc. IAHS, 370, 89-95,, doi:10.5194/piahs-370-89-2015 (Conference Paper).
  14. Carisi, F., A. Domeneghetti, A. Castellarin (2015): Simplified graphical tools for assessing flood-risk change over large flood-prone areas, Proc. IAHS, 370, 209-215,, doi:10.5194/piahs-370-209-2015(Conference Paper).
  15. Domeneghetti, A., S. Gandolfi, A. Castellarin, L. Brandimarte, G.Di Baldassarre, M. Barbarella, A. Brath (2015): Flood risk mitigation in developing countries: deriving accurate topographic data for remote areas under severe time and economic constraints, J. Flood Risk Management, 8, 301-314, doi:10.1111/jfr3.12095.
  16. Domeneghetti, A., A. Castellarin, A. Tarpanelli, T. Moramarco (2015):Investigating the uncertainty of satellite altimetry products for hydrodynamic modelling, Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.10507.
  17. Ceola, S., B. Arheimer, E. Baratti, G. Blöschl, R. Capell, A. Castellarin, J. Freer, D. Han, M. Hrachowitz, Y. Hundecha, C. Hutton, G. Lindström, A. Montanari, R. Nijzink, J. Parajka, E. Toth, A. Viglione, T. Wagener (2015): Virtual laboratories: new opportunities for collaborative water science, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2101-2117, doi:10.5194/hess-19-2101-2015.
  18. Mediero, L., T.R. Kjeldsen, N. Macdonald, S. Kohnová, B. Merz, S. Vorogushyn, D. Wilson, T. Alburquerque, G. Blöschl, E. Bogdanowicz, A. Castellarin, et al. (2015): Identification of coherent flood regions across Europe by using the longest streamflow records, Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.06.016
  19. Domeneghetti, A., F. Carisi, A. Castellarin, A. Brath (2015): Evolution of flood risk over large areas: Quantitative assessment for the Po river, Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.05.043
  20. Salinas, J.L., A. Castellarin, A. Viglione, S. Kohnová, T.R. Kjeldsen, (2014): Regional parent flood frequency distributions in Europe - Part 1: Is the GEV model suitable as a pan-European parent?, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4381-4389, doi:10.5194/hess-18-4381-201a.
  21. Salinas, J.L., A. Castellarin, S. Kohnová, T.R. Kjeldsen, (2014): Regional parent flood frequency distributions in Europe - Part 2: Climate and scale controls, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 4391-4401, doi:10.5194/hess-18-4391-2014, 2014.
  22. Pugliese, A., A. Castellarin, A. Brath (2014): Geostatistical prediction of flow-duration curves in an index-flow framework, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3801-3816, doi:10.5194/hess-18-3801-2014.
  23. Kjeldsen, T.R., N. Macdonald, M. Lang, L. Mediero, T. Albuquerque, E. Bogdanowicz, R. Brazdil, A. Castellarin, et al. (2014): Documentary evidence of past floods in Europe and their utility in flood frequency estimation, Journal of Hydrology, 517, 963-973.
  24. Domeneghetti A., A. Tarpanelli, L. Brocca, S. Barbetta, T. Moramarco, A. Castellarin, A. Brath (2014): The use of remote sensing-derived water surface data for hydraulic model calibration, Remote Sensing of Environment, 149, 130-141, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.007.
  25. Castellarin, A. (2014): Regional Prediction of Flow-Duration Curves Using a Three-dimensional Kriging, J. Hydrol., 513, 179-191, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.03.050.
  26. Domeneghetti, A., S. Vorogushyn, A. Castellarin, B. Merz, A. Brath (2013): Probabilistic flood hazard mapping: effects of uncertain boundary conditions, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 3127-3140, doi:10.5194/hess-17-3127-2013.
  27. Archfield, S.A., A. Pugliese, A. Castellarin, J.O. Skøien, J.E. Kiang (2013): Topological and canonical kriging for design flood prediction in ungauged catchments: an improvement over a traditional regional regression approach? Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1575-1588.
  28. Gandolfi, S., A. Castellarin, M. Barbarella, A. Brath, A. Domeneghetti, L. Brandimarte, G. Di Baldassarre (2013): Rio Soliette (Haiti): An international initiative for flood-hazard assessment and mitigation, in: Vol. 40-5-W3 The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, «The international archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences», 159 - 165 (Proc. of The Role of Geomatics in Hydrogeological Risk, Padua, Italy, 27-28 February 2013) (Conference Paper).
  29. Baratti, E., A. Montanari, A. Castellarin, J.L. Salinas, A. Viglione, A. Bezzi (2012): Estimating the flood frequency distribution at seasonal and annual time scales, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 4651-4660.
  30. Viglione, A., A. Castellarin, M. Rogger, R. Merz, and G. Blöschl (2012): Extreme rainstorms: Comparing regional envelope curves to stochastically generated events, Water Resources Research., 48, W01509.
  31. Castellarin, A., A. Pistocchi, A. (2012): An analysis of change in alpine annual maximum discharges: implications for the selection of design discharges. Hydrological Processes, 26(10), 1517-1526.
  32. Lombardi, L., E .Toth, A. Castellarin, A.Montanari, A. Brath (2012): Calibration of a rainfall-runoff model at regional scale by optimising river discharge statistics: Performance analysis for the average/low flow regime, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 42-44, 77-84.
  33. Domeneghetti, A.,A. Castellarin, A. Brath (2012): Assessing rating-curve uncertainty and its effects on hydraulic model calibration, Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1191-1202.
  34. Castiglioni, S., A. Castellarin, A. Montanari, J.O. Skøien, G. Laaha, G. Blöschl (2011): Smooth regional estimation of low-flow indices: physiographical space based interpolation and top-kriging, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 715-727, 2011.
  35. Padi, P.T., G. Di Baldassarre, A. Castellarin (2011): Floodplain management in Africa: large scale analysis of flood data, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 36, 292-298.
  36. Castellarin, A., Di Baldassarre, G., Brath, A. (2011): Floodplain management strategies for flood attenuation in the river Po. River Research and Applications, 27, 1037-1047.
  37. Castellarin, A., A. Domeneghetti, A. Brath (2011):Identifying robust large-scale flood risk mitigation strategies: a quasi-2D hydraulic model as a tool for the Po River, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 36, 299-308.
  38. Di Prinzio, M.,A. Castellarin, E. Toth (2011): Data-driven catchment classification: application to the PUB problem, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1921-1935.
  39. Castiglioni, S., L. Lombardi, E. Toth, A. Castellarin, A. Montanari (2010): Calibration of rainfall-runoff models in ungauged basins: a regional maximum likelihood approach, Advances in Water Resources, 33(10), 1235-1242.
  40. Guse, B., Thieken A.H., Castellarin A., Merz B. (2010): Deriving probabilistic regional envelope curves with two pooling methods, Journal of Hydrology, 380, 14-26.
  41. Di Prinzio, M., M. Bittelli, A. Castellarin, P. Rossi Pisa (2010): Application of GPR to the monitoring of river embankments , Journal of Applied Geophysics, Elsevier,71(2-3), 53-61.
  42. Castellarin, A., G. Di Baldassarre, P.D. Bates, A. Brath (2009): Optimal cross-section spacing in Preissmann scheme 1D hydrodynamic models, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 135(2), 96-105.
  43. Brandimarte, L., A. Brath, A. Castellarin, G. Di Baldassarre (2009): Isla Hispaniola: a trans-boundary flood risk mitigation plan, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Special Issue on Integrated water resources assessment, with special focus on developing countries, 34, 209-218.
  44. Di Baldassarre, G., A. Castellarin, A. Montanari, A. Brath. (2009): Probability weighted hazard maps for comparing different flood risk management strategies. A case study, Natural Hazards, 50, 479-496.
  45. Pallard, B., A. Castellarin, A. Montanari (2009): A look at the links between drainage density and flood statistics, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13, 1019-1029.
  46. Guse, B., A. Castellarin, A.H. Thieken, B.Merz (2009): Effects of intersite dependence of nested catchment structures on probabilistic regional envelope curves, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13, 1699-1712.
  47. Castellarin, A., R. Merz, G. Blöschl (2009): Probabilistic Envelope Curves for Extreme Rainfall Events, Journal of Hydrology, 378, 263-271.
  48. Castiglioni, S., A. Castellarin, A. Montanari (2009): Prediction of low-flow indices in ungauged basins through physiographical space-based interpolation, Journal of Hydrology, 378, 272-280.
  49. Di Baldassarre, G., Castellarin A., Brath, A. (2009): Analysis of the effects of levee heightening on flood propagation: example of the River Po, Italy, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 54(6), 1007-1017.
  50. Castellarin, A., D.H. Burn, A. Brath (2008): Homogeneity testing: how homogeneous do heterogeneous cross-correlated regions seem?, Journal of Hydrology, 360, 67-76.
  51. Castellarin, A., G. Camorani, A. Brath (2007): Predicting Annual and Long-Term Flow-Duration Curves in Ungauged Basins, Advances in Water Resources, 30(4), 937-953.
  52. Castellarin, A., R.M. Vogel, N.C. Matalas (2007): Multivariate probabilistic regional envelopes of extreme floods, J. Hydrol. 336(3-4), 376-390.
  53. Castellarin, A. (2007):Probabilistic envelope curves for design-flood estimation at ungaged sites, Water Resources Research, 43, W04406.
  54. Vogel, R.M., N.C Matalas., J.F. England, A. Castellarin (2007): An assessment of exceedance probabilities of envelope curves, Water Resources Research, 43, W07403.
  55. Di Baldassarre G., A. Castellarin, A. Brath (2006): Relationships between statistics of rainfall extremes and mean annual precipitation: an application for design-storm estimation in northern central Italy, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 10, 589-601.
  56. Castellarin, A., R.M. Vogel, N.C. Matalas (2005): Probabilistic behavior of a regional envelope curve, Water Resources Research, 41, W06018, doi:10.1029/2004WR003042.
  57. Camorani, G., A. Castellarin, A. Brath (2005): Effects of land-use changes on the hydrologic response of reclamation systems, Physics and Chemestry of the Earth, 30, 561-574.
  58. Castellarin, A., R.M. Vogel, A. Brath (2004): A stochastic index flow model of flow duration curves, Water Resources Research, 40, W03104.
  59. Castellarin, A., G. Galeati, L. Brandimarte, A. Brath, A. Montanari (2004):Regional flow-duration curves: reliability for ungauged basins, Advances in Water Resources, 27(10), 953-965.
  60. Brath, A., A. Castellarin, A. Montanari (2003):Assessing the reliability of regional depth-duration-frequency equations for gaged and ungaged sites, Water Resources Research, 39(12), 1367.
  61. Brath, A., A. Castellarin, A. Montanari (2002): Assessing the effects of land-use changes on annual average soil losses, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 6(2), 255-265.
  62. Brath, A., A. Castellarin, A. Montanari (2001): At-site and regional assessment of the possible presence of non-stationarity in extreme rainfall in northern Italy, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (B), 26(9), 705-710.
  63. Castellarin, A., D.H. Burn, A. Brath (2001): Assessing the effectiveness of hydrological similarity measures for regional flood frequency analysis, Journal of Hydrology, 241(3-4), 270-285.
  64. Brath, A., A. Castellarin, M. Franchini, G. Galeati (2001): Estimating the index flood using indirect methods, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 46(3), 399-418, 2001.


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