What I Do

Research

Director of Research at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC).

Teaching

Professor of Cloud Physics, University of Bologna, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Physics of the Earth System (FST).

Writing

Communicating science is very important. I edit and write books in English and Italian for specialists and the general public.

Fun

Life...apart from clouds. My hobbies are diverse. Gardening, music, books, arts, travel, photography...what else?

Publications

My publications.

News

New book Satellite Precipitation Measurement, Springer Nature

MDPI Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle Special Issue

Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. Special Issue on Advances in Remote Sensing of Rainfall and Snowfall

20-24 September, 2021. EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 2021. Web site

Recently published

Beck, H., N. Vergopolan, M. Pan, V. Levizzani, A. J. J. M. van Dijk, G. P. Weedon, L. Brocca, F. Pappenberger, G. J. Huffman, and E. F. Wood, 2020: Global-scale evaluation of 22 precipitation datasets using gauge observations and hydrological modeling. In: Satellite Precipitation Measurement. V. Levizzani, C. Kidd, D. B. Kirschbaum, C. D. Kummerow, K. Nakamura, and F. J. Turk, Eds., Advances in Global Change Research, 69, Springer Nature, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-030-35798-6, 625-653, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-35798-6_9.

Cattani, E., A. Merino, and V. Levizzani, 2020: Rainfall trends in East Africa from an ensemble of IR-based satellite products. In: Satellite Precipitation Measurement. V. Levizzani, C. Kidd, D. B. Kirschbaum, C. D. Kummerow, K. Nakamura, and F. J. Turk, Eds., Advances in Global Change Research, 69, Springer Nature, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-030-35798-6, 791-817, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-35798-6_17.

Davolio, S., S. Della Fera, S. Laviola, M. M. Miglietta, and V. Levizzani, 2020: Atmospheric river in the Mediterranean basin during the 29 October 2018 “Vaia” storm over Italy. Mon. Wea. Rev., 148, 3571-3588, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-20-0021.1.

Foufoula-Georgiu, E., C. Guilloteau, P. Nguyen, A. AghaKouchak, K.-L. Hsu, A. Busalacchi, F. J. Turk, C. Peters-Lidard, T. Oki, Q. Duan, W. Krajewski, R. Uijlenhoet, A. Barros, P. Kirstetter, W. Logan, T. Hogue, H. Gupta, and V. Levizzani, 2020: Advances in precipitation estimation, prediction and impact studies. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101(9), E1584–E1592, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0014.1.

Kidd, C., and V. Levizzani, 2019: Quantitative precipitation estimation from satellite observations. In: Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment – A Remote Sensing Approach. V. Maggioni, and C. Massari, Eds., Elsevier, Amsterdam, ISBN:978-0-12-814899-0, 3-39, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-814899-0.00001-8.

Kotsias, G., C. J. Lolis, N. Hatzianastassiou, V. Levizzani, and A. Bartzokas, 2020: On the connection between large-scale atmospheric circulation and winter GPCP precipitation over the Mediterranean region for the period 1980-2017. Atmos. Res., 233, 104714, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2019.104714.

Kummerow, C. D., S. Tanelli, N. Takahashi, K. Furukawa, M. Klein, and V. Levizzani, 2020: Plans for future missions. In: Satellite Precipitation Measurement. V. Levizzani, C. Kidd, D. B. Kirschbaum, C. D. Kummerow, K. Nakamura, and F. J. Turk, Eds., Advances in Global Change Research, 67, Springer Nature, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-030-24568-9, 99-119, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-24568-9_6.

Laviola, S., V. Levizzani, R. R. Ferraro, and J. Beauchamp, 2020: Hailstorm detection by satellite microwave radiometers. Remote Sens., 12, 621, doi:10.3390/rs12040621.

Laviola, S., G. Monte, V. Levizzani, R. R. Ferraro, and J. Beauchamp, 2020: A new method for hail detection from the GPM constellation: A prospect for a global hailstorm climatology. Remote Sens., 12, 3553, doi:10.3390/rs12213553.

Levizzani, V., and E. Cattani, 2019: Satellite remote sensing of precipitation and the terrestrial water cycle in a changing climate. Remote Sens., 11, 2301, doi:10.3390/rs11192301.

Levizzani, V., C. Kidd, D. B. Kirschbaum, C. D. Kummerow, K. Nakamura, and F. J. Turk, 2020: Satellite Precipitation Measurement. Vol. 1, Springer Nature, Cham, Advances in Global Change Research, 67, ISBN: 978-3-030-24567-2, 450 pp, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-24568-9.

Levizzani, V., C. Kidd, D. B. Kirschbaum, C. D. Kummerow, K. Nakamura, and F. J. Turk, 2020: Satellite Precipitation Measurement. Vol. 2, Springer Nature, Cham, Advances in Global Change Research, 69, ISBN: 978-3-030-35797-9, 712 pp, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-35798-6.

Miglietta, M. M., D. Carnevale, V. Levizzani, and R. Rotunno, 2020: Role of moist and dry air advection in the development of Mediterranean Tropical-Like Cyclones (Medicanes). Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., doi:10.1002/qj.3951.

Skofronick-Jackson, G., M. S. Kulie, L. Milani, S. J. Munchak, N. B. Wood, and V. Levizzani, 2019: Satellite estimation of falling snow: A Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory perspective. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 58, 1429-1448, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0124.1.

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