What I Do


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

CV & Publications

My curriculum vitae.

My publications.


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


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


Recently published

Bracci, A., L. Baldini, N. Roberto, E. Adirosi, M. Montopoli, C. Scarchilli, P. Grigioni, V. Ciardini, V. Levizzani, and F. Porcù, 2022: Quantitative precipitation estimation over Antarctica using different Ze-SR relationships based on snowfall classification combining ground observations. Remote Sens., 14(1), 82, doi:10.3390/rs14010082.

Davolio, S., M. Vercellino, M. M. Miglietta, L. Drago Pitura, S. Laviola, and V. Levizzani, 2023: Heavy precipitation over the Alps and the influence of an atmospheric river. Wea. Climate Extremes, 39(7), 100542, doi:10.1016/j.wace.2022.100542.

De Martin, F., S. Davolio, M. M. Miglietta, and V. Levizzani, 2024: A conceptual model for the development of tornadoes in the complex orography of the Po Valley. Mon. Wea. Rev., 152, 1357-1377, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-23-0222.1.

De Martin, F., S. Davolio, M. M. Miglietta, e V. Levizzani, 2024: Un modello concettuale per lo sviluppo di tornado in Pianura Padana. AISAM Newsletter, 18, 14-17.

Kidd, C., and V. Levizzani, 2022: Satellite rainfall estimation. In: Rainfall: Modeling, Measurement and Applications. R. Morbidelli, Ed., Elsevier, Amsterdam, 135-169, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-822544-8.00005-6.

Laviola, S., G. Monte, E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani, 2023: How hail hazards are changing around the Mediterranean. Eos, 104, doi:10.1029/2023EO230070.

Levizzani, V., 2022: Piccolo manuale per cercatori di nuvole. Il Saggiatore, Milano, ISBN 9788842831846, 184 pp.

Levizzani, V., 2024: Quando fuori piove - Storia e futuro della pioggia. Il Saggiatore, Milano, ISBN 9788842833635, 296 pp.

Levizzani, V., 2024: Satelliti per osservare le nubi. Sapere, 3(5), 34-38.

Levizzani, V., and C. Kidd, 2023: Precipitation. In: Satellites for Atmospheric Sciences 2: Meteorology, Climate and Atmospheric Composition, T. Phulpin, D. Renaut, H. Roquet and C. Camy-Peyret, Eds., Wiley ISTE, ISBN 978-1-78945-141-2, 287-305.

Marra, F., V. Levizzani, and E. Cattani, 2022: Changes in extreme daily precipitation over Africa: insights from a non asymptotic statistical approach. J. Hydrol. X, 16, 100130, doi:10.1016/j.hydroa.2022.100130.

Miglietta, M. M., F. Buscemi, S. Dafis, A. Papa, A. Tiesi, D. Conte, S. Davolio, E. Flaounas, V. Levizzani, and R. Rotunno, 2023: A high-impact meso-beta vortex in the Adriatic Sea. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 149, 637-656, doi:10.1002/qj.4432.

Siena, M., V. Levizzani, and F. Marra, 2023: A method to derive satellite-based extreme precipitation return levels in poorly gauged areas. J. Hydrol., 626, 130295, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.130295.


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