What I Do


Director of Research at 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.

Cattani, E., O. Ferguglia, A. Merino, and V. Levizzani, 2021: Precipitation products’ inter-comparison over East and Southern Africa 1983-2017. Remote Sens., 13, 4419, doi:10.3390/rs13214419.

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.

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., 2021: Il libro delle nuvole. Manuale pratico e teorico per leggere il cielo. Il Saggiatore, Milano, ISBN 9788842826828, 240 pp.

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

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., D. Carnevale, V. Levizzani, and R. Rotunno, 2021: Role of moist and dry air advection in the development of Mediterranean Tropical-Like Cyclones (Medicanes). Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 147, 876-899, doi:10.1002/qj.3951.

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.

Roca, R., Z. S. Haddad, F. F. Akimoto, L. Alexander, A. Behrangi, G. J. Huffman, S. Kato, C. Kidd, P. E. Kirstetter, T. Kubota, C. D. Kummerow, T. S. L’Ecuyer, V. Levizzani, V. Maggioni, C. Massari, H. Masunaga, M. Schröder, F. J. Tapiador, F. J. Turk, and N. Utsumi, 2021: The Joint IPWG/GEWEX Precipitation Assessment. WCRP Report, 2/2021, World Climate Research Programme (WCRP): Geneva, Switzerland, 125 pp, doi:10.13021/gewex.precip


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