Dr. Vincenzo Levizzani FRMetS

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC)
Director of Research
via Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna, Italy
Phone: +39-051-6398015


Professor of Cloud Physics
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Physics of the Earth System
University of Bologna

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(last updated 21 September, 2019)

Journal Editor

Atmospheric Research, Associate Editor.

Remote Sensing, Section Editor in Chief "Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle".

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Born 7 June 1957 in Formigine (MO), Italy. Doctor in Physics, University of Modena.

Research Assistant at the Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences of the University of California, Los Angeles, 1981-82.

Research scientist of the Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Lower and Upper Atmosphere (CNR-FISBAT), 1985-1998.

Research scientist at CNR's Institute of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CNR-ISAO) in Bologna, January 1999 - December 2001.

Professor of Cloud Physics, Univ. of Bologna, Physics Dept., 2004-present.

Visiting Scientist at EUMETSAT, Meteorological Division, 1998-2001.

Member of the Coordination and Implementation Group of the Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP), 1996-2000.

Associate Editor of Atmospheric Research.

Coordinator of the 5th Framework European Project EURAINSAT (EVG1-CT-2000-00030) - European satellite rainfall analysis and monitoring at the geostationary scale, 2001-2003.

Co-Chairman with Prof. Keith Browning of EUMETSAT Applications Expert Group on Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting, 2000-2001.

Co-Chairman with Dr. Arnold Gruber of the International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2001-2004.

Member of the EC-NASA Earth Science Working Group, 2001.

Member of the Core Group of the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL), 2002-2016.

Member of the Working Group on Data Management of the Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX) of WMO, 2003-2006.

Member of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP) of the International Association for Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), 2004-2012.

Chairman of the GEWEX Working Group on Precipitation Radar Networks (WGPRN) of WMO, 2006-2013.

Chairman of the Science Application Group of EUMETSAT's Post-EPS sensor MetImage, 2009-present.

Member of the GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP), 2012-2014.

Member of ESA's Mission Advisory Group of the Geosounder mission, 2013-2017.

Member of WMO's Commission on Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), 2013-2015.

Member of the Hydrologic Research Awards Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), 2015-2018.

Co-chair GK-2A Satellite Algorithm Review Team of the Korean Meteorological Administration, 2015-2018.

Italian Representative with WMO's Commission on Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), 2017-2018.