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

and

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


Publications since 2000


In preparation, in press or undergoing review

Kotsias, G., C. J. Lolis, N. Hatzianastassiou, V. Levizzani, and A. Bartzokas, 2019: On the connection between large-scale atmospheric circulation and winter GPCP precipitation over the Mediterranean region for the period 1980-2017. Submitted to Atmos. Res..


2019

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.

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.

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.


2018

Cattani, E., A. Merino, J. A. Gujarro, and V. Levizzani, 2018: East Africa rainfall trends and variability 1983-2015 using three long-term satellite products. Remote Sens., 10, 931, doi:10.3390/rs10060931.

Levizzani, V., C. Kidd, K. Aonashi, R. Bennartz, R. R. Ferraro, G. J. Huffman, R. Roca, F. J. Turk, and N.-Y. Wang, 2018: The activities of the International Precipitation Working Group. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 144(S1), 3-15, doi:10.1002/qj.3214.

Wenhaji Ndomeni, C., E. Cattani, A. Merino, and V. Levizzani, 2018: An observational study of the variability of East African rainfall with respect to sea surface temperature and soil moisture. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 144(S1), 384-404, doi:10.1002/qj.3255.


2017

Beck, H. E., A. I. J. M. van Dijk, V. Levizzani, J. Schellekens, and A. de Roo, 2017: MSWEP: 3-hourly 0.25º global gridded precipitation (1979-2014) by merging gauge, satellite, and reanalysis data. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 589-615, doi:10.5194/hess-21-589-2017.

Beck, H. E., N. Vergopolan, M. Pan, V. Levizzani, A. I. J. M. van Dijk, G. Weedon, L. Brocca, F. Pappenberger, G. J. Huffman, and E. F. Wood, 2017: Global-scale evaluation of 22 precipitation datasets using gauge observations and hydrological modeling. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6201-6217, doi:10.5194/hess-2017-508.

Levizzani, V., 2017: Nubi, precipitazioni e satelliti. Riv. Meteor. Aeronautica, 1, 5-18.

Miglietta, M. M., D. Cerrai, S. Laviola, E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani, 2017: Potential vorticity patterns in Mediterranean “hurricanes”. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 2537-2545, doi:10.1002/2017GL072670.

Tapiador, F. J., A. Navarro, V. Levizzani, E. García-Ortega, G. J. Huffman, C. Kidd, P. A. Kucera, C. D. Kummerow, H. Masunaga, W. A. Petersen, R. Roca, J.-L. Sánchez, W.-K. Tao, and F. J. Turk, 2017: Global precipitation measurements for validating climate models. Atmos. Res., 197, 1-20, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.06.021.


2016

Cattani, E., A. Merino, and V. Levizzani, 2016: Evaluation of monthly satellite-derived precipitation products over East Africa. J. Hydrometeor., 17, 2555-2573, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-0042.1.


Gascón, E., S. Laviola, A. Merino, and M. M. Miglietta, 2016: Analysis of a localized flash-flood event over the central Mediterranean. Atmos. Res., 182, 256-268, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.08.007.


Hatzianastassiou, N., C. D. Papadimas, C. J. Lolis, A. Bartzokas, V. Levizzani, J. Pnevmatikos, and V. Katsoulis, 2016: Spatial and temporal variability of precipitation over the Mediterranean Basin based on 32-year satellite Global Precipitation Climatology Project data. Part I: Evaluation and climatological patterns. Int. J. Climatol., 36, 4741-4754, doi:10.1002/joc.4666.

Hatzianastassiou, N., C. D. Papadimas, C. J. Lolis, A. Bartzokas, V. Levizzani, J. Pnevmatikos, and V. Katsoulis, 2016: Spatial and temporal variability of precipitation over the Mediterranean Basin based on 32-year satellite Global Precipitation Climatology Project data. Part II: Inter-annual variability and trends. Int. J. Climatol., 36, 4755-4766, doi:10.1002/joc.4665.

Huffman, G. J., R. Ferraro, C. Kidd, V. Levizzani, and F. J. Turk, 2016: Requirements for a robust precipitation constellation. 14th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, MicroRad 2016, Espoo, 11-14 Apr., doi: 10.1109/MICRORAD.2016.7530500.


2015

Kucera, P. A., and V. Levizzani, 2015: Editorial Special Issue 6th Workshop of the International Precipitation Working Group. Atmos. Res., 163, 1, doi:10.1016/j.atmos.res.2015.04.013.


Laviola, S., J. Dong, C. Kongoli, H. Meng, R. Ferraro, and V. Levizzani, 2015: An intercomparison of two passive microwave algorithms for snowfall detection over Europe. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Symp., 886-889, doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7325907.


Levizzani, V., 2015: L'utilizzo dei satelliti per il monitoraggio meteo. Ecoscienza, 3, 66.


Tapiador, F. J., S. Kacimi, M. de Castro, V. Levizzani, D. Katsanos, and E. García-Ortega, 2015: Editorial Precipitation science: Observations, retrievals, and modeling. Adv. Meteor., doi:10.1155/2015/843403.



2014


2013

Costa, M. J., and V. Levizzani, 2013: Editorial - GCGW-2011. Atmos. Res., 127, 116.


Kucera, P. A., E. E. Ebert, F. J. Turk, V. Levizzani, D. Kirschbaum, F. J. Tapiador, A. Loew, and M. Borsche, 2013: Precipitation from space: Advancing Earth system science. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 365-375.


Laviola, S., V. Levizzani, E. Cattani, and C. Kidd, 2013: The 183-WSL fast rainrate retrieval algorithm. Part II: Validation using ground radar measurements. Atmos. Res., 134, 77-86.

Levizzani, V., 2013: I satelliti e il clima. In: Il mutamento climatico - Processi naturali e intervento umano. A. Provenzale, Ed., il Mulino, 205-222, ISBN 978-88-15-24639-4.


Levizzani, V., S. Laviola, E. Cattani, and M. J. Costa, 2013: Extreme precipitation on the Island of Madeira on 20 February 2010 as seen by satellite passive microwave sounders. European J. Remote Sensing, 46, 475-489.


Miglietta, M. M., S. Laviola, A, Malvaldi, D. Conte, V. Levizzani, and C. Price, 2013: Analysis of tropical-like cyclone over the Mediterranean Sea through a combined modeling and satellite approach. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 2400-2405, doi:10.1002/grl.50432.


Mugnai, A., D. Casella, E. Cattani, S. Dietrich, F. Di Paola, S. Laviola, V. Levizzani, G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò, D. Biron, L. De Leonibus, D. Melfi, P. Rosci, A. Vocino, F. Zauli, S. Puca, A. Rinollo, L. Milani, F. Porcù, and F. Gattari, 2013: The precipitation products from the Hydrology SAF. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 1959-1981.


Rinollo, A., G. Vulpiani, S. Puca, P. Pagliara, J. Kanák, E. Lábo, L. Okon, E. Roulin, P. Baguis, E. Cattani, S. Laviola, and V. Levizzani, 2013: Definition and impact of a quality index for radar-based reference measurements in the H-SAF precipitation product validation. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2695-2705.


2012

Laviola, S., V. Levizzani, E. Cattani, and C. Kidd, 2012: First validation of retrieved rain rates and snow cover mask of the 183-WSL retrieval method. IEEE Proc. MicroRad 2012, 12th Specialist Meeting of Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, Villa Mondragone, 5-9 Mar., doi:10.1109/MicroRad.2012.6185242.

Levizzani, V., and A. Provenzale, 2012: Water cycle science. Public Service Review, 15, 134-135.

Thiemig, V., R. Rojas, M. Zambrano-Bigiarini, V. Levizzani, and A. De Roo, 2012:Validation of satellite-based precipitation products over sparsely-gauged African river basins. J. Hydrometeor., 13, 1760-1783.


2011

Conte, D., M. M. Miglietta, and V. Levizzani, 2011: Analysis of instability indexes during the development of a Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone using MSG-SEVIRI products and the LAPS model. Atmos. Res., 101, 264-279.

Kidd, C., and V. Levizzani, 2011: Status of satellite precipitation retrievals. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1109-1116.

Laing, A. G., R. E. Carbone, and V. Levizzani, 2011: Cycles and propagation of deep convection over equatorial Africa. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 2832-2853.

Laviola, S., 2011: Validation and evaluation of different AVHRR and AMSU/MHS based precipitation retrieval algorithms. Nowcasting-SAF Visiting Scientist Activity Final Report, EUMETSAT-SMHI, 35 pp.

Laviola, S., and V. Levizzani, 2011: The 183-WSL fast rainrate retrieval algorithm. Part I: Retrieval design. Atmos. Res., 99, 443-461.

Laviola, S., A. Moscatello, M. Miglietta, E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani, 2011: Satellite and numerical model investigation of two heavy rain events over Central Mediterranean. J. Hydrometeor., 12, 634-649.

Levizzani, V., 2011: Pioggia e neve dallo spazio. Darwin, 42, 42-47.

Levizzani, V., S. Laviola, and E. Cattani, 2011: Detection and measurement of snowfall from space. Remote Sensing, 3(1), 145-166.

Su, Z., R. A. Roebeling, J. Schulz, I. Holleman, V. Levizzani, W. J. Timmermans, H. Rott, N. Mognard-Campbell, R. de Jeu, W. Wagner, M. Rodell, M. S. Salama, G. N. Parodi, and L. Wang, 2011: Observation of hydrological processes using remote sensing. In: Treatise on Water Science, P. Wilderer, Ed., Academic Press, Oxford, ISBN: 978-0-444-53193-3, 2, 351-399.


2010

Conte, D., M. M. Miglietta, A. Moscatello, S. Albers, and V. Levizzani, 2010: A GIS approach to ingest Meteosat Second Generation data into the Local Analysis and Prediction System. Environ. Model. Softw., 25, 1064-1074, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.03.023.

Costa, M. J., R. Salgado, D. Santos, V. Levizzani, D. Bortoli, A. M. Silva, and P. Pinto, 2010: Modelling of orographic precipitation over Iberia: a springtime case study. Adv. Geosci., 25, 103-110, doi:10.5194/adgeo-25-103-2010.

De Bellis, A., V. Pavan, e V. Levizzani, 2010: Climatologia e variabilità interannuale della neve sull´Appennino Emiliano-Romagnolo. Quaderno Tecnico ARPA-SIMC, 19/2010, 117 pp.

Flossmann, A., V. Levizzani, and P. K. Wang, 2010: On the fundamental role of Hans Pruppacher for cloud physics and cloud chemistry. Atmos. Res., 97(4), 393-395, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.06.003.

Kidd, C., R. R. Ferraro, and V. Levizzani, 2010: The Fourth International Precipitation Working Group Workshop. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 1095-1099, doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2871.1.

Kidd, C., V. Levizzani, and S. Laviola, 2010: Quantitative precipitation estimation from Earth observation satellites. In: Rainfall: State of the science, F. Testik and M. Gebremichael, Eds., AGU, Geophysical Monograph Series, 191, ISBN 978-0-87590-481-8, 127-158.

Laviola, S., and V. Levizzani, 2010: Passive microwave remote sensing of rain from satellite sensors. In: Advanced microwave and millimeter wave technologies semiconductor devices circuits and systems, M. Mukherjee, Ed., Intech, 549-572.

Levizzani, V., F. Pinelli, M. Pasqui, S. Melani, A. G. Laing, and R. E. Carbone, 2010: A 10-year climatology of warm-season cloud patterns over Europe and the Mediterranean from Meteosat IR observations. Atmos. Res., 97(4), 555-576, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.05.014.

Melani, S., M. Pasqui, F. Guarnieri, A. Antonini, A. Ortolani, and V. Levizzani, 2010: Rainfall variability associated with the summer African monsoon: A satellite study. Atmos. Res., 97(4), 601-618, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.05.004.


2009

Cattani, E., F. Torricella, S. Laviola, and V. Levizzani, 2009: On the statistical relationship between cloud optical and microphysical characteristics and rainfall intensity for convective storms over the Mediterranean. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 2135-2142.

Kidd, C, and V. Levizzani, 2009: Status of satellite precipitation retrievals. Proc Conf on Earth Observation and water cycle science: Towards a multimission observation strategy, ESA, Frascati, 18-20 Nov., ESA-SP-674, ISBN 978-92-9221-238-4.

Kidd, C., V. Levizzani, F. J. Turk, and R. R. Ferraro, 2009: Satellite precipitation measurements for water resource monitoring. J. Amer. Water Resources Ass., 45, 567-579.

Kidd, C., V. Levizzani, and P. Bauer, 2009: A review of satellite meteorology and climatology at the start of the twenty-first century. Progr. Phys. Geog., 33(4), 474-489.

Laviola, S., and V. Levizzani, 2009: Observing precipitation by means of water vapor absorption lines: A first check of the retrieval capabilities of the 183-WSL rain retrieval method. Italian J. Remote Sensing, 41(3), 39-49.

Laviola, S., and V. Levizzani, 2009: Rain retrieval using 183 GHz absorption lines. Proc. 4th Int. Precipitation Working Group Workshop, Beijing, 13-17 Oct., EUMETSAT P.54, ISBN 978-92-9110-085-9, 233-243.

Melani, S., M. Pasqui, A. Antonini, A. Ortolani, and V. Levizzani, 2009: The synergy of GEO-LEO satellite observations in analysing enhanced-V features on top of severe storms. 5th European Conf. Severe Storms, Landshut, 12-16 Oct.

Michaelides, S., V. Levizzani, E. N. Anagnostou, P. Bauer, T. Kasparis, and J. E. Lane, 2009: Precipitation: measurement, remote sensing, climatology and modeling. Atmos. Res., 94, 512-533.

Cattani, E., F. Torricella, S. Laviola, and V. Levizzani, 2009: On the statistical relationship between the optical and microphysical characteristics of warm topped clouds from AVHRR and the rainfall intensity derived from AMSU-B. Proc. 4th Int. Precipitation Working Group Workshop, Beijing, 13-17 Oct., EUMETSAT P.54, ISBN 978-92-9110-085-9, 71-78.

Turk, F. J., B.-J. Sohn, H.-J. Oh, E. E. Ebert, V. Levizzani, and E. A. Smith, 2009: Validating a rapid-update satellite precipitation analysis across telescoping space and time scales. Meteor. Atmos. Phys., 105(1-2), 99-108.


2008

Casazza, M., F. Prodi, F. Torricella, C. Caracciolo, E. Santi, and A. Piano, 2008: Contemporary ground-based and satellite precipitating system characterization for desertification studies in Southern Italy. Ann. Geophys., 26, 1851-1864.

Gruber, A., and V. Levizzani, Eds., 2008: Assessment of global precipitation products. WCRP Series Report No. 128 and WMO TD-No. 1430, 55 pp.

Kidd, C., T. Heinemann, V. Levizzani, and D. R. Kniveton, 2008: International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG): Inter-comparison of regional precipitation products. Proc. 2008 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conf., Darmstadt, 8-12 Sept., CD-ROM, EUMETSAT P. 52, ISBN 978-92-9110-082-8.

Laing, A. G., R. E. Carbone, V. Levizzani, and J. Tuttle, 2008: The propagation and diurnal cycles of deep convection in northern tropical Africa. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 134, 93-109.

Laviola, S., and V. Levizzani, 2008: Rain rate retrieval using the 183-WSL algorithm. Proc. 15th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, CD-ROM.

Laviola, S., and V. Levizzani, 2008: Rain retrieval using 183 GHz absorption lines. IEEE Proc. MicroRad 2008, 10th Specialist Meeting of Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, Firenze, 11-14 Mar., doi: 10.1109/MICRAD.2008.4579505.

Laviola, S., and V. Levizzani, 2008: Rain rate retrieval using the 183-WSL algorithm. Proc. 2008 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conf., Darmstadt, 8-12 Sept., CD-ROM, EUMETSAT P. 52, ISBN 978-92-9110-082-8.

Lensky, I. M., and V. Levizzani, 2008: Estimation of precipitation from space-based platforms. In: Precipitation: Advances in measurement, estimation and prediction. S. Michaelides, Ed., Springer, 195-217.

Levizzani, V., 2008: Satellite clouds and precipitation observations for meteorology and climate. In: Hydrological Modelling and water cycle. Coupling of the atmospheric and hydrological models. S. Sorooshian, K.-L. Hsu, E. Coppola, B. Tomassetti, M. Verdecchia, G. Visconti, Eds., Springer, 49-68.

Levizzani, V., F. Pinelli, R. Ginnetti, S. Melani, M. Pasqui, A. Ortolani, A. G. Laing, and R. E. Carbone, 2008: Variability of warm season convective clouds over Europe and the Mediterranean. Proc. 15th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, CD-ROM.

Melani, S., A. Antonini, M. Pasqui, A. Ortolani, V. Levizzani, and R. Ginnetti, 2008: A satellite and model study of rainfall associated with the West African Monsoon. Proc. 15th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, CD-ROM.

Torricella, F., E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani, 2008: Rain area delineation by means of multispectral cloud characterization from satellite. Adv. Geosci., 17, 43-47.


2007

Cattani, E., S. Melani, V. Levizzani, and M. J. Costa, 2007: The retrieval of cloud top properties using VIS-IR channels. In: Measuring precipitation from space - EURAINSAT and the future. V. Levizzani, P. Bauer, and F. J. Turk, Eds., Springer, 79-96.

Costa, M. J., E. Cattani, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2007: Cloud microphysical properties retrieval during intense biomass burning events over Africa and Portugal. In: Measuring precipitation from space - EURAINSAT and the future. V. Levizzani, P. Bauer, and F. J. Turk, Eds., Springer, 97-111.

Kidd, C., R. R. Ferraro, F. J. Turk, P. Bauer, V. Levizzani, E. E. Ebert, and J. Janowiak, 2007: The International Precipitation Working Group. Proc. 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conf. & 15th AMS Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amsterdam, 24-28 Sept., CD-ROM EUMETSAT P.50, ISBN 92-9110-079-X, ISSN 1011-3932.

Laing, A., R. E. Carbone, and V. Levizzani, 2007: Diagnosing the precipitation cycles over Africa and Europe from satellite data. Proc. 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conf. & 15th AMS Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amsterdam, 24-28 Sept., CD-ROM EUMETSAT P.50, ISBN 92-9110-079-X, ISSN 1011-3932.

Levizzani, V., and A. Gruber, 2007: The International Precipitation Working Group: a bridge towards operational applications. In: Measuring precipitation from space - EURAINSAT and the future. V. Levizzani, P. Bauer, and F. J. Turk, Eds., Springer, 705-712.

Levizzani, V., P. Bauer, and F. J. Turk (Eds.), 2007: Measuring precipitation from space - EURAINSAT and the future. Springer, Dordrecht, Advances in Global Change Research, 28, 722 pp.

Levizzani, V., R. E. Carbone, R. Ginnetti, A. G. Laing, M. Masotti, S. Melani, and M. Pasqui, 2007: Climatologia di nubi precipitanti nella stagione calda: Primi risultati sull'Europa e il Mediterraneo. In: Clima e Cambiamenti Climatici - Le attività di ricerca del CNR. B. Carli, G. Cavarretta, M. Colacino, and S. Fuzzi, Eds., CNR, ISBN 978-88-8080-075-0, 113-116.

Melani, S., M. Pasqui, B. Gozzini, F. Guarnieri, A. Ortolani, A. Antonini, V. Levizzani, and R. Ginnetti, 2007: Observed and model-simulated intraseasonal WAM variability for the 2005 rainy season. Proc. 2007 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conf. & 15th AMS Conf. on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Amsterdam, 24-28 Sept., CD-ROM EUMETSAT P.50, ISBN 92-9110-079-X, ISSN 1011-3932.

Smith, A., G. Asrar, Y. Furuhama, A. Ginati, C. Kummerow, V. Levizzani, A. Mugnai, K. Nakamura, R. Adler, V. Casse, M. Cleave, M. Debois, J. Durning, J. Entin, P. Houser, T. Iguchi, R. Kakar, J. Kaye, M. Kojima, D. Lettenmaier, M. Luther, A. Mehta, P. Morel, T. Nakazawa, S. Neeck, K. Okamoto, R. Oki, G. Raju, M. Shepherd, E. Stocker, J. Testud, and E. Wood, 2007: International Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) program and mission: An overview. In: Measuring precipitation from space - EURAINSAT and the future. V. Levizzani, P. Bauer, and F. J. Turk, Eds., Springer, 611-653.

Tapiador, F. J., C. Kidd, V. Levizzani, and F. S. Marzano, 2007: Neural network tools for satellite rainfall estimation. In: Measuring precipitation from space - EURAINSAT and the future. V. Levizzani, P. Bauer, and F. J. Turk, Eds., Springer, 149-161.

Torricella, F., V. Levizzani, and F. J. Turk, 2007: Application of a blended MW-IR rainfall algorithm to the Mediterranean. In: Measuring precipitation from space - EURAINSAT and the future. V. Levizzani, P. Bauer, and F. J. Turk, Eds., Springer, 497-507.


2006

Cattani, E., M. J. Costa, F. Torricella, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2006: Influence of the aerosol particles from biomass burning on cloud microphysical properties and radiative forcing. Atmos. Res., 82, 310-327.

Cattani, E., M. J. Costa, F. Torricella, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2006: Cloud radiative forcing from SEVIRI data: possible effects of air pollutions. Proc. 2005 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conf., Dubrovnik, 19.-23 Sept. 2005, EUMETSAT P.46, 474-481.

Celano, M., P. P. Alberoni, V. Levizzani, and A. R. Holt, 2006: Analysis of severe convective events from two operational dual polarisation Doppler radars. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 6, 397-405.

Costa, M. J., B.-J. Sohn, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2006: Radiative forcing of Asian dust determined from the synergized GOME and GMS satellite data - A case study. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 84, 85-95.

Gruber, A., and V. Levizzani, 2006: Assessment shows no trend in global precipitation. GEWEX Bull., 16(4), 6-8.

Kästner, M., F. Torricella, and S. Davolio, 2006: Intercomparison of satellite-based and model-based rainfall analyses. Meteor. Appl., 13, 213-223.

Levizzani, V., 2006: Precipitation measurements from space. European Conf. on Antenna and Propagation (EUCAP 2006) Proc. CD-ROM, 13, ESA SP-626, ISBN 92-9092-937-5.

Levizzani, V., 2006: Il ciclo dell'acqua e l'atmosfera: stato delle conoscenze e problemi aperti. Boll. Geo., Anno XXIX, No. 1-4, 69-83.

Levizzani, V., R. Ginnetti, A. G. Laing, and R. E. Carbone, 2006: Warm season precipitation climatology: first European results. Adv. Geosci., 7, 15-18.

Mugnai, A., B. Bizzarri, F. Di Paola, S. Dietrich, V. Levizzani, and F. Torricella, 2006: Unified framework for precipitation retrieval and analysis by means of multisensor satellite observations and cloud model simulations: Application to H-SAF. Proc. The 2006 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conf., Helsinki, Finland, 12 - 16 June, CD-ROM EUMETSAT P.48, ISBN 92-9110-076-5, ISSN 1011-3932.

Torricella, F., E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani, 2006: Exploitation of cloud top characterization from three-channel IR measurements in a physical PMW rain retrieval algorithm. Adv. Geosci., 7, 19-23.


2005

Galletti, M., P. P. Alberoni, V. Levizzani, and M. Celano, 2005: Assessment and tuning of the behaviour of a microphysical characterization scheme. Adv. Geosci., 2, 145-150.

Marzano. F.S., D. Cimini, E. Coppola, M. Verdecchia, V. Levizzani, F. Tapiador, and F. J. Turk, 2005: Satellite radiometric remote sensing of rainfall fields: multi-sensor retrieval techniques at geostationary scale. Adv. Geosci., 2, 267-272.


2004

Cattani, E., M. J. Costa, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2004: Satellite observation and radiative modeling of the influence of aerosol particles from biomass burning on cloud microphysical properties. Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, Bologna, 18-23 July, 32-34.

Costa, M. J., A. M. Silva, and V. Levizzani, 2004;: Aerosol characterization and direct radiative forcing assessment over the ocean.Part I: Methodology and sensitivity analysis. J. Appl. Meteor., 43, 1799-1817.

Costa, M. J., V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2004: Aerosol characterization and direct radiative forcing assessment over the ocean.Part II: Application to test cases and validation. J. Appl. Meteor., 43, 1818-1833.

Costa, M. J., E. Cattani, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2004: Cloud properties derived from SEVIRI and MODIS: A comparison study. Proc. 2004 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conf., Prague, 31 May - 4 June, 145-151.

Costa, M. J., E. Cattani, A. M. Silva, and V. Levizzani, 2004: Satellite derived cloud properties relevant for cloud radiative forcing: a case study of interaction between clouds and dust aerosol particles. Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, Bologna, 18-23 July, 47-50.

Galletti, M., P. P. Alberoni, and V. Levizzani, 2004: Assessment and tuning of the behavior of a microphysical characterization scheme based on radar polarimetric variables. Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, Bologna, 18-23 July, 771-774.

Galli, C., M. Nardino, V. Levizzani, and T. Georgiadis, 2004: Radiative energy partition and cloud radiative forcing at a Po valley site. Atmos. Res., 72, 329-351.

Laing, A. G., R. E. Carbone, and V. Levizzani, 2004: Developing a warm season climatology of precipitating systems in Africa. Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, Bologna, 18-23 July, 1806-1807.

Laing, A. G; R. E. Carbone, and V. Levizzani, 2004: Developing a climatology of convective precipitation patterns in Africa. AMS Conf. Satellite Meteorol. Oceanogr., 13, CD-ROM.

Levizzani, V., 2004: Satellite observation of clouds. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 303-306.

Levizzani, V., 2004: Satellite sensing of water in the atmosphere. In: Encyclopedia of Water Sciences. Marcel Dekker, Inc., DOI: 10.1081/E-EWS 120020401.

Levizzani, V., and A. Mugnai, 2004: Rainfall measurements from space: Where are we? Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, Bologna, 18-23 July, 1123-1126.

Levizzani, V., C. Adamo, P. P. Alberoni, A. Antonini, A. Battaglia, P. Bauer, A. Buzzi, D. Capacci, C. Caracciolo, E. Cattani, M. Celano, D. Cimini, M. J. Costa, S. Davolio, S. Dietrich, M. Fantini, D. E. Hinsman, S. di Michele, G. Giuliani, M. Kästner, A. Khain, C. Kidd, J. Kidd, D. Kniveton, R. Lahav, R. Layberry, I. Lensky, P. Malguzzi, S. Mantovani, F. S. Marzano, A. Maurizi, C. M. Medaglia, S. Melani, F. Meneguzzo, G. Messeri, A. Mugnai, S. Natali, A. Orlandi, A. Ortolani, G. Panegrossi, M. Pasqui, S. Pinori, V. Poli, F. Porcù, F. Prodi, J. F. W. Purdom, D. Rosenfeld, V. Sanderson, J. Schmetz, E. A. Smith, R. Solomon, J. Steinwagner, F. Tampieri, F. J. Tapiador, A. Tassa, F. Torricella, G. J. Tripoli, F. J. Turk, G. A. Vicente, and M. G. Villani, 2004: Precipitation estimation: from the RAO to EURAINSAT and beyond. Proc. 2nd MSG-RAO Meeting, Salzburg, 9-10 Sept., ESA-SP-582, 113-118.

Orlandi, A., A. Ortolani, F. Meneguzzo, F. Torricella, V. Levizzani, and F. J. Turk, 2004: Rainfall assimilation in RAMS by means of the Kuo parameterisation inversion: method and preliminary results. J. Hydrology, 288, 20-35.

Rosenfeld, D., E. Cattani, S. Melani, and V. Levizzani, 2004: Considerations on daylight operation of 1.6 μm vs 3.7 μm channel on NOAA and Metop satellites. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, 873-881.

Tapiador, F. J., C. Kidd, V. Levizzani, and F. S. Marzano, 2004: A neural networks-based PMW-IR fusion technique to derive half hourly rainfall estimates at 0.1° resolution. J. Appl. Meteor., 43, 576-594.

Tapiador, F. J., C. Kidd, V. Levizzani, and F. S. Marzano, 2004: A maximum entropy approach to satellite Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE). Int. J. Remote Sens., 25(21), 4629-4639.

Torricella, F., V. Levizzani, A. Ortolani, S. Melani, and A. Antonini, 2004: The Rapid Update satellite rainfall estimation method: operational setup documentation. European Commission Project MUSIC Report (EVK1-CT-2000-00058), 49 pp.

Torricella, F., V. Levizzani, and M. Celano, 2004<: pplications of a rainfall estimation technique based on MW and IR satellite data: assessment of reliability of instantaneous rain rate maps in the Mediterranean. Proc. 5th EGU Plinius Conf. on Mediterranean Storms, Ajaccio, J. Testud, A. Mugnai, and J.-F. Cantucci, Eds., 421-426.

Torricella, F., V. Levizzani, and V. Poli, 2004: Applications of PMW rainfall algorithms to Mediterranean area events. Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Clouds and Precipitation, Bologna, 18-23 July, 1171-1174.


2003

Cattani, E., M. J. Costa, F. Torricella, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2003:: Comparisons of cloud microphysical properties retrieved from different algorithms during aerosol transport events. Proc. 2003 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conf., Weimar, 29 Sept. - 3 Oct, 678-685.

Costa, M. J., E. Cattani, F. Torricella, A. M. Silva, and V. Levizzani, 2003: Cloud microphysical properties retrieved in the presence of strong aerosol transport events. Proc. 2003 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conf., Weimar, 29 Sept. - 3 Oct, 671-677.

Costa, M. J., A. M. Silva, and V. Levizzani, 2003: Aerosol characterization and direct radiative forcing estimation over the ocean from satellite observations. J. Aerosol Sci., 33, S1115-S1116.

Levizzani, V., 2003: Improving rainfall measurements. Image, 18, 4-5.

Levizzani, V., 2003: Satellite rainfall estimations: new perspectives for meteorology and climate from the EURAINSAT project. Annals of Geophysics, 46, 363-372.

Levizzani, V., D. Rosenfeld, E. Cattani, S. Melani, F. Torricella, and M. J. Costa, 2002: Multispectral observations of cloud top as a powerful tool for rainfall estimations. Proc. 1st IPWG Workshop, Madrid, 23-27 Sept., 153-158.

Melani,S., E.Cattani, V.Levizzani, M.Cervino, and F.Torricella, 2003: Radiative effects of simulated cirrus clouds on top of a deep convective storm in METEOSAT Second Generation SEVIRI channels. Meteor.Atmos.Phys., 83, 109-122.

Melani, S., E. Cattani, F. Torricella, and V. Levizzani, 2003: Characterization of plumes on top of a deep convective storm using AVHRR imagery and radiative transfer simulations. Atmos. Res., 67-68, 485-499.

Setvák, M., R. M. Rabin, C. A. Doswel III, and V. Levizzani, 2003: Satellite observations of convective storm top features in the 1.6 and 3.7/3.9 μm spectral bands. Atmos. Res., 67-68, 607-627.

Tapiador, F. J., C. Kidd, V. Levizzani, and F. S. Marzano, 2003: A neural network PMW/IR combined procedure for short term/small area rainfall estimates. Proc. 1st IPWG Workshop, Madrid, 23-27 Sept., 159-165.

Turk, F. J., E. E. Ebert, H.-J. Oh, B.-J. Sohn, V. Levizzani, E. A. Smith, R. Ferraro, 2003: Validation of an operational global precipitation analysis at short time scales. Proc. 1st IPWG Workshop, Madrid, 23-27 Sept., 217-240.


2002

Costa, M. J., M. Cervino, E. Cattani, F. Torricella, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2002: Lessons learnt from synergistic use of polar and geostationary satellite sensors for the retrieval of aerosol characteristics. Proc. SPIE Int. Symp. on Optical Science and Technology, S. Diego, CA, 29 Jul. - 3 Aug., 17-27.

Costa,M.J., M.Cervino, E.Cattani, F.Torricella, V.Levizzani, and A.M.Silva, 2002: Aerosol characterization and optical thickness retrievals using GOME and METEOSAT satellite data. Meteor.Atmos.Phys., 81, 289-298.

Levizzani, V., 2002: Clouds and rainfall by visible-infrared radiometry. In: Remote Sensing of Atmosphere and Ocean from Space, F. S. Marzano and G. Visconti, Eds., Kluwer Acad. Publ., Dordrecht (The Netherlands), 127-143.

Levizzani, V., and J. F. Turk, 2002: EURAINSAT: European satellite rainfall analysis and monitoring at the geostationary scale. Mediterranean Storms: Proc. 3rd EGS Plinius Conf. 2001, R. Deidda, A. Mugnai, and F. Siccardi, Eds., Publ. GNDCI 2560, 139-146.

Levizzani, V., R. Amorati, and F. Meneguzzo, 2002: A review of satellite-based rainfall estimation methods. European Commission Project MUSIC Report (EVK1-CT-2000-00058), 66 pp.

Nardino, M., U. Bonafé, F. Calzolari, T. Georgiadis, V. Levizzani, A. Orsini, F. Ravegnani, and G. Trivellone, 2002: Recent results from the Arctic Radiation and Turbulence Interaction STudy (ARTIST) project. Il Nuovo Cimento, 25 C, 219-232.


2001

Alberoni, P. P., V. Levizzani, M. S. Tesini, P. Mezzasalma, S. Costa, and R. Bechini, 2001: Mesoscale analysis of the October 1998 Friuli flood event. Mediterranean Storms: 2nd EGS Plinius Conf. 2000, A. Mugnai, F. Guzzetti, and G. Roth, Eds. Publ. GNDCI no. 2547, 163-173.

Bauer, P., S. Boxall, D. Briggs, T. Businaro, R. Casale, S. Condé, M. Cornaert, J. Hyyppa, R. Päivinen, M. Schouppe, C. Simmer, N. Soulakellis, and L. Wald, (Eds.), 2001: European Earth Observation Research and Applications on Environment. EO-Workshops Series, Brussels, 11-13 Sept., 192 pp.

Cervino, M., M. J. Costa, F. Torricella, E. Cattani, and V. Levizzani, 2001: Nuovi sensori satellitari per la meteorologia ed il clima: studio dell'aerosol atmosferico. In: Global Change - Studi delle Variazioni del Clima, degli Ecosistemi e delle Dimensioni Umane, R. Frassetto, Ed., CNR, Rome, 131.

Costa,S., P.Mezzasalma, V.Levizzani, P.P.Alberoni, and S.Nanni, 2001: Deep convection over northern Italy: synoptic and thermodynamic analysis, Atmos.Res., 56, 73-88.

Costa, M. J., M. Cervino, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2001: Impact of SEVIRI 1.6 micron channel on aerosol characterisation: a polar and geostationary data based method. Proc. The 2001 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conf., EUMETSAT, Antalya, 1-5 Oct., 77-83.

Gallino, S., M. Cervino, and V. Levizzani, 2001: Verification of Lokal-Modell cloudiness at CMIRL (Genova). COSMO Newsletter, 1, 64-68.

Georgiadis, T., M. Nardino, F. Calzolari, V. Levizzani, J. B. Ørbæk, S. Claes, and R. Pirazzini, 2001: Radiation and turbulence parameterisations at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard Islands. Mem. Natl. Inst. Polar Res. Japan, 54, 125-131.

Golding. B. W., S. Senesi, K. A. Browning, B. Bizzarri, W. Benesch, D. Rosenfeld, V. Levizzani, H. P. Rösli, U. Platt, T. E. Nordeng, J. T. Carmona, P. Ambrosetti, P. Pagano, M. Kurz, 2001: EUMETSAT position paper on observation requirements for nowcasting and very short range forecasting in 2015-2025. EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, 62 pp.

Levizzani, V., 2001: Satelliti e ambiente. Aria, Ambiente & Salute, 3, 1-7.

Levizzani,V., J.Schmetz, H.J.Lutz, J.Kerkmann, P.P.Alberoni, and M.Cervino, 2001: Precipitation estimations from geostationary orbit and prospects for METEOSAT Second Generation. Meteorol.Appl., 8, 23-41.

Levizzani, V., and all EURAINSAT scientists, 2001: Nuovi sensori satellitari per la meteorologia ed il clima: stima delle precipitazioni. In: Global Change - Studi delle Variazioni del Clima, degli Ecosistemi e delle Dimensioni Umane, R. Frassetto, Ed., CNR, Rome, 333-334.

Levizzani, V., P. Bauer, A. Buzzi, S. Davolio, D. E. Hinsman, C. Kidd, F. S. Marzano, F. Meneguzzo, A. Mugnai, J. P. V. Poiares Baptista, F. Porcù, F. Prodi, J. F. W. Purdom, D. Rosenfeld, J. Schmetz, E. A. Smith, F. Tampieri, F. J. Turk, and G. A. Vicente, 2001: EURAINSAT - Looking into the future of satellite rainfall estimations. Proc. The 2001 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conf., EUMETSAT, Antalya, 1-5 Oct., 375-384.

Levizzani, V., P. Bauer, A. Buzzi, D. Hinsman, A. Khain, C. Kidd, F. S. Marzano, F. Meneguzzo, A. Mugnai, J. P. V. Poiares Baptista, F. Prodi, J. F. W. Purdom, D. Rosenfeld, J. Schmetz, E. A. Smith, F. Tampieri, F. J. Turk, G. A. Vicente, 2001: EURAINSAT: European Satellite Rainfall Analysis and Monitoring at the Geostationary Scale. Prepr. 11th Conf. Satellite Meteorol. Oceanography, AMS, Madison, WI, 15-18 Oct., 650-653.

Nardino, M., F. Calzolari, T. Georgiadis, V. Levizzani, and R. Sozzi, 2001: Computation of the mixed layer height through the Gryning-Batchvarova model and comparison with experimental data during MAP-SOP. MAP Newsletter, 15, 156-159.

Sozzi, R., M. Nardino, T. Georgiadis, F. Rossi, and V. Levizzani, 2001: Parametrizzazione dell'altezza di rimescolamento di una piccola isola con un modello semplificato. Bollettino Geofisico, Anno XXIV, No. 3-4, 55-65.

Torricella,F., E.Cattani, M.Cervino, V.Levizzani, and M.J.Costa, 2001: Simulations of time-coincident, co-located measurements from ENVISAT-1 instruments for the characterization of tropospheric aerosol: a sensitivity study including cloud contamination effects. Atmos.Sci.Lett., 1, doi:10.1006/asle.2000.0021, http://www.academicpress.com/asl.


2000

Alberoni, P. P., V. Levizzani, P. Mezzasalma, S. Costa, and R. Rizzi, 2000/b: Impact of meteorological radar and satellite data onto mesoscale analyses. Mediterranean Storms - EGS Plinius Conf '99, P. Claps and F. Siccardi, Eds., Editoriale Bios, 545-556.

Alberoni,P.P., V.Levizzani, T.Paccagnella, P.Patruno, S.Costa, P.Mezzasalma, and D.Cesari, 2000 Geostationary satellite data assimilation for nowcasting purposes. Proc. The 2000 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conference, EUMETSAT, Bologna, 29 May - 2 June, 660-667.

Alberoni,P.P., V.Levizzani, R.Watson, A.Holt, S.Costa, P.Mezzasalma, and S.Nanni, 2000: The 18 June 1997 companion supercells: multiparametric Doppler radar analysis, Meteor.Atmos.Phys., 75, 101-120.

Amorati,R., P.P.Alberoni, V.Levizzani, and S.Nanni, 2000: IR-based satellite and radar rainfall estimates of convective storms over northern Italy. Meteorol.Appl., 7, 1-18.

Cervino,M., E.Cattani, F.Torricella, M.Mochi, D.Cerchia, P.Colandrea, M.Silvestri, and L.De Fusco, 2000:Synergistic use of MERIS and SCIAMACHY instruments on board of ENVISAT-1: a test case with simulated data. Proc. The 2000 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conference, EUMETSAT, Bologna, 29 May - 2 June, 436-442.

Cervino,M., V.Levizzani, C.Serafini, A.Bartoloni, M.Mochi, P.Colandrea, and B.Greco, 2000: Cloud fraction within GOME footprint using a refined cloud clearing algorithm. Adv.Space Res., 25(5), 993-996.

Cervino, M., F. Torricella, M. J. Costa, V. Levizzani, A. Bartoloni, M. Mochi, P. Colandrea, and E. Zappitelli, 2000: Validation of aerosol properties retrieved from GOME measurements. Proc. CD-ROM ERS-ENVISAT Symp., ESA, Göteborg, Sweden, 16-20 Oct.

Costa, M.J., M.Cervino, E.Cattani, F.Torricella, V.Levizzani, and A.M.Silva, 2000: An update of a GOME-METEOSAT method for aerosol optical thickness determination and classification. Proc. The 2000 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conference, EUMETSAT, Bologna, 29 May - 2 June, 420-427.

Costa, M. J., M.Cervino, E. Cattani, F. Torricella, V. Levizzani, and A. M. Silva, 2000: Tropospheric aerosol characterisation: from GOME towards an ENVISAT perspective. Proc. CD-ROM ERS-ENVISAT Symp., ESA, Göteborg, Sweden, 16-20 Oct.

Costa, S., P. Mezzasalma, P. P. Alberoni, and V. Levizzani, 2000: Mesoscale and radar analysis of the 30 June 1998 supercell. Phys.Chem.Earth B, 25, 1289-1291.

Levizzani, V., 2000: I nuovi satelliti meteo. Le Scienze Dossier - Il clima che cambia, 64-71.

Levizzani, V., 2000: I satelliti meteorologici tra passato e futuro. Ricerca & Futuro, 17, 45-47.

Levizzani, V., 2000: Satellite rainfall estimates: a look back and a perspective. Proc. The 2000 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conference, EUMETSAT, Bologna, 29 May - 2 June, 344-353.

Levizzani, V., P. P.Alberoni, P. Bauer, L. Bottai, A. Buzzi, E. Cattani, M. Cervino, P. Ciotti, M. J. Costa, S. Dietrich, B. Gozzini, A. Khain, C. Kidd, F. S. Marzano, F. Meneguzzo, S. Migliorini, A. Mugnai, F. Porcù, F. Prodi, R. Rizzi, D. Rosenfeld, L. Schanz, E. A. Smith, F. Tampieri, F. Torricella, J. F. Turk, G. A. Vicente, and G. Zipoli, 2000: Use of the MSG SEVIRI channels in a combined SSM/I, TRMM and geostationary IR method for rapid updates of rainfall. 1st MSG-RAO Workshop, ESA SP-452, 63-66.

Melani,S., E.Cattani, V.Levizzani, M.Cervino, F.Torricella, T.Rother, M.Hess, and K.Schmidt, 2000: Simulations of ice crystal optical properties and cloud top radiative structure of deep convective storms in the MSG SEVIRI VIS and IR channels. Proc. The 2000 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conference, EUMETSAT, Bologna, 29 May - 2 June, 291-298.

Nardino, M., F. Calzolari, T. Georgiadis, and V. Levizzani, 2000: Surface measurements during MAP-SOP: energy and radiation fluxes in Rondissone (Lago Maggiore Target Area). ICAM 2000 - 26th Int. Conf. on Alpine Meteorology, Österreichische Beiträge zu Meteorologie und Geophysik, Publ. Nr. 392 (CD-ROM), ISSN 1016-6254.

Nardino, M., R. Pirazzini, T. Georgiadis, V. Levizzani, T. Vihma, B. Cheng, J. Launiainen, F. Calzolari, F. Ravegnani, G. Trivellone, and U. Bonafé, 2000: Ground-based radiation and turbulence measurements at Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard): First data analysis and modelling. Polar Atmospheres, PAS-1, Polarnet Sci. Tech. Report Series, 92 pp.

Orsini, A., F.Calzolari, T.Georgiadis, V.Levizzani, M.Nardino, R.Pirazzini, R.Rizzi, R.Sozzi, and C.Tomasi, 2000: Parameterisation of surface radiation flux at an Antarctic site. Atmos.Res., 54, 245-261.

Pirazzini, R., S. Argentini, F. Calzolari, V. Levizzani, M. Nardino, A. Orsini, G. Trivellone, and T. Georgiadis, 2000: Study of the cloud radiative forcing at two Antarctic sites: Reeves Névé: and Dome Concordia. VIII Workshop on Antarctic Atmosphere, Bologna, 20-22 Ottobre, SIF, 151-162.

Santoleri,M., C.Ananasso, S.Argentini, R.Pirazzini, T.Vihma, M.Nardino, A.Orsini, F.Calzolari, T.Georgiadis, and V.Levizzani, 2000: A parameterization for surface and satellite data comparison over sea-ice and snow during the ARTIST project. Proc. IGARSS 2000 - The role of Remote Sensing in Managing the Global Environment, CD-ROM, Honolulu, Hawaii, 24-28 Jul.

Schmetz, J., K. Holmlund, V. Levizzani, and H. P. Roesli, 2000: On the use of rapid scans. 5th Int. Wind Workshop, Lorne, Australia, 28 Feb. - 3 Mar., 227-234.

Torricella,F., E.Cattani, M.Cervino, M.J.Costa, and V.Levizzani, 2000: Detection and characterisation of atmospheric aerosol using simulated measurements from ENVISAT-1 nadir viewing spectrometers. Proc. The 2000 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conference, EUMETSAT, Bologna, 29 May - 2 June, 428-435.

Turk, F. J., G. Rohaly, J. Hawkins, E. A. Smith, F. S. Marzano, A. Mugnai, and V. Levizzani, 2000: Meteorological applications of precipitation estimation from combined SSM/I, TRMM and geostationary satellite data. In: Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Earth's Surface and Atmosphere, P. Pampaloni and S. Paloscia Eds., VSP Int. Sci. Publisher, Utrecht (The Netherlands), 353-363.

Turk, F. J., G.Rohaly, J.Hawkins, E.A.Smith, A.Grose, F.S.Marzano, A.Mugnai, and V.Levizzani, 2000: Analysis and assimilation of rainfall from blended SSM/I, TRMM and geostationary satellite data. Prepr. 10th Conf. Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, AMS, Long Beach, CA, 9-14 Jan., 66-69.

Turk,F.J., J.Hawkins, E.A.Smith, F.S.Marzano, A.Mugnai, and V.Levizzani, 2000: Combining SSM/I, TRMM and infrared geostationary satellite data in a near-realtime fashion for rapid precipitation updates: advantages and limitations. Proc. The 2000 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conference, EUMETSAT, Bologna, 29 May - 2 June, 452-459.