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My researcher id on Thompson Scientific is C-1205-2009.

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Bogner K, Liechti K, Zappa M. 2016. Post-Processing of Stream Flows in Switzerland with an Emphasis on Low Flows and Floods. Water, 8(4), 115; doi:10.3390/w8040115

Jenicek M, Seibert J, Zappa M, Staudinger M,  Jonas T. 2016.
Importance of maximum snow accumulation for summer low flows in humid catchments, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 859-874, doi:10.5194/hess-20-859-2016

Vegas-Galdos F, Andres N, Zappa M, Lavado W, Hilker N. 2015. Simulación y caracterización del régimen natural de descargas diarias en los Andes del Sur del Perú – Región de Apurímac y Cuzco. Revista Peruana Geo-Atmosferica (4). 1-18. [Link]



Applied Research

Antonetti M, Scherrer S, Margreth M, Zappa M. 2016. Überprüfung eines prozessnahen Abflussbildungsmoduls auf der Hangskale und in klein- und mesoskaligen Gebieten, Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung. 36.16, S. 63-74.

Abderhalden A, Brändle J, Bernhard L, Zappa M. 2015. Wassernutzung im Engadin. In: Cratschla 2/2015, pp.18-21. Zernez. ISSN 1021-9706.

Dr. Massimiliano Zappa - Personal Homepage

Massimiliano Zappa
teamleader
Organisational unit Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements
Hydrological Forecasts
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi LG D 05
Contact Phone: +41447392433
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
Web / E-Mail http://www.wsl.ch/info/mitarbeitende/zappa

Research interests

  • Spatially distributed hydrological modelling
  • Hydrological extremes – from flash floods [Dossier Floods] to hydrological droughts [Dossier Drought]
  • Climate change impacts on water resources [Focus Climate change]
  • Operational hydrology (nowcasting and forecasting) [Teaser]
  • Catchment hydrology (including measurements)
  • Mountain hydrology

Education and professional development

  • Since January 2012: Deputy Head of the WSL Research Unit "Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements" and head of the Group “Hydrological Forecasts” of the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL.
  • Since September 2010: Deputy Head of the WSL Research Unit "Mountain Hydrology and Torrents"
  • Since 2010: Member of the management board of the Swiss Association for Hydrology and Limnology [SGHL]
  • Since July 2006: Head of the Group „Hydrological Extreme Events" in the Research Unit „Mountain Hydrology and Torrents“ of the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
  • Since January 2006: Scientific collaborator at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
  • August 2003 to December 2005: Postdoc at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
  • November 2002 to Juli 2003: Postdoc at the ETH Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Group "Regional climate and water cycle". [Link to IACETH]
  • May 1999 to October 2002: PhD at the ETH Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Group "Regional climate and water cycle". [Link to Diss-ETH 14895]
  • November 1994 to May 1999: Master studies at the ETH Department for Earth Sciences.  [Link to D-ERDW]
  • September 1990 to July 1994: High School in Mendrisio (Ticino). [Link to Liceo Mendrisio]

Ongoing Master Thesis

  • 2015: Melanie Jans -Sing Intensification of isotope sampling in streamflo and precipitation in Alptal: design and first evaluation,Prof. P. Molnar, - ETH Zürich.

Ongoing PhD-Projects

  • 2013-2016: Manuel Antonetti, Runoff generation during flash-floods, Prof. J. Seibert - University of Zürich
  • 2014-2016: Matthias Speich, Forest and hydrology change in Switzerland - A simulation study (tentative title), Prof. J. Kirchner - ETH Zürich (Joint PHD with the Dynamic Macroecology Group)
  • 2015-2018: Samuel Monhart: "Extended-range Hydrometeorological Ensemble Predictions for Improved Hydropower Operations and Revenues" (tentative title), Prof. Ch. Schär, ETH.

Completed PhD-Projects

  • 2009-2012: Käthi Liechti, Uncertainty Propagation in Operational Flash
    Flood Forecasting Systems,
    Prof. J. Seibert - University of Zürich
  • 2010-2014: Stefanie Jörg-Hess, Towards Operational Monthly Predictions of Critical Water Resources Anomalies in the Swiss Alps, Prof. S. Seneviratne - ETH Zürich

Researcher-ID

My researcher id on Thompson Scientific is C-1205-2009.

 

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