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

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New papers

Braud I, M Borga, J Gourley, M Hürlimann, M Zappa, F Gallart. 2016. Flash floods, hydro-geomorphic response and risk management (Editorial). Journal of Hydrology, Volume 541, Part A, Pages 1–5

Gehring E, Pezzatti BG, Krebs P, Mazzoleni S, Zappa M, Conedera M. 2016.  The influence of site characteristics on the leaf-to-sapwood area relationship in chestnut trees (Castanea sativa Mill.). Trees, 30(6), 2217-2226. Andres N, Lieberherr G, Sideris IV, Jordan F, Zappa M. 2016. From calibration to real-time operations: an assessment of three precipitation benchmarks for a Swiss river system. Met. Apps, 23: 448–461. doi: 10.1002/met.1569

Antonetti M, Buss R, Scherrer S, Margreth M, Zappa M. 2016. Mapping dominant runoff processes: an evaluation of different approaches using similarity measures and synthetic runoff simulations, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2929-2945, doi:10.5194/hess-20-2929-2016




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: +41 44 739 2433
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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