Roberto Ranzi

  1. RANZI, R. AND R. ROSSO, A physically based approach to modelling distributed snowmelt in a small alpine catchment, in: Snow Hydrology and Forests in High Alpine Areas, edited by H. Bergmann, H. Lang, W. Frey, D. Issler & B. Salm, IAHS Publ. no.205, pp.141-150, 1991.
  2. RANZI, R. AND R. ROSSO, A stokesian model of areal clear-sky direct radiation for mountainous terrain, Geophys. Res. Let., 20(24), 2893-2896, 1993. (ISI)
  3. RANZI, R. AND B. BACCHI, Analysis and forecasting of rainfall fields observed using radars, in: Advances in Distributed Hydrology, edited by Rosso R., A. Peano, I. Becchi, G.A. Bemporad, Water Resources Publication, Fort Collins, Co.,327-346, 1994.
  4. RANZI, R. AND R. ROSSO, Scale effects in distributed modeling of energy exchange between snow fields and atmosphere, in: Advances in Distributed Hydrology, edited by Rosso R., A. Peano, I. Becchi, G.A. Bemporad, Water Resources Publication, Fort Collins, Co., ISBN 0-918334-81-0, 207-224, 1994.
  5. RANZI, R. AND  R. ROSSO, Distributed estimation of incoming direct solar radiation over a drainage basin, J. of Hydrology, 166, 461-478, doi:10.1016/0022-1694(94)05099-J , 1995. (ISI)
  6. BURLANDO, P., MONTANARI, A. E R. RANZI, Forecasting of storm rainfall by combined use of radar, rain gages and linear models, Atmos. Res., 42, 199-216, 1996. (ISI)
  7. BACCHI, B. AND  R. RANZI, On the derivation of the areal reduction of storms, Atmos. Res.,  42, 123-135, 1996. (ISI)
  8.  BACCHI, B., R. RANZI, AND M. BORGA, Recognition of the statistical character of spatial patterns of rainfall cells, J. Geophys. Res., 101, D21, 26277-26286, 1996. (ISI)
  9. RANZI, R., G. GROSSI AND  B. BACCHI, Ten years of monitoring areal snowpack in the Southern Alps using NOAA-AVHRR imagery, ground measurements and hydrological data, Hydrological Processes, 13, 2079-2095, 1999. (ISI)
  10. BACCHI B., L. FALAPPI, G. GROSSI  AND R. RANZI, Measurements and simulations of low flows in Alpine Rivers, in: New Trends in water and Environmental Engineering for safety and Life, edited by U. Maione, B. Maione Lehto and R. Monti, ISBN 90-5809-138-4, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 13 pp., 2000.
  11. ARBELAEZ A.C., B. BACCHI, R. RANZI AND H. ARANGO, Aplicación de la técnica "wavelets" a un campo de precipitación. Identificaciòn de autosemejanza, in: Avances en recursos Hidraulicos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, ISSN 0121-5701, 7, 52-61, 2000.
  12. RANZI, R., M. BOCHICCHIO AND B. BACCHI, Effects on floods of recent afforestation and urbanisation in the Mella River (Italian Alps), Hydrol. Earth System Sci., 6(2), 239-265, 2002. (ISI)
  13. R. RANZI, B. BACCHI AND G. GROSSI, Runoff measurements and hydrological modelling for the estimation of rainfall volumes in an alpine basin, Quart. Journal Royal Meteorol. Soc., Vol. 129 Part B, n. 588, 653-672, 2003. (ISI)
  14. BACCHI, B. AND R. RANZI, Hydrological and meteorological aspects of floods in the Alps: an overview, Hydrol. Earth System Sci., 7(6), 784-798, 2003. (ISI)
  15. CAGNATI, A., A. CREPAZ, G. MACELLONI, P. PAMPALONI, R. RANZI, M. TEDESCO, M. TOMIROTTI  AND  M. VALT,  Study of the snow melt–freeze cycle using multi–sensor data and snow modelling, J. of Glaciology, 50(170), 419-426, 2004.
  16. RANZI R., G. GROSSI, L. IACOVELLI, S. TASCHNER, Use of multispectral ASTER images for mapping debris-covered glaciers within the GLIMS Project, Proc. IGARSS“Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet”, 20-24 September 2004, Anchorage, Alaska, IEEE, ISBN CD-ROM 0-7803-8743-0, Vol. II, 1144-1147, 2004
  17. MACELLONI G., S. PALOSCIA, P.PAMPALONI, M. BROGIONI, R. RANZI   AND A. CREPAZ, Monitoring of melting refreezing cycles of snow with microwave radiometers: The Microwave Alpine Snow Melting Experiment (MASMEx 2002-2003), IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 43 (11), 2431- 2442 , 2005. (ISI)
  18. BARONTINI, S., A. CLERICI, R. RANZI AND B. BACCHI, SATURATED HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY AND WATER RETENTION RELATIONSHIPS FOR ALPINE MOUNTAIN SOILS, in: De Jong C., D. N. Collins e R. Ranzi (editors), Climate and Hydrology of Mountain Areas, ISBN: 0-470-85814-1, 101-122, J. Wiley & Sons, 2005.
  19. P. MALGUZZI, G. GROSSI, A. BUZZI, R. RANZI AND R. BUIZZA, The 1966 ‘century’ flood in Italy: a meteorological and hydrological revisitation, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D24106, doi:10.1029/2006JD007111, 2006.
  20. RANZI, R., M. ZAPPA AND B. BACCHI, Hydrological aspects of the Mesoscale Alpine Programme: findings from field experiments and simulations, Quart. Journal Royal Meteorol. Soc., Vol. 133, Part B, Issue 625, 867-880, DOI: 10.1002/qj.68, 2007. (ISI)
  21. BARONTINI, S., R. RANZI AND B. BACCHI, Water dynamics in a gradually nonhomogeneous soil described by the linearized Richards equation, Water Resour. Res., 43, W08411, doi:10.1029/2006WR005126, 2007. (ISI)
  22. ZAPPA, M., M. W. ROTACH, M. ARPAGAUS, M. DORNINGER, C. HEGG, A. MONTANI, R. RANZI, F. AMENT, U. GERMANN, G. GROSSI, S. JAUN, A. ROSSA, S. VOGT, A. WALSER, J. WEHRHAN AND C. WUNRAM, MAP D-PHASE: real-time demonstration of hydrological ensemble prediction systems, Atmospheric Science Letters DOI:, Vol. 9 (2), 80-87, 2008. (ISI)
  23. Barontini S., Clerici A., Ranzi R., Bacchi B, A methodology to map the surface soil hydraulic conductivity at saturation in mesoscale Alpine basins, in D. Marks (ed.) "Hydrology in Mountain Regions: Observations, Processes and Dynamics". IAHS Publ. 326, 112-118, 2009.
  24. Barontini, S., Grossi, G., Kouwen, N., Maran, S., Scaroni, P., and Ranzi, R.: Impacts of climate change scenarios on runoff regimes in the southern Alps, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci.-D, 6, 3089-3141, 2009.
  25. Ranzi, R., S. Barontini, G. Grossi, P. Faggian, N. Kouwen & S. Maran, Impact of climate change scenarios on water resources management in the Italian Alps, Proc. IAHR Congress, Vancouver, August 9-14, 2009, ISBN 978-90-78046-08-0, 8 pp., 2009.
  26. Rotach MW, Ambrosetti P, Ament F, Appenzeller C, Arpagaus M, Bauer HS, Behrendt A, Bouttier F, Buzzi A, Corazza M, Davolio S, Denhard M, Dorninger M, Fontannaz L, Frick J, Fundel F, Germann U, Gorgas T, Hegg C, Hering A, Keil C, Liniger MA, Marsigli C, McTaggart-Cowan R, Montani A, Mylne K, Ranzi R, Richard E, Rossa A, Santos-Muñoz D, Schär C, Seity Y, Staudinger M, Stoll M, Volkert H, Walser A, Wang Y, Werhahn J, Wulfmeyer V, Zappa M: 2009, MAP D-PHASE: Real-time Demonstration of Weather Forecast Quality in the Alpine Region, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90 (9), 1321–1336, doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2776.1, 2009 (ISI)
  27. Rotach MW, Ambrosetti P, Ament F, Appenzeller C, Arpagaus M, Bauer HS, Behrendt A, Bouttier F, Buzzi A, Corazza M, Davolio S, Denhard M, Dorninger M, Fontannaz L, Frick J, Fundel F, Germann U, Gorgas T, Hegg C, Hering A, Keil C, Liniger MA, Marsigli C, McTaggart-Cowan R, Montani A, Mylne K, Ranzi R, Richard E, Rossa A, Santos-Muñoz D, Schär C, Seity Y, Staudinger M, Stoll M, Volkert H, Walser A, Wang Y, Werhahn J, Wulfmeyer V, Zappa M: 2009, Supplement: Additional applications of the D-PHASE data sets, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90 (9), electronic supplement: S28-S32, 2009.
  28. Ranzi, R., B. Bacchi, A. Ceppi, M. Cislaghi, U. Ehret, S. Jaun, A. Marx, C. Hegg and M. Zappa, Real-time demonstration of hydrological ensemble forecasts in MAP D-PHASE, La Houille Blanche, 5, 95-103, 2009. doi:10.1051/lhb/2009061 (ISI)
  29. Ngo L.A., Vu M.C., Hoang T.T., Buzzi A., Drofa O., Do L.T., Barontini S., Ranzi R., A hydrometeorological flood forecasting system for the reservoir control in the Red River, Proc. of ICOLD-International Commission on Large Dams International Symposium "Dams & Sustainable Water Resources Development" (on CD), Hanoi 23-25 May 2010, 11 pp., 2010.
  30. Le T.H., C. Rulli, Ranzi R., Effect of reservoirs on sediment load in the Lo river basin (China-Vietnam). Proc. of ICOLD-International Commission on Large Dams International Symposium "Dams & Sustainable Water Resources Development" (on CD), Hanoi 23-25 May 2010, 17 pp., 2010.
  31. Ranzi R., G. Grossi, A. Gitti, S. Taschner, Energy and mass balance of the Mandrone Glacier (Adamello, Central Alps), Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria, 33, 45-60, 2010 (ISI)
  32. Guerini S., Barontini S., Peviani A. M., Ranzi R., Observed variability and projected change on runoff and hydropower generation potential in the La Plata Basin, Proceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congress: Balance and Uncertainty - Water in a Changing World, Brisbane, 26 June-1 July 2011, 742-749, ISBN 978-0-85825-868-6 (su CD), Engineers Australia, 2011.
  33. Barontini S., Peli M., Bakker M., Bogaard T.A., Ranzi R., Perched waters in 1D and sloping 2D gradually layered soils. First numerical results, in Ubertini F., Viola E., de Miranda S., Castellazzi G. (a cura di), Atti del XX Congresso AIMETA, Bologna, 12-15 Settembre 2011, ISBN 978-88-906340-1-7 (on-line al sito, 10 pp., 2011.
  34. Ranzi R., Le T.H., Rulli M.C., A RUSLE approach to model suspended sediment load in the Lo river (Vietnam): Effects of reservoirs and land use changes. J. Hydrol., doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.12.009, Vol. 422-423, pp. 17-29, 2012 (ISI)
  35. Grossi G., Caronna R., Ranzi R., Bilancio di massa del Ghiacciaio del Mandrone nel clima attuale e in quello prevedibile, L’Acqua, 1, 47-60, 2012
  36. Eccel E., Cau P., Ranzi R., Data reconstruction and homogenization for reducing uncertainties in high-resolution climate analysis in Alpine regions, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI 10.1007/s00704-012-0624-z, 110 (3), 345-358, 2012. (ISI)
  37. Rotach, M. W., Arpagaus, M., Dorninger, M., Hegg, C., Montani, A., and Ranzi, R.: Uncertainty propagation for flood forecasting in the Alps: different views and impacts from MAP D-PHASE, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2439-2448, doi:10.5194/nhess-12-2439-2012, 2012. (ISI)
  38. Le V.C., Nguyen T.A., Ranzi R., Impact of climate change on water resources in the Day river basin (Vietnam) and possible adaptation measures, Proc. IAHR Asian-Pacific Division Congress, Korea, 19-22 August 2012, 12 pp., 2012.
  39. Grossi G, Caronna P., Ranzi R., Hydrologic vulnerability to climate change of the Mandrone glacier (Adamello-Presanella group, Italian Alps), Advances in Water Resources, 55, 190-203, 2013.(ISI)
  40.  Barontini S., Peli M., Bogaard T.A., Ranzi R., Dimensionless numerical approach to perched waters in 2D gradually layered soils, in: Landslide Science and Practice, Volume 3: Spatial Analysis an Modelling, Edited by C. Margottini, P. Canuti, K. Sassa, Proceedings of the Second World Landslide Forum, Rome, 3-8 October 2011, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN: 978-3-642-31309-7, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31310-3_20, p. 143-149, 2013.
  41. Mazzoleni, M., Bacchi B., Barontini S., Di Baldassarre G., Pilotti M., Ranzi R., Flooding hazard mapping in floodplain areas affected by piping breaches in the PoRiver, Italy, J. Hydrol. Eng., ASCE,, 19(4), 717-731, 2014.
  42. Milanesi L., Pilotti M., Ranzi R., G. Valerio, Methodologies for hydraulic hazard mapping in alluvial fan areas, in: Evolving Water Resources Systems: Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water–Society Interactions, Proceedings of ICWRS2014, Bologna, Italy, 4-6 June 2014, IAHS Publication n.364, Wallingford (UK), doi: 10.5194/piahs-364-267-2014, ISBN: 978-1-907161-42-1, 267-272, 2014. 
  43.  Pfeffer W.T., Arendt A.A., Bliss A., Bolch T., Cogley J.G., Gardner A.S., Hagen J.-O., Hock R., Kaser G., Kienholz C., Miles E.S., Moholdt G., Moelg N., Paul F., Radic V., Rastner P., Raup B.H., Rich J., Sharp M.J., Andreassen L.M., Bajracharya S., Barr, N.E., Beedle M.J., Berthier E., Bhambri R., Brown I., Burgess D.O., Burgess E.W., Cawkwell F., Chinn T., Copland L., Cullen N.J., Davies B., De Angelis H., Fountain A.G., Frey H., Giffen B.A., Glasser N.F., Gurney S.D., Hagg W., Hall D.K., Haritashya U.K., Hartmann G., Herreid S., Howat I., Jiskoot H., Khromova T.E., Klein A., Kohler J., Koenig M., Kriegel D., Kutuzov S., Lavrentiev I., Le Bris R., Li X., Manley W.F., Mayer C., Menounos B., Mercer A., Mool P., Negrete A., Nosenko G., Nuth C., Osmonov A., Pettersson R., Racoviteanu A., Ranzi R., Sarikaya M.A., Schneider C., Sigurdsson O., Sirguey P., Stokes C.R., Wheate R., Wolken G.J., Wu L.Z., Wyatt F.R., The Randolph glacier inventory: A globally complete inventory of glaciers, doi:10.3189/2014JoG13J176, Journal of Glaciology, 60(221), 537-552, 2014.
  44. Hakimdavar R., Culligan P.J., Finazzi M., Barontini S., Ranzi R., Scale dynamics of extensive green roofs: Quantifying the effect of drainage area and rainfall characteristics on observed and modeled green roof hydrologic performance,, ISSN 0925-8574, Ecological Engineering, 73, 494-508, 2014.
  45. Ranzi R., Barontini S., Ferri M., Structural residual risk due to levee failures in flood mapping, Proc. XII IAEG Congress, Turin, Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Turin, 2014, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_92, ISBN, 978-3-319-09053-5, Volume 3, 449-452, Springer, 2015.
  46.  Barontini S., Falocchi M., Ranzi R., Steady lateral flow in sloping soils: Which is the effect of the conductivity at saturation profile?, Proc. XII IAEG Congress, Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Turin, 2014, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_386, Volume 2, 2153-2156, Springer, 2015.
  47. Milanesi L., Pilotti M., Ranzi R., A conceptual model of people's vulnerability to floods, Water Resources Research, 51(1), 182-197, DOI:10.1002/2014WR016172, 2015.
  48. Mazzoleni M., Barontini S., Ranzi R., Brandimarte L., An innovative probabilistic methodology for evaluating the reliability of discrete levee reaches owing to piping, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001055, J. Hydrol. Eng., ASCE, 04014067, 2015.
  49. Falocchi M., Barontini S., Ranzi R. A parametrization of a steady periodic solution of the Fourier equation to model soil temperature dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, DOI:10.1002/2015JF003664, 2015
  50.  Nguyen T.A., Grossi G., Ranzi R., Design storm for mixed urban and agricultural drainage systems in the Northern Delta in Vietnam, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering ASCE, 142, 2, 04015051, 2016. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000962
  51. Ceola, S.,  A. Montanari, T. Krueger, F. Dyer, H. Kreibich, I. Westerberg, G. Carr, C. Cudennec, A. Elshorbagy, H. Savenije, P. Van Der Zaag, D. Rosbjerg, H. Aksoy, F. Viola, G. Petrucci, K. MacLeod, B. Croke, D. Ganora, L. Hermans, M. J. Polo, Z. Xu, M. Borga, J. Helmschrot, E. Toth, R. Ranzi, A. Castellarin, A. Hurford, M. Brilly, A. Viglione, G. Blöschl, M. Sivapalan, A. Domeneghetti, A. Marinelli and G. Di Baldassarre, Adaptation of water resources systems to changing society and environment: a statement by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61, 16, 2803-2817, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1230674
  52. Ranzi R., Il Fiume Adige a Trento, 1892. La prima carta di rischio idraulico? L’Acqua, Vol 4-5, 51-60, 2016. 
  53. Vu T., Ranzi R., Flood risk assessment and coping capacity of floods in central Vietnam, Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 14, 44-60, 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.jher. 2016.06.001,
  54. Ranzi, R.,  P. Caronna e M. Tomirotti, Impact of climatic and land use changes on riverflows in the Southern Alps, in: “Sustainable Water Resources Planning and Management Under Climate Change”, E. Kolokytha, S. Oishi, R.S.V. Teegavarapu (Eds.), Springer, Singapore, ISBN 978-981-10-2049-0, pp. 61-83, 2017. DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-2051-3_3
  55. Zhang, M., G. Yu, A. La Rovere & R. Ranzi, Erodibility of fluidized cohesive sediments in unidirectional open flows, Ocean Engineering,130, 523-530, 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.12.021.
  56. Barontini, S.,  Boselli, V.,  Louki, A.,  Ben Slima, Z.,  Ghaouch, F.E.,  Labaran, R.,  Raffelli, G.,  Peli, M.,  Al Ani, A.M.,  Vitale, N.,  Borroni, M.,  Martello, N.,  Bettoni, B.,  Negm, A.,  Grossi, G.,  Tomirotti, M.,  Ranzi, R.,  Bacchi, B., Bridging Mediterranean cultures in the International Year of Soils 2015: A documentary exhibition on irrigation techniques in water scarcity conditions, Hydrology Research, 48(3), 789-801, 2017. DOI: 10.2166/nh.2017.113
  57. Grossi, G., A. Lendvai, G. Peretti and R. Ranzi, Snow Precipitation Measured by Gauges: Systematic Error Estimation and Data Series Correction in the Central Italian Alps, Water, 9(7),461, 2017.
  58. Balistrocchi, M., Orlandini, S., Ranzi, R., & Bacchi, B., Copula‐Based Modeling of Flood Control Reservoirs. Water Resources Research, 53(11), 9883-9900, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/2017WR021345
  59. Crespi, A., Brunetti, M., Maugeri, M., Ranzi, R., & Tomirotti, M. 1845–2016 gridded dataset of monthly precipitation over the upper Adda river basin: a comparison with runoff series. Advances in Science and Research, 15, 173-181, 2018. DOI: 10.5194/asr-15-173-2018
  60. Le V.T., R. Ranzi, M.C. Rulli, Modeling soil erosion and sediment load for Red River basin (Vietnam): impact of land use change and reservoirs operation, Proc. of the 18th IEEE-EEEIC International Conference on Environment and Electical Engineering, Palermo, 12-15 June 2018, 6 pp., 2018. DOI: 10.1109/EEEIC.2018.8494392
  61. Nguyen T.H., R. Ranzi, M.C. Vu, Potential use of reservoirs for mitigating saline intrusion in the coastal areas of Red river delta, Proc. of the 18th IEEE-EEEIC International Conference on Environment and Electical Engineering, Palermo, 12-15 June 2018, 6 pp., 2018. DOI: 10.1109/EEEIC.2018.8493799
  62. Krajewski A., A.E. Sikorska-Senoner, R. Ranzi, and K. Banasik, Long-Term Changes of Hydrological Variables in a Small Lowland Watershed in Central Poland, Water, 11(3), 564, 2019.
  63. Ranzi R., K. Werth, F. Gentilin, S. Mangiapane, The Adige River map in 1:20,736 scale of Leopoldo de Claricini-Dornpacher (1847), e-Perimetron, ISSN 1790-3769, Vol 14(1), pp. 13-25, 2019.
  64. Balistrocchi, M., Moretti, G., Orlandini, S., & Ranzi, R. Copula-based modeling of earthen levee breach due to overtopping. Advances in Water Resources, 134, 103433, 2019.
  65. Balistrocchi, M., Metulini, R., Carpita, M., and Ranzi, R.: Dynamic maps of people exposure to floods based on mobile phone data, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., in review, 2020.
  66. Crespi, A., Brunetti, M., Ranzi, R., Tomirotti, M. & M. Maugeri, A multi-century meteo-hydrological analysis for the Adda river basin (Central Alps). Part I: gridded monthly precipitation (1800–2016) records, International Journal of Climatology, (2020, in press)
  67. Ranzi, R., Michailidi, E., Tomirotti, M.,  Crespi, A., Brunetti, M. &  M. Maugeri, A multi‐century meteo‐hydrological analysis for the Adda river basin (Central Alps). Part II: Daily runoff (1845–2016) at different scales, International Journal of Climatology, (2020, in press)
Books and publications with ISBN
  1. DE JONG C., D. N. COLLINS & R. RANZI, Climate and Hydrology of Mountain Areas, ISBN: 0-470-85814-1, J. Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 328 pp., 2005.
  2. Ranzi R. & K. Werth, Il fiume Adige da Merano a Borghetto nella carta di Leopoldo de Claricini (1847). Die Etsch von Meran bis Borghetto auf der Leopold von Claricini Karte (1847),
    Tipografia Editrice TEMI, Trento, ISBN: 978-88-99910-05-1, 56 pp. and 14 annexed coloured plates, 2016.
  3. Yu C.D., H. Lu & R. Ranzi. Il mappamondo cinese di Giulio Aleni [Ai Rulüe] (Brescia, 1582 – Yanping 1649). Università degli Studi di Brescia, Fondazione Civiltà Bresciana. Centro Giulio Aleni, Brescia, ISBN: 978-88-559-0102-4, 3 tavole, 2018.
Research DATA
  1. Ranzi, Roberto; Michailidi, Eleni Maria; Tomirotti, Massimo; Crespi, Alice; Brunetti, Michele; Maugeri, Maurizio (2020): Multi-century (1800-2016) meteo-hydrological series for the Adda river basin (Central Alps). PANGAEA,