EcoHydro

Eco-Hydrology of alpine watersheds

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  • Project duration: December 2017 - December 2022
  • Project status:
    Approval by the Scientific Committee
  • Funding:
    Internal funding EURAC (Project)

The project EcoHydro “Eco-Hydrology of alpine watersheds” is an internal basic-research Eurac project which addresses the important problem of improving the knowledge of the water budget in Alpine environments.

The focus is on three strategic hydrological parameters, namely Soil Moisture Content (SMC), Evapotranspiration (ET), and Snow Water Equivalent (SWE). They quantify important aspects of the water cycle, i.e., the water storage in and above the soil and the exchange of water with the atmosphere, thus they have a direct and fundamental implication on many climatic and hydrological applications as well as for agriculture, forestry, and other economic activities. In the Alps, spatial and temporal scales reduce, and all climatic and hydrologic dynamics enhance significantly.
Accurate, reliable, and frequent mapping of SMC, ET, and SWE in this challenging environment thus becomes imperative for a clear understanding of the trends for the next years as well as for building adaptations strategies for water resources management and early response in case of emergency.
To address this challenging problem, the project aims at developing a novel integrated approach centered on modeling, where hydrologic simulations are used in combination with in-situ measurement and the retrieval from Earth Observation (EO) satellite imagery. The focus is on exploiting through eco-hydrological modeling the observations collected in the last years in the LTER Matsch/Mazia, for more accurate quantification of the water budget components in Alpine Catchments.

Publications
Effects of forest cover on water balance in protective forests
Lechner V, Klingsbigl D, Markart G, Meißl G, Perzl F, Bertoldi G, Scheidl C (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 14th Congress INTERPRAEVENT 2021 | | 31.5.2021 - 3.6.2021

WATZON: the Italian network of ecohydrology and critical zone observatories
Borga M, Penna D, Paolo N, Francesco C, Ferraris S, Rigon R, Allocca C, Amin A, Bertoldi G, Brighenti S, Canone D, Cassiani G, Censini M, D'Amato C, Fabiani G, Gentile A, Marchina C, Romano N, Luisa S, Giulia Z (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: GU General Assembly 2021 | Online | 19.4.2021 - 30.4.2021

More information: https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-16287

Apple trees, larches and their water uptake: distinct ecohydrological systems in contrasting environmental settings?
Brighenti S, Bertoldi G, Aguzzoni A, Zanotellii D, Obojes N, Tagliavini M, Zuecco G, Borga M, Penna D, Fabiani G, Comiti F (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: EGU General Assembly 2021 | Online | 19.4.2021 - 30.4.2021

More information: https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-8211

An empirical study on the GEOtop hydrological model optimal estimation and uncertainty reduction using supercomputers
Bertoldi G, Campanella S, Cordano E, Sartori A (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: EGU General Assembly 2021 | Online | 19.4.2021 - 30.4.2021

Spatial snowfall patterns in Alpine valleys: a citizen´s science case study in the Trentino Alto Adige region
Poletti G, Bertoldi G, Giovannini L (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ICAM 2019 - 35th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology | Riva del Garda (TN) | 2.9.2019 - 5.9.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12661

Unraveling the anthropogenic alteration of streamflow regimes in Tyrol and South Tyrol
Schmölz K, Persiano S, Bertoldi G, Pugliese A, Castellarin A, Tasser E (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: EGU General Assembly 2019 | Vienna | 7.4.2019 - 12.4.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12650

Estimating the Anthropogenic Alteration of Streamflow Regimes for Ungauged Sites in Tyrol and South Tyrol
Persiano S, Schmölz K, Bertoldi G, Pugliese A, Castellarin A, Tasser E (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 27th IUGG General Assembly | Montréal | 8.7.2019 - 18.7.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12757

Inter- and intra-annual runoff variability in glacierized catchments of the Eastern Italian Alps: an interdisciplinary approach using wavelet technique and tracer-based analysis
Engel M, Penna D, Nadalet R, Dinale R, Bertoldi G, Notarnicola C, Comiti F (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: International Mountain Conference | Innsbruck | 8.9.2019 - 12.9.2019

Requirements for using integrated hydrological models for climate impact assessment studies
Bertoldi G, Bortoli E, Sartori A, Cozzini S, Dall'Amico M, Bavay M, Engel M, Brenner J (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: International Mountain Conference | Innsbruck | 8.9.2019 - 12.9.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12717

Integration of Hydrological Model Outputs with Remote Sensing Products to Improve Cryosphere Process Understanding
Callegari M , Bertoldi G, Brida C, Bovolo F, Bruzzone L, De Gregorio L, Günther D, Marin C, Marke T, Niroumand-Jadidi M, Podsiadło I, Rastner P, Strasser U, Zebisch M, Notarnicola C (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: European Space Agency’s 2019 Living Planet Symposium | Milan | 13.5.2019 - 17.5.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12654

A community-based analysis on snow precipitation trends in in the Alpine region Trentino Alto Adige
Bertoldi G, Bozzo A, Brugnara Y, Calzá M, Poletti G, Filippini O, Fiorazzo F, Fruner L, Giovannini L, Longhi A, Mattedi D, Rizzi E, Sartori P, Toni F, Toniolatti D, Orlando F (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ICAM 2019 - 35th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology | Riva del Garda (TN) | 2.9.2019 - 5.9.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12455

Ten years of micrometeorological monitoring in the Alpine Long Term Socio-Ecological Research Site IT25 - Val Mazia/Matschertal, Italy
Brida C, Bertoldi G, Niedrist G, Zandonai A, Della Chiesa S, Klotz J, Obojes N, Fontana V, Tappeiner U (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ICAM 2019 - 35th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology | Riva del Garda (TN) | 2.9.2019 - 5.9.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12673

Modeling the transpiration using the Schymanski-Or formula on alpine grassland sites
Bottazzi M, Bertoldi G, Rigon R, Gianelle D (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: EGU General Assembly 2019 | Vienna | 7.4.2019 - 12.4.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12658

A R Package for the Distributed Hydrological Model GEOtop
Cordano E, Bertoldi G, Bortoli E (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: UseR! 2019 | Toulouse | 9.7.2019 - 12.7.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12648

Snow, Forests and Climate Change: which Feedbacks?
Bertoldi G (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: V Interconfronto Snow Water Equivalent | Obereggen (BZ) | 18.3.2019 - 19.3.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12729

Climatic monitoring in an Alpine Long Term Socio-Ecological Research Site
Bertoldi G, Brida C, Niedrist G, Zandonai A, Della Chiesa S, Klotz J, Obojes N, Fontana V, Tappeiner U (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: ClimRisk19 - 7 Conferenza Annuale della Societá Italiana per le Scienze del Clima | Trento | 23.10.2019 - 25.10.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12764

SWCalibrateR: Interactive, Web - Based Calibration of Soil Moisture Sensors
Brenner J, Genova G, Bertoldi G, Niedrist G, Della Chiesa S (2019)
Journal article
Journal of Open Research Software

https://doi.org/10.5334/jors.254

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/11461

Controls on spatial and temporal variability of streamflow and hydrochemistry in a glacierized catchment
Engel M, Penna D, Bertoldi G, Vignoli G, Tirler W, Comiti F (2019)
Journal article
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

More information: https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/23/2041/2019/

https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2041-2019.

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/11230

Exploring Virtual Constellation of X-C and L band SAR Images To Improve Soil Moisture Retrieval In Alpine Grassland Areas
Notarnicola C, Cuozzo G, Greifeneder F, Padovano A, Solorza R, Bertoldi, G, (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Esa Living Planet Symposium | Milan | 13.5.2019 - 17.5.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12759

Identifying the snow melting dynamics by exploiting the multi-temporal Sentinel-1 backscattering
Premier V, Bertoldi G, Callegari M, Brida C, Hürkamp K, Tschiersch J, Zebisch M, Notarnicola C, Bruzzone L, Marin C (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Esa Living Planet Symposium | Milan | 13.5.2019 - 17.5.2019

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/11638

Development of a High Performance Hydrological Model
Campanella S, Bertoldi G, Cozzini S, Sartori A (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 2nd Workshop HPC-TRES| High Performance Computing – Training and Research for Earth Sciences | Trieste : 19.11.2019 - 19.11.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14912

Spatial and temporal analysis of soil moisture patterns in an Alpine catchment
Bressan N, Massari C, Domenighetti A, Bertoldi G (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Catchment Hydrology Day | Florence | 11.11.2019 - 12.11.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/15004

The Relationship Between the Multi-Temporal Sentinel-1 Backscattering and the Snow Melting Dynamics in Alpine Region
Marin C, Bertoldi G, Premier V, Callegari M, Brida C, Hürkamp K, Tschiersch J, Zebisch M, Notarnicola C (2019)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) | Krakow, Poland, Poland | 31.3.2019 - 5.4.2019

More information: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8740300

https://doi.org/978-88-907018-8-7

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/12597

Virtual Constellation of X-C And L Band SAR Images to Assess Soil And Vegetation Water Content in Agricultural Areas
Cuozzo G, Greifeneder F, Padovano A, Solorza R, Bertoldi G, Notarnicola C (2019)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: IGARSS | Yokohama | 28.7.2019 - 2.8.2019

https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2019.8900126

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/12598

Modelling and measuring evapotranspiration using different approaches in mountain regions
Bertoldi G, Bottazzi M, Della Chiesa S, Castelli M, Notarnicola C, Obojes N, Rigon R, Wohlfahrt G, Tappeiner U (2019)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: International Mountain Conference | Innsbruck | 8.9.2019 - 12.9.2019

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/12656

Addressing hydrological challenges by exploiting remotely sensed imagery in the microwave domain
Notarnicola C, Callegari M, De Gregorio, Greifeneder F, Marin C, Zebisch M, Bertoldi G (2018)
Presentation/Speech
A modern software approach to improve the computational efficiency of the integrated hydrological model GEOtop
Bortoli E, Bertoldi G, Senoner S, Cordano E, Camporese M, Cozzini S (2018)
Presentation/Speech
Quantifying the hydrological effects of roots on shallow landslides triggering using a 3D hydrological model
Formetta G, Bertoldi G, Bortoli E, Rigon R (2018)
Presentation/Speech
Modelling the hydrological effects of vegetation on hillslope stability
Formetta G, Bertoldi G, Bortoli E (2018)
Presentation/Speech
L´acqua nelle Alpi: quale futuro ci attende?
Bertoldi G, Cordano E (2018)
Presentation/Speech
GEOtop 2.1: towards a modern software engineering for integrated hydrological models
Bertoldi G, Bortoli E, Cordano E, Sartori A, Cozzini S (2018)
Presentation/Speech
R use in Hydrology: an example with R and the hydrological model GEOtop
Cordano E, Bertoldi G, Senoner S (2018)
Presentation/Speech
Challenges in improving the HPC efficiency of the GEOtop 2.1 Integrated Hydrologic Model
Bortoli E, Bertoldi G, Senoner S, Cordano E, Camporese M, Cozzini S (2018)
Presentation/Speech
Validation of remote sensing data on wet snow with in situ measured liquid water contents of the alpine snowpack for the prediction of snowmelt and mass transport processes
Hürkamp K, Marin C, Callegari M, Notarnicola C, Bertoldi G, Hachinger S, Meyer-Arnek J, Tschiersch J (2018)
Presentation/Speech
Hydrology and water management
Bertoldi G (2018)
Presentation/Speech
Cambiamenti climatici
Bertoldi G (2018)
Radio-TV
Cosmic Ray Neutron sensing in complex systems
Piussi L, Tonon G, Mejia-Aguilar A, Monsorno R, Zebisch M, Bertoldi G, Tomelleri E (2018)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018 | Vienna | 8.4.2018 - 13.4.2018

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/9146

Advancing Precipitation Estimation and Streamflow Simulations in Complex Terrain with X-Band Dual-Polarization Radar Observations
Anagnostou MN, Nikolopoulos EI, Kalogiros J, Anagnostou EN, Marra F, Mair E, Bertoldi G, Tappeiner U, Borga M (2018)
Journal article
Remote Sensing

https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10081258

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/6478

Two-source energy balance modeling of evapotranspiration in Alpine grasslands
Castelli M, Anderson M, Yang Y, Wohlfahrt G, Bertoldi G, Niedrist G, Hammerle A, Zhao P, Zebisch M, Notarnicola C (2018)
Journal article
Remote Sensing of Environment

More information: hhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003442571 ...

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.062

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/6100

Modern software approaches applied to a Hydrological model: the GEOtop Open-Source Software Project
Cozzini S, Endrizzi S, Cordano E, Bertoldi G, Dall'Amico M (2017)
Presentation/Speech
A parameter optimization tool for evaluating the physical consistency of the plot-scale water budget of the integrated eco-hydrological model GEOtop in complex terrain
Bertoldi G, Cordano E, Brenner J, Senoner S, Della Chiesa S, Niedrist G (2017)
Presentation/Speech
HPC needs for Integrated Hydrological Models: examples of application of the GEOtop model to the Vienna Scientific Cluster
Bertoldi G, Senoner S, Cordano E, Endrizzi S, Dall'Amico M, Cozzini S (2017)
Presentation/Speech
The integrated hydrologic model intercomparison project, IH-MIP2: A second set of benchmark results to diagnose integrated hydrology and feedbacks
Kollet S, Sulis M, Maxwell R, Paniconi C, Putti M, Bertoldi G, Coon E T, Cordano E, Endrizzi S, Kikinzon E, Mouche E, Mügler C, Park Y-J, Refsgaard J C, Stisen S, Sudicky E (2017)
Journal article
Water resources research

https://doi.org/10.1002/2016WR019191

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/6980

Observing and modelling soil moisture dynamics of mountain grasslands in South Tyrol
Bertoldi G, Notarnicola C, Greifeneder F, Cordano E, Della Chiesa S, Niedrist G, Tappeiner U (2017)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: VAO Symposium | Bolzano | 28.3.2017 - 30.3.2017

A simple method to combine snow height and meteorological observations to estimate winter precipitation at sub-daily resolution
Mair E, Leitinger G, Della Chiesa S, Niedrist G, Tappeiner U, Bertoldi G (2016)
Journal article
Hydrological sciences journal = Journal des sciences hydrologiques

More information: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02626667.2015.108 ...

https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2015.1081203

http://hdl.handle.net/10863/6466

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University of Trento, Civil, environmental and mechanical engineering
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Università degli Studi di Padova
High School of Advanced Studies
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