Massimiliano Zappa

portrait Dr. Massimiliano Zappa

Hydrological Extreme Events
Mountain Hydrology and Torrents
Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf

Phone: +41 (0) 44 739 24 33
Fax: +41 (0) 44 739 22 15
E-mail: massimiliano.zappa(at)
URL Institution:
Phone: +41 (0) 44 739 24 33
Fax: +41 (0) 44 739 22 15
E-mail: massimiliano.zappa(at)
URL Institution:

Programs in which Massimiliano Zappa holds an official function:
SGHLboard member2011 -

Additional functions:
Swiss expert for COST 731

Key Publications of Massimiliano Zappa (up to ten) :
Fundel F, Zappa M. 2011. Hydrological Ensemble Forecasting in Mesoscale Catchments: Sensitivity to Initial Conditions and Value of Reforecasts. Water Resour. Res., 47, W09520, doi:10.1029/2010WR009996.

Addor N, Jaun S, Fundel F, Zappa M. 2011. An operational hydrological ensemble prediction system for the city of Zurich (Switzerland): skill, case studies and scenarios, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2327-2347, doi:10.5194/hess-15-2327-2011.

Zappa M, Jaun S, Germann U, Walser A, Fundel F. 2011. Superposition of three sources of uncertainties in operational flood forecasting chains. Atmospheric Research. . Thematic Issue on COST731. Volume 100, Issues 2-3, 246-262. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.12.005

Viviroli D, Zappa M, Gurtz J and Weingartner R. An introduction to the hydrological modelling system PREVAH and its pre- and post-processing-tools. 2009. Environmental Modelling & Software. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.04.001

Germann U, Berenguer M, Sempere-Torres D, Zappa M. 2009. REAL - Ensemble radar precipitation for hydrology in a mountanious region. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 135: 445–456. doi:/10.1002/qj.375

Expertise of Massimiliano Zappa:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic HydrospherePrecipitation / Runoff
Hydrogeology (Hydrological Modelling)
Topic CryosphereSnow Cover
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleRegional
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
Time ScaleSeasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
GeoForum General-TechnologyTechnologies, Engineering, Physics
GeoForum Geo-TechnologyGeoinformatics

Specialties of Massimiliano Zappa:
Hydrological extremes
Monitoring and operational forecasting

Last update: 5/23/18
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2018)

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