Andrea Libertino

Postdoctoral Researcher

Politecnico di Torino

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente,

del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture

C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24

10129, Torino, Italy

Tel.: +39-011-090-5655

andrea.libertino@polito.it

CURRICULUM

Born in Acqui Terme (AL), 1th August 1987

  • May 2017: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, achieved cum laude at the Politecnico di Torino DIATI department. Thesis: “Advances in the space-time analysis of rainfall extremes”. Advisors: Prof. Pierluigi Claps and Ing. Paola Allamano. [Link]
  • October 2013: Qualification for the Practice of Civil-Environmental Engineering profession.
  • March 2013: Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Land Protection specialization, achieved at the Politecnico di Torino. Thesis: “Combined use of weather radar and ground measurements for a real-time estimation of areal rainfalls”. Advisors: Prof. Pierluigi Claps and Prof. Francesco Laio.
  • May 2012 – July 2012: Internship in Geoengineering s.r.l, C.so Unione Sovietica, 560, Torino
  • July 2010: Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering achieved at the Politecnico di Torino. Thesis: “Hydrogeochemistry of the aquifer underlying the Bistagno area”. Advisor Dott. Adriano Fiorucci

PROJECTS and RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • June 2015 – December 2015: [Practicum Exchange Program] Visiting PhD Student at the Water Research Center of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Research topic: characterization of extreme rainfall with TRMM and GPM satellite products. Tutor: Prof. Ashish Sharma.
  • March 2015 – December 2015: [STRADA 2.0 Project – Action 5] Research activities with the CiNiD research group for the spatialization of extreme rainfall in Piemonte and the definition of the IDF curves, aimed at updating ARPA Piemonte Atlas of Extreme Rainfalls.
  • January 2015 – December 2016: [Student’s Project Mi LEGO al territorio] Project aimed at arising the awareness of the flood risk among citizens with the organization of lectures and hands-on activities for secondary school students
  • January 2012 – December 2013: [Project: Preliminary flood risk analysis in small municipalities] Field work and preliminary analysis of the flood risk in two municipalities in the South of Italy. Team leader of the work group dealing with topography and hydraulic simulations with HEC-RAS.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Spatial analysis of extreme rainfall
  • Extreme rainfall frequency analysis
  • Radar-based real-time estimation of areal rainfall

JOURNAL PAPERS

Libertino A., P. Allamano, P. Claps, R. Cremonini, and F. Laio. Radar Estimation of Intense Rainfall Rates through Adaptive Calibration of the Z-R Relation. Atmosphere 2015, 6, 1559-1577, doi:10.3390/atmos6101559

Libertino A., A. Sharma, V. Lakshmi, and P. Claps. A Global Assessment of the Timing of Extreme Rainfall from TRMM and GPM for Improving Hydrologic Design. Environmental Research Letters 2016, 11(5), 054003, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054003

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Claps P., E. Caporali, V. Chiarello, R. Deidda, D. De Luca, L. Giuzio, A. Libertino, F. Lo Conti, S. Manfreda, L. Noto, and P. Versace: Stima operativa delle piogge estreme sul territorio nazionale: nuovi metodi e possibili sinergie. 2016, DOI:10.6092/unibo/amsacta/5400. pp.549-552. In Atti del XXXV Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – ISBN:9788898010400.

Libertino A., S. Macchia, and P. Claps: Nubifragi eccezionali in Italia: analisi preliminare di rilevanza sugli eventi 1920-2000. 2016, DOI:10.6092/unibo/amsacta/5400. pp.557-560. In Atti del XXXV Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – ISBN:9788898010400.

Libertino A., P. Allamano, P. Claps, and F. Laio. Calibrazione adattativa della relazione ZR per la stima di precipitazioni intense da dati radar. 2014, pp.345-346. In XXXIV Convegno Nazionale Idraulica e Costruzioni idrauliche – ISBN:978-88-904561-8-3.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

Libertino A., D. Ganora, and P. Claps: Space-time analysis of rainfall extremes in Italy: clues from a reconciled dataset. 2017, STAHY 2017 Workshop, Warsaw, Poland.

Libertino A., D. Ganora, and P. Claps: Identification and characterization of extraordinary rainstorms in Italy [poster]. 2017, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. [Link]

Libertino A., A. Sharma, V. Lakshmi, and P. Claps: Combined Use of Satellite Timing Information and Rain Gauge Measurements for Enhanced Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves Estimation [poster]. 2016, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Libertino A., S. Macchia, and P. Claps: Nubifragi eccezionali in Italia: analisi preliminare di rilevanza sugli eventi 1920-2000 [poster]. 2016, XXXV Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA16, Bologna, Italy. [Link]

Claps P., E. Caporali, V. Chiarello, R. Deidda, D. De Luca, L. Giuzio, A. Libertino, F. Lo Conti, S. Manfreda, L. Noto, and P. Versace: Stima operativa delle piogge estreme sul territorio nazionale: nuovi metodi e possibili sinergie [poster]. 2016, XXXV Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA16, Bologna, Italy. [Link]

Libertino A. and P. Claps – Impatto della rete pluviometrica nazionale sull’analisi di frequenza delle precipitazioni estreme: analisi preliminare.  2016, Giornate dell’Idrologia del SII-IHS, Trento, Italy. [Link]

Grasso S., E. Gallo, D. Ganora, A. Libertino, and P. Claps: Piogge areali di progetto e classificazione di eventi estremi mediante geo-servizi WPS [poster]. 2016, Giornate dell’Idrologia del SII-IHS, Trento, Italy. [Link]

Libertino A., P. Claps, A. Sharma, and V. Lakshmi: Spatial distribution of the timing of rainfall extremes derived by remote sensing and raingauges data assimilation. 2016, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. [Link]

Libertino A., A. Sharma, V. Lakshmi, and P. Claps: Combined Approach to the Analysis of Rainfall Super-Extremes in Locations with Limited Observational Records [poster]. 2015, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Libertino A., A. Sharma, and L. Marshall: Simulating design rainfall extremes in locations with limited observational record. 2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation – MODSIM2015, Broadbeach, QLD, Australia

Libertino A., P. Allamano, P. Claps, R. Cremonini, and F. Laio: Quasi-real time estimation of intense rainfall rates from weather radar [poster]. 2015, EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria. [Link]

 Libertino A., P. Allamano, P. Claps, and F. Laio: Calibrazione adattativa della relazione Z-R per la stima di precipitazioni intense da radar. 2014, XXXIV Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche – IDRA14, Bari, Italy. [Link]

Allamano P., A. Libertino, F. Laio, and P.Claps: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Extreme Precipitations with Short and Fragmented Records. 2014, 5th STAHY14 International Workshop, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

PROJECT REPORTS

Claps P., F. Laio, P. Allamano, A. Libertino, and M. Iavarone: Attività di ricerca nell’ambito del progetto STRADA 2.0, Modulo CAPPIO (CAPitalizzazione azione di Caratterizzazione delle PIOgge estreme) – CUP E96G15000010007- CIG Z2513A8348. RELAZIONE FINALE. 2015, ARPA Piemonte – CiNiD.