Storminess and Environmental Change

Climate Forcing and Responses in the Mediterranean Region

  • Nazzareno Diodato
  • Gianni Bellocchi

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nazzareno Diodato, Gianni Bellocchi
    Pages 1-14
  3. Observations and Model Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Luigi Mariani, Simone Gabriele Parisi
      Pages 17-37
    3. Nazzareno Diodato, Marcella Soriano
      Pages 39-51
    4. Nazzareno Diodato, Giuseppe Aronica
      Pages 53-64
  4. Storminess and Erosivity Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Nazzareno Diodato, Gianni Bellocchi
      Pages 101-116
    3. Nazzareno Diodato, Giovanni Battista Chirico, Nunzio Romano
      Pages 117-129
    4. Gianni Bellocchi, Nazzareno Diodato
      Pages 131-147
    5. Nazzareno Diodato, Gianni Bellocchi, Katrin Meusburger, Gabriele Buttafuoco
      Pages 149-164
  5. Storminess and Environmental Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Nazzareno Diodato, Gianni Bellocchi, Francesco Fiorillo, Antonia Longobardi
      Pages 179-192
    3. Luigi Guerriero, Paola Revellino, Aldo De Vito, Gerardo Grelle, Francesco Maria Guadagno
      Pages 193-204
  6. History and Perspective

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-283

About this book


This book describes recent developments in the modeling of hydro-climatological processes in time and space. The topic brings together a wide range of disciplines, such as climatology, hydrology, geomorphology and ecology, with examples of problems and related modeling approaches. Parsimonious hydro-climatological models hold the potential to simulate the combined effects of rainfall intensity and distribution patterns in the absence of precipitation records for short time intervals (e.g. daily to sub-hourly) and over large areas (e.g. regional to continental). In this book, we show how the principle of parsimony can be followed without sacrificing depth in seeking to understand a variety of landscape and surface processes that include hydrologic phenomena. Geographically speaking, the focus of the book is on Mediterranean environments. In this region, which is characterized by a complex morphology, soil erosion by water is a major cause of landscape degradation and the fragility of ecosystems is abundantly documented. By exploring interactions between erosive storms and land with the help of modeling solutions created at a variety of scales, the book investigates in detail the climatic implications for the Mediterranean landscape in an effort to bridge historical and contemporary research, which makes it unique in its approach.

The book provides a valuable resource for environmental scientists, while also providing an important basis for graduate and postgraduate students interested in research on hydrological cycles and environmental changes.


Climate Hydrological Extreme Climate-scale Modeling Erosivity Modeling Historical Climatology Hydroclimatology Modeling Rainstorm Hazard Prediction Soil Erosion Modeling Storminess

Editors and affiliations

  • Nazzareno Diodato
    • 1
  • Gianni Bellocchi
    • 2
  1. 1.HyMex NetworkMet European Research ObservatoryBeneventoItaly
  2. 2.Grassland Ecosystem Research UnitFrench National Institute of Agricultural ResearchClermont-FerrandFrance

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