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Capecchi Valerio

Area of specialization: Weather forecaster, regional weather modeling, dynamical downscaling, interactions between land and atmosphere, precipitation recycling, ASCAT soil moisture data, MODIS NDVI data

Contacts

•     Institute: Institute of Biometeorology, National Reasearch Council

•     Address: Area CNR - Via Madonna del Piano 10 Sesto Fiorentino - Firenze - Italia

•     Maps: 43.818948 N, 11.201912 E

•     Tel: +39 055 4483 066

•     Fax: +39 055 444 083

•     email: v.capecchi@ibimet.cnr.it

Work experience

•     2009-now: weather forecaster at Consorzio LaMMA (www.lamma.rete.toscana.it, c/o Institute of Biometeorology) - Florence, Italy

•     2007-2010: research fellowship at University of Florence - Florence, Italy

•     2006-2007: consultant at FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations - Rome, Italy

•     2002-2006: research fellowship at Institute of Biometeorology, National Reasearch Council - Florence, Italy

Education

•     2008-now: Phd student in soil sciences and climatology at University of Florence, Italy. Theme of the research: a simple assimilation scheme of ASCAT surface soil wetness in a limited-area NWP model

•     2000: degree in Mathematics, University of Florence, Italy

Training Courses

•     Feb 2011: Use and Interpretation of ECMWF products - ECMWF, Reading, UK

•     Jun 2010: First Community tutorial on GSI-Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation software - DTC-Developmental Testbed Center, Boulder, USA

•     Apr 2010: Workshop on Conceptual Models in the Mediterranean - EUMETNET SatRep Project, CNMCA, Pratica di Mare, Italy

•     Mar 2010: Forecaster Professional Development - MetOffice Staff, Florence, Italy

•     Sep 2009: Joint NCAR-NCAS WRF Workshop and Tutorial - NCAR & National Centre for Atmospheric Science - Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambrige, UK

•     Apr 2009: Numerical Weather Prediction Course (data assimilation and use of satellite data) - ECMWF, Reading, UK

•     May 2008: Mediterranean School on Mesoscale Meteorology - ISAC/CNR, SAR/Sardegna, Italy

•     Apr 2005: Numerical Weather Prediction Course (predictability and seasonal forecasting) - ECMWF, Reading, UK

Skills

•     OS: linux

•     NWP model: WRF-NMM and WRF-ARW model

•     Software and tools: Grads, NCL (NCAR Command Language), IDV (Integrated Data Viewer), Matlab, R Statistical package, LATEX suite. Excellent capabilities in handling global complex gridded dataset (NetCDF, HDF, GriB1&2 etc…with wgrib, NCO, CDO tools)

•     Programming languages: Fortran/C, Perl, Bash scripting, AWK programming

Article, inbook, inproceedings, techreport

•     articles: Capecchi et al. (2011), Orlandini et al. (2011), Morabito et al. (2011), Maselli et al. (2009), Capecchi et al. (2008b), Maracchi et al. (2006),

•     inbook: Vignaroli et al. (2008), Capecchi et al. (2008a), Angeli et al. (2006)

•     inproceedings: Gaetani et al. (2006), Dalu et al. (2005), Baldi et al. (2004), Angeli et al. (2004a), Capecchi et al. (2010), Baldi et al. (2003),

•     techreport: Angeli et al. (2004b), Bottai et al. (2007)

References

A Angeli, L Bottai, V Capecchi, M Chiesi, R Costantini, Ferrari R, and Maselli F. Valutazione di immagini satellitari da diversi sensori, per la stima dei flussi di co2 forestali. In Atti della VIII Conferenza nazionale ASITA, volume 1, pages 81–86, 2004a.

L Angeli, V Capecchi, L Genesio, R Magno, A Crisci, L Bottai, R Ferrari, and L Gardin. Integrazione dei dati climatici, telerilevati e socioeconomici per la definizione di indicatori di vulnerabilità alla desertificazione. Technical Report Rapporto Finale Dicembre 2004 Progetto DESERTNET - INTERREG III B - WP A10 - Azione pilota in Toscana, Consorzio LaMMA, 2004b.

L Angeli, L Bottai, V Capecchi, A Crisci, R Ferrari, L Gardin, L Genesio, and R Magno. Mappa delle aree sensibili alla desertificazione in Toscana - Integrazione dei dati climatici, telerilevati e socioeconomici per la definizione di indicatori di vulnerabilità alla desertificazione, page 22. APAT Agenzia per la Protezione dell’Ambiente e per i servizi Tecnici, 2006.

M Baldi, V Capecchi, A Crisci, GA Dalu, G Maracchi, F Meneguzzo, and M Pasqui. Mediterranean summer climate and its relationship to regional and global processes. In Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Applications of Meteorology, 2003.

M Baldi, F Meneguzzo, G Dalu, G Maracchi, M Pasqui, V Capecchi, A Crisci, and F Piani. Guinea gulf sst and mediterranean summer climate analysis of the interannual variability. In Proceedings of the 84th AMS Conference, 2004.

L Bottai, C Busillo, F Calastrini, V Capecchi, G Gualtieri, F Guarnieri, F Maselli, S Montagnani, and M Pasqui. Windust project to combact dust sandstorms in northern china - dust storms dynamics analysis with atmospheric modelling systems for evaluating direct land change phenomena in beijing and alashan areas. Technical report, CNR, 2007.

V Capecchi, A Crisci, L Fibbi, B Gozzini, D Grifoni, F Pasi, M Rossi, C Tei, and F Piani. Individuazione dei segnali di cambiamento climatico a scala locale e regionale, pages 385–388. CNR, 2008a.

V Capecchi, A Crisci, L Gensio, F Maselli, and P Vignaroli. Analysis of ndvi trends and their climatic origin in the sahel 1986-2000. Geocarto International, 23(4):297–310, 2008b. 10.1080/10106040801950492. URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10106040801950492.

V Capecchi, B Gozzini, and M Pasqui. European summer precipitations: sensitivity to soil moisture initial conditions. In 11th WRF Users’ Workshop, 2010.

V Capecchi, A Crisci, S Melani, M Morabito, and P Politi. Fractal characterization of rain-gauge networks and precipitations: an application in central italy. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, pages 1–6, 2011. ISSN 0177-798X. URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-011-0503-z. 10.1007/s00704-011-0503-z.

GA Dalu, M Gaetani, Fsco Meneguzzo, Anso Crisci, G Maracchi, F Guarnieri, and V Capecchi. The hydrological onset and withdrawal index for the west africa monsoon. In AMS 16th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 2005.

M Gaetani, GA Dalu, V Capecchi, and M Baldi. Influence of local sstas and surface processes on the sahel rainfall. In AMS 14th Conference on Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere, 2006.

G Maracchi, V Capecchi, A Dalla Marta, and S Orlandini. Weather and climate monitoring for food risk management. Meteorological Applications, 13(S1): 55–59, 2006. ISSN 1469-8080. 10.1017/S1350482706002556. URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1350482706002556.

F Maselli, A Di Gregorio, V Capecchi, and F Breda. Enrichment of land-cover polygons with eco-climatic information derived from modis ndvi imagery. Journal of Biogeography, 36(4):639–650, 2009. ISSN 1365-2699. 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.01981.x. URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.01981.x.

M Morabito, D Pavlinic, A Crisci, V Capecchi, S Orlandini, and I Mekjavic. Determining optimal clothing ensembles based on weather forecasts, with particular reference to outdoor winter military activities. International Journal of Biometeorology, 55: 481–490, 2011. ISSN 0020-7128. URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00484-010-0357-6. 10.1007/s00484-010-0357-6.

S Orlandini, M Mancini, D Grifoni, F Orlando, Anna Dalla Marta, and V Capecchi. Integration of meteo-climatic and remote sensing information for the analysis of durum wheat quality in val d’orcia (italy). Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service, 2011.

P Vignaroli, L Genesio, F Maselli, C Vallebona, B Canessa, V Capecchi, A Di Vecchia, and G Maracchi. Analisi delle dinamiche della vegetazione nella regione Saheliana (Africa dell’Ovest) mediante uso d’immagini telerilevate, pages 373–376. CNR, 2008.