About The Author

Luca Brocca received the M.S. degree in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in 2008 in Civil Engineering, both with excellence, from the University of Perugia, Italy. Since 2009 he is a Researcher at CNR-IRPI. The main research interest lies in the development of innovative methods for exploiting satellite observations (soil moisture, rainfall, river discharge) for hydrological appications (floods, landslides, rainfall, droughts, irrigation, water resources management, …). He has been author of 200+ papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings (5000+ citations).

Irrigation Quantification From Space Exploiting Satellite Soil Moisture Products

Over 2 billion people are currently affected by water stress, a number that is expected to dramatically increase with population growth, economic development and through the effects of climate change (United Nations, 2018). Feeding the world’s growing and more affluent population will require a 25-70% increase in agricultural production by 2050 with a corresponding increase

Rainfall Estimation From The Bottom: The Power Of Soil Moisture

Rainfall is the main driver of the hydrological cycle. Its estimation is fundamental in many applications like climate monitoring, extreme weather prediction, and weather forecasting. Rainfall at the ground level is measured by instruments called rain gauges. However, the number of rain gauges is limited and unevenly distributed over the world. Alternatively, we can use