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Vincenzo Levizzani

Adjunct professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

Curriculum vitae

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CNR-Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy

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Director of Research at ISAC-CNR and Scientific Coordinator of the Satellite Meteorology Group in Bologna.  Scientific Coordinator of the Group on "Physics of Clouds and Precipitation".


International activities

Visiting Scientist at the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) (1998-2001). 

Member of the Working Group on Data Management and Analysis (WGDMA) of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), a program of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) (2000-2004).

Chairman of the Applications Expert Group (AEG) on Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting for the program on next generation geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT (2001-2002).

Chairman of the International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS), sponsored by WMO (2001-2004).

Member of the European Commission-NASA Earth Science Working Group (2001).

Member of the Core Group of the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL) (2002-2016).

Member of the Working Group on Satellite Matters of WMO-WCRP (2003-2004).

Member of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP) of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) (2004-2012).

Chairman of the Working Group on Precipitation Radar Networks (WGPRN) of the WCRP-GEWEX, a program of WMO (2006-2012).

Chairman of the Scientific Application Group of the MetImage sensor of EUMETSAT PostEPS platform  (2009-present) .

Member of the GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (2011-2013).

Member of the Commission on Atmospheric Sciences of WMO (2013-2018).

Member of the Mission Advisory Group of the Geosounder mission of the European Space Agency (ESA, 2013-2017).

Member of the American Meteorological Society Hydrologic Research Awards Committee (2015-2018).


Memberships of scholarly societies

Member of American Meteorological Society (AMS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), European Geosciences Union (EGU).  Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society (RMS).


Reviewing activities

Advances in Geosciences, Advances in Water Resources, Aerobiologia, Annales Geophysicae, Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric Research, Geophysical Research Letters, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, J. Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, J. Applied Meteorology, J. Geophysical Research, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Monthly Weather Review, Remote Sensing of Environment, Tellus. Associate Editor Atmospheric Research. Editor in Chief for Water Cycle of Remote Sensing.

Reviewer of research projects for EUMETSAT, Italian Space Agency (ASI), European Space Agency (ESA), South African National Research Foundation, Space Research Organization Netherlands (SRON), UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), NASA.

Member of review boards for NOAA-National Severe Storms Laboratory (USA), Univ. of Texas Austin (USA), Univ. of Birmingham (UK), Univ. of Sussex (UK), Univ. of Otago (NZ), Bar-Ilan University (IL).


National and international projects

Italian coordinator of the field activities within the Mesoscala Alpine Programme (MAP) and member of the MAP-Coordination and Implementation Group.

Coordinator of CNR bilateral projects with CONICET (Argentina), KOSEF (Korea) and MOS (Israel).

Coordinator of projects for ASI, National Group for the Prevention of Hydrogeological Disasters (GNDCI), ESA, EUMETSAT.

Coordinator of the EURAINSAT project and partner of the projects MUSIC, CARPE DIEM, RISKAWARE, RISKMED, ANTISTORM, GLOWASIS and eartH2Observe of the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes of the European Commission.



Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina), Univ. of Urbino, ARPA Emilia-Romagna, Univ. of Firenze, Univ. of L'Aquila.

Professor of Satellite Meteorology, Master in Applied Meteorology, Univ. of Bologna.

Professor of Cloud Physics and Member of the Board of the curricula  "Atmospheric Physics and Meteorology" and "Physics of the Earth System", Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Bologna (2004-present).

Tutor of 29 degree theses in Atmospheric Physics and Meteorology (Univ. of Bologna), 4 PhD theses (Univ. of Bologna and Evora).