Zappa, Luca

Projektass.(FWF) Dott.mag.


Research Division:
Remote Sensing
Position:
Project assistant (PhD student)
Research Area:
Soil moisture, downscaling, irrigation, citizen science
Address:
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8 / E120-01-2 (DC02M21)
Phone #:
+43 1 58801 12289

Biography

Luca obtained his bachelor and master degree in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Milan (Italy) in 2014 and 2016, respectively. During his master studies, Luca spent one semester at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, where he completed his thesis. After graduation, he spent 5 months as visiting student at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. Since August 2017, Luca is project assistant at TU Wien, where he is also working on his PhD thesis.

Publications

Publications in Scientific Journals

  1. W. Dorigo, S. Dietrich, F. Aires, L. Brocca, S. Carter, J. Crétaux, D. Dunkerley, H. Enomoto, R. Forsberg, A. Güntner, M. Hegglin, R. Hollmann, D. Hurst, J. Johannessen, C. Kummerow, T. Lee, K. Luojus, U. Looser, D. Miralles, V. Pellet, T. Recknagel, C. Vargas, U. Schneider, P. Schoeneich, M. Schröder, N. Tapper, V. Vuglinsky, W. Wagner, L. Yu, L. Zappa, M. Zemp, V. Aich:
    "Closing the Water Cycle from Observations across Scales: Where Do We Stand?";
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102 (2021), 10; E1897 - E1935. BibTeX, More information


  2. W. Dorigo, I. Himmelbauer, D. Aberer, L. Schremmer, I. Petrakovic, L. Zappa, W. Preimesberger, A. Xaver, F. Annor, J. Ardö, D. Baldocchi, M. Bitelli, G. Blöschl, H. Bogena, L. Brocca, J.C. Calvet, J. Camarero, G. Capello, M. Choi, M. Cosh, N. Van De Giesen, I. Hajdu, J. Ikonen, K. Jensen, K. Kanniah, I. de Kat, G. Kirchengast, P. Rai, J. Kyrouac, K. Larson, S. Liu, A. Loew, M. Moghaddam, J. Martínez-Fernández, C. Bader, R. Morbidelli, J. Musial, E. Osenga, M. Palecki, T. Pellarin, G. Petropoulos, I. Greimeister-Pfeil, J. Powers, A. Robock, C. Rüdiger, U. Rummel, M. Strobel, Z. Su, R. Sullivan, T. Tagesson, A. Varlagin, M. Vreugdenhil, J. Walker, J. Wen, F. Wenger, J. Wigneron, M. Woods, K. Yang, Y. Zeng, X Zhang, M. Zreda, S. Dietrich, A. Gruber, P. van Oevelen, W. Wagner, K. Scipal, M. Drusch, R. Sabia:
    "The International Soil Moisture Network: serving Earth system science for over a decade";
    Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25 (2021), 11; 5749 - 5804. BibTeX, More information


  3. C. Massari, S. Modanesi, J. Dari, A. Gruber, G. De Lannoy, M. Girotto, P. Quintana-Seguí, M. Le Page, L. Jarlan, M. Zribi, N. Ouaadi, M. Vreugdenhil, L. Zappa, W. Dorigo, W. Wagner, J. Brombacher, H. Pelgrum, P. Jaquot, V. Freeman, E. Volden, D. Prieto, A. Tarpanelli, S. Barbetta, L. Brocca:
    "A Review of Irrigation Information Retrievals from Space and Their Utility for Users";
    Remote Sensing, 13 (2021), 20; 4112-1 - 4112-26. BibTeX, More information


  4. L. Zappa, S. Schlaffer, B. Bauer-Marschallinger, C. Nendel, B. Zimmerman, W. Dorigo:
    "Detection and Quantification of Irrigation Water Amounts at 500 m Using Sentinel-1 Surface Soil Moisture";
    Remote Sensing, 13 (2021), 9; 1727-1 - 1727-20. BibTeX, More information


  5. A. Xaver, L. Zappa, G. Rab, I. Greimeister-Pfeil, M. Vreugdenhil, D. Hemment, W. Dorigo:
    "Evaluating the suitability of the consumer low-cost Parrot Flower Power soil moisture sensor for scientific environmental applications";
    Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 9 (2020), 1; 117 - 139. BibTeX, More information


  6. L. Zappa, M. Forkel, A. Xaver, W. Dorigo:
    "Deriving Field Scale Soil Moisture from Satellite Observations and Ground Measurements in a Hilly Agricultural Region";
    Remote Sensing, 11 (2019), 22; 2596-1 - 2596-22. BibTeX,


Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry)

  1. A. Xaver, T. Sandén, H. Spiegel, L. Zappa, G. Rab, D. Hemment, W. Dorigo:
    "Impact of soil wetness on plant litter decomposition using low-cost soil moisture sensors and off-the-shelf tea bags";
    Talk: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2020 (EGU 2020), Online; 2020-05-04 - 2020-05-08; in: "Online", (2020), Paper ID EGU2020-18700, 1 pages. BibTeX, More information


  2. A. Xaver, L. Zappa, G. Rab, I. Greimeister-Pfeil, M. Vreugdenhil, D. Hemment, W. Dorigo:
    "Evaluation of a low-cost soil moisture sensor for citizen-driven satellite validation";
    Talk: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2019 (EGU 2019), Vienna; 2019-04-07 - 2019-04-12; in: "EGU General Assembly 2019", Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21 (2019), ISSN: 1607-7962; EGU2019-12. BibTeX, More information


  3. L. Zappa, A. Xaver, G. Rab, D. Hemment, W. Dorigo:
    "Bringing coarse scale satellite-derived soil moisture to the field scale using data from low-cost sensors. A case study in a small Austrian catchment";
    Talk: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2019 (EGU 2019), Vienna; 2019-04-07 - 2019-04-12; in: "EGU General Assembly 2019", Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21 (2019), ISSN: 1607-7962; EGU2019-9480. BibTeX, More information


  4. I. Himmelbauer, L. Zappa, A. Xaver, W. Dorigo:
    "The International Soil Moisture Network and its benefit for soil moisture product validation";
    Poster: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2018 (EGU 2018), Vienna; 2018-04-09 - 2018-04-13; in: "EGU General Assembly 2018", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 20 (2018), ISSN: 1029-7006; 15923. BibTeX,


  5. A. Xaver, L. Zappa, I. Greimeister-Pfeil, M. Oismüller, M. Vreugdenhil, E. Dobos, K. Kovacs, D. Hemment:
    "The potential of crowdsourced in situ soil moisture for environmental research";
    Talk: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2018 (EGU 2018), Vienna; 2018-04-09 - 2018-04-13; in: "EGU General Assembly 2018", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 20 (2018), ISSN: 1029-7006; 15602. BibTeX,


  6. L. Zappa, A. Xaver, M. Oismüller, D. Hemment, W. Dorigo:
    "In-situ measurements from citizen observatories for downscaling satellite-derived soil moisture";
    Poster: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2018 (EGU 2018), Vienna; 2018-04-09 - 2018-04-13; in: "EGU General Assembly 2018", Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 20 (2018), ISSN: 1029-7006; 15473. BibTeX,


Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry)

  1. L. Zappa, S. Schlaffer, C. Nendel, W. Dorigo:
    "Detection and quantification of irrigation water amounts at sub-kilometric scale using Sentinel-1 surface soil moisture";
    Talk: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2021 (vEGU 2021), online; 2021-04-19 - 2021-04-30. BibTeX,


  2. L. Zappa, C. Nendel, S. Schlaffer, M. Vreugdenhil, L. Brocca, W. Dorigo:
    "A Novel Approach For Estimating Irrigation Water Amounts Based On Copernicus Sentinel-1 Surface Soil Moisture";
    Talk: EO for Water Cycle Science 2020, Online; 2020-11-16 - 2020-11-19. BibTeX,


  3. I. Himmelbauer, D. Aberer, L. Schremmer, I. Petrakovic, L. Zappa, A. Xaver, W. Dorigo, P. Goryl, R. Sabia:
    "The International Soil Moisture Network: an open-source data hosting facility in support of hydrological research";
    Talk: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2020 (EGU 2020), Online; 2020-05-04 - 2020-05-08. BibTeX,


  4. L. Zappa, M. Forkel, A. Xaver, W. Dorigo:
    "Estimation of high-resolution soil moisture using machine learning, satellite observations and ground measurements. A case study in a hilly agricultural region";
    Talk: European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2020 (EGU 2020), Online; 2020-05-04 - 2020-05-08. BibTeX,


  5. G. Rab, A. Xaver, L. Zappa, I. Greimeister-Pfeil, P. Strauss, G. Blöschl:
    "Case study: Satellite Validation by using Parrot Sensors in the Hydrological Open Air Laboratory Petzenkirchen";
    Talk: GROW Insights Workshop 2019, Lissabon; 2019-09-16 - 2019-09-19. BibTeX, More information


  6. E. Dobos, K. Kovacs, D. Hemment, M. Woods, N. van der Velden, A. Xaver, L. Zappa, V. Burton, N. Garrett, R. Giesen, C. Pelloquin, R. Skalsky:
    "Citzen Observatory based Soil Moisture Monitoring";
    Poster: ESA World Soils User Consultation Meeting 2019, Frascati, Italy; 2019-07-02 - 2019-07-03. BibTeX,


  7. I. Himmelbauer, D. Aberer, L. Zappa, A. Xaver, B. Bauer-Marschallinger, W. Dorigo, R. Sabia:
    "The International Soil Moisture Network in support of high-resolution soil moisture product validation";
    Poster: ESA Living Planet Symposium 2019, Milan, Italy; 2019-05-13 - 2019-05-17. BibTeX,


  8. A. Xaver, L. Zappa, G. Rab, I. Greimeister-Pfeil, E. Dobos, K. Kovacs, M. Woods, W. Dorigo, D. Hemment:
    "The GROW Observatory: Bridging the Gap Between Citizens and Satellite Soil Moisture Products";
    Talk: ESA Living Planet Symposium 2019, Milan, Italy; 2019-05-13 - 2019-05-17. BibTeX, More information


  9. L. Zappa, A. Xaver, G. Rab, D. Hemment, W. Dorigo:
    "Downscaling Coarse Scale Satellite Soil Moisture Using Ancillary Data: a Case Study in an Austrian Agricultural Catchment";
    Poster: ESA Living Planet Symposium 2019, Milan, Italy; 2019-05-13 - 2019-05-17. BibTeX, More information


  10. L. Zappa:
    "Citizens´ Observatories supporting the validation of satellite‐retrieved soil moisture products";
    Poster: CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop 2018, TU Wien; 2018-11-15. BibTeX,


  11. I. Himmelbauer, L. Zappa, A. Xaver, T. Scanlon, D. Aberer, R. Sabia, W. Dorigo:
    "The International Soil Moisture Network in support of EO services";
    Talk: 5th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA; 2018-10-24 - 2018-10-25. BibTeX,


  12. I. Himmelbauer, L. Zappa, A. Xaver, T. Scanlon, D. Aberer, R. Sabia, W. Dorigo:
    "The International Soil Moisture Network in support of SMAP calibration and validation";
    Talk: 5th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA; 2018-10-24 - 2018-10-25. BibTeX,


  13. T. Scanlon, W. Dorigo, A. Xaver, W. Preimesberger, A. Gruber, N. Nicolai-Shaw, L. Zappa, I. Himmelbauer, P. Buttinger:
    "Satellite Soil Moisture validation using the International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN)";
    Talk: Workshop on Land Product Validation and Evolution (LPVE 2018), Frascati, Italy; 2018-02-27 - 2018-03-01. BibTeX,




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