Emiliano Gelati

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Room 329 B
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Land surface hydrology.
  • Interactions between vegetation and water cycle processes.
  • Water resources modelling and optimisation.

Courses taught


Since 2020: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway.

2015-2020: Scientific officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Ispra, Italy.

2014-2015: Researcher, Météo France, Toulouse, France.

2011-2013: Researcher, Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences, Barcelona, Spain.

2007-2010: PhD, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

2000-2006: Msc and Bsc, Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.


Scientific articles

Zajac, Z., Gomez, O., Gelati, E., van der Velde, M., Bassu, S., Ceglar, A., Chukaliev, O., Panarello, L., Koeble, R., van den Berg, M., Niemeyer, S., and Fumagalli, D. (2022). Estimation of spatial distribution of irrigated crop areas in Europe for large-scale modelling applications. Agricultural Water Management, 266:107527. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2022.107527

De Roo, A., Trichakis, I., Bisselink, B., Gelati, E., Pistocchi, A., and Gawlik, B. (2021). The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus in the Mediterranean: Current Issues and Future Challenges. Frontiers in Climate, 3. DOI:10.3389/fclim.2021.782553

Gelati, E., Zajac, Z., Ceglar, A., Bassu, S., Bisselink, B., Adamovic, M., Bernhard, J., Malagó, A., Pastori, M., Bouraoui, F., and de Roo, A. (2020). Assessing groundwater irrigation sustainability in the Euro-Mediterranean region with an integrated agro-hydrologic model. Advances in Science and Research, 17:227–253. DOI:10.5194/asr-17-227-2020

Cammalleri, C., Naumann, G., Mentaschi, L., Bisselink, B., Gelati, E., De Roo, A., and Feyen, L. (2020). Diverging hydrological drought traits over Europe with global warming. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 24(12):5919–5935. DOI:10.5194/hess-24-5919-2020

Adamovic, M., Gelati, E., Bisselink, B., and De Roo, A. (2020). Addressing the Water–Energy Nexus by Coupling the Hydrological Model with a New Energy LISENGY Model: A Case Study in the Iberian Peninsula. Water, 12(3). DOI:10.3390/w12030762

Busker, T., de Roo, A., Gelati, E., Schwatke, C., Adamovic, M., Bisselink, B., Pekel, J.-F., and Cottam, A. (2019). A global lake and reservoir volume analysis using a surface water dataset and satellite altimetry. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23(2):669–690. DOI:10.5194/hess-23-669-2019

Malagó, A., Bouraoui, F., Pastori, M., and Gelati, E. (2019). Modelling Nitrate Reduction Strategies from Diffuse Sources in the Po River Basin. Water, 11(5). DOI:10.3390/w11051030

Gelati, E., Decharme, B., Calvet, J.-C., Minvielle, M., Polcher, J., Fairbairn, D., and Weedon, G. P. (2018). Hydrological assessment of atmospheric forcing uncertainty in the Euro-Mediterranean area using a land surface model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22(4):2091–2115. DOI:10.5194/hess-22-2091-2018

Bisselink, B., de Roo, A., Bernhard, J., and Gelati, E. (2018). Future Projections of Water Scarcity in the Danube River Basin Due to Land Use Water Demand and Climate Change. Journal of Environmental Geography, 11(3–4):25–36. DOI:10.2478/jengeo-2018-0010

Barella-Ortiz, A., Polcher, J., de Rosnay, P., Piles, M., and Gelati, E. (2017). Comparison of measured brightness temperatures from SMOS with modelled ones from ORCHIDEE and H-TESSEL over the Iberian Peninsula. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21(1):357–375. DOI:10.5194/hess-21-357-2017

Albergel, C., Munier, S., Leroux, D. J., Dewaele, H., Fairbairn, D., Barbu, A. L., Gelati, E., Dorigo, W., Faroux, S., Meurey, C., Le Moigne, P., Decharme, B., Mahfouf, J.-F., and Calvet, J.-C. (2017). Sequential assimilation of satellite-derived vegetation and soil moisture products using SURFEX_v8.0: LDAS-Monde assessmentover the Euro-Mediterranean area. Geoscientific Model Development, 10(10):3889–3912. DOI:10.5194/gmd-10-3889-2017

Pistocchi, A., Udias, A., Grizzetti, B., Gelati, E., Koundouri, P., Ludwig, R., Papandreou, A., and Souliotis, I. (2017). An integrated assessment framework for the analysis of multiple pressures in aquatic ecosystems and the appraisal of management options. Science of The Total Environment, 575:1477–1488. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.020

Polcher, J., Piles, M., Gelati, E., Barella-Ortiz, A., and Tello, M. (2016). Comparing surface-soil moisture from the SMOS mission and the ORCHIDEE land-surface model over the Iberian Peninsula. Remote Sensing of Environment, 174:69–81. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.004

Zeng, Y., Su, Z., Calvet, J.-C., Manninen, T., Swinnen, E., Schulz, J., Roebeling, R., Poli, P., Tan, D., Riihelä, A., Tanis, C.-M., Arslan, A.-N., Obregon, A., Kaiser-Weiss, A., John, V., Timmermans, W., Timmermans, J., Kaspar, F., Gregow, H., Barbu, A.-L., Fairbairn, D., Gelati, E., and Meurey, C. (2015). Analysis of current validation practices in Europe for space-based climate data records of essential climate variables. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 42:150–161. DOI:10.1016/j.jag.2015.06.006

Fairbairn, D., Barbu, A. L., Mahfouf, J.-F., Calvet, J.-C., and Gelati, E. (2015). Comparing the ensemble and extended Kalman filters for in situ soil moisture assimilation with contrasting conditions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19(12):4811–4830. DOI:10.5194/hess-19-4811-2015

Rusiñol, M., Fernandez-Cassi, X., Timoneda, N., Carratalà, A., Abril, J. F., Silvera, C., Figueras, M. J., Gelati, E., Rodó, X., Kay, D., Wyn-Jones, P., Bofill-Mas, S., and Girones, R. (2015). Evidence of viral dissemination and seasonality in a Mediterranean river catchment: Implications for water pollution management. Journal of Environmental Management, 159:58–67. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.05.019

Gelati, E., Madsen, H., and Rosbjerg, D. (2014). Reservoir operation using El Niño forecasts–-case study of Daule Peripa and Baba Ecuador. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59(8):1559–1581. DOI:10.1080/02626667.2013.831978

Gelati, E., Madsen, H., and Rosbjerg, D. (2011). Stochastic reservoir optimization using El Niño information: case study of Daule Peripa Ecuador. Hydrology Research, 42(5):413–431. DOI:10.2166/nh.2011.009

Gelati, E., Madsen, H., and Rosbjerg, D. (2010). Markov-switching model for nonstationary runoff conditioned on El Niño information. Water Resources Research, 46(2). DOI:10.1029/2009WR007736

Gelati, E., Christensen, O. B., Rasmussen, P. F., and Rosbjerg, D. (2010). Downscaling atmospheric patterns to multi-site precipitation amounts in southern Scandinavia. Hydrology Research, 41(3–4):193–210. DOI:10.2166/nh.2010.114

Official reports

Grizzetti, B., de Roo, A., Vigiak, O., Pistocchi, A., Udias Moinelo, A., Aloe, A., Zanni, M., Dorati, C., Weissteiner, C., Bouraoui, F., Bisselink, B., Adamovic, M., Guenther, S., Mentaschi, L., Christiansen, T., Globevnik, L., Bernhard, J., and Gelati, E. (2021). EU Ecosystem Assessment – Freshwater Ecosystem. European Commission, Joint Research Centre.

Bisselink, B., Bernhard, J., Gelati, E., Adamovic, M., Guenther, S., Mentaschi, L., Feyen, L., and de Roo, A. (2020). Climate change and Europe’s water resources. Publications Office of the European Union. DOI:10.2760/15553

De Roo, A., Bisselink, B., Guenther, S., Gelati, E., and Adamovic, M. (2020). Assessing the effects of water saving measures on Europe’s water resources. Publications Office of the European Union. DOI:10.2760/739798

Feyen, L., Ciscar Martinez, J., Gosling, S., Ibarreta Ruiz, D., Soria Ramirez, A., Dosio, A., Naumann, G., Russo, S., Formetta, G., Forzieri, G., Girardello, M., Spinoni, J., Mentaschi, L., Bisselink, B., Bernhard, J., Gelati, E., Adamovic, M., Guenther, S., De Roo, A., Cammalleri, C., Dottori, F., Bianchi, A., Alfieri, L., Vousdoukas, M., Mongelli, I., Hinkel, J., Ward, P., Gomes Da Costa, H., De Rigo, D., Liberta, G., Durrant, T., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Barredo Cano, J., Mauri, A., Caudullo, G., Ceccherini, G., Beck, P., Cescatti, A., Hristov, J., Toreti, A., Perez Dominguez, I., Dentener, F., Fellmann, T., Elleby, C., Ceglar, A., Fumagalli, D., Niemeyer, S., Cerrani, I., Panarello, L., Bratu, M., Després, J., Szewczyk, W., Matei, N., Mulholland, E., and Olariaga-Guardiola, M. a. (2020). Climate change impacts and adaptation in Europe. Publications Office of the European Union. DOI:10.2760/171121

Salamon, P., Arnal, L., Asp, S., Baugh, C., Beck, H., Bisselink, B., De Roo, A., Disperati, J., Dottori, F., Garcia-Padilla, M., Garcia-Sanchez, R., Gelati, E., Gomes, G., Kalas, M., Krzeminski, B., Latini, M., Lorini, V., Mazzetti, C., Mikulickova, M., Muraro, D., Prudhomme, C., Rauthe-Schöch, A., Rehfeldt, K., Schweim, C., Skoien, J., Smith, P., Sprokkereef, E., Thiemig, V., Wetterhall, F., and Ziese (2019). EFAS upgrade for the extended model domain: technical documentation. Publications Office of the European Union. DOI:10.2760/806324

Bisselink, B., Bernhard, J., Gelati, E., Adamovic, M., Jacobs, C., Mentaschi, L., Lavalle, C., and De Roo, A. (2018b). Impact of a changing climate land use and water usage on water resources in the Danube river basin: a model simulation study. Publications Office of the European Union. DOI:10.2760/89828

Bisselink, B., Bernhard, J., Gelati, E., Adamovic, M., Guenther, S., Mentaschi, L., and De Roo, A. (2018a). Impact of a changing climate land use and water usage on Europe’s water resources: a model simulation study. Publications Office of the European Union. DOI:10.2760/847068

Pistocchi, A., Gelati, E., Beck, H., Lavalle, C., Bisselink, B., and Feher, J. (2016). Water scenarios for the Danube river basin: elements for the assessment of the Danube agriculture energy water nexus. Publications Office of the European Union. DOI:10.2788/375680

Calvet, J.-C., Barbu, A., Fairbairn, D., Gelati, E., Toth, H., and Boussetta, S. (2015). ATBD FOR LAND DATA ASSIMILATION SYSTEM. IMAGINES: Implementing Multi-scale AGricultural Indicators Exploiting Sentinels.

Tags: Hydrology, Hydrological modelling, Water resources, Irrigation
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