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Emanuele Cordano


Position in DICAM

Research Fellow
Contact Information
Telephone: 0461 88 2610
Fax: 0461 88 2762
Office: Room 402
Email: ecor@ing.unitn.it

Curriculum Vitae
PhD Thesis
Richards' Equation in a hillslope

Curriculum Vitae

    1976: Born in Genoa (Italy) on September 3rd .
    1995: School leaving certificate at the Liceo Scientifico "G. Marconi" (Chiavari, GE - Italy)
    2001: First degree in Environmental Engineering University of Genoa
    Dissertation: Two-layered soil: Richards' Equation and zero-dimensional model (in Italian)
    Supervisor: Prof. Paolo Bartolini (Department of Environmental Engineering, www.diam.unige.it) Marks: 106/110
    2002: Collaboration with prof. Riccardo Rigon (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/CUDAM, University of Trento, Italy) for development of a local infiltration-and-evapotransiration model besed on numerical integration of Richards' Equation
    2003-2006: Ph.D. Fellowiship (XVIII cycle) in Fluid Dynamics and Environmental Engineering Processes, University of Genoa Ph. D. Thesis: "Subsurtace flow in a catchment: theoretical tools"
    Sepervisors: Prof. Paolo Bartolini, prof. Riccardo Rigon (DICA/CUDAM, University of Trento, Italy)
    2006-2008: Post-Doc Fellowiship at the University of Trento with prof. Riccardo Rigon.
    and sponsored by AquaTerra European Integrated Project .
    2008-present:Post-Doc Fellowiship at the University of Trento with prof. Riccardo Rigon.
    and sponsored by the Morfeo project with Italian Space Agency.

PhD Thesis

  • CORDANO E., Subsurface water flow in a catchment: theoretical tools. PhD thesis, Universita, degli Studi di Genova, 2006, supervisors, Proff. Paolo Bartolini e Riccardo Rigon, controrelatore: prof. Paolo D’Odorico



    1. CORDANO, E., and R. RIGON (2008), A perturbative view on the subsurface water pressure response at hillslope scale, Water Resour. Res., 44, W05407, doi:10.1029/2006WR005740., click here


    3. CORDANO,E.,BARTOLINI, P.,RIGON,R.,BERTOLDI;G., A Flexible numerical approach to solving a generalized Richards' Equation problem and some applications, Proc. COST 629, Satureted and unsaturated zone: integration of process knowledge into effective models Int. Workshop, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, May 5-7, 2004, 6 pp.
    4. CORDANO E., MERCURIO G., BARTOLINI P., BERARDI R., 2004. Un modello numerico di integrazione dell'equazione di Richards, con particolare riferimento al problema della stabilita’ di un versante Atti XXIX Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Trento, 7-10 settembre, vol. 2, 79-86. (in Italian)
    5. CORDANO E., PANCIERA R., RIGON R., BARTOLINI P., 2004. Sulla soluzione diffusiva dell'equazione di Richards Atti XXIX Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Trento, 7-10 settembre, vol. 2, 71-78. (in Italian)
    6. BERARDI R.,MERCURIO G., BARTOLINI, P, CORDANO, E, Dynamics of Saturation Phoenomena and Landslide Triggering by Rain Infiltration in a Slope, 2005 International Conference on Landslide Risk Management / 18th Annual Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 31 June 3 , 2005. www.groundcontrol.info/ICLRM/conference_program.htm#CP
    7. CORDANO E. , Nonlinear Aspects of Hillslope Subsurface Flow: A Study Based on the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang Equation (KPZ), JFK Competition, 32nd Congress of IAHR (International Association of Fydraulic Enginnering & Research), Venice,Italy, July 1-6, 2007 .
    8. LANNI C, RIGON R, CORDANO E., TARANTINO A. - (2009). Analysis of the effect of normal and lateral Subsurface water flow on the triggering of shallow landslides with a distributed hydrological model. In: Proc. Int. Conf. Landslide Processes: from geomorphologic mapping to dynamic modelling,. CERG EDITIONS Strasbourg, February, p. 157-162


    10. PANCIERA, R; CORDANO, E; MORA, A; BERTOLDI, G; RIGON, R. Timescales of landslide triggered by rain infiltration ,EGU04-A-02984, (Oral Presentation - Abstract),EGU Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 26-30, 2004
    11. CORDANO, E; BARTOLINI, P.; RIGON, R. Short-term hydrologic response of an hillslope,EGU05-J-05630, (Poster Presentation - Abstract),EGU Joint Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 25-29, 2005
    12. CORDANO E., BARTOLINI P., RIGON. R. , (2005), A generalization of Iverson’s theory of short;term infiltration, Eos Trans. AGU,
      86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H21C-1360
    13. ENDRIZZI S., CORDANO E., BERTOLDI G., RIGON R., (2005), Water and Energy Balance at Low Temperature in the Hydrological Distributed Model GEOTop, Eos Trans. AGU,
      86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract C23B-05
    14. RIGON,R.;CORDANO,E. On soil water pressure dynamics at the short timescale, EGU2007-A-09386, NP3.08-1WE5O-003, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 15-20, 2007 link
      A component based framework for estimating shallow landslides and debris flow hazard , EGU2007-A-07895, NH10.03-1TH5P-0657, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 15-20, 2007 link
    16. ENDRIZZI S.;DALL'AMICO M.; CORDANO E.; RIGON R.;GRUBER S. (2007), Influence of Initial Conditions on Permafrost Localization, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl.,Abstract C51C-08
    17. SIMONI S. , RIGON R., CORDANO E (2007), A Probabilistic Analysis of the Impact of the Topography on Slope Stability, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51C-0651Abstract H51C-0651
    18. CORDANO,E..;RIGON,R. On subsurface flow modeling for parsimonious models, EGU2009-9418, , EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 19-24, 2009 link


Richards' Equation in a hillslope