Natural Hazards

Paolo Tarolli

Paolo is Professor in Integrated Watershed Management and Water Resources Management, and Principal Investigator of Earth Surface Processes and Society research group at the University of Padua (Italy). He has a PhD in Environmental Watershed Management and Geomatics and has worked as academic staff at the University of Padua since 2011. He was Visiting Professor at several universities (e.g. the Dalian University of Technology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, China University of Geosciences, National Cheng Kung University, EPFL). Paolo is also Executive Editor of Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) journal. His fields of expertise include digital terrain analysis, earth surface processes analysis, natural hazards, geomorphology, hydro-geomorphology, lidar, structure-from-motion photogrammetry; new research directions include the analysis of topographic signatures and impact of human activities from local to regional scale, with a focus on agricultural landscapes & land degradation.

Climate Change: is Viticulture under threat?

Climate Change:  is Viticulture under threat?

In the afternoon of August 29, 2020, an intense supercell, which is a thunderstorm characterized by the presence of a deep, persistently rotating updraft, affected the province of Verona in the north of Italy (Figure 1). It was not the first event of this kind; several other events, including tornado episodes, had already occurred during summer 2020. Here the video of the downburst recorded during ...[Read More]