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Dr. Manuel Antonetti

Dr. Manuel Antonetti

Dr. Manuel Antonetti

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Institute of Natural Resource Sciences
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 51 20

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research Associate

Expertise and research interests

Hydrodynamic modelling of fluvial systems, hydrological modelling of catchments, post-processing of remote sensing data

Educational background

October 2013 to September 2017: Dissertation at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich. Title of PhD thesis: Runoff generation during heavy rainfall events: integrating expert knowledge about dominant runoff processes in conceptual hydrological models.

February 2010 to March 2013: Double Master's degree - Civil and Environmental Engineering - specialisation "Water and Environment" at the Università degli Studi di Trento (I) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (D).

September 2006 to January 2010: Bachelor's degree - Environmental Engineering at the Università degli Studi di Trento (I).



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Other publications

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Publications (peer reviewed)

Antonetti, M., Horat, C., Sideris, I. V., and Zappa, M.: Ensemble flood forecasting considering dominant runoff processes: I. Setup and application to nested basins (Emme, Switzerland), Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 19-40,, 2019.

Antonetti, M. and Zappa, M.: How can expert knowledge increase the realism of conceptual hydrological models? A case study based on the concept of dominant runoff process in the Swiss Pre-Alps, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4425-4447,, 2018.

Antonetti, M., Scherrer, S., Kienzler, P. M., Margreth, M., and Zappa, M.: Process-based
Hydrological Modelling: The Potential of a Bottom-Up Approach for Runoff Predictions in
Ungauged Catchments. Hydrol. Process.,, 2017.

Antonetti, M., Buss, R., Scherrer, S., Margreth, M., and Zappa, M.: Mapping dominant runoff processes: an evaluation of different approaches using similarity measures and synthetic runoff simulations, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2929-2945,, 2016.

Not Peer reviewed articles:

Antonetti, M., Scherrer, S., Kienzler, P.M., Margreth, M., and Zappa, M. Überprüfung eines prozessnahen Abflussbildungsmoduls auf der Hangskale und in klein- und mesoskaligen Gebieten. In Forum Für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 36.16, 63–74, 2016.