I describe GEOtop 2.0, present a few case studies, and took the occasion to do some synthesis of this work. All the merits go to my co-authors, that in the last years strongly believed and pushed GEOtop beyond what it was. The presentation does not cover the cryospheric part of the models, which will be the focus of the second presentation.
This other posts covers my second presentation at AGU, talking about how the cryosphere is modeled in GEOtop 2.0.
GEOtop bibliography (so far)
Bertoldi, G., Rigon, R., & Over, T. M. (2006). Impact of Watershed Geomorphic Characteristics on the Energy and Water Budgets. Journal of Hydrometeorology,, 7, 389–403.
Bertoldi, G., Notarnicola, C., Leitinger, G., Endrizzi, S., Della Chiesa, S., Zebisch, M., & Tappeiner, U. (2010). Topographical and ecohydrological controls on land surface temperature in an Alpine catchment. Ecohydrology, 3(doi:10.1002/eco.129), 189–204.
Bertoldi G.; Della Chiesa, S; Notarnicola, C.; Pasolli, L.; Niedrist, G; Tappeiner, U. (2013), Estimation of soil moisture patterns in mountain grasslands by means of SAR RADARSAT 2 images and hydrological modeling, submitted to Journal of Hydrology
Bertoldi, G., Della, S., Notarnicola, C., Pasolli, L., Niedrist, G., & Tappeiner, U. (2014). Estimation of soil moisture patterns in mountain grasslands by means of SAR RADARSAT2 images and hydrological modeling. Journal of Hydrology, 516, 245–257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.02.018
Dall’Amico, M.; Endrizzi, S., Gruber, S; and Rigon, R. (2011), An energy-conserving model of freezing variably-saturated soil, The Cryosphere.
Della Chiesa, S.; Bertoldi, G.; Niedrist G., Obojes, N.; Albertson, J. D.; Wohlfahrt,G.; Hörtnagl L., Tappeiner U., (2014), Modelling changes in grassland hydrological cycling along an elevational gradient in the Alps, Ecohydrol. 7, 1453–1473 (2014), DOI: 10.1002/eco.1471
Eccel, E., Cordano, E., & Zottele, F. (2015). A project for climatologic mapping of soil water content in Trentino. Italian Journal of Agrometeorology, 1(500 m), 5–20.
Endrizzi S. and Marsh P. Observations and modeling of turbulent fluxes during melt at the shrub-tundra transition zone 1: point scale variations, (2010) Hydrology Research
Endrizzi S., Gruber S., Investigating the effects of lateral water flow on spatial patterns of ground temperature, depth of thaw and ice content, Peer reviewed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Permafrost, 25–29 June 2012, Salekhard, Russia, 91–96, 2012
Endrizzi S., Gruber S., Dall’Amico M., Rigon R., GEOtop 2.0. (2014), Simulating the combined energy and water balance at and below the land surface accounting for soil freezing, snow cover and terrain effects, 7(6), 2831–2857. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-7-2831-2014
Fiddes, J., Endrizzi, S., & Gruber, S. (2015). Large-area land surface simulations in heterogeneous terrain driven by global data sets : application to mountain permafrost. The Cryosphere, 9, 411–426. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-411-2015
Fiddes, J., & Gruber, S. (2012). TopoSUB: a tool for efficient large area numerical modelling in complex topography at sub-grid scales. Geoscientific Model Development, 5(5), 1245–1257. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-5-1245-2012
Formetta, G., Rigon R., David, O., Green, T. R., Capparelli, G. (2016), Integration of a spatial hydrological model (GEOtop) into the Object Modeling System (OMS), Water 8(1), 12
Gubler S., Endrizzi S., Gruber S., Purves R. S., Sensitivity and uncertainty of modeled ground temperatures and related variables in mountain environments, Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1319–1336, 2013.
Gebremichael, M., Rigon, R., Bertoldi, G., & Over, T. M. (2009). On the scaling characteristics of observed and simulated spatial soil moisture fields, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 16, 141–150.
Hingerl, L., Kunstmann, H., Wagner, S., Mauder, M., Bliefernicht, J., & Rigon, R. (2016). Spatio-temporal variability of water and energy fluxes - a case study for a mesoscale catchment in pre-alpine environment. Hydrological Processes. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10893
Kunstmann, H., Hingerl, L., Mauder, M., Wagner, S., and Rigon, R., A combined water and energy flux observation and modelling study at the TERENO-preAlpine observatory, Climate and Land-surface Changes in Hydrology, Proceedings of H01, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2013 (IAHS Publ. 359, 2013)
Lewis, C., Albertson, J., Zi, T., Xu, X., & Kiely, G. (2013). How does afforestation affect the hydrology of a blanket peatland? A modelling study. Hydrological Processes, 27(25), 3577–3588. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9486
Rigon, R., Bertoldi, G., & Over, T. M. (2006). GEOtop: A Distributed Hydrological Model with Coupled Water and Energy Budgets. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 7, 371–388.
Simoni, S., Zanotti, F., Bertoldi, G., & Rigon, R. (2007). Modelling the probability of occurrence of shallow landslides and channelized debris flows using GEOtop-FS. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.10.
Zanotti, F., Endrizzi, S., Bertoldi, G., & Rigon, R. (2004). The GEOtop snow module. Hydrol. Proc., 18, 3667–3679. DOI:10.1002/hyp.5794.
Zi, T., Kumar, M., Kiely, G., Lewis, C., & Albertson, J. (2016). Simulating the spatio-temporal dynamics of soil erosion, deposition , and yield using a coupled sediment dynamics and 3D distributed hydrologic model. Environmental Modelling and Software, 83, 310–325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.06.004
Giacomo Bertoldi (2004) The water and energy balance at basin scale: a distributed modeling approach. Download PDF
Stefano Endrizzi (2009), Snow cover modelling at a local and distributed scale over complex terrain
Silvia Simoni (2009), A Comprehensive Approach to Landslide Triggering.
Matteo Dall'Amico (2011), Coupled Water and Heat Transfer in Permafrost Modeling.
Ageel Ibrahim Bushara (2011), Hydrological simulations at basin scale using distributed model and remote sensing with a focus of soil moisture.
GEOtop Manual (a little out-of-date with respect to GEOtop 2.0 ... but not so much).