Dr. Alberto Viglione
Tel.: +43-1-58801-22317

Centre for Water Resource Systems,
Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Institute of Hydrology and Water Resource Management,

Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria




Viglione, A., Merz, R., Salinas, J. L. and Blöschl G. 2013. Flood frequency hydrology: 3. A Bayesian analysis. Water Resources Research, 49, 1-18,

Viglione, A., Castellarin, A., Rogger, M. Merz, R and Blöschl, G. 2012. Extreme rainstorms: comparing regional envelope curves to stochastically generated events. Water Resources Research, 48, W01509.

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Alberto Viglione


Research Interests


•    Space-time variability in flood response.
•    Bayesian flood frequency analysis.
•    Stochastic rainfall-runoff modelling.
•    Mapping rainfall to runoff return periods.
•    Regional frequency analysis.
•    Continuous variability of hydrological parameters of river basins.
•    Hydrological characterisation of river basins.
•    Assessment of water resources exploitation by means of dams.

Key Facts


Dr. Alberto Viglione is a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Vienna University of Technology since 2007. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 from the Politecnico of Turin in Environmental Engineering with a thesis concerning “Turbulence structures in the canopy layer”. In years 2003-2004, he received a scholarship on the theme “Physical and hydrological characterisation of river catchments in Piedmont”, financed by Regione Piemonte (Italy). In the period 2004-2007, he carried out his Ph.D. on the theme “Non-supervised statistical methods for the prediction of hydrological variables in ungauged sites” at the Hydraulic Department of the Politecnico of Turin. In 2009 he has received the AMGA price for the best Ph.D. thesis on water resources. His main research interests are flood frequency analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, space-time variability in flood response, Bayesian methods, stochastic rainfall-runoff modelling, mapping of rainfall to runoff return periods, regional frequency analysis and hydrological characterisation of river basins. He has authored or co-authored a total of 19 papers and 2 book chapters. He developed software for regional frequency analysis under the R environment, which is available on-line. He has supervised 3 Bachelor and 3 Master students and worked as teaching assistant for different courses on subjects related to hydrology and water resources management. He acts as a reviewer for several journals in the area of hydrology. He has been involved in a number of research and consulting projects related to hydrological modelling, and in particular to flood frequency analysis, in Italy (PTA Piemonte, CUBIST), Austria (HOWATI, KLIWA, Mountain floods) and at the European level (HYDRATE). »more