Oceanographist - Catastrophe Risk Modeling

Flood Hazard and Risk Analysis



Lidia Bressan is an ocean modeler at RED. She received the Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2010, with a dissertation on a tsunami early detection algorithm. She received her B.Sc. in Physics at the University of Pavia, Italy, and her M.Sc. in Physics at the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2006. She worked in tsunami research at the University of Bologna and, since 2015, she is an ocean modeler at the Regional Environmental Agency of Emilia Romagna (Arpae-SIMC), where she works on the operational ocean and wave models.

Lidia is interested in wave and ocean modeling, especially for extreme events as storm surges and tsunamis. Her expertise includes modeling, data analysis and monitoring networks for early warning systems.

Selected publications:

  • Bressan, Lidia, Andrea Valentini, Tiziana Paccagnella, Andrea Montani, Chiara Marsigli, and Maria Stefania Tesini. "Sensitivity of sea-level forecasting to the horizontal resolution and sea surface forcing for different configurations of an oceanographic model of the Adriatic Sea." Advances in Science and Research 14 (2017): 77.
  • Bressan, L., and S. Tinti. "Statistical properties of coastal long waves analysed through sea-level time-gradient functions: exemplary analysis of the Siracusa, Italy, tide-gauge data." Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 16, no. 1 (2016): 223-237.
  • Phone: (+39) 0382-22518
  • Email: lidia (dot) bressan (at) redrisk (dot) com