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Enrica Viparelli 
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Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Enrica Viparelli

Assistant Professor


Dr. Viparelli’s research area is water resources engineering. Her major interests are primarily related to the development of large-scale models of river morphodynamics that can be used for river and coastal restoration, and to study sediment transport, erosion and deposition at laboratory and field scales. Specific research topics includes 1) transport, deposition and erosion of non-uniform sediment in fluvial, deltaic and submarine environments, 2) transport and the overbank deposition of very fine sediment in rivers, and 3) the effects that changes in land use and climate may have on rivers and floodplains.


Education

  • Doctorate, Engineering of Hydraulic, Transportation and Landscape Systems Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, April 2008
  • Degree in Environmental and Landscape Engineering, Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, October 2003

Selected Publications

  • Viparelli E., W. J. Lauer, P. Belmont and G. Parker, A numerical model to develop long-term sediment budgets using isotopic sediment fingerprints, Computer and Geoscience, CSDMS special issue on Modeling For Environmental Change, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2011. 10.003, 2011.
  • Eke E., E. Viparelli and G. Parker, Field-scale numerical modeling of breaching as a mechanism for generating continuous turbidity currents, Geosphere Themed Issue: Exploring the Deep Sea and Beyond the Deep Sea and Beyond, v. 7, no. 5, p. 1063-1076, DOI: 10.1130/GES00607.1, October 2011.
  • Viparelli E., D. Gaeuman, P. R. Wilcock and G. Parker, A model to predict the evolution of a gravel bed river under an imposed cyclic hydrograph and its application to the Trinity River, Water Resources Research, 47, W02533, doi:10.1029/2010WR009164, 2011
  • Viparelli E., R. Haydel, M. Salvaro, P. R. Wilcock and G. Parker, Modeling of River Morphodynamics with creation/consumption of grain size stratigraphy. Part 1: Laboratory experiments, Journal of Hydraulic Research, 48 (6), 2010
  • Viparelli E., O.E. Sequeiros, A. Cantelli, P. R. Wilcock and G. Parker, Modeling of River Morphodynamics with creation/consumption of grain size stratigraphy. Part 2: Numerical model, Journal of Hydraulic Research, 48 (6), 2010
  • Sequeiros O. E., Cantelli A., Viparelli E., White J. D. L, Garcia M. H. and Gary Parker, Modeling turbidity currents with nonuniform sediment and reverse buoyancy, Water Resources Research, Vol. 45, W06408, doi:10.1029/2008WR007422, 2009











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