Publications

Peer-Reviewed 

12. Hirpa, F.A., F. Pappenberger, et al., Global Flood Forecasting for Averting Disasters Worldwide, Book chapter in “Global Flood Hazard: Applications in modeling, mapping and forecasting”. Eds. Guy Schumann, Paul Bates, Giuseppe Aronica and Heiko Apel. 

11. Zajac,Z., B Revilla-Romero, P Salamon, P Burek, FA Hirpa, H Beck, 2017: The impact of lake and reservoir parameterization on global streamflow simulation. Journal of Hydrology, 548, 552-568, doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.03.022

10. Dottori, F., P. Salamon, A. Bianchi, L. Alfieri, F. A. Hirpa, L. Feyen, 2016: Development and evaluation of a framework for global flood hazard mapping. Adv. Water Resour. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.05.002

9. Hirpa, F.A., P. Salamon, L. Alfieri, J. Thielen-del Pozo, E. Zsoter and F. Pappenberger, 2016: The effect of reference climatology on global flood forecastingJ. of Hydromet., 17(4), 1131-1145, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-15-0044.1, PDF

8. Revilla-Romero, B., F. A. Hirpa, J. Thielen-del Pozo, P. Salamon, G. R. Brakenridge, F. Pappenberger, and T. De Groeve, 2015: On the use of global flood forecasts and satellite-derived inundation maps for flood monitoring in data-sparse regions. Remote Sens., 7(11), 15702-15728, doi:10.3390/rs71115702 PDF 

7. Hirpa, F.A.K. Fagbemi, E. Afiesimama, H. Shuaib and P. Salamon, 2015: Saving lives: Ensemble-based early warnings in developing nations. To appear in Handbook of Hydrometeorological Ensemble Forecasting.”  Duan, Q., F. Pappenberger, J. Thielen, A. Wood, H.L.Cloke, and J.C. Schaake (Eds.), Springer. PDF 

6. Gebremichael, M., M. M. Bitew, F. A. Hirpa, and G. N. Tesfay, 2014: Accuracy of satellite rainfall estimates in the Blue Nile Basin: Lowland plain versus highland mountain. Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014500. PDF 

5. Hirpa, F.A., M. Gebremichael, T. Hopson, R. Wojcik, HS Lee, 2014: Assimilation of Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals into Hydrologic Model for Improving River Discharge. In Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Water Cycle doi:10.1002/9781118872086.ch19

4. Hirpa, F.A, T. Hopson, T. De Groeve, G.R. Brakenridge, M. Gebremichael and P. J. Restrepo, 2013: Upstream Satellite Remote Sensing for River Discharge Prediction: Application to Major Rivers in South Asia. Remote Sen. of the Environt. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2012.11.013 [Copyright: ELSEVIER] PDF 

3. Hirpa, F.A, M. Gebremichael and T. Over, 2010: River Flow Fluctuation Analysis: Effect of Watershed Area, Water Resour. Resear., 46, W12529,  doi:10.1029/2009WR009000. [Top five "Most Downloaded" for the week following publication. Copyright: AGU] PDF 

2. Hirpa, F.A, M. Gebremichael and T. Hopson, 2010: Evaluation of High Resolution Satellite Precipitation Products over very Complex Terrain in Ethiopia, J. Appl. Met. & Climt. DOI: 10.1175/2009JAMC2298.1 [Copyright: AMS] PDF 

1. Bitew, M. M, M. Gebremichael, F. A. Hirpa, Y. M. Gebrewubet, Y. Seleshi and Y. Girma, 2009: On the local-scale spatial variability of daily summer rainfall in the humid and complex terrain of Blue Nile: observational evidence. Hydrol. Proc. DOI:10.1002/hyp.746 [Copyright: WILEY] PDF 

Conference Proceedings and Reports

4. Thielen-del Pozo, J., V. Thiemig, F. Pappenberger, B. Revilla-Romero, P. Salamon, T. De Groeve, F. A. Hirpa, 2015:  The benefit of continental flood early warning systems to reduce the impact of flood disasters. EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports. DOI:10.2788/46941 PDF

3. Hirpa, F.A. and J. Thielen-del Pozo, 2015: Global Flood Partnership Service and Toolbox Catalogue, European Commission, JRC100328 

2. Pappenberger, F., R. Emerton, F. Di Giuseppe, J. San-Miguel, H.L. Cloke, V. Thiemig, F.A. Hirpa, F. Wetterhall, E. Dutra, P. Smith, E. Zsoter, L. Arnal,C. Baugh, E. Stephens,P. Salamon,J. Vogt,P. Barbosa, C. Lavayasse, B. Revilla-Romero, T. Petroliagis, G. Liberta, and J. Thielen-del Pozo, 2015: Supporting sectorial adaptation to climate change through weather forecasts and natural hazard applications. The 31st SASAS Conference Proceedings, Pages 5-13, 21-22 September, 2015. Pretoria, South Africa.
 
1. Smith,P.J., E. Zsoter, P. Pappenberger, P. Salamon, F.A. Hirpa, Z. Zajac, P. Burek and J. Thielen-del Pozo, 2015: The Global Flood Awareness System. TIFAC-IDRiM 2015 Conference, 28-30 October 2015, New Delhi, India. PDF

Conference Presentations

13. Hirpa, F.A.P. Salamon, L. Alfieri, J. Thielen-del Pozo, E. Zsoter and F. Pappenberger, Z Zajac, and  V. Ntegeka,  Assessing the use of reforecast climatology in global flood forecasting. IUGG General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic. June 22-July 2, 2015. Oral Presentation 

12. Hirpa, F.A., Z. Zajac,B. Revilla-Romero,  V. Ntegeka, P. Salamon, J. Thielen-del Pozo, P. Brek, M. Kalas, L Alfieri and H. Beck, The Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) –overview of recent developments. AGU Fall Meet., San Francisco, CA, USA, December 15-19, 2014.  Oral Presentation 

11. Zajac Z.,B. Revilla-Romero, F.A. Hirpa, V. Ntegeka, P. Salamon, J. Thielen-del Pozo, P. Burek, and H. Beck: Recent advances in the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS). EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 27-May 2, 2014. Poster Presentation

10. Webster,P.J, Hopson T.M., F.A. Hirpa, G.R. Brakenridge, P.J. Webster, T. De Groeve, K. Shrestha, M. Gebremichael and P. J. Restrepo: Remote Sensing and River Discharge Forecasting for Major Rivers in South Asia. AGU Fall meeting, 9-13 December 2013, in San Francisco, California . Invited Oral Presentation.

9. Hopson, T.M., F.A. Hirpa, G.R. Brakenridge, P.J. Webster, T. De Groeve, M. Gebremichael and P. J. Restrepo: Upstream Satellite Remote Sensing for River Discharge Prediction: Application to Major Rivers in South Asia, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 7-12, 2013. Oral Presentation.

8. Hirpa, F.A.,H.S. Lee, M. Gebremichael, and T. Hopson: Comparative Evaluation of ensemble Kalman filter, particle filter and variational techniques for river discharge forecast. AGU Fall Meet., San Francisco, CA, USA, December 3-7, 2012. Poster Presentation.

7. Hirpa, F.A., M. Gebremichael, T. Hopson and R. Wojcik: Assimilation of Satellite Soil Moisture observations in a Hydrologic Model for Improving Streamflow Forecast Accuracy. The AGU Chapman Conference on Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle. February 19-22, 2012. Kona, Hawaii. Poster Presentation.

6. Hirpa, F.A., M. Gebremichael, T. Hopson and R. Wojcik: Ensemble Data Assimilation for Streamflow Forecasting: Experiments with Ensemble Kalman Filter and particle Filter. AGU Fall meeting, 5-9 December 2011, in San Francisco, California . Oral Presentation.

5. Hopson, T., F.A., Hirpa, T. De Groeve, G.R. Brakenridge, M. Gebremichael and P. J. Restrepo: Upstream Satellite-derived flow signals for river discharge predictions. AGU Fall meeting, 5-9 December 2011, in San Francisco, California. Oral Presentaion.

4. Hirpa, F.A., M. Gebremichael, T. Over; Long-term Memory and Multi-scaling Properties of River Flow. AGU Fall Meet., San Francisco, 2009. Oral Presentaion.

3. Hirpa, F.A., M. Gebremichael, and T. Over, Effect of Spatial Scale on Temporal Scaling Properties of River Discharge," Eos Trans. AGU, 90(22), Toronto, 2009. Poster Presentation.

2. Hirpa, F.A., M. Gebremichael and T. Hopson, Use of satellite-based Rainfall Estimates for Hydrologic Forecasting: Application to Awash River Basin. Abstract, The 2010 Conference on Water Resources in Ethiopia, 12-16 January, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Poster Presentation.

1. Gebremichael, M., M. M. Bitew, F. A. Hirpa, Y. Michael, Y. Sileshi, and Y. Girma, "On the small-scale variability of daily rainfall in complex terrain and tropical region in Africa: Observational evidence," 4th International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) Workshop, Beijing, October 13-17, 2008. Poster Presentation.

PhD Dissertaion

Hirpa, F. A., Hydrologic Data Assimilation for Operational Streamflow Forecasting, 2013: Doctoral Dissertation. University of Connecticut.