Scientific Publications

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Peer Reviewed Articles

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  • Benefits and pitfalls of irrigation timing and water amounts derived from satellite soil moisture.
    Luca Zappa, Jacopo Dari, Sara Modanesi, Raphael Quast, Luca Brocca, Gabrielle De Lannoy, Christian Massari, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Anais Barella-Ortiz, Wouter Dorigo.
    Agricultural Water Management 295, 30 April 2024, 108773.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2024.108773.


  • Budyko Framework Based Analysis of the Effect of Climate Change on Watershed Evaporation Efficiency and Its Impact on Discharge Over Europe.
    Julie Collignan, Jan Polcher, Sophie Bastin, Pere Quintana-Seguí.
    Water Resources Reseach 59, 10 (2023). DOI: 10.1029/2023WR034509.
  • Panta Rhei benchmark dataset: socio-hydrological data of paired events of floods and droughts.
    Kreibich, H. et al.
    Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 2009–2023.
    DOI: 10.5194/essd-15-2009-2023.
  • Regional data sets of high-resolution (1 and 6 km) irrigation estimates from space.
    Jacopo Dari, Luca Brocca, Sara Modanesi, Christian Massari, Angelica Tarpanelli, Silvia Barbetta, Raphael Quast, Mariette Vreugdenhil, Vahid Freeman, Anaïs Barella-Ortiz, Pere Quintana-Seguí, David Bretreger, and Espen Volden.
    Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 1555–1575, 2023.
    DOI: 10.5194/essd-15-1555-2023.
  • Streamflow trends of the Pyrenees using observations and multi-model approach (1980–2013).
    Roger Clavera-Gispert, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Leticia Palazón, Ane Zabaleta, Omar Cenobio, Anaïs Barella-Ortiz, Santiago Beguería.
    Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. Volume 46. April 2023. 101322.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2023.101322.
  • Weather regimes and rainfall over Tunisia in a multi-model ensemble versus a multi-member ensemble,
    Bilel Fathalli, Benjamin Pohl, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Yves Tramblay, Albin Ullmann & Thierry Castel.
    Climate Dynamics, 2023.
    DOI: 10.1007/s00382-022-06656-9.
  • Improvement of low flows simulation in the SASER hydrological modeling chain.
    Omar Cenobio-Cruz, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Anaïs Barella-Ortiz, Ane Zabaleta, Luis Garrote, Roger Clavera-Gispert, Florence Habets, Santiago Beguería.
    Journal of Hydrology X, 18, 100147, 2023. DOI: 10.1016/j.hydroa.2022.100147.
  • SMPD: A soil moisture-based precipitation downscaling method for high-resolution daily satellite precipitation estimation.
    He, K., Zhao, W., Brocca, L., and Quintana-Seguí, P.
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 27, 169–190, 2023.
    DOI: 10.5194/hess-27-169-2023.


  • Interactions between precipitation, evapotranspiration and soil-moisture-based indices to characterize drought with high-resolution remote sensing and land-surface model data.
    Jaime Gaona, Pere Quintana-Seguí, María José Escorihuela, Aaron Boone, and María Carmen Llasat.
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3461–3485, 2022.
    DOI: 10.5194/nhess-22-3461-2022.
  • The challenge of unprecedented floods and droughts in risk management.
    Kreibich, H. et al.
    Nature, 608(7921), 2022.
    DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04917-5.
  • Estimating soil moisture conditions for drought monitoring with Random Forests and a simple soil moisture accounting scheme.
    Yves Tramblay and Pere Quintana Seguí.
    Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 22, 1325-1334 (2022).
    DOI: 10.5194/nhess-22-1325-2022.
  • Irrigation mapping on two contrasted climatic contexts using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data,
    Ehsan Elwan, Michel Le Page, Lionel Jarlan, Jacopo Dari, Luca Brocca, Sara Modanesi, Jacopo Dari, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Mehrez Zribi.
    Water (2022), 14(5), 804.
    DOI: 10.3390/w14050804.
  • Irrigation estimates from space: Implementation of different approaches to model the evapotranspiration contribution within a soil-moisture-based inversion algorithm,
    Jacopo Dari, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Renato Morbidelli, Carla Saltalippi, Alessia Flammini, Elena Giugliarelli, María José Escorihuela, Vivien Stefan, Luca Brocca.
    Agricultural Water Management, 265, 107537 (2022).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2022.107537.
  • Double-scale analysis on the detectability of irrigation signals from remote sensing soil moisture over an area with complex topography in central Italy,
    Jacopo Dari, Luca Brocca, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Stefano Casadei, María José Escorihuela, Vivien Stefan, Renato Morbidelli.
    Advances in Water Resources, 161, 104130 (2022).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2022.


  • A Review of Irrigation Information Retrievals from Space and Their Utility for Users,
    Massari, Christian; Modanesi, Sara; Dari, Jacopo; Gruber, Alexander; Lannoy, Gabrielle J. M. De; Girotto, Manuela; Quintana-Seguí, Pere; Page, Michel Le; Jarlan, Lionel; Zribi, Mehrez; Ouaadi, Nadia; Vreugdenhil, Mariëtte; Zappa, Luca; Dorigo, Wouter; Wagner, Wolfgang; Brombacher, Joost; Pelgrum, Henk; Jaquot, Pauline; Freeman, Vahid; Volden, Espen; Prieto, Diego Fernandez; Tarpanelli, Angelica; Barbetta, Silvia; Brocca, Luca.
    Remote Sensing 2021, 13 (20).
  • High-Resolution SMAP-Derived Root-Zone Soil Moisture Using an Exponential Filter Model Calibrated per Land Cover Type,
    Vivien-Georgiana Stefan, Gianfranco Indrio, Maria-José Escorihuela, Pere Quintana-Seguí, and Josep Maria Villar.
    Remote Sensing 2021, 13(6).
  • Detecting and mapping irrigated areas in a Mediterranean environment by using remote sensing soil moisture and a land surface model,
    Jacopo Dari, PereQuintana-Seguí, María José Escorihuela, Vivien Stefan, Luca Brocca, Renato Morbidelli,
    Journal of Hydrology, 126129 (2021).
  • Trends in flow intermittence for European rivers,
    Tramblay, Y., Rutkowska, A., Sauquet, E., Sefton, C., Laaha, G., Osuch, M., Albuquerque, T., Alves, M. H., Banasik, K., Beaufort, A., Brocca, L., Camici, S., Csabai, Z., Dakhlaoui, H., DeGirolamo, A. M., Dörflinger, G., Gallart, F., Gauster, T., Hanich, L., … Datry, T.
    Hydrological Sciences Journal 66:1, 37-49 (2021).


  • Challenges for drought assessment in the Mediterranean region under future climate scenarios,
    Yves Tramblay et al.
    Earth-Science Reviews, 103348 (2020).
  • Exploiting High-Resolution Remote Sensing Soil Moisture to Estimate Irrigation Water Amounts over a Mediterranean Region,
    Dari, J., Brocca, L., Quintana-Seguí, P., Escorihuela, M. J., Stefan, V., & Morbidelli, R.
    Remote Sensing, 12(16), 2593 (2020).
  • The Utility of Land-Surface Model Simulations to Provide Drought Information in a Water Management Context Using Global and Local Forcing Datasets,
    Quintana-Seguí, Pere, Anaïs Barella-Ortiz, Sabela Regueiro-Sanfiz, and Gonzalo Miguez-Macho.
    Water Resources Management, February 12, 2020.
    DOI: 10.1007/s11269-018-2160-9.
    Article, Supplementary Material.


  • The SAFRAN daily gridded precipitation product in Tunisia (1979–2015),
    Yves Tramblay, Haifa Feki, Pere Quintana-Seguí, José A. Guijarro.
    International Journal of Climatology 2019 (1-9).
    DOI: 10.1002/joc.6181.
  • Analysis of Retrackers’ Performances and Water Level Retrieval over the Ebro River Basin Using Sentinel-3,
    Gao, Qi, Eduard Makhoul, Maria Jose Escorihuela, Mehrez Zribi, Pere Quintana Seguí, Pablo García, and Mònica Roca.
    Remote Sensing 11, no. 6 (January 2019): 718.
    DOI: 10.3390/rs11060718.
  • Evaluation of drought representation and propagation in regional climate model simulations across Spain,
    Anaïs Barella-Ortiz and Pere Quintana-Seguí.
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 5111–5131, 2019.
    DOI: 10.5194/hess-23-5111-2019.


  • Irrigation mapping using the Sentinel-1 time series at field scale,
    Qi Gao, Mehrez Zribi, María José Escorihuela, Nicolas Baghdadi and Pere Quintana Seguí.
    Remote Sensing 10 (9) 1495, 2018.
    DOI: 10.3390/rs10091495.
  • A Nonparametric Statistical Technique for Combining Global Precipitation Datasets: Development and Hydrological Evaluation over the Iberian Peninsula,
    Md Abul Ehsan Bhuiyan, Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos, Emmanouil N. Anagnostou, Pere Quintana-Seguí and Anaïs Barella-Ortiz.
    Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, 1371-1389, 2018.
    DOI: 10.5194/hess-22-1371-2018.
  • Evaluation of uncertainties in mean and extreme precipitation under climate changes for northwestern Mediterranean watersheds from high-resolution Med and Euro-CORDEX ensembles,
    Antoine Colmet-Daage, Emilia Sanchez-Gomez, Sophie Ricci, Cécile Llovel, Valérie Borrell Estupina, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Maria Carmen Llasat, and Eric Servat.
    Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, 673-687, 2018.
    DOI: 10.5194/hess-22-673-2018.
  • Use of bias correction techniques to improve seasonal forecasts for reservoirs — A case-study in northwestern Mediterranean,
    Marcos, R., Llasat, M.C., Quintana-Seguí, P., Turco, M.
    Science of The Total Environment, 610–611(1), pp.64–74.
  • Scaling precipitation extremes with temperature in the Mediterranean: past climate assessment and projection in anthropogenic scenarios,
    Philippe Drobinski, Nicolas Da Silva, Gérémy Panthou, Sophie Bastin, Caroline Muller, Bodo Ahrens, Marco Borga, Dario Conte, Giorgia Fosser, Filippo Giorgi, Ivan Güttler, Vassiliki Kotroni, Laurent Li, Efrat Morin, Bariş Önol, Pere Quintana-Segui, Raquel Romera, Csaba Zsolt Torma,
    Climate Dynamics, 51, pages1237–1257(2018).
    DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3083-x.
    Full Article


  • Validation of a new SAFRAN-based gridded precipitation product for Spain and comparisons to Spain02 and ERA-Interim,
    Quintana-Seguí, P., Turco, M., Herrera, S., & Miguez-Macho, G.,
    Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21(4), 2187–2201.
    DOI: 10.5194/HESS-21-2187-2017.
  • Seasonal predictability of water resources in a Mediterranean freshwater reservoir and assessment of its utility for end-users,
    Raül Marcos, M. Carmen Llasat, Pere Quintana-Seguí, and Marco Turco,
    Science of the Total Environment 575 (1), 681–691.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.080.


  • Comparison of Remote Sensing and Simulated Soil Moisture Datasets in Mediterranean Landscapes,
    M.J. Escorihuela and P. Quintana-Seguí,
    Remote Sensing of Environment, 180, 99-114, 2016.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.046.
    Abstract and full article (Open Access).
  • Meteorological analysis systems in north-east Spain. Validation of SAFRAN and SPAN,
    P. Quintana-Seguí, C. Peral, M. Turco, M.C. Llasat, E. Martin,
    Journal of Environmental Informatics, 27 (2) 116-130, 2016.
    DOI: 10.3808/jei.201600335
    Abstract, Full text (PDF).


  • Flash flood evolution in North-Western Mediterranean,
    M. C. Llasat, R. Marcos, M. Llasat Botija, J. Gilabert, M. Turco, P. Quintana-Seguí,
    Atmospheric Research 149, 230-243, 2014.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.05.024
  • The snow storm of 8 March 2010 in Catalonia (Spain): a paradigmatic wet-snow event with a high societal impact,
    M.C. Llasat, M. Turco, P. Quintana-Seguí and M. Llasat-Botija,
    Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14, 427-441, 2014.
    DOI: 10.5194/nhess-14-427-2014.
    Abstract, Full Article.
  • Testing instrumental and downscaled reanalysis time series for temperature trends in NE of Spain in the last century,
    M. Turco, R. Marcos, P. Quintana-Seguí, M.C. Llasat,
    Reg Environ Change 14 (5), 1811-1823, 2014.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10113-012-0363-9.
    Abstract, Accepted manuscript.


  • The influence of climate change on flood risks in France — first estimates and uncertainty analysis.
    P. Dumas, S. Hallegatte, P. Quintana-Seguí, E. Martin.
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 809-821, 2013.
    DOI: 10.5194/nhess-13-809-2013.
    Abstract, Full Article.


  • A look to the HyMeX program,
    P. Quintana, V. Homar, M.C. Llasat, A. Jansà, J. Font, M. Aran,
    Tethys 9, 53-63, 2012.
    DOI: 10.3369/tethys.2012.9.06
    Article (original in Catalan), Article (translation to English).
    ATTENTION: I wrote the article in Catalan, the translation to English was done by the journal.


  • Impact of the use of a CO2 responsive land surface model in simulating the effect of climate change on the hydrology of French Mediterranean basins,
    S. Queguiner, E. Martin, S. Lafont, J.-C. Calvet, S. Faroux and P. Quintana Seguí,
    Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11, 2803-2816.
    DOI: 10.5194/nhess-11-2803-2011
    Abstract, Full Article.
  • Testing MOS Precipitation Downscaling for ENSEMBLES Regional Climate Models over Spain,
    M. Turco, P. Quintana-Seguí, M. C. Llasat, S. Herrera, J.M. Guitérrez,
    Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 116, D18109, 14 pp.
    Abstract, Preprint.
  • Comparison of past and future Mediterranean high and low extremes of precipitation and river flow projected using different statistical downscaling methods,
    P. Quintana-Seguí, F. Habets and E. Martin,
    Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11, 1411-1432.
    DOI: 10.5194/nhess-11-1411-2011
    Abstract, Full Article.


  • Comparison of three downscaling methods in simulating the impact of climate change on the hydrology of Mediterranean basins,
    P. Quintana Seguí, A. Ribes, E. Martin, F. Habets and J. Boé,
    Journal of Hydrology 383, Issues 1-2, 111-124, 2010.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.09.050
    Abstract, Full Article.


  • Improvement, calibration and validation of a distributed hydrological model over France.
    P. Quintana Seguí, E. Martin, F. Habets and J. Noilhan,
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 163-181, 2009.
    Abstract, Full Article.


  • The SAFRAN-ISBA-MODCOU hydrometeorological model applied over France,
    F. Habets, A. Boone, J.L Champeaux, P. Etchevers, L. Franchistéguy, E. Leblois, E. Ledoux, P. Le Moigne, E. Martin, S. Morel, J. Noilhan, P. Quintana Seguí, F. Rousset-Regimbeau, P. Viennot,
    Journal of Geophysical Research 113, D06113, 2008, 10.1029/2007JD008548.
    Abstract, Full Article.
  • Analysis of Near Surface Atmospheric Variables: Validation of the SAFRAN analysis over France,
    P. Quintana-Seguí, P. Le Moigne, Y. Durand, E. Martin, F. Habets, M. Baillon, C. Canellas, L. Franchisteguy, S. Morel,
    Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 47, 92-107, 2008. 10.1175/2007JAMC1636.1.
    Abstract, Full Article.


  • La Méditerranée, région témoin : de Cyprim à Hymex,
    Eric Martin, Véronique Ducrocq, Alain Joly, Bruno Joly, Olivier Nuissier, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Didier Ricard, Florence Sevault, Samuel Somot et Philippe Drobinski,
    La Houille Blanche, N°6 (Décembre 2007), pp. 90-96, 2007. DOI: 10.1051/lhb:2007088.

Other articles

  • Campagne internationale de terrain sur les interactions de la surface terrestre avec l'atmosphère,
    Boone, A., G. Canut-Rocafort, M. Lothon, J. Bellvert, M. Best, J. Brooke, J. Cuxart, O. Hartogensis, P. Le Moigne, J. R. Miró, J. Polcher, J. Price, P. Quintana Seguí, M. Wooster.
    La Météorologie, 116, 5-7. (2022)
  • Updates on the international Land Surface Interactions with the Atmosphere over the Iberian Semi-Arid Environment (LIAISE) Field Campaign,
    Boone, A., J. Bellvert, M. Best, J. Brooke, G. Canut-Rocafort, J. Cuxart, O. Hartogensis, P. Le Moigne, J. R. Miró, J. Polcher, J. Price, P. Quintana Seguí, M. Wooster.
    GEWEX News, 31(4), 17-21. 2021.
    Full Newsletter.
  • Land Surface Interactions with the Atmosphere over the Iberian Semi-Arid Environment (LIAISE),
    Aaron Boone, Martin Best, Joan Cuxart, Jan Polcher, Pere Quintana, Joaquim Bellvert, Jennifer Brooke, Guylaine Canut-Rocafort and Jeremy Price.
    GEWEX News Vol. 29, Num. 1 (Quarter 1), 2019.
    Article, Full Newsletter.
  • A New GHP/GLASS Crosscutting Project: Human Regulation of the Water Cycle (HRWC),
    Polcher, J., Harding, R., Boone, A., Flörke, M., Oki, T., & Quintana Seguí, P.,
    GEWEX News, 26 (November), 4–6, 2016.
    Article, Full GEWEX Newsletter.
  • Impact du changement climatique sur les événements de pluie intense du bassin Méditerranéen,
    Ricard D., Beaulant A.L., Boé J., Déqué D., Ducrocq V., Joly A., Joly B., Martin E., Nuissier O., Quintana Seguí P., Ribes A., Sevault F., Somot S.,
    La Météorologie, Projet CYPRIM, Partie II, n.67, Nov.2009

Book sections

  • Llasat Botija, M. del C., Corominas, J., García Sellés, C., Quintana Seguí, P., & Turco, M. (2016). Riscos d’origen climàtic. In J. Martin-Vide (Ed.), Tercer informe sobre el canvi climàtic a Catalunya. Barcelona: Institut d’Estudis Catalans i Generalitat de Catalunya. ISBN: 978-84-9965-317-4
    Book website, Full book (PDF), Chapter (PDF).
  • Quintana-Seguí, P., Martin, E., Sánchez, E., Zribi, M., Vennetier, M., Vicente-Serrano, S., & Vidal, J.-P. (2016). Drought: observed trends, future projections. In S. Thiébault & J.-P. Moatti (Eds.), The Mediterranean Region under Climate Change (pp. 123–131). IRD Éditions. ISBN: 978-2-7099-2219-7.

Project reports

  • earH2Observe D.2.4: Gap analysis of data requirements in support of European policies, M. Jindrová et al., 2015.
  • eartH2Observe D.4.2.: Report on precipitation error modeling and ensemble error propagation using LSM and GHM models from tier 1 reanalysis, E. Nikolopoulos et al., 2016.
  • eartH2Observe D.6.4.: Applicability of Earth Observation and Global Hydrological Data for Local Applications, G. Sterk et al., 2017.

PhD Thesis (2008)

Simulation hydrologique en région méditerranéenne avec SAFRAN-ISBA-MODCOU. Amélioration de la physique et évaluation des risques dans le cadre du changement climatique

Hydrological simulation in the Mediterranean region with SAFRAN-ISBA-MODCOU. Improvement of the physics of the model and evaluation of the risk within the framework of climate change

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