AOC – Atmosphère Océan et Couplages

AOC – Atmosphère Océan et Couplages

L’équipe « Atmosphère, Océan et Couplages » (AOC) étudie les phénomènes atmosphériques et océaniques de moyenne échelle et leur couplage afin d’en améliorer leur compréhension. Ses travaux sont en grande partie insérés dans des projets coopératifs internationaux autour de campagnes de mesure et s’appuient principalement sur des outils communs de modélisation et d’observation dont l’équipe a la maîtrise. Les codes numériques Méso-NH et SYMPHONIE – un des quatre modules de SIROCCO – développés tout ou partie au sein de AOC ont statut de code communautaire, ce qui conduit l’équipe à s’investir dans les tâches de gestion du code et d’assistance auprès de communautés internationales d’utilisateurs. Le réseau SAETTA est un détecteur tridimensionnel d’éclairs récemment déployé en Corse qui permet d’avancer dans la compréhension et la modélisation de l’électrisation des nuages.


L’objectif principal de l’équipe AOC est l’étude des phénomènes atmosphériques et océaniques de moyenne échelle et leur couplage

Les thèmes abordés concernent :

  • Le continuum du bassin versant au littoral
  • La dynamique de l’océan et la biogéochimie marine
  • Les événements intenses atmosphériques et océaniques
  • La météorologie tropicale


Personnel permanent
Francis AuclairMCF UPSCyril NguyenIE CNRS
Jean-Pierre ChaboureauPhysicien CNAP, responsableVincent NoëlCR CNRS
Sylvain CoquillatPR UPS Florian PantillonCR CNRS
Eric DeferCR CNRSJean-Pierre PintyIR CNRS émérite
Thomas DuhautIR CNRSSerge PrieurIR CNRS
Juan EscobarIR CNRSEvelyne RichardDR CNRS émérite
Claude EstournelDR CNRS Laurent RoblouIE CNRS*
Didier GazenIR CNRSFrank RouxPR UPS
Pierre de GuibertTech UPSCaroline UlsesPhysicienne-adjointe CNAP
Dominique LambertMCF UPSPhilippe WauteletIR CNRS
Patrick MarsaleixCR CNRS  
Personnel non permanent
Nicolas BlanchardDoctorant UPSRonan HouelDoctorant UPS
Felix ErdmannDoctorant CNES/Météo-France Laurent LabbouzPostdoctorant CNES
Thomas KrzemienCDD ARCEOGuillaume MikolajczakDoctorant ANR
Margaux HiltDoctorante UPSMiguel PerpinaDoctorant CNES/ADS
  Thaï To DuyDoctorant

*à temps partagé avec l’équipe EDI

Projets principaux


Sous presse ou en discussion

  1. Coquillat, S., Defer, E., de Guibert, P., Lambert, D., Pinty, J.-P., Pont, V., Prieur, S., Thomas, R. J., Krehbiel, P. R., and Rison, W., SAETTA: high resolution 3D mapping of the total lightning activity in the Mediterranean basin over Corsica, with a focus on a MCS event, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., in review, 2019
  2. Eisenstein, L. , Pantillon, F. and Knippertz, P., Dynamics of sting‐jet storm « Egon » over continental Europe: impact of surface properties and model resolution, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., accepted, 2019
  3. Piton, V., Herrmann, M., Lyard, F., Marsaleix, P., Duhaut, T., Allain, D., and Ouillon, S., Sensitivity study on the main tidal constituents of the Gulf of Tonkin by using the frequency-domain tidal solver in T-UGOm, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., in review, 2019
  4. Kipling, Z., Labbouz, L., and Stier, P.: Global response of parameterised convective cloud fields to anthropogenic aerosol forcing, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., in review, 2019


  1. Belharet, M., S. Charmasson, D. Tsumune, M. Arnaud and C. Estournel, Numerical modelling of 137Cs content in the pelagic species of the Japanese Pacific coast following the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident using a size-structured food-web model, PLoS ONE, 14(3), e0212616, 2019
  2. Bovalo, C., C. Barthe, and J.-P. Pinty, Examining relationships between cloud-resolving model parameters and total flash rates to generate lightning density maps, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 145, 1250-1266, 2019
  3. Carret, A., F. Birol, C. Estournel, B. Zakardjian, and P. Testor, Synergy between in situ and altimetry data to observe and study the Northern Current variations (NW Mediterranean Sea), Ocean Sci., 15, 269-290, 2019
  4. Dion, I.-A., P. Ricaud, P. Haynes, F. Carminati, and T. Dauhut, Ice injected up to the Tropopause by Deep Convection: 1) in the Austral Convective Tropics, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6459-6479, 2019
  5. Formenti, P., B. D’Anna, C. Flamant, M. Mallet, S. J. Piketh, K. Schepanski, F. Waquet, F. Auriol, G. Brogniez, F. Burnet, J.-P. Chaboureau, A. Chauvigné, P. Chazette, C. Denjean, K. Desboeufs, J.-F. Doussin, N. Elguindi, S. Feuerstein, M. Gaetani, C. Giorio, D. Klopper, M. D. Mallet, A. Monod, P. Nabat, F. Solmon, A. Namwoonde, C. Chikwililwa, R. Mushi, E. J. Welton, and B. Holben, The Aerosols, Radiation and Clouds in southern Africa (AEROCLO-sA) field campaign in Namibia: overview, illustrative observations and way forward, Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 100, 1277-1298 2019
  6. Fourrié, N., Nuret, M., Brousseau, P., Caumont, O., Doerenbecher, A., Wattrelot, E., Moll, P., Bénichou, H., Puech, D., Bock, O., Bosser, P., Chazette, P., Flamant, C., Di Girolamo, P., Richard, E., and Saïd, F., The AROME-WMED re-analyses of the first special observation period of the Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean experiment, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2657-2678, 2019
  7. Haggerty, J., E. Defer, A. de Laat, K. Bedka, J. Moisselin, R. Potts, J. Delanoë, F. Parol, A. Grandin, and S. DiVito, Detecting Clouds Associated with Jet Engine Ice Crystal Icing, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, 31-40 2019
  8. Heikenfeld, M., White, B., Labbouz, L., and Stier, P., Aerosol effects on deep convection: the propagation of aerosol perturbations through convective cloud microphysics, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2601-2627, 2019
  9. Kim, H.-J. K.-O. Lee, C.-H. You, H. Uyeda, D.-I. Lee, Microphysical characteristics of a convective precipitation system observed on July 04, 2012, over Mt. Halla in South Korea, Atmos. Res., 222, 74-87, 2019
  10. Kuznetsova, D., T. Dauhut, and J.-P. Chaboureau, The three atmospheric circulations over the Indian Ocean and the Maritime Continent and their modulation by the passage of the MJO, J. Atmos. Sci., 76, 517-531, 2019
  11. Lee, K.-O., F. Aemisegger, S. Pfahl, C. Flamant, J.-L. Lacour, and J.-P. Chaboureau, Contrasting stable water isotope signals from convective and large-scale precipitation phases of a heavy precipitation event in southern Italy during HyMeX IOP 13: a modelling perspective, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7487-7506, 2019
  12. Lee, K.-O., T. Dauhut, J.-P. Chaboureau, S. Khaykin, M. Krämer, and C. Rolf, Convective hydration in the tropical tropopause layer during the StratoClim aircraft campaign: Pathway of an observed hydration patch, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11803–11820, 2019
  13. Marsaleix, P., H. Michaud and C. Estournel, 3D phase-resolved wave modelling with a non-hydrostatic ocean circulation model, Ocean Modelling, 136, 28-50, 2019
  14. Pacifico, F., Delon, C., Jambert, C., Durand, P., Morris, E., Evans, M. J., Lohou, F., Derrien, S., Donnou, V. H. E., Houeto, A. V., Reinares Martínez, I., and Brilouet, P.-E., Measurements of nitric oxide and ammonia soil fluxes from a wet savanna ecosystem site in West Africa during the DACCIWA field campaign, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2299-2325, 2019
  15. Pinto, J.G., F. Pantillon, P. Ludwig, M. Déroche, G. Leoncini, C.C. Raible, L.C. Shaffrey, and D.B. Stephenson, From Atmospheric Dynamics to Insurance Losses – an Interdisciplinary Workshop on European Storms. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, ES175–ES178, 2019
  16. Seyfried, L., Estournel, C., Marsaleix, P., and Richard, E., Dynamics of the North Balearic Front during an autumn tramontane and mistral storm: air–sea coupling processes and stratification budget diagnostic, Ocean Sci., 15, 179-198, 2019


  1. Auclair, F., L. Bordois, Y. Dossmann, T. Duhaut, A. Paci, C. Ulses, and C. Nguyen, A non-hydrostatic non-Boussinesq algorithm for free-surface ocean modelling, Ocean Modelling, 132, 12-29, 2018
  2. Cai, H., W. Lee, M. M. Bell, C. A. Wolff, X. Tang, and F. Roux, A Generalized Navigation Correction Method for Airborne Doppler Radar Data. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 35, 1999–2017, 2018
  3. Chepfer, H., V. Noel, M. Chiriaco, B. Wielicki, D. Winker, N. Loeb and R. Wood, The potential of a multi-decades space-borne lidar record to constrain cloud feedbacks, J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres, 123, 5433-5454, 2018
  4. Conan, P., P. Testor, C. Estournel, F. D’Ortenzio, M. Pujo-Pay, and X. Durrieu De Madron, Preface to the Special Section: Dense Water Formations in the Northwestern Mediterranean: From the Physical Forcings to the Biogeochemical Consequences, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 123, 10, 6683-6995, 2018
  5. Dauhut, T., J.-P. Chaboureau, P. H. Haynes, and T. P. Lane, The mechanisms leading to a stratospheric hydration by overshooting convection, J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 4383-4398, 2018
  6. Francis, D., C. Eayrs, J.-P. Chaboureau, T. Mote, and D. Holland, Polar jet associated circulation triggered a Saharan cyclone and derived the poleward transport of the African dust generated by the cyclone, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 11899-11917, 2018
  7. Funatsu, B. M., J.-F. Rysman, C. Claud, and J.-P. Chaboureau,  Deep convective clouds distribution over the Mediterranean region from AMSU-B/MHS observations, Atmos. Res., 207, 122-135, 2018
  8. Hoarau, T., C. Barthe, P. Tulet, M. Claeys, J.-P. Pinty, O. Bousquet, J. Delanoë, and B. Vié, Impact of the generation and activation of sea salt aerosols on the evolution of Tropical Cyclone Dumile, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 8813-8831, 2018
  9. Hoarau, T., J.-P. Pinty, and C. Barthe, A representation of the collisional ice break-up process in the two-moment microphysics scheme LIMA v1.0 of Meso-NH, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4269-4289, 2018
  10. Kessouri, F., C. Ulses, C. Estournel, P. Marsaleix, F. D’Ortenzio, T. Severin, V. Taillandier and P. Conan, Vertical mixing effects on phytoplankton dynamics and organic carbon export in the western Mediterranean Sea, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 123, 1647-1669, 2018
  11. Kolmašová, I., O. Santolík, E. Defer, W. Rison, S. Coquillat, S. Pedeboy, R. Lán, L. Uhlíř, D. Lambert, J.-P. Pinty, S. Prieur, and V. Pont, Lightning initiation: Strong pulses of VHF radiation accompany preliminary breakdown, Sci. Reports, 8, 3650, 2018
  12. Lac, C., J.-P. Chaboureau, V. Masson, J.-P. Pinty, P. Tulet, J. Escobar, M. Leriche, C. Barthe, B. Aouizerats, C. Augros, P. Aumond, F. Auguste, P. Bechtold, S. Berthet, S. Bieilli, F. Bosseur, O. Caumont, J.-M. Cohard, J. Colin, F. Couvreux, J. Cuxart, G. Delautier, T. Dauhut, V. Ducrocq, J.-B. Filippi, D. Gazen, O. Geoffroy, F. Gheusi, R. Honnert, J.-P. Lafore, C. Lebeaupin Brossier, Q. Libois, T. Lunet, C. Mari, T. Maric, P. Mascart, M. Mogé, G. Molinié, O. Nuissier, F. Pantillon, P. Peyrillé, J. Pergaud, E. Perraud, J. Pianezze, J.-L. Redelsperger, D. Ricard, E. Richard, S. Riette, Q. Rodier, R. Schoetter, L. Seyfried, J. Stein, K. Suhre, M. Taufour, O. Thouron, S. Turner, A. Verrelle, B. Vié, F. Visentin, V. Vionnet, and P. Wautelet, Overview of the Meso-NH model version 5.4 and its applications, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1929-1969, 2018
  13. Lacour, A., H. Chepfer, N.B. Miller, M.D. Shupe, V. Noel, X. Fettweis, H. Gallee, J.E. Kay, R. Guzman, and J. Cole, 2018, How Well Are Clouds Simulated over Greenland in Climate Models? Consequences for the Surface Cloud Radiative Effect over the Ice Sheet, J. Climate, 31, 9293–9312
  14. Lee, K.-O., C. Flamant, F. Duffourg, V. Ducrocq, and J.-P. Chaboureau, Impact of upstream moisture structure on a back-building convective precipitation system in south-eastern France during HyMeX IOP13, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16845-16862, 2018
  15. Luebke A., J. Delanoë, V. Noel, H. Chepfer and B. Stevens, A Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere in Anticipation of the EarthCARE Satellite Mission, Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 99, ES195-ES198, 2018
  16. Marquet, P. and T. Dauhut, Reply to “Comments on ‘A Third-Law Isentropic Analysis of a Simulated Hurricane’”. J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 3735–3747, 2018
  17. Noel, V., H. Chepfer, M. Chiriaco, and J. Yorks, The diurnal cycle of cloud profiles over land and ocean between 51° S and 51° N, seen by the CATS spaceborne lidar from the International Space Station, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9457-9473, 2018.
  18. Reinares Martínez, I. and J.-P. Chaboureau, Precipitation and mesoscale convective systems: explicit versus parameterized convection over Northern Africa, Mon. Weather Rev., 146, 797-812, 2108
  19. Reinares Martínez, I., and J.-P. Chaboureau, Precipitation and mesoscale convective systems: radiative impact of dust over Northern Africa, Mon. Weather Rev., 146, 3011-3029, 2018
  20. Rysman, J.-F., S. Berthou, C. Claud, P. Drobinski, J.-P. Chaboureau, and J. Delanoë, Potential of microwave observations for the evaluation of rainfall and convection in a regional climate model in the frame of HyMeX and MED-CORDEX, Climate Dyn., 51, 837-855, 2018
  21. Taufour, M., B. Vié, C. Augros, B. Boudevillain, J. Delanoë, G. Delautier, C. Ducrocq, C. Lac, J. Pinty, and A. Schwarzenböck, Evaluation of the two-moment scheme LIMA based on microphysical observations from the HyMeX campaign, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 144, 1398-1414 2018
  22. Testor, P., Bosse, A., Houpert, L., Margirier, F., Mortier, L., Legoff, H., Dausse, D., Labaste, M., Karstensen, J., Hayes, D., Olita, A., Ribotti, A., Schroeder, K., Chiggiato, J., Onken, R., Heslop, E., Mourre, B., D’Ortenzio, F., Mayot, N., Lavigne, H., de Fommervault, O., Coppola, L., Prieur, L., Taillandier, V., Durrieu de Madron, X., Bourrin, F., Many, G., Damien, P., Estournel, C., Marsaleix, P., Taupier-Letage, I., Raimbault, P., Waldman, R., Bouin, M.-N., Giordani, H., Caniaux, G., Somot, S., Ducrocq, V. and Conan, P., Multiscale Observations of Deep Convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea During Winter 2012-2013 Using Multiple Platforms, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 123, 1745-1776, 2018
  23. Toublanc F., N. K. Ayoub, F. Lyard, P. Marsaleix, and D. J. Allain, Tidal downscaling from the open ocean to the coast: a new approach applied to the Bay of Biscay,  Ocean Modelling, 124, 16-32, 2018
  24. Vaillant de Guélis T., H. Chepfer, R. Guzman, M. Bonazzola, D. Winker, and V. Noel, Space lidar observations constrain longwave cloud feedback, Sci. Reports 8, 16570, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34943-1, 2018


  1. Assireu, A. T., T. Dauhut, F. A. dos Santos, J. A. Lorenzzetti, Near-inertial motions in the Brazil Current at 24°S-36°S: observations by satellite tracked drifters, Continental Shelf Research, 145, 1-12, 2017
  2. Bordois, L., F. Auclair, A. Paci, Y. Dossmann, and C. Nguyen, Nonlinear processes generated by supercritical tidal flow in shallow straits, Physics of Fluids 29, 066603, 2017
  3. Bou Karam Francis, D., C. Flamant, J.-P. Chaboureau, J. Banks, J. Cuesta, H. Brindley, and L. Oolman, Dust emission and transport over Iraq associated with the summer Shamal winds, Aeol. Res., 24, 15-31, 2017
  4. Coppola, L., L. Prieur, I. Taupier-Letage, C. Estournel, P. Testor, D. Lefevre, S. Belamari, S. LeReste and V. Taillandier, Observation of oxygen ventilation into deep waters through targeted deployment of multiple Argo-O2 floats in the north-western Mediterranean Sea in 2013, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 6325–6341, 2017
  5. Costa, A., A. M. Doglioli, P. Marsaleix and A. A. Petrenko, Comparison of in situ microstructure measurements to different turbulence closure schemes in a 3-D numerical ocean circulation model, Ocean Modelling, 120, 1-17, 2017
  6. Damien, P., A. Bosse, P. Testor, P. Marsaleix and C. Estournel, Modeling postconvective submesoscale coherent vortices in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 9937-9961, 2017
  7. Dauhut, T., J.-P. Chaboureau, P. Mascart, and O. Pauluis, The atmospheric overturning induced by Hector the Convector, J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 3271-3284, 2017
  8. de Guélis, T. V., H. Chepfer, V. Noel, R. Guzman, D. M. Winker and R. Plougonven, Using space lidar observations to decompose longwave cloud radiative effect variations over the last decade, Geophys. Res. Let., 44, 11994-12003, 2017
  9. de Laat, A., E. Defer, J. Delanoë, F. Dezitter, A. Gounou, A. Grandin, A. Guignard, J. F. Meirink, J.-M. Moisselin, and F. Parol, Analysis of geostationary satellite derived cloud parameters associated with high ice water content environments, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1359-1371, 2017
  10. Durrieu de Madron, X., S. Ramondenc, L. Berline, L. Houpert, A. Bosse, S. Martini, L. Guidi, P. Conan, C. Curtil, N. Delsaut, S. Kunesch, J.F. Ghiglione, P. Marsaleix, M. Pujo-Pay, T. Séverin, P. Testor, C. Tamburini, and the ANTARES collaboration, Deep sediment resuspension and thick nepheloid layer generation by open-ocean convection, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 2291-2318, 2017
  11. Gangloff A., R. Verney, D. Doxaran, A. Ody and C. Estournel, Investigating Rhône River plume (Gulf of Lions, France) dynamics using metrics analysis from the MERIS 300m Ocean Color archive (2002 – 2012), Continental Shelf Research, 144, 98-111, 2017
  12. Guzman, R., H. Chepfer, V. Noel, T. Vaillant de Guélis, J. E. Kay, P. Raberanto, G. Cesana, M. A. Vaughan, and D. M. Winker, Direct atmosphere opacity observations from CALIPSO provide new constraints on cloud-radiation interactions, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 1066-1085, 2017
  13. Herrmann, M., P.-A. Auger, C. Ulses and C. Estournel, Long-term monitoring of ocean deep convection using multisensors altimetry and ocean color satellite data, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 1457–1475, 2017
  14. Kessouri, F., C. Ulses, C. Estournel, P. Marsaleix, T. Severin, M. Pujo-Pay, J. Caparros, P. Raimbault, O. Pasqueron de Fommervault, F. D’Ortenzio, V. Taillandier, P. Testor, P. and P. Conan,  Nitrogen and Phosphorus Budgets in the Northwestern Mediterranean Deep Convection Region, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 9429-9454, 2017
  15. Lacour, A., H. Chepfer, M.D. Shupe, N.B. Miller, V. Noel, J. Kay, D.D. Turner, and R. Guzman, Greenland Clouds Observed in CALIPSO-GOCCP: Comparison with Ground-Based Summit Observations, J. Climate, 30, 6065–6083, 2017
  16. Loisel, H., V. Vantrepotte, S. Ouillon, D. D. Ngoc, M. Herrmann, V. Tran, X. Mériaux, D. Dessailly, C. Jamet, T. Duhaut, H. H. Nguyen, T. V. Nguyen,  Assessment and analysis of the chlorophyll-aconcentration variability over the Vietnamese coastal waters from the MERIS ocean color sensor (2002–2012), Remote Sensing Env., 190, 217–232, 2017
  17. Lunet, T., C. Lac, F. Auguste, F. Visentin, V. Masson, and J. Escobar, Combination of WENO and Explicit Runge-Kutta methods for wind transport in the Meso-NH model, Mon. Weather Rev., 145, 3817-3838,2017
  18. Paoli, R., O. Thouron, D. Cariolle, M. García, and J. Escobar, T hree-dimensional large-eddy simulations of the early phase of contrail-to-cirrus transition: effects of atmospheric turbulence and radiative transfer, Meteorol. Z., 26, 597-620, 2017
  19. Parodi, A., D. Kranzlmueller, A. Clematis, E. Danovaro, A. Galizia, L. Garrote, M. C. Llasat, O. Caumont, E. Richard, Q. Harpham, F. Siccardi, L. Ferraris, N. Rebora, F. Delogu, E. Fiori, L. Molini, E. Foufoula Georgiou, and D. D’Agostino, DRIHM(2US): an e-Science environment for hydro-meteorological research on high impact weather events, Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 98, 2149–2166, 2017
  20. Scheffknecht, P., E. Richard and D. Lambert, Climatology of heavy precipitation over Corsica in the period 1985 – 2015, Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 143, 2987–2998, 2017
  21. Scheffknecht, P., S. Serafin, and V. Grubišić, A long-lived supercell over mountainous terrain, Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 143, 2973–2986, 2017
  22. Severin, T.,  F. Kessouri, M. Rembauville, E. D. Sánchez-Pérez, L. Oriol, J. Caparros, M. Pujo-Pay, J.-F. Ghiglione, F. D’Ortenzio, V. Taillandier, N. Mayot, X. Durrieu De Madron, C. Ulses, C. Estournel and P. Conan,  Open-ocean convection process: A driver of the winter nutrient supply and the spring phytoplankton distribution in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 4587–4601, 2017
  23. Seyfried, L., P. Marsaleix, E. Richard, and C. Estournel, Modelling deep-water formation in the north-west Mediterranean Sea with a new air-sea coupled model: sensitivity to turbulent flux parameterizations, Ocean Sci., 13, 1093-1112, 2017
  24. Vaillant de Guélis, T., H. Chepfer, V. Noel, R. Guzman, P. Dubuisson, D. M. Winker and S. Kato, The link between outgoing longwave radiation and the altitude at which a spaceborne lidar beam is fully attenuated, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4659-4685, 2017
  25. Voldoire, A., B. Decharme, J. Pianezze, C. Lebeaupin Brossier, F. Sevault, L. Seyfried, V. Garnier, S. Bielli, S. Valcke, A. Alias, M. Accensi, F. Ardhuin, M.-N. Bouin, V. Ducrocq, S. Faroux, H. Giordani, F. Léger, P. Marsaleix, R. Raynaud, J.-L. Redelsperger, E. Richard, and S. Riette: SURFEX v8.0 interface with OASIS3-MCT to couple atmosphere with hydrology, ocean, waves and sea-ice models, from coastal to global scales, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4207-4227, 2017
  26. Waldman, R., S. Somot, M. Herrmann, A. Bosse, G. Caniaux, C. Estournel, L. Houpert, L. Prieur, F. Sevault, and P. Testor, Modeling the intense 2012-2013 dense water formation event in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea: Evaluation with an ensemble simulation approach, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 1297–1324, 2017
  27. Winker, D., H. Chepfer, V. Noel, and X. Cai, Observational constraints on cloud feedbacks: the role of active satellite sensors, Surv. Geophys., 38, 1483–1508, 2017


  1. Adler, B., N. Kalthoff, M. Kohler, J. Handwerker, A. Wieser, U. Corsmeier, C. Kottmeier, D. Lambert and O. Bock, The variability of water vapour and pre-convective conditions over the mountainous island of Corsica, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 335-346, 2016
  2. Barthe, C., T. Hoarau, and C. Bovalo, Cloud electrification and lightning activity in a tropical cyclone-like vortex, Atmos. Res., 180, 297-309, 2016
  3. Belharet M., C. Estournel et S. Charmasson, Ecosystem model-based approach for modeling the dynamics of 137Cs transfer to marine plankton populations: application to the western North Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, Biogeosciences, 13, 499-516, 2016
  4. Berger, A., C. Barbet, M. Leriche, L. Deguillaume, C. Mari, N. Chaumerliac, N. Bègue, P. Tulet, D. Gazen, and J. Escobar, Evaluation of Meso-NH and WRF/CHEM simulated gas and aerosol chemistry over Europe based on hourly observations, Atmos. Res., 176-177, 43-63, 2016
  5. Bordois, L., F. Auclair, A. Paci, Y. Dossmann, T. Gerkema, and C. Nguyen, Tidal energy redistribution among vertical modes in a fluid with a mid-depth pycnocline, Physics of Fluids, 28, 101701, 2016
  6. Chaboureau, J.-P., C. Flamant, T. Dauhut, C. Kocha, J.-P. Lafore, C. Lavaysse, F. Marnas, M. Mokhtari, J. Pelon, I. Reinares Martínez, K. Schepanski, and P. Tulet, Fennec dust forecast intercomparison over the Sahara in June 2011, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6977-6995, 2016
  7. Cesana, G., H. Chepfer, D. Winker, B. Getzewich, X. Cai, O. Jourdan, G. Mioche, H. Okamoto, Y. Hagihara, V. Noel, and M. Reverdy, Using in-situ airborne measurements to evaluate three cloud phase products derived from CALIPSO, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 5788-5808, 2016
  8. Dauhut, T., J.-P. Chaboureau, J. Escobar, and P. Mascart, Giga-LES of Hector the Convector and its two tallest updrafts up to the stratosphere, J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 5041-5060, 2016
  9. Di Girolamo, P., C. Flamant, M. Cacciani, E. Richard, V. Ducrocq, D. Summa, D. Stelitano, N. Fourrié, and F. Saïd, Observation of low-level wind reversals in the Gulf of Lion area and their impact on the water vapour variability, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 153-172, 2016
  10. Ducrocq, V., S. Davolio, R. Ferretti, C. Flamant, V. H. Santaner, N. Kalthoff, E. Richard, and H. Wernli, Introduction to the HyMeX Special Issue on ‘Advances in understanding and forecasting of heavy precipitation in the Mediterranean through the HyMeX SOP1 field campaign’, Q .J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 142, 1-6, 2016
  11. Estournel, C., P. Testor, P. Damien, F. D’Ortenzio, P. Marsaleix, P. Conan, F. Kessouri, X. Durrieu de Madron, L. Coppola, J.-M. Lellouche, S. Belamari, L. Mortier, C. Ulses, M.-N. Bouin and L. Prieur, High resolution modeling of dense water formation in the north-western Mediterranean during winter 2012-2013: Processes and budget, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 5367-5392, 2016
  12. Estournel, C., P. Testor, I. Taupier-Letage, M.-N. Bouin, L. Coppola, P. Durand, P. Conan, A. Bosse, P.-E. Brilouet, L. Beguery, S. Belamari, K. Béranger, J. Beuvier, D. Bourras, G. Canut, A. Doerenbecher, X. Durrieu de Madron, F. D’Ortenzio, P. Drobinski, V. Ducrocq, N. Fourrié, H. Giordani, L. Houpert, L. Labatut, C.L. Brossier, M. Nuret, L. Prieur, O. Roussot, L. Seyfried, and S. Somot, HYMEX-SOP2: The field campaign dedicated to dense water formation in the Northwestern Mediterranean, Oceanography, 29, 196-206 2016
  13. Gallin, L.-J., T. Farges, R. Marchiano, F. Coulouvrat, E. Defer, W. Rison, W. Schulz, M. Nuret, Statistical analysis of storm electrical discharges reconstituted from a lightning mapping system, a lightning location system, and an acoustic array, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 3929-3953, 2016
  14. Hoareau, C., V. Noël, H. Chepfer, J. Vidot, M. Chiriaco, S. Bastin, M. Reverdy, and G. Cesana, Remote sensing ice supersaturation inside and near cirrus clouds: a case study in the subtropics, Atmos. Sci. Lett., 17, 639–645, 2016
  15. Khodayar, K. S., G. Fosser, S. Berthou, S. Davolio, P. Drobinski, V. Ducrocq, R. Ferretti, M. Nuret, E. Pichelli, E. Richard, and O. Bock, A seamless weather-climate multi-model intercomparison on the representation of a high impact weather event in the Western Mediterranean: HyMeX IOP12, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 433-452, 2016
  16. Leroux, M.-D., M. Plu, and F. Roux, On the sensitivity of tropical cyclone intensification under upper-level trough forcing, Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 1179-1202, 2016
  17. Pantillon, F., J.-P. Chaboureau, and E. Richard, Vortex-vortex interaction between Hurricane Nadine (2012) and an Atlantic cutoff dropping the predictability over the Mediterranean, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 419-432, 2016
  18. Ribaud, J.-F., O. Bousquet, S. Coquillat, H. Al-Sakka, D. Lambert, V. Ducrocq and E. Fontaine,  Evaluation and application of hydrometeor classification algorithm outputs inferred from multi-frequency dual-polarimetric radar observations collected during HyMeX, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 95-107, 2016
  19. Ribaud, J.-F., O. Bousquet, and S. Coquillat, Relationships between total lightning activity, microphysics, and kinematics during the 24 September 2012 HyMeX bow echo system, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 298-309, 2016
  20. Rysman, J.-F., C. Claud, J.-P. Chaboureau, J. Delanoë, and B. M. Funatsu,  Severe convection in the Mediterranean from microwave observations and a convection-permitting model, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 43-55, 2016
  21. Saïd, F., B. Campistron, H. Delbarre, G. Canut, A. Doerenbecher, P. Durand, N. Fourrié, D. Lambert and D. Legain, Offshore winds obtained from a network of wind profiler radars during HyMeX, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 23-42, 2016
  22. Scheffknecht P., E. Richard and D. Lambert, A highly localised high precipitation event over Corsica, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 206-221, 2016
  23. Severin, T., C. Sauret, M. Boutrif, T. Duhaut, F. Kessouri, L. Oriol, J. Caparros, M. Pujo-Pay, X. Durrieu de Madron, M. Garel, C. Tamburini, P. Conan, and J.-F. Ghiglione, J.-F., Impact of an intense water column mixing (0–1500 m) on prokaryotic diversity and activities during an open-ocean convection event in the NW Mediterranean Sea, Environ Microbiol, 18, 4378–4390, 2016.
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  1. Bergot, T., J. Escobar, and V. Masson, Effect of small scale surface heterogeneities and buildings on radiation fog : Large-Eddy Simulation study at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 141, 285-298, 2015
  2. Brosset, P., F. Menard, J.-M. Fromentin, S. Bonhommeau, C. Ulses, J.-H. Bourdeix, J.-L. Bigot, E. Van Beveren, D. Roos and C. Saraux, Influence of environmental variability and age on the body condition of small pelagic fish in the Gulf of Lions, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 529, 219-231, 2015
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  4. Defer, E., J.-P. Pinty,  S. Coquillat, J.-M. Martin, S. Prieur, S. Soula, E. Richard, W. Rison, P. Krehbiel, R. Thomas, D. Rodeheffer, C. Vergeiner, F. Malaterre, S. Pedeboy, W. Schulz, T. Farges, L.-J. Gallin, P. Ortéga, J.-F. Ribaud, G. Anderson, H.-D. Betz, B. Meneux, V. Kotroni, K. Lagouvardos, S. Roos, V. Ducrocq, O. Roussot, L. Labatut, and G. Molinié,  An overview of the lightning and atmospheric electricity observations collected in Southern France during the HYdrological cycle in Mediterranean EXperiment (HyMeX), Special Observation Period 1, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 649-669, 2015
  5. Flamant, C., J.-P. Chaboureau, P. Chazette, P. Di Girolamo, T. Bourrianne, J. Totems, and M. Cacciani, The radiative impact of desert dust on orographic rain in the Cevennes–Vivarais area: a case study from HyMeX, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12231-12249, 2015
  6. Galligani, V. S., C. Prigent, E. Defer, C. Jimenez, P. Eriksson, J.-P. Pinty and J.-P. Chaboureau, Meso-scale modelling and radiative transfer simulations of a snowfall event over France at microwaves for passive and active modes and evaluation with satellite observations, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1605-1616, 2015
  7. Hally, A., O. Caumont, L. Garrote, E. Richard, A. Weerts, F. Delogu, E. Fiori, N. Rebora, A. Parodi, A. Mihalović, M. Ivković, L. Dekić, W. van Verseveld, O. Nuissier, V. Ducrocq, D. D’Agostino, A. Galizia, E. Danovaro, and A. Clematis, Hydrometeorological multi-model ensemble simulations of the 4 November 2011 flash-flood event in Genoa, Italy, in the framework of the DRIHM project, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 537-555, 2015
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  9. Machado, L. A. T., and J.-P. Chaboureau, Effect of turbulence parameterization on assessment of cloud organization, Mon. Weather Rev., 143, 3246-3262, 2015
  10. Onguene, R., E. Pemha, F. Lyard, Y. du Penhoat, G. Nkoue, T. Duhaut, E. Njeugna, P. Marsaleix, R. Mbiake, S. Jombe, and D. Allain, Overview of tide characteristics in Cameroon coastal areas using observations. Open Journal of Marine Science, 5, 81-98, 2015
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