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Contact and CV


Now at the Institute for Geosciences and Environmental research (IGE, Grenoble, France)

email: martin.menegoz(at)univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

phone : +33 (0)4 76 82 42 84

Bureau 109, IGE, 54 rue Molière, 38400 Saint Martin d’Hères

Research interests :

  • Climate variability : observations, models and forecasts
  • Mountain meteorology, glaciers, snow cover and hydrology
  • Atmospheric physics and chemistry, aerosols

Education :

  • 2006-2009 : PhD, Atmospheric physics and chemistry, University of Toulouse III.
  • 2004: Master “Océan, Atmosphère, Hydrologie”, University J. Fourier, Grenoble, France
  • 2000-2003: Engineering school: École Nationale Supérieure d’Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble, France

Professional experience :

  • Since 2019: CNRS researcher at IGE (Grenoble, France)
    • Climate variability in mountainous areas (Alps, Himalaya, Andes)
    • Developing climate models and managing observational networks.
    • TRAJECTORIES project (2017-2020), socio-environmental evolutions in the Alps over 1900-2100
  • 2014-2018: Research fellow in the Earth department at Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC, Barcelona, Spain)
    • Seasonal to decadal climate forecasts
    • Volcanic and anthropogenic aerosols impacts on climate variability
    • PI of the VOLCADEC project (2016-2018, MINECO): Volcanic activity in seasonal to decadal climate forecasts
    • Involved in the European “FP7” project SPECS (Seasonal to decadal climate Predictions for the improvement of the Climate Services) and the french ANR project MORDICUS (Mechanisms for climate Oscillations and Retroactions at Decadal tImesCale : Uncertainties and Sensitivity).
  • 2013-2014: Postodctoral fellowship with the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD, Paris, France) and the Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Géophysique de l’Environnement (LGGE, Grenoble, France).
    • Precipitation and snow cover variability in the Himalaya. From local and remote observations to large scale climatic simulations.
    • Implementing new physical schemes in global and regional climate models for a better representation of snowfall and snowcover in mountainous areas.
  • 2012: Postdoctoral fellowship at the LGGE (France).
    • Modelling the impact of black carbon deposition on the himalayan snow.
    • Involved in the French national project “PAPRIKA”, dedicated to the analysis of anthropogenic pressure on the cryosphere in the Himalaya.
    • Measuring glacier mass balance and surface energy balance in mountainous areas (French Alps and Himalaya).
  • 2010-2012: Postoctoral fellowship with the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE, Paris) and the LGGE.
    • Estimating the aerosol burden in the Arctic atmosphere, and the snow cover variations induced by aerosol deposition in the Northern hemisphere. Modelling the modern climate and discussing future scenarios with global and regional models.
    • Involved in the European “life” project SNOWCARBO, dedicated to snow, carbon and climate interactions.
    • Lecturer at the l’Université Joseph Fourier (UJF) : atmospheric pollution.
  • 2006-2009: Doctoral fellowship at the « Centre Nationale de Recherche Météorologiques” (CNRM, Météo-France)
    • Global analysis of aerosol-climate interactions. Using and developing the Météo-France chemical-transport model MOCAGE.
    • Involved in French national project (ANR NEEM).
  • 2005: Engineer in HYDRETUDES (Gap, France), private research units in hydraulics.
    • Designing hydraulics networks and river settlements (project management).
  • 2004: Research project with the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, French institute), and the Ecuadorian meteorological institute (INHAMI, Quito, Ecuador).
    • Analysis of the climate-cryosphere interactions.
    • Set up of hydrological and meteorological station on a tropical glacier area.
  • 2003: Training period with the IRD → measuring turbulent fluxes over a tropical glacier.
  • 2002: Training period at GÉOLITHE, private research units
    • Sizing protection structures for avalanches.

Languages and skills :

  • Languages:
    • French : mother tongue
    • English and Spanish : spoken and written
  • Computer skills:
    • Unix, Fortran 90, Ferret, Grads, Nco/Cdo, R, Scilab, Matlab, Python, MSOffice.
    • Using and developing atmospheric chemistry models (MOCAGE, Météo-France, LMDZ-INCA, LSCE) and global and regional climate models (ARPEGE-Climat, Météo-France, LMDZ, IPSL, MAR, LGGE, EC-EARTH, European model).
  • Field skills:
    • Implementation of meteorological and hydrological stations.
    • High mountain guide (graduated from ENSA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Ski et d’Alpinisme, France, 2012). Manage field campaigns in mountainous areas.