Menegoz, Martin

High-resolution simulation of the Alpine climate between 1850 and 2050
Postdoc WP3

Parcours et le projet

Martin Ménégoz focuses its researches on climate variability, its sensitivity to natural and anthropogenic forcings, and investigates the possibility to predict its evolution from seasonal to centennial timescales.

After completing his PhD at Météo-France in 2009, where he investigated the interactions between atmospheric aerosols and the climate system, he worked in several French institutes to highlight the snow cover sensitivity to aerosol pollution. Apart from developing global and regional climate models, he coordinated field campaigns devoted to glaciological and atmospheric measurements. Research associate at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (Barcelona, Spain) from 2014, he sets up European climate services and produces quasi-operational forecasts at decadal timescales. Coordinator of a Spanish project, he investigates also the climate variability related to volcanic eruptions.

Martin Ménégoz joined the “Institut des Sciences de l’Environnement” (IGE, Grenoble) in autumn 2017 to take part on the TRAJECTORIES initiative. He investigates the climate variability over the Alps during the last 150 years, and produces climate scenarios for the next 50 years over this mountain range, using innovative approaches: He produces high resolution simulations (i.e. 12km) of the Alpine climate between 1850 and 2050, by applying the regional climate model MAR constrained by atmospheric reanalyses and global simulations following climate projections. This dynamical downscaling approach is completed by bias corrections methods used to adjust MAR simulations as well as Euro-CORDEX climate data (, a task performed with the “Centre d’Étude de la Neige” (CEN, Météo-France, Grenoble). The data produced will be used to investigate the climate variability from decadal to centennial timescales, focusing on cryosphere and hydrosphere changes, extreme events, as well as on the time of emergence of anthropogenic climatic signals in the Alpine region.

The multi-disciplinary approach designed for TRAJECTORIES will be used to share the climate data for a large set of applications concerning the impact of the climate change in different Alpine valleys.

Publié le 17 mai 2019