Post-doc scientist

Météo-France - CNRS, CNRM, Centre d’Études de la Neige
1441, rue de la Piscine - 38400 St Martin d’Hères - France
PROSNOW project (

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  • 09/2017-now :

Post-doc scientist at Météo-France - CNRS, CNRM, Centre d’Études de la Neige, Grenoble, France

The PROSNOW project ambitions to build a demonstrator of a meteorological and climate prediction system from one week to several months ahead applied to snow management, specifically tailored to the needs of the ski industry using a co-design approach.

This novel climate service holds significant potential to increase the resilience of socio-economic mountain stakeholders and supports their real-time climate change adaptation potential. PROSNOW will apply state-of-the-art knowledge relevant to the predictability of atmospheric and snow conditions, then develop products well beyond state-of-the-art operational tools. Improved anticipation capabilities at all time scales, spanning from “weather forecast” (up to 5 days typically) to “climate prediction” at the seasonal scale (up to several months), will be achieved through a seamless integration of weather and seasonal prediction products, together with snowpack models, in-situ and remotely-sensed observations and cutting-edge statistical tools in support of the decision making process.

The project proposes an Alpine-wide system (France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy). It will associate research institutions for weather forecasts, climate predictions at the seasonal scale and snowpack modeling, a group of providers proposing high tech solutions for snow monitoring and management, and a relevant ensemble of eight representative resorts in the Alps. The added value of such services for ski resorts will be investigated and documented, making it possible to initiate a commercial exploitation of the service at the end of the project.

  • 01/2016-now :

Ski instructor at ESF

  • 03/2014-now :

Research Engineer at Dianeige, Meylan, France

● Nivology applied to the techniques of preparation of ski slopes
● Assessment and optimization of the snow cover conditions in a ski area
● Simulation of the snowpack properties with a numerical model (in collaboration with Météo-France)

● Grooming techniques : how to prepare ski slopes
● Grooming performance monitoring and implementation of corrective actions
● Training of grooming department staff

● Techniques of production of artificial snow
● Optimization of artificial snow production (frequencies and amounts)

  • 10/2010-11/2013 :

PhD at Météo France – CNRS, CNRM – GAME, Centre d’Études de la Neige, Grenoble, France

Measurement, analysis and modelling of the physical properties of a dry snowpack

● Snow stratigraphy measurements in the French Alps : high-resolution measurements of SSA and penetration resistance at the microscopic scale (snow-micropenetrometry)

● Field campaign at Summit Camp, Greenland (2011) : daily, co-located and simultaneous measurements of the physical (density, SSA) chemical (BC and dust content) and optical (surface albedo) properties of snow

● Modelling snow spectral albedo, mass loss and energy balance over the Greenlandic ice-cap

● Developing a new physically-based metamorphism scheme in the detailed snowpack model Crocus, to improve the quantitative description of the snow microstructure evolution

- Carmagnola, C. M., Morin, S., Lafaysse, M., Domine, F., Lesaffre, B., Lejeune, Y., Picard, G., and Arnaud, L. : Implementation and evaluation of prognostic representations of the optical diameter of snow in the detailed snowpack model SURFEX/ISBA-Crocus, The Cryosphere, 8, 1-20, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1-2014, 2014

- Carmagnola, C. M., Domine, F., Dumont, M., Wright, P., Strellis, B., Bergin, M., Dibb, J., Picard, G., Libois, Q., Arnaud, L., and Morin, S. : Snow spectral albedo at Summit, Greenland : measurements and numerical simulations based on physical and chemical properties of the snowpack, The Cryosphere, 7, 1139-1160, doi:10.5194/tc-7-1139-2013, 2013

  • 2008- 2010 :

Master’s degree in Astrophysics - Université Joseph Fourier de Grenoble - With honor

Internship at Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (Grenoble, France)
Impact of stellar variability on the detection of extrasolar planets
● Developing an algorithm to cut the gravitational signals of exo-planets off from the stellar magnetic noise

Internship at Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (Grenoble, France)
Dust distribution in protoplanetary disks : a study of the composition, structure and dynamic processes of disks around He stars
● Mathematical study of the dust settling processes within young protoplanetary disks

  • 2003-2007 :

Bachelor’s degree in Physics - Università degli Studi di Torino - 110/110, With honor

Internship at INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Torino, Italy)
Development of MPRC muon chambers within EEE (Extreme Energy Events) project of CERN
● Complete electronic characterization of the Multi-Purpose Resistive Chambers developed at CERN to identify muon transits


  • Art : History and art of Middle Ages
  • Sport : Skiing, Biking

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