RIBES Aurélien

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Research scientist into the team Variability Detection Feedbacks (VDR)

Associated research scientist into the Mathematics Institute of Toulouse (IMT)

E-mail : aurelien.ribes[at]meteo.fr

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Research field
Detection and attribution of climate changes.

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 Research interests:

Detection and attribution studies involve both climatology and statistics. My main research interests are split on both fields:

  • statistical highlighting of climate changes (detection),
  • statistical study of the contribution of several external forcings to climate changes (attribution),
  • statistical study of the internal climate variability,
  • statistics and inference in high dimension.


In preparation

  • Ribes A., F. Zwiers, J.-M. Azaïs, P. Naveau (2016) : A new statistical method for climate change detection and attribution, in revision for Climate Dynamics,
  • Mao J., A. Ribes, B. Yan, X. Shi, R. Séférian, P. Ciais, Y. Dai, R. E. Dickinson, H. Douville, F. M. Hoffman, M. Jin, S. Piao, D. M. Ricciuto, P. E. Thornton, Z. Zhu (2016) : Human-induced greening of the northern extratropical land surface, in revision for Nature Climate Change.


  • Ribes A., N. Gillett, F. Zwiers (2015): Designing Detection and Attribution simulations for CMIP6, Journal of Climate, 28(8), 3435-3438, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00691.1.
  • Azaïs J.-M., A. Ribes (2015): Multivariate spline analysis for multiplicative models: estimation, testing and application to climate change. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, in press Data & Results,
  • Vautard R., G.-J. van Oldenborgh, S. Thao, B. Dubuisson, G. Lenderink, A. Ribes, S. Planton, J.-M. Soubeyroux, P. Yiou (2015) Extreme fall 2014 precipitations in the Cévennes mountain range [in "Explaining Extremes of 2014 from a Climate Perspective"], BAMS, 96(12), S56-S60,
  • Ribes, A., L. Corre, A. Ribes, A.-L. Gibelin, B. Dubuisson (2015) : Issues in estimating observed warming at the local scale. A case study: the recent warming over France, International Journal of Climatology, in press.


  • Hannart A., A. Ribes, P. Naveau (2014) : Optimal fingerprinting under multiple sources of uncertainty, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 1261-1268, doi: 10.1002/2013GL058653.
  • Séferian R., A. Ribes, L. Bopp (2014) : Detecting the anthropogenic influence on recent changes in ocean carbon uptake, Geophysical Research Letters, 41(16), 5868-5977, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061223.


  • Alkama R., A. Ribes, B. Decharme, L. Marchand (2013) : Detection of global runoff
    changes : results from observations and CMIP5 experiments, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 2967-2979, doi: 10.5194/hess-17-2967-2013.
  • Geoffroy O, D Saint-Martin, A Ribes (2013) Quantifying the sources of spread in climate change experiments, Geophysical Research Letters, 39(24), L24703, doi:10.1029/2012GL054172.
  • Cattiaux J, H Douville, A Ribes, F Chauvin, C Plante (2013) Towards a better understanding of changes in wintertime cold extremes over Europe: a pilot study with
    CNRM and IPSL atmospheric models, Climate Dynamics, 40(9), 2433-2445, doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1436-7.
  • Douville H, A Ribes, B Decharme, R Alkama, J Sheffield (2013) Anthropogenic influence on multidecadal changes in reconstructed global evapotranspiration, Nature Climate Change, 3(1), 59-62, doi:10.1038/nclimate1632.


  • Corre L, L Terray, M Balmaseda, A Ribes, A Weaver (2012) Can oceanic reanalyses be used to assess recent anthropogenic changes and low-frequency internal variability of upper ocean temperature ? , Climate Dynamics, 38(5-6), 877-896, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0950-8.


  • Terray L, L Corre, S Cravatte, T Delcroix, G Reverdin, A Ribes (2011) Near-surface salinity as Nature’s rain gauge to detect human influence on the tropical water cycle, Journal of Climate, 25(3), 958-977, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-10-05025.1.
  • Ouzeau G, J Cattiaux, H Douville, A Ribes, D Saint-Martin (2011) European cold winter 2009-2010: How unusual in the instrumental record and how reproducible in the ARPEGE-Climat model ?, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L11706, doi:10.1029/2011GL047667.
  • Alkama R, B Decharme, H Douville, A Ribes (2011) Trends in global and basin-scale runoff over the late twentieth century: Methodological issues and sources of uncertainty, Journal of Climate, 24(12), 3000-3014, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3921.1.
  • Bellon G, G Gastineau, A Ribes, H Le Treut (2011) Analysis of the tropical climate variability in a two-column framework, Climate Dynamics, 37(1-2), 73-81, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0864-5.


  • Ribes A (2010) Modélisation statistique des changements climatiques, détection et attribution. 42e Journées de Statistique, 24-28 Mai 2010, Marseille, 5pp.
  • Quintana Segui P, A Ribes, E Martin, F Habets, J Boé (2010) Comparison of three downscaling methods in simulating the impact of climate change on the hydrology of Mediterranean basins, Journal of Hydrology, 383 (1-2), 111-124, doi : 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.09.050.


  • Ricard D, AL Beaulant, J Boé, M Déqué, V Ducrocq, A Joly, B Joly, E Martin, O Nuissier, P Quintana Segui, A Ribes, F Sevault and S Somot (2009) Impact du changement climatique sur les événements de pluie intense du bassin méditerranéen, La Météorologie, n°67, novembre 2009.