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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