LUCAS-PICHER Philippe



Senior climate scientist funded by the program Make Our Planet Great Again

Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques (UMR3589 / Météo-France / CNRS)

Member of the regional climate modeling team (MOSCA)
Groupe de Modélisation Grande Échelle et Climat (GMGEC)
Office #078 : Bâtiment Navier (CNRM)

42, avenue Coriolis 31057 Toulouse Cedex 1, France
Phone +33 (0) 5 61 07 90 47
Fax +33 (0) 5 61 07 96 10
Email : philippe (dot) lucas-picher (at) meteo (dot) fr

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 Education

Ph. D. in Environmental Science, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, 2008

M. Sc. in Atmospheric Science, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, 2003

B. Sc. in Physics, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, 2000

 Research interests

Regional Climate modelling

Water Cycle

Uncertainties in climate modelling

 Publications

Peer-reviewed

2018

29. Takhsha, M., O. Nikiéma, P. Lucas-Picher, R. Laprise,
L. Hernández-Díaz, and K. Winger, 2017 : Dynamical downscaling with the
fifth-generation Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM5) over the
CORDEX Arctic domain : Effect of large-scale spectral nudging and of
empirical correction of sea-surface temperature, Climate Dynamics,
51, 161–186, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3912-6

2017

28. Chen, J., F. Brissette, P. Lucas-Picher, and D. Caya, 2017 :
Impacts of weighting climate models for hydro-meteorological climate
change studies, Journal of Hydrology, 549, 534–546.
doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.04.025

27. Essou, G., F. Brissette, and P. Lucas-Picher, 2017 : Impacts of
combining reanalyses and weather station data on the accuracy of
discharge modeling, Journal of Hydrology, 545,
120–131. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.021

26. Essou, G., F. Brissette, and P. Lucas-Picher, 2017 : The use of
reanalyses and gridded observations as weather input data for a
hydrological model : comparison of performances of simulated river
flows based on the density of weather stations, Journal of
Hydrometeorology, 18, 497–513. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-16-0088.1

25. Matte, D., R. Laprise, J.M. Thériault, and P. Lucas-Picher, 2017 :
Spatial spin‑up of fine scales in a regional climate model simulation
driven by low‑resolution boundary conditions, Climate Dynamics, 49,
563–574. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3358-2

24. Lucas-Picher, P., R. Laprise, and K. Winger, 2017 : Evidence of
added value in North American regional climate model simulations using
ever-increasing horizontal resolutions, Climate Dynamics, 48,
2611–2633. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3227-z

2016

23. Chen, J., B. Gauvin St-Denis, F. Brissette, and P. Lucas-Picher,
2016 : Using natural variability as a baseline to evaluate the
performance of bias correction methods in hydrological climate change
impact studies, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17,
2155–2174. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-15-0099.1

22. Essou, G., F. Sabarly, P. Lucas-Picher, F. Brissette, and
A. Poulin, 2016 : Can precipitation and temperature from meteorological
reanalyses be used for hydrological modeling ? Journal of
Hydrometeorology, 17, 1929–1950. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-15-0138.1

21. Sabarly, F., G. Essou, P. Lucas-Picher, A. Poulin, and
F. Brissette, 2016 : Use of four reanalysis datasets to assess the
terrestrial branch of the water cycle over Quebec, Canada, Journal of
Hydrometeorology, 17, 1447–1466. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-15-0093.1

20. Chen, J., F. Brissette, P. Lucas-Picher, and D. Caya, 2016 :
Transferability of optimally-selected climate models in the
quantification of climate change impacts on hydrology, Climate
Dynamics, 47, pp. 3359–3372, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3030-x

19. Lucas-Picher, P., J. Cattiaux, A. Bougie, and R. Laprise, 2016 :
How does large-scale nudging in a regional climate model contribute to
improving the simulation of weather regimes and seasonal extremes over
North America ?, Climate Dynamics, 46, 929–948,
doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2623-0

2015

18. Chen, J., F. P. Brissette, and P. Lucas-Picher, 2015 : Assessing
the limits of bias-correcting climate model outputs for climate change
impact studies, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 1123–1136,
doi:10.1002/2014JD022635

17. Lucas-Picher, P., P. Riboust, S. Somot, and R. Laprise, 2015 :
Reconstruction of the spring 2011 Richelieu River flood by two
regional climate models and a hydrological model. Journal of
Hydrometeorology, 16, 36–54, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0116.1

2014

16. Tuinenburg, O.A., R.W.A. Hutjes, T. Stacke, A. Wiltshire, and
P. Lucas-Picher, 2014 : Effects of Irrigation in India on the
Atmospheric Water Budget. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, 1028–1050,
doi:10.1175/JHM-D-13-078.1

15. Adalgeirsdottir, G., A. Aschwanden, C. Khroulev, F. Boberg,
R. Mottram, P. Lucas-Picher, and J.H. Christensen, 2014 : Role of model
initialization for projections of 21st-century Greenland ice sheet
mass loss. J. of Glaciology, 60, 782-794, doi:10.3189/2014JoG13J202

2013

14. Kumar, P., A. Wiltshire, C. Mathison, S. Asharaf, B. Ahrens,
P. Lucas-Picher, J.H. Christensen, A. Gobiet, F. Saeed, S. Hagemann,
and D. Jacob, 2013 : Downscaled climate change projections with
uncertainty assessment over India using a high resolution multi-model
approach. Science of the Total Environment, Volumes 468–469,
Supplement, Pages S18–S30, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.01.051

13. Lucas-Picher, P., F. Boberg, J. Christensen, and P. Berg, 2013 :
Dynamical downscaling with reinitializations : a method to generate
fine-scale climate data sets suitable for impact studies. Journal of
Hydrometeorology, 14, 1159–1174, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-063.1

12. Lucas-Picher, P., S. Somot, M. Déqué, B. Decharme, and A. Alias,
2013 : Evaluation of the regional climate model ALADIN to simulate the
climate over North America in the CORDEX framework. Climate Dynamics,
41, 1117-1137, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1613-8

11. Simonsen, S., L. Stenseng, G. Adalgeirsdottir, R. Fausto,
C. Hvidberg, and P. Lucas-Picher, 2013 : Assessing a multi-layered
dynamic firn-compaction model for Greenland with ASIRAS radar
measurements. Journal of Glaciology, 59 (215), 545-558,
doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J158

2012

10. Laprise, R., D. Kornic, M. Rapaić, L. Separovic, M. Leduc,
O. Nikiema, A. Di Luca, E. Diaconescu, A. Alexandru, P. Lucas-Picher,
R. de Elía, D. Caya and S. Biner, 2012 : Considerations of domain size
and large-scale driving for nested regional climate models : impact on
internal variability and ability at developing small-scale
details. Climate Change, Part 4, 181-199,
doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-0973-1_14

9. Lucas-Picher, P., M. Wulff-Nielsen, J. H. Christensen,
G. Aðalgeirsdóttir, R. Mottram, and S. B. Simonsen, 2012 : Very high
resolution regional climate model simulations over Greenland :
Identifying added value. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D02108,
doi:10.1029/2011JD016267

8. Rae, J.G.L, G. Adalgeirsdottir, T.L. Edwards, X. Fettweis,
J.M. Gregory, H.H. Hewitt, J.A. Lowe, P. Lucas-Picher, R.H. Mottram,
A.J. Payne, J.K. Ridley, S.R. Shannon, W.J. van de Berg, R.S.W. van de
Wal, and M.R. van den Broeke, 2012 : Greenland ice sheet surface mass
balance : evaluating simulations and making projections with regional
climate models. The Cryosphere, 6, 1275-1294,
doi:10.5194/tc-6-1275-2012

2011

7. Lucas-Picher, P., J.H. Christensen, F. Saeed, P. Kumar, S. Asharaf,
B. Ahrens, A. Wiltshire, S. Hagemann, and D. Jacob, 2011 : Can regional
climate models represent the Indian monsoon ? Journal of
Hydrometeorology, 12, 849–868. doi:10.1175/2011JHM1327.1

6. Sørensen L.S., S.B. Simonsen, K. Nielsen, P. Lucas-Picher,
G. Spada, G. Adalgeirsdottir, R. Forsberg, and C.S. Hvidberg, 2011 :
Mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet (2003–2008) from ICESat data –
the impact of interpolation, sampling and firn density. The
Cryosphere, 5, 173-186, doi:10.5194/tc-5-173-2011

2008

5. Christensen, J. H., F. Boberg, O. B. Christensen, and
P. Lucas-Picher, 2008 : On the need for bias correction of regional
climate change projections of temperature and
precipitation. Geo. Res. Lett., 35, L20709,
doi:10.1029/2008GL035694

4. Laprise, R., R de Elía, D. Caya, S. Biner, P. Lucas-Picher,
E. Diaconescu, M. Leduc, A. Alexandru, and L. Separovic, 2008 :
Challenging some tenets of Regional Climate
Modelling. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 100, 3–22,
doi:10.1007/s00703-008-0292-9

3. Lucas-Picher, P., D. Caya, S. Biner, and R. Laprise, 2008 :
Quantification of the lateral boundary forcing of a regional climate
model using an ageing tracer. Monthly Weather Review, 136, 4980-4996,
doi:10.1175/2008MWR2448.1

2. Lucas-Picher, P., D. Caya, R. de Elía, and R. Laprise, 2008 :
Investigation of regional climate models’ internal variability with a
ten-member ensemble of ten years over a large domain. Climate
Dynamics, 31, 927-940, doi:10.1007/s00382-008-0384-8

2003

1. Lucas-Picher, P., V.K. Arora, D. Caya, and R. Laprise, 2003 :
Implementation of a large-scale variable velocity flow routing
algorithm in the Canadian Regional Climate Model
(CRCM). Atmosphère-Ocean, 41, 139-153, doi:10.3137/ao.410203


M. Sc. and Ph. D. theses

Lucas-Picher, P., 2008 : La caractérisation de la variabilité interne
des modèles régionaux de climat. Ph.D. Thesis in Environmental
Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, 129 p. (Link)

Lucas-Picher, P., 2003 : Implémentation d’un schéma de routage de
rivière dans le Modèle Régional Canadien du Climat. M.Sc. Thesis in
Atmospheric Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, 71 p. (Link)


Papers without peer review

Rae, J., G. Aðalgeirsdóttir, T. Edwards, X. Fettweis, J. Gregory,
H. Hewitt, J. Lowe, P. Lucas-Picher, R. Mottram, T. Payne, J. Ridley,
S. Shannon, W. Jan van de Berg, R. van de Wal and M. van den Broeke,
2011 : Twenty-first century climate change in Greenland : A comparative
analysis of three Regional Climate Models. Hadley Centre Technical
Note 89, November 2011, 41 p.

MacKellar, N., J.H. Christensen, and P. Lucas-Picher, 2010 : An
introduction for researchers and decision makers, Climate Change and
Development : Adapting by Reducing Vulnerability (CCDARE), Workshop on
climate modelling and uncertainties, 10-14 May, 2010, Niamey, Niger,
UNDP, UNEP Risø Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development
(URC) and UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment (UDC), 24 p.

Aðalgeirsdóttir, G., M. Stendel, J.H. Christensen, J. Cappelen,
F. Vejen, H.A. Kjær, R. Mottram, and P. Lucas-Picher, 2009 : Assessment
of the temperature, precipitation and snow in the RCM HIRHAM4 at 25 km
resolution. Danish Climate Centre Report 09-08.

Berg, P., and P. Lucas-Picher, 2008 : Implementation of spectral
nudging in the HIRHAM5 Regional Climate Model. Danish Climate Centre
Report 08-08.

Lucas-Picher, P., 2006 : Revue des principales méthodes quantitatives
d’analyse du climat. Rapport de synthèse environnementale pour le
doctorat en Sciences de l’environnement, 46 p.

Lucas-Picher, P., D. Caya, and S. Biner, 2006 : Relation between RCM’s
internal variability and residency time of the atmospheric parcels
into the limited area domain. Research activities in Atmospheric and
Oceanic Modelling, WMO/TD, edited by J. Côté, April 2006.

Lucas-Picher, P., D. Caya, and S. Biner, 2004 : RCM’s internal
variability as function of domain size. Research activities in
Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, WMO/TD, edited by J. Côté, April
2004, 7.25-7.26.

Lucas-Picher, P., V. Arora, D. Caya, and R. Laprise, 2002 :
Incorporating river routing in the Canadian Regional Climate
Model. Research activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling,
edited by H. Ritchie, WMO/TD - No 1105, Report No. 32 :
7.29-7.30.


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