CHIMERE developers and main contributors:

The model is developed at:

  1. IPSL/LMD (Palaiseau, France),
  2. INERIS (Verneuil en Halatte, France),
  3. IPSL/LISA (Creteil, France),

You can contact the developers by using this e-mail adress only: chimere@lmd.polytechnique.fr
This will send an e-mail to the CHIMERE developers listed below.

CHIMERE developers:

BESSAGNET Bertrand
INERIS
Research engineer

COLETTE Augustin
INERIS
Research engineer

COUVIDAT Florian
INERIS
Research engineer

KHVOROSTYANOV Dmitry
IPSL/LMD
IR CNRS

MAILLER Sylvain
IPSL/LMD
IPCE
MELEUX Frederik
INERIS
Research engineer

MENUT Laurent
IPSL/LMD (model coordination)
DR CNRS

SIOUR Guillaume
IPSL/LISA
IR CNRS

TURQUETY Solene
IPSL/LMD
Assistant Prof. UPMC

VALARI Myrto
IPSL/LMD
Assistant Phys. UPMC

Model development and input data main contributors
Some developments were made in collaboration with several colleagues (researchers, PhD students and post-docs):

  • Robert Vautard and Matthias Beekmann (DR CNRS) designed the first model versions
  • Nadege Blond (LIV/CNRS): urban pollution and data assimilation
  • Isabelle Pison (LSCE): Inverse modelling
  • Gilles Forêt (LISA): Data assimilation
  • Eric Chazel 'Reponse Numerique' consulting: Meteorology (WRF)
  • Gabriele Curci (CETEMPS - L'Aquila): Biogenic emissions
  • Alma Hodzic (NCAR, Boulder): Aerosols chemistry
  • Cécile Honoré (Airparif): emissions, PREVAIR implementation
  • Laurence Rouil and Frederik Meleux (INERIS): PREVAIR
The CHIMERE model uses a lot of data kindly produced by colleagues. They correspond mainly to input data, boundary conditions. They agree to put their data on this web site for all users and we acknowledge them for this open view of research:
  • The roughness length for mineral dust emissions comes from the GARLAP dataset, described in [Prigent et al., 2012] and is provided by Catherine Prigent. For use of these data in your publication, please add the following sentence: Comparison of satellite microwave backscattering (ASCAT) and visible/near-infrared reflectances (PARASOL) for the estimation of aeolian aerodynamic roughness length in arid and semi-arid regions by [Prigent et al., 2012, Atmos. Meas. Tech.].
  • Surface anthropogenic emissions suite formatted in NetCDF and for the V200709A version. Data are provided by EMEP-MSCW after the work of [Verstreng, 2003] for gas and PM pollutants
  • Carbonaceous species emissions are provided by Bruno Guillaume, Robert Rosset and Cathy Liousse from the Laboratoire d'Aerologie/Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees
  • The POP's emissions are issued from the EMEP-MSCE database
  • The gaseous species boundary conditions: data are provided by Didier Hauglustaine and Sophie Szopa (Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace / LSCE) using the LMDz-INCA model (see http://www-lsceinca.cea.fr/welcome_real_time.html)
  • The aerosol species boundary conditions: data are provided by Mian Chin (NASA) from monthly means calculated with the GOCART model (Ginoux et al., 2001, 2004, JGR)