The CHIMERE publication list

Reference papers Publications of developers Publications of users

List of papers (where the first author is a model developer):


  1. Bessagnet B., L. Menut, M.Beauchamps, A N-dimensional Fortran Interpolation Program (NterGeo) for Geophysics Sciences - Application to a back-trajectory program (BACKPLUMES) using CHIMERE or WRF outputs, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., , in press, 2020.

  2. Valari, M., Markakis, K., Powaga, E., Collignan, B., Perrussel, O., 2020. EXPLUME v1.0: a model for personal exposure to ambient O3 and PM2.5. Geosci. Model Dev. 13, 1075-1094.

  3. Menut L., B.Bessagnet, S.Mailler, R.Pennel, G.Siour, Impact of lightning NOx emissions on atmospheric composition and meteorology in Africa and Europe, Atmospheres, 2020, 11, 1128; doi:10.3390/atmos11101128.

  4. Menut L., Bessagnet B., Siour G., Mailler S., Pennel R. and Cholakian A., Impact of lockdown measures to combat Covid-19 on air quality over western Europe, Sciences of the Total Environment, 2020, vol.741, 140426

  5. Bessagnet B., L.Menut, F.Couvidat, J.-L.Jaffrezo, S. Mailler, R.Lapere, O.Favez, R.Pennel, G.Siour, High Resolution Chemistry Transport Modeling with the on-line CHIMERE-WRF Model over the French Alps - Analysis of a Feedback of Surface Particulate Matter Concentrations on Mountainous Meteorology, Atmosphere 2020, 11, 565,

  6. Menut, L., Siour, G., Bessagnet, B., Couvidat, F., Journet, E., Balkanski, Y., and Desboeufs, K.: Modelling the mineralogical composition and solubility of mineral dust in the Mediterranean area with CHIMERE 2017r4, Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2051-2071, , 2020

  7. Turquety, S., Menut, L., Siour, G., Mailler, S., Hadji-Lazaro, J., George, M., Clerbaux, C., Hurtmans, D., and Coheur, P.-F.: APIFLAME v2.0 trace gas and aerosol emissions from biomass burning: application to Portugal during the summer of 2016 and evaluation against satellite observations of CO (IASI) and AOD (MODIS), Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2981-3009, , 2020.

  8. Menut, L., Tuccella, P., Flamant, C., Deroubaix, A., and Gaetani, M.: The role of aerosol-cloud interactions in linking anthropogenic pollution over southern West Africa and dust emission over the Sahara, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,, accepted, 2019

  9. Bessagnet B., L.Menut, F.Couvidat, F.Meleux, G.Siour, S.Mailler, What can we expect from data assimilation for air quality forecast? Part 2: Analysis with a semi-real case, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, , 36, 1433-1448,

  10. Bessagnet Bertrand, Florian Couvidat, Vincent Lemaire, A statistical physics approach to perform fast highly-resolved air quality simulations - A new step towards the meta-modelling of chemistry transport models, Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 116, 2019, Pages 100-109,

  11. Menut L. and B.Bessagnet, 2019, What can we expect from data assimilation for air quality forecast? Part 1: Quantification with academic test cases, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 36, 269-279, 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0002.1


  12. Couvidat, F., Bessagnet, B., Garcia-Vivanco, M., Real, E., Menut, L., and Colette, A., 2018, Development of an inorganic and organic aerosol model (Chimere2017b2 v1.0): seasonal and spatial evaluation over Europe, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 165-194,

  13. Menut, L., Flamant, C., Turquety, S., Deroubaix, A., Chazette, P., and Meynadier, R., 2018, Impact of biomass burning on pollutant surface concentrations in megacities of the Gulf of Guinea , Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2687-2707,

  14. Menut, L., 2018: Modeling of Mineral Dust Emissions with a Weibull Wind Speed Distribution Including Subgrid-Scale Orography Variance. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 35, 1221-1236,,


  15. Bessagnet B., L.Menut, A.Colette, F.Couvidat, M.Dan, S.Mailler, L.Létinois, V.Pont, L.Rouil, 2017, An evaluation of the CHIMERE chemistry transport model to simulate dust outbreaks across the north Hemisphere in March 2014, Atmospheres,

  16. Colette, A., Andersson, C., Manders, A., Mar, K., Mircea, M., Pay, M.-T., Raffort, V., Tsyro, S., Cuvelier, C., Adani, M., Bessagnet, B., Bergstrom, R., Briganti, G., Butler, T., Cappelletti, A., Couvidat, F., D'Isidoro, M., Doumbia, T., Fagerli, H., Granier, C., Heyes, C., Klimont, Z., Ojha, N., Otero, N., Schaap, M., Sindelarova, K., Stegehuis, A. I., Roustan, Y., Vautard, R., van Meijgaard, E., Vivanco, M. G., and Wind, P.: EURODELTA-Trends, a multi-model experiment of air quality hindcast in Europe over 1990-2010, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3255-3276,, 2017.

  17. Mailler S., L. Menut, D. Khvorostyanov, M. Valari, F. Couvidat, G. Siour, S. Turquety, R. Briant, P. Tuccella, B. Bessagnet, A. Colette, L. Letinois, and F. Meleux, 2017, CHIMERE-2017: from urban to hemispheric chemistry-transport modeling , Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 2397-2423,, 2017.

  18. Menut, L., Mailler, S., Bessagnet, B., Siour, G., Colette, A., Couvidat, F., and Meleux, F., 2017, An alternative way to evaluate chemistry-transport model variability , Geosci. Model Dev., doi:10.5194/gmd-10-1199-2017,


  19. Bessagnet B., G. Pirovano, M. Mircea, C. Cuvelier, A. Aulinger, G. Calori, G. Ciarelli, A. Manders, R. Stern, S. Tsyro, M. Garcia Vivanco, P. Thunis, M.-T. Pay, A. Colette, F. Couvidat, F. Meleux, L. Rouil, A. Ung, S. Aksoyoglu, J.-M. Baldasano, J. Bieser, G. Briganti, A. Cappelletti, M. D'Isodoro, S. Finardi, R. Kranenburg, C. Silibello, C. Carnevale, W. Aas, J.-C. Dupont, H. Fagerli, L. Gonzalez, L. Menut, A. S. H. Prevot, P. Roberts, and L. White, 2015, Presentation of the EURODELTA III inter-comparison exercise - Evaluation of the chemistry transport models performance on criteria pollutants and joint analysis with meteorology, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12667-12701, doi:10.5194/acp-16-12667-2016, 2016.

  20. Mailler, S. and Menut, L. and di Sarra, A. G. and Becagli, S. and Di Iorio, T. and Bessagnet, B. and Briant, R. and Formenti, P. and Doussin, J. F. and Gomez-Amo, J. L. and Mallet, M. and Rea, G. and Siour, G. and Sferlazzo, D. M. and Traversi, R. and Udisti, R. and Turquety, S., On the radiative impact of aerosols on photolysis rates: comparison of simulations and observations in the Lampedusa island during the ChArMEx/ADRIMED campaign, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 3, 1219-1244, 2016

  21. Menut L., G.Siour, S.Mailler, F.Couvidat and B.Bessagnet, 2016, Observations and regional modeling of aerosol optical proprerties, speciation and size distribution over Northern Africa and western Europe, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 12961-12982,


  22. Colette A., C. Andersson, A. Baklanov, B. Bessagnet, J. Brandt, J.H. Christensen, R. Doherty, M. Engardt, C. Geels, C. Giannakopoulos, G.H. Hedegaard, E. Katragkou, J. Langner, H. Lei, A. Manders, D. Melas, F. Meleux, L. Rouil, M. Sofiev, J. Soares, D.S. Stevenson, M. Tombrou-Tzella, K.V. Varotsos and P. Young, Is the ozone climate penalty robust in Europe?, Environmental Research Letters 10(2015), p. 084015.

  23. Menut, L. and Mailler, S. and Siour, G. and Bessagnet, B. and Turquety, S. and Rea, G. and Briant, R. and Mallet, M. and Sciare, J. and Formenti, P. and Meleux, F., Ozone and aerosol tropospheric concentrations variability analyzed using the ADRIMED measurements and the WRF and CHIMERE models, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 11, 6159-6182, 2015

  24. Menut, L. and Rea, G. and Mailler, S. and Khvorostyanov, D. and Turquety, S., Aerosol forecast over the Mediterranean area during July 2013 (ADRIMED/CHARMEX), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 14, 7897-7911, 2015


  25. Bessagnet, Bertrand and Beauchamp, Maxime and Guerreiro, Cristina and de Leeuw, Frank and Tsyro, Svetlana and Colette, Augustin and Meleux, Frederik and Rouil, Laurence and Ruyssenaars, Paul and Sauter, Ferd and Velders, Guus J. M. and Foltescu, Valentin L. and van Aardenne, John, Can further mitigation of ammonia emissions reduce exceedances of particulate matter air quality standards?, Environmental Science & Policy, 44, 149-163, 2014

  26. Colette, A. and Bessagnet, B. and Meleux, F. and Terrenoire, E. and Rouil, L., Frontiers in air quality modelling, Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 1, 203-210, 2014

  27. Turquety, S. and Menut, L. and Bessagnet, B. and Anav, A. and Viovy, N. and Maignan, F. and Wooster, M., APIFLAME v1.0: high-resolution fire emission model and application to the Euro-Mediterranean region, Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 2, 587-612, 2014


  28. Colette, A. and Bessagnet, B. and Vautard, R. and Szopa, S. and Rao, S. and Schucht, S. and Klimont, Z. and Menut, L. and Clain, G. and Meleux, F. and Curci, G. and Rouil, L., European atmosphere in 2050, a regional air quality and climate perspective under CMIP5 scenarios, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 15, 7451-7471, 2013

  29. Mailler, S. and Khvorostyanov, D. and Menut, L., Impact of the vertical emission profiles on background gas-phase pollution simulated from the EMEP emissions over Europe, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 12, 5987-5998, 2013

  30. Menut, Laurent and Bessagnet, Bertrand and Colette, Augustin and Khvorostiyanov, Dmitry, On the impact of the vertical resolution on chemistry-transport modelling, Atmospheric Environment, 67, 370-384, 2013

  31. Menut, L. and Bessagnet, B. and Khvorostyanov, D. and Beekmann, M. and Blond, N. and Colette, A. and Coll, I. and Curci, G. and Foret, G. and Hodzic, A. and Mailler, S. and Meleux, F. and Monge, J. L. and Pison, I. and Siour, G. and Turquety, S. and Valari, M. and Vautard, R. and Vivanco, M. G., CHIMERE 2013: a model for regional atmospheric composition modelling, Geoscientific Model Development, 6, 4, 981-1028, 2013

  32. Menut, L. and Perez, C. and Haustein, K. and Bessagnet, B. and Prigent, C. and Alfaro, S., Impact of surface roughness and soil texture on mineral dust emission fluxes modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 118, 12, 6505-6520, 2013

  33. Siour, G. and Colette, A. and Menut, L. and Bessagnet, B. and Coll, I. and Meleux, F., Bridging the scales in a eulerian air quality model to assess megacity export of pollution, Environmental Modelling & Software, 46, 271-282, 2013


  34. Menut, Laurent and Goussebaile, Arnaud and Bessagnet, Bertrand and Khvorostiyanov, Dmitry and Ung, Anthony, Impact of realistic hourly emissions profiles on air pollutants concentrations modelled with CHIMERE, Atmospheric Environment, 49, 233-244, 2012

  35. Menut, Laurent and Tripathi, Om P. and Colette, Augustin and Vautard, Robert and Flaounas, Emmanouil and Bessagnet, Bertrand, Evaluation of regional climate simulations for air quality modelling purposes, Climate Dynamics, 40, 9-10, 2515-2533, 2012


  36. Colette, A. and Favez, O. and Meleux, F. and Chiappini, L. and Haeffelin, M. and Morille, Y. and Malherbe, L. and Papin, A. and Bessagnet, B. and Menut, L. and Leoz, E. and Rouil, L., Assessing in near real time the impact of the April 2010 Eyjafjallajokull ash plume on air quality, Atmospheric Environment, 45, 5, 1217-1221, 2011

  37. Colette, A. and Granier, C. and Hodnebrog, O. and Jakobs, H. and Maurizi, A. and Nyiri, A. and Bessagnet, B. and D'Angiola, A. and D'Isidoro, M. and Gauss, M. and Meleux, F. and Memmesheimer, M. and Mieville, A. and Rouil, L. and Russo, F. and Solberg, S. and Stordal, F. and Tampieri, F., Air quality trends in Europe over the past decade: a first multi- model assessment, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 22, 11657-11678, 2011

  38. Valari, Myrto and Menut, Laurent and Chatignoux, Edouard, Using a Chemistry Transport Model to Account for the Spatial Variability of Exposure Concentrations in Epidemiologic Air Pollution Studies, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 61, 2, 164-179, 2011


  39. Bessagnet, Bertrand and Seigneur, Christian and Menut, Laurent, Impact of dry deposition of semi-volatile organic compounds on secondary organic aerosols, Atmospheric Environment, 44, 14, 1781-1787, 2010

  40. Menut, L. and Bessagnet, B., Atmospheric composition forecasting in Europe, Annales Geophysicae, 28, 1, 61-74, 2010

  41. Valari, Myrto and Menut, Laurent, Transferring the heterogeneity of surface emissions to variability in pollutant concentrations over urban areas through a chemistry-transport model, Atmospheric Environment, 44, 27, 3229-3238, 2010


  42. Menut, Laurent and Chiapello, Isabelle and Moulin, Cyril, Predictability of mineral dust concentrations: The African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis first short observation period forecasted with CHIMERE-DUST, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 114, 2009

  43. Menut, Laurent and Masson, Olivier and Bessagnet, Bertrand, Contribution of Saharan dust on radionuclide aerosol activity levels in Europe? The 21-22 February 2004 case study, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 114, 2009


  44. Bessagnet, Bertrand and Menut, Laurent and Aymoz, Gilles and Chepfer, Helene and Vautard, Robert, Modeling dust emissions and transport within Europe: the Ukraine March 2007 event, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 113, D15, 2008

  45. Bessagnet, Bertrand and Menut, Laurent and Curci, Gabriele and Hodzic, Alma and Guillaume, Bruno and Liousse, Catherine and Moukhtar, Sophie and Pun, Betty and Seigneur, Christian and Schulz, Michael, Regional modeling of carbonaceous aerosols over Europe-focus on secondary organic aerosols, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 61, 3, 175-202, 2008

  46. Colette, Augustin and Menut, Laurent and Haeffelin, Martial and Morille, Yohann, Impact of the transport of aerosols from the free troposphere towards the boundary layer on the air quality in the Paris area, Atmospheric Environment, 42, 2, 390-402, 2008

  47. Menut, Laurent, Sensitivity of hourly Saharan dust emissions to NCEP and ECMWF modeled wind speed, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 113, D16, 2008

  48. Valari, Myrto and Menut, Laurent, Does an Increase in Air Quality Models' Resolution Bring Surface Ozone Concentrations Closer to Reality?, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25, 11, 1955-1968, 2008


  49. Meleux, Frederik and Solmon, Fabien and Giorgi, Filippo, Increase in summer European ozone amounts due to climate change, Atmospheric Environment, 41, 35, 7577-7587, 2007

  50. Menut, Laurent and Foret, Gilles and Bergametti, Gilles, Sensitivity of mineral dust concentrations to the model size distribution accuracy, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 112, D10, 2007


  51. Colette, A. and Ancellet, G. and Menut, L. and Arnold, S. R., A Lagrangian analysis of the impact of transport and transformation on the ozone stratification observed in the free troposphere during the ESCOMPTE campaign, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 6, 3487-3503, 2006


  52. Bessagnet, B. and Hodzic, A. and Blanchard, O. and Lattuati, M. and Le Bihan, O. and Marfaing, H. and Rouil, L., Origin of particulate matter pollution episodes in wintertime over the Paris Basin, Atmospheric Environment, 39, 33, 6159-6174, 2005

  53. Menut, L. and Coll, I. and Cautenet, S., Impact of meteorological data resolution on the forecasted ozone concentrations during the ESCOMPTE IOP2a and IOP2b, Atmospheric Research, 74, 1-4, 139-159, 2005


  54. Bessagnet, B. and Hodzic, A. and Vautard, R. and Beekmann, M. and Cheinet, S. and Honore, C. and Liousse, C. and Rouil, L., Aerosol modeling with CHIMERE - preliminary evaluation at the continental scale, Atmospheric Environment, 38, 18, 2803-2817, 2004


  55. Menut, L., Adjoint modeling for atmospheric pollution process sensitivity at regional scale, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 108, D17, 2003



  56. Menut, L. and Vautard, R. and Beekmann, M. and Honore, C., Sensitivity of photochemical pollution using the adjoint of a simplified chemistry-transport model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 105, D12, 15379-15402, 2000

  57. Menut, L. and Vautard, R. and Flamant, C. and Abonnel, C. and Beekmann, M. and Chazette, P. and Flamant, P. H. and Gombert, D. and Guedalia, D. and Kley, D. and Lefebvre, M. P. and Lossec, B. and Martin, D. and Megie, G. and Perros, P. and Sicard, M. and Toupance, G., Measurements and modelling of atmospheric pollution over the Paris area: an overview of the ESQUIF Project, Annales Geophysicae-Atmospheres Hydrospheres and Space Sciences, 18, 11, 1467-1481, 2000