Laurent MENUT
CNRS Research Scientist Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique
[menut @] Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau, France
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Research topics and activities

Model development
The chemistry-transport model
Recent results
  • 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,,

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

  • Article for the CHIMERE 2017 version:
    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, CHIMERE-2017: From urban to hemispheric chemistry-transport modeling, 2017, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 2397-2423,

  • First WRF-CHIMERE online model article
    Briant, R., Tuccella, P., Deroubaix, A., Khvorostyanov, D., Menut, L., Mailler, S., and Turquety, S.: Aerosol-radiation interaction modelling using online coupling between the WRF 3.7.1 meteorological model and the CHIMERE 2016 chemistry-transport model, through the OASIS3-MCT coupler, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 927-944, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-927-2017, 2017,

Current projects
  • The DACCIWA project, Clouds-aerosols interactions in western Africa
  • PAPILA: Prediction of Air Pollution in Latin America and the Carribean
  • MACC2: Operational forecast phase of the GEMS and MACC projects
Previous projects
APPAD Analysis and previsibility of atmospheric aerosols dense plumes
CHEDAR The Laki eruption modeling with WRF and CHIMERE
ATOPICA Pollens modeling with CHIMERE
APIFLAME Mediterranean forest fires modeling with CHIMERE
SALUTAIR Assessment strategies against long-range transport air pollution in the context of climate change
OPTEMI Urban atmospheric pollution inverse modeling

Divers (in french)

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