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Dr. Gwendal Rivière



Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique
Ecole Normale Supérieure
24, rue Lhomond
75231 Paris Cedex 5, France
Phone: (33) 1 44 32 22 42
E-mail: griviere_at_lmd.ens.fr


Research interests:

Atmospheric dynamics:

  • The life cycle of extratropical cyclones and extreme events like wind storms.
  • Planetary- and synoptic-scale Rossby waves: excitation / propagation and breaking.
  • Low-frequency atmospheric variability as represented by teleconnection patterns (e.g., North Atlantic Oscillation), weather regimes (e.g., blockings), annular modes.
  • Mid-latitude air-sea interactions.

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics:

  • Instabilities (barotropic, baroclinic).
  • Wave-mean flow interactions.
  • Predictability studies (initial error growth, model error growth).