Research interests
Student Supervision

Publications in peer-reviewed international journals

49. Mazoyer M., D. Ricard, G. Rivière, J. Delanoë, P. Arbogast, B. Vié, C. Lac, Q. Cazenave, J. Pelon, 2021: Microphysics impacts on the warm conveyor belt and ridge building of the NAWDEX IOP6 cyclone. Mon. Wea. Rev., submitted

48. Binder H., G. Rivière, P. Arbogast, K. Maynard, P. Bosser, B. Joly, C. Labadie, 2020: Dynamics of forecast error growth along cut-off Sanchez and its consequence for the prediction of a high-impact weather event over southern France. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., in revision.

47. Jolly E., F. D'Andrea, G. Rivière, S. Fromang, 2020: Impact of Arctic Amplification on midlatitude Rossby waves and winter Cold Spells: an idealized numerical study. J. Atmos. Sci., in revision.

46. Flack D., G. Rivière, I. Musat, R. Roehrig, S. Bony, J. Delanoë, Q. Cazenave, J. Pelon, 2021: Representation by two climate models of the dynamical and diabatic processes involved in the development of an explosively deepening cyclone during NAWDEX. Wea. Clim. Dyn., 2, 233-253.
45. Riboldi J., F. Lott, F. D'Andrea, G. Rivière, 2020: On the linkage between Rossby wave phase speed, atmospheric blocking, and Arctic Amplification. Geo. Res. Lett., 47, e2020GL087796. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087796

44. Rivière G., D. Ricard, P. Arbogast, 2020: The downward transport of momentum to the surface in idealized sting-jet cyclones. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 146, 1801-1821. DOI: 10.1002/qj.3767

43. Fromang S., G. Rivière, 2020: The effect of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on the North Atlantic Oscillation using idealized numerical experiments. J. Atmos. Sci., 77, 1613-1635.
42. Schemm S., G. Rivière, 2019: On the efficiency of baroclinic eddy growth and how it reduces the North Pacific storm-track intensity in midwinter. J. of Climate, 32, 8373-8398.

41. Robert L., G. Rivière, F. Codron, 2019: Effect of upper- and lower-level baroclinicity on the persistence of the leading mode of midlatitude jet variability. J. Atmos. Sci., 76, 155-169.

40. Varino F., P. Arbogast, B. Joly, G. Rivière, M.-L. Fandeur, H. Bovy, J.-B. Granier, 2019: Northern Hemisphere extratropical winter cyclones variability over the 20th Century derived from ERA-20C Reanalysis. Clim. Dyn., 52, 1027-1048.
39. Schemm S., G. Rivière, L. M. Ciasto, C. Li, 2018: Understanding ENSO's influence on extratropical cyclones and their genesis over North America and the North Atlantic. J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 3943-3964.

38. Schäfler A., G. Craig, H. Wernli, P. Arbogast, J. D. Doyle, R. McTaggart-Cowan, J. Methven, G. Rivière & co-authors, 2018: The North Atlantic Waveguide and Downstream Impact Experiment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99, 1607-1637, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0003.1

37. Messori, G., R. Caballero, F. Bouchet, D. Faranda, R. Grotjahn, N. Harnik, S. Jewson, J. G. Pinto, G. Rivière, S. Jewson, T. Woollings, P. Yiou, 2018. An interdisciplinary approach to the study of extreme weather events: large-scale atmospheric controls and insights from dynamical systems theory and statistical mechanics. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 99, ES81-ES85, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0296.1

36. Rivière, G., S. Berthou, G. Lapeyre, M. Kageyama, 2018: On the reduced North Atlantic storminess during the last glacial period: the role of topography in shaping synoptic eddies. J. of Climate, 31, 1637-1652.
35. Davini P., S. Corti, F. D'Andrea, G. Rivière, J. von Hardenberg, 2017: Improved winter European atmospheric blocking frequencies in high-resolution global climate simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 9, 2615-2634. DOI: 10.1002/2017MS001082.

34. Robert L., G. Rivière G., F. Codron, 2017: Positive and Negative Eddy Feedbacks Acting on Midlatitude Jet Variability in a Three-Level Quasigeostrophic Model. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 1635-1649.

33. Shaw T., M. Baldwin, E. Barnes, R. Caballero, C. Garfinkel, Y.-T. Hwang, C. Li, P. O'Gorman, G. Rivière, I. Simpson and A. Voigt, 2016: Storm track processes and the opposing influences of climate change. Nature Geosci., 9, 656-664.

32. Rivière G., L. Robert, F. Codron, 2016: A short-term negative eddy feedback on mid-latitude jet variability due to planetary wave reflection. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 4311-4328.

31. Coronel, B., D. Ricard, G. Rivière and P. Arbogast, 2016: Cold-conveyor-belt jet, sting jet and slantwise circulations in idealized simulations of extratropical cyclones. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 182, 1781-1796.

30. Rivière G., M. Drouard, 2015: Dynamics of the Northern Annular Mode at weekly time scales. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 4569-4570.

29. Rivière G., M. Drouard, 2015: Understanding the contrasting North Atlantic Oscillation anomalies of the winters of 2010 and 2014. Geo. Res. Lett., 42, 6868–6875, doi:10.1002/2015GL065493.

28. Coronel, B., D. Ricard, G. Rivière and P. Arbogast, 2015: Role of moist processes in the tracks of idealized mid-latitude surface cyclones. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 2979-2996.

27. Drouard, M., G. Rivière, and P. Arbogast, 2015: The link between the North Pacific climate variability and the North Atlantic Oscillation via downstream propagation of synoptic waves. J. of Climate, 28, 3957-3976.

26. Rivière G., P. Arbogast and A. Joly, 2015: Eddy kinetic-energy redistribution within winstorms Klaus and Friedhelm. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc.,  141, 925-938. doi:10.1002/qj.2412

25. Rivière G., P. Arbogast and A. Joly, 2015: Eddy kinetic-energy redistribution within idealized extratropical cyclones using a two-layer quasigeostrophic model. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 141, 207-223. doi:10.1002/qj.2350.

24. Michel, C. and G. Rivière, 2014: Sensitivity of the position and variability of the eddy-driven jet to different SST profiles in an aquaplanet general circulation model. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 349-371.

23. Drouard, M., G. Rivière, et P. Arbogast, 2013: The North Atlantic Oscillation response to large-scale atmospheric anomalies in the Northeast Pacific. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 2854-2874.

22. Rivière, G., J.-B. Gilet, et L. Oruba, 2013: Understanding the regeneration stage undergone by surface cyclones crossing a mid-latitude jet in a two-layer model. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 2832-2853.

21. Oruba, L., G. Lapeyre, et G. Rivière, 2013: On the poleward motion of midlatitude cyclones in a baroclinic meandering jet. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 2629-2649.


20. G. Rivière, P. Arbogast, G. Lapeyre, et K. Maynard, 2012: A potential vorticity perspective on the motion of a mid-latitude winter storm. Geo. Res. Lett., 39, L12808, doi:10.1029/2012GL052440.

19. Michel, C., G. Rivière, L. Terray et B. Joly 2012: The dynamical link between surface cyclones, upper-tropospheric Rossby wave breaking and the life cycle of the Scandinavian blocking. Geo. Res. Lett., 39, L10806.

18. Oruba, L., G. Lapeyre et G. Rivière, 2012: On the northward motion of midlatitude cyclones in a barotropic meandering jet. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 1793-1810.


17. Michel, C. et G. Rivière, 2011: The link between Rossby wave breakings and weather regimes transitions. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1730-1748.

16. Laîné, A., G. Lapeyre et G. Rivière, 2011: A quasi-geostrophic model for moist storm-tracks. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1306-1322.

15. Rivière, G., 2011: A dynamical interpretation of the poleward shift of the jet streams in global warming scenarios. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 1253-1272.


14. Rivière, G., 2010: The role of Rossby wave-breaking in the West Pacific teleconnection. Geo. Res. lett., 37, L11802.

13. Rivière, G., A. Laîné, G. Lapeyre, D. Salas-Mélia et M. Kageyama, 2010: Links between Rossby wave breaking and the North Atlantic Oscillation - Arctic Oscillation in present-day and last glacial maximum climate simulations. J. of Climate, 23, 2987–3008.

12. Rivière, G., P. Arbogast, K. Maynard et A. Joly, 2010: The essential ingredients leading to the explosive growth stage of the European wind storm ``Lothar’’ of Christmas 1999. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 136, 638-652.


11. Gilet, J-B., Plu M., Rivière, G., 2009: Nonlinear baroclinic dynamics of surface cyclones crossing a zonal jet. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 3021-3041.

10. Rivière, G., 2009: Effect of latitudinal variations in low-level baroclinicity on eddy life cycles and upper-tropospheric wave-breaking processes. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 1569-1592.

9. Laîné, A., M. Kageyama, D. Salas-Mélia, A. Voldoire, G. Rivière, G. Ramstein, S. Planton, S. Tyteca et J. Y. Peterschmitt, 2009: Northern hemisphere storm-tracks during the Last Glacial Maximum in the PMIP2 Ocean-Atmosphere coupled models: energetic study, seasonal cycle, precipitation. Clim. Dyn., 32, 593-614.

8. Rivière, G., 2008: Barotropic regeneration of upper-level synoptic disturbances in different configurations of the zonal weather regime. J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 3159-3178. Corrigendum: J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 215-215.

7. Rivière, G. et I. Orlanski, 2007: Characteristics of the Atlantic storm-track eddy activity and its relation with the North Atlantic Oscillation. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 241-266.


6. Rivière, G. et A. Joly, 2006: Role of the low-frequency deformation field on the explosive growth of extratropical cyclones at the jet exit. Part II: baroclinic critical region. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 1982-1995.

5. Rivière, G. et A. Joly, 2006: Role of the low-frequency deformation field on the explosive growth of extratropical cyclones at the jet exit. Part I: barotropic critical region. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 1965-1981.


4. Rivière, G. et B. L. Hua, 2004: Predicting areas of sustainable error growth in quasigeostrophic flows using perturbation alignment properties. Tellus, 56A, 441-455.

3. Rivière, G., B. L. Hua, et P. Klein, 2004: Perturbation growth in terms of baroclinic alignment properties. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 130, 1655-1673.

2. Rivière, G., B. L. Hua, et P. Klein, 2003: Perturbation growth in terms of barotropic alignment properties. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 129, 2613-2635.

1. Rivière, G., B. L. Hua, et P. Klein, 2001: Influence of the beta-effect on nonmodal baroclinic instability. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 127, 1375-1388.

Other publications / proceedings

4. Rivière G., P. Arbogast, 2018: Tempêtes hivernales des latitudes tempérées : théories et prévisions. Reflets de la physique, 57, 4-9.

3. Rivière G., J. Delanoë, J. Pelon, P. Arbogast, J.-P. Chaboureau, 2016: La campagne Nawdex. La Météorologie, 95, 5-6.

2. Rivière G., 2005: Prévisibilité des écoulements atmosphériques et océaniques aux latitudes tempérées. La Météorologie, 8ème série, 51, 23-36.

1. Rivière, G., and A. Joly, 2006: Regeneration of synoptic transient eddies in specific regions of the large-scale flow. 2nd THORPEX International Science Symposium, 4-8 December 2006, Lanshut, Germany, 196-197.

Reports / books / book chapters

Martius, O. and G. Rivière, 2016 : Rossby wave breaking - climatology, interaction with low frequency climate variability, and links to extreme weather events. in Dynamics and Predictability of Large-Scale, High-Impact Weather and Climate Events Ed. Li, J., R. Swinbank, H. Volkert and R. Grotjahn. Special Publications of IUGG. Cambridge University Press, 370 pp.

Rivière, G.
, January, 25 2012. Dynamique des dépressions des latitudes tempérées et leur rôle dans la circulation générale de l’atmosphère. Habilitation à diriger des recherches. Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier. (159 pages).

Rivière, G.
, September, 30 2002. Dynamique locale de la croissance des perturbations dans les écoulements quasigéostrophiques et prévisibilité. Thèse de doctorat. Université Paris VI. (201 pages).