Research interests
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Publications in peer-reviewed international journals

41. Robert L., G. Rivière, F. Codron, 2018: Effect of upper- and lower-level baroclinicity on the persistence of the leading mode of midlatitude jet variability. J. Atmos. Sci., in press.

40. 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.

39. 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

38. Varino F., P. Arbogast, B. Joly, G. Rivière, M.-L. Fandeur, H. Bovy, J.-B. Granier, 2018: Northern Hemisphere extratropical winter cyclones variability over the 20th Century derived from ERA-20C Reanalysis. Clim. Dyn., https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4176-5

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).