A Tribute to Joël Noilhan 21-22 March 2019
Centre International de Conférences - Météo-France - Toulouse - France

CIC meetings
A Simple Parametrization of Land Surface Processes for Meteorological Models
Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, Toulouse, France
(Manuscript received 19 April 1988, in final form 1 September 1988)

March 1989
30th anniversary


For the 30th anniversary of the publication of the seminal paper « Noilhan and Planton » in Monthly Weather Review describing what will become the Interactions Surface Biosphere Atmosphere (ISBA) scheme, a tribute to the scientific career of Joël Noilhan, who sadly passed way on the 31st October 2010, will be paid.

Joël was internationally known for the ISBA scheme that is widely used in meteorological models by the scientific community. He was involved in many field campaigns for improving the understanding and modelling of interactions between land surfaces and the boundary layer. He initiated activities towards the coupling between land surface and hydrological models leading to the operational river discharge suite SAFRAN-ISBA-MODCOU. He wrote more than 90 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and supervised the research activities of many PhD students. His involvement and leadership in national and international scientific committees were unanimously appreciated, together with the quality of his human relationships.

Presentations on various aspects of his successful research activities with a pionneering inspiration will be given by scientists who have collaborated with him, and also by those who have been trained and supervised by him.

Preliminary programme (21 March @ 9:00 LST to 22 March 12:30 LST)
  The early days
Overview of the scientific career of Joël
J.-C. André and P. Bougeault - CNRM
State of the art of land surface schemes before ISBA
A. Beljaars - ECMWF
Genesis of the land surface scheme ISBA
S. Planton (CNRM)
Lessons on land surface modelling from intercomparison experiments
J.-F. Mahfouf
  Research activities fostered by Joël
ISBA for Numerical Weather Prediction
S. Bélair - ECCC
ISBA for climate modelling
B. Decharme - CNRM
ISBA and the carbon cycle
C. Delire - CNRM
ISBA and hydrological modelling
F. Habets - UPMC
ISBA for cold climates
A. Boone - CNRM
How Joël and ISBA inspired the town model TEB
V. Masson - CNRM
The role of field campaigns in supporting land surface modelling
P. Bessemoulin - CNRM
Land-atmosphere interactions : the field campaign CARBOEUROPE
C. Sarrat - ONERA
Land-atmosphere interactions : fog modelling
T. Bergot - CNRM
Satellite data and ISBA : physiography
J.-L. Champeaux - CNRM
Satellite data and ISBA : assimilation
J.-C. Calvet - CNRM
  Looking into the future
Ongoing evolutions within SURFEX
P. Le Moigne - CNRM
Challenges towards Earth System Modelling
G. Balsamo - ECMWF

abstract submission deadline 31.01.19
registrations end 28.02.19
  All deadlines are till 23:59 (Paris - France standard time) of the date specified.

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