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Jérôme Vidot

Associate Scientist (MTES)

Centre de Météorologie Spatiale de Météo France
Avenue de Lorraine
22300 Lannion

Phone : (+33) 02 96 05 67 66

Fax : (+33) 02 96 05 67 37

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top Research Interests

  • Fast Radiative Transfer Model (RTTOV) from visible to infrared in support of satellite data assimilation in NWP.
  • Cloud and aerosol optical properties parameterizations.
  • Surface BRDF modelization.
  • RTTOV validation with satellite and in situ data.
  • Earth observations for Nowcasting

top Projects

top Advising

  • 2014-2018 : Maximilien Patou, PhD Student - University of Lille ( co-supervision LOA/CMS)
  • 2017: Emeric Lemercier (3rd Year Engineering SchoolStage - ENSTA-Bretagne)
  • 2016: Nicolas Maury (1st Year Master Trainig Course - University of Toulouse
  • 2015: Pierre Brunel (1st year BTS at Lycée Le Dantec / Lannion)
  • 2015: Baptiste Hugonnet (2nd Year Telecom Bretagne Engineering School – Lannion)
  • 2014: Clément Monaton (1st Year ENSSAT Engineering School – Lannion)
  • 2013: Maximilien Patou (1st Year Master Trainig Course - University of Lille)
  • 2012: Justine Rozé (2nd Year Training Course - IUT of Lannion)
  • 2011: Gwennolé Guyot (2nd Year Master Trainig Course - University of Clermont-Ferrand)

top Research Activities

Member of the ISSWG (IASI Sounding Science Working Group) since 2012.

top Papers in Preparation/Review

  • Patou M., Vidot J., Riedi J., Penide G. and Garett T., Prediction of the onset of heavy rain using SEVIRI cloud observations, soumis à J. Appl. Met. Clim.
  • Kangah Y.,Ricaud P., Attié J.-L., Saitoh N., Vidot J., Brunel., and Quesada-Ruiz S., IASI nitrous oxide (N2O) retrievals: validation and application to transport studies at daily time scales, soumis à Atm. Meas. Tech.
  • Saunders, R., Hocking, J., Turner, E., Rayer, P., Rundle, D., Brunel, P., Vidot J., Rocquet, P., Matricardi, M., Geer, A., Bormann, N., and Lupu, C.: An update on the RTTOV fast radiative transfer model (currently at version 12), Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., DOI, in review, 2018.
  • Aumann H., DeSouza-Machado S., Havemann S., Vidot J., Huang X., Wilson R., Manning E., Luizzi G., Masiello G., Serio C., Moradi I., Liu X., Natraj V., Yung Y., Chen X., Geer A., Strow L., Fishbein E. Evaluation of Radiative Transfer Models with Clouds, soumis à J. Geophys. Res.

top Publications


  • Vidot J., Bellec B., Dumont M. and Brunel P., A daytime VIIRS RGB pseudo composite for snow detection, Rem. Sens. Env., 196, DOI
  • Mafhouf J.-F., Moisselin J.-M., Autonès F and Vidot J., Apport de l’observation satellitaire pour la prévision numérique du temps. La Météorologie, 97.


  • Hoareau C., Noel V., Chepfer H., Vidot J., Chiriaco M., Bastin S., Reverdy M. and Cesana G., Remote sensing ice supersaturation inside and near cirrus clouds: a case study in the subtropics, Atm. Sci. Let., 17, DOI


  • Vidot J. , A. J. Baran, and P. Brunel, 2015: A new ice cloud parameterization for infrared radiative transfer simulation of cloudy radiances: Evaluation and optimization with IIR observations and ice cloud profile retrieval products, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, DOI


  • Vidot J. and Borbas E., 2014 : Land surface VIS/NIR BRDF atlas for RTTOV-11: Model and Validation against SEVIRI Land SAF Albedo product. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI


  • Vidot J., Landgraf J., Hasekamp O.P., Butz A., Galli A., Tol P., Aben I., 2012 : Carbon Monoxide from shortwave infrared reflectance measurements: An algorithm concept for clear sky and partially cloudy atmospheres, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 120, pp. 255-266, DOI


  • Vidot J., Jourdan O., Kokhanosvky A.A., Szczap F., Giraud V., and Rozanov V.V., 2010 : Retrieval of tropospheric NO2 columns from satellite measurements in presence of cirrus: A theoretical sensitivity study using SCIATRAN and prospect application for the A-Train, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 111, pp. 586-601, DOI
  • Butz A., Hasekamp O.P., Frankenberg C., Vidot J., and Aben I., 2010 : CH4 retrievals from space-based solar backscatter measurements: Performance evaluation against simulated aerosol and cirrus loaded scenes, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 115, D24302, DOI
  • Jourdan O., Mioche G., Garrett T.J., Schwarzenböck A., Vidot J., Xie P., Shcherbakov V., Yang P., and Gayet J.-F., 2010 : Coupling of the microphysical and optical properties of an Artic nimbostratus cloud during the ASTAR 2004 experiment: Implications for light-scattering modelling, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 115, D23206, DOI


  • Vidot J., Bennartz R., O’Dell C.W., Preusker R., Lindstrot R., and Heidinger A.K., 2009 : CO2 Retrieval over Clouds from the OCO Mission: Model Simulations and Error Analysis, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 26, pp. 1090–1104, DOI


  • Vidot J., Santer R., and Aznay O., 2008 : Evaluation of the MERIS aerosol optical depth over land with AERONET, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 8, pp. 7603-7617, DOI


  • Vidot J., Ramon D., and Santer R., 2007 : Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) estimation from SeaWiFS imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 111, Issue 1, pp. 1-10, DOI
  • Pelletier B., Santer R., and Vidot J., 2007 : Retrieving of particulate matter from optical measurements: A semiparametric approach, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 112, Issue D6, Article Number: D06208. DOI
  • Santer R., Ramon D., Vidot J., and Dilligeard E., 2007 : A surface reflectance model for aerosol remote sensing over land, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 28, Issue 3-4, pp. 737-760, DOI


  • Vidot J., and Santer R., 2005 : Atmospheric correction over inland waters: Applications to SeaWiFS, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 26, No. 17, pp. 3663-3682. DOI


  • Weiss J., Vidot J., Gay M., Arnaud L. Duval. P. and Petit J. R., 2002. Dome Concordia ice microstructure: impurities effect on grain growth, Annals of Glaciology, 35, pp. 552-558, DOI


  • Silvennoinen R., Wahl P., and Vidot J., 2000 : Inspection of orientation of micro fibres in dried wood by a diffractive optical element, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 33, pp. 29-38, DOI

top Courses Taught

  • Introduction on atmospheric radiative transfer (1h30): annual CMS training « Eléments de télédétection spatiale depuis l'espace » since 2012.
  • Introduction on satellite data assimilation in NWP (1h30) : annual CMS training « Eléments de télédétection spatiale depuis l' espace » since 2014.
  • Introduction on atmospheric radiative transfer and satellite data assimilation in NWP (3h45) : For Master 2 from University of Brest-Bretagne and ENSAT Engineering School. Since 2013.
  • “Overview of the status of radiative transfer models for satellite data assimilation”. ECMWF 2014 Seminar on the Use of Satellite Observations in Numerical Weather Prediction