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Jérôme Vidot

Associate Scientist 2nd Class (CR2 MEDDE)

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

  • 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

Vidot J., Bellec B., Guevel S., Roquet R., Brunel P., A daytime snow RGB composte for Suomi-NPP/VIIRS, for submission to Remote Sensing of Environment.

top Publications


  • 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