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Rafael Almar

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Adresse: LEGOS

14 avenue Edouard BELIN

31400 TOULOUSE
France
Email : rafael.almar@ird.fr
Téléphone : 05 61 33 30 06

 

 

Expériences / Diplômes :

 

- 2009 : Ph.D, Université de Bordeaux

- 2006 : Master, Université de Toulouse

 

 

Activités scientifiques :

 

Hydro-morphodynamique littorale >

-    Dynamique des ondes (vagues et infragravitaires)

-    Evolution multi-échelle des corps sableux

-    Développement de méthodes d'observation basées sur l'imagerie vidéo

(exemple: Système vidéo de Biscarrosse - EPOC/OASU)

-    Chantiers d'étude: Afrique de l'Ouest (Campagne Grand Popo 2013, lettres info CIPMA lien1 lien2), Chili (Suivi embouchure Mataquito lien1) et Vietnam (Projet plage Nha Trang lien1, MOST)

 

 

Activités d’enseignements :

 

- Cours d'hydro-morphodynamique littorale et processus sédimentaires, Master 2 Océanographie Physique et Applications, Cotonou, Bénin (Chaire UNESCO/Univ. Toulouse/Univ. Abomey Calavi)

 

 

Publications :

 

* Articles :

- Senechal, N., Laibi, R., Almar, R., Castelle, B., Degbe, G., DuPenhoat, Y., Chuchla, R., Honkonnou, N., 2014. Beach cusp dynamics on a reflective beach, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, pdf

- Lefebvre, J-P, Almar, R., Viet, N.T., Uu, D.V., Thuan, D.H., Binh, L.T, Ibaceta, R., Duc, N.V., 2014. Contribution of swash processes generated by low energy wind waves in the recovery of a beach impacted by extreme events: Nha Trang, Vietnam. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, pdf

- Laibi, R., Anthony, E., Almar, R., Castelle, B., Senechal, N., 2014. Morphodynamic characterisation of the human-impacted Bight of Benin sand barrier coast, West Africa, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, pdf

- Almar, R., Du Penhoat, Y., Honkonnou, N., Castelle, B., Laibi, R., Anthony, E., Senechal N., Degbe, G., Chuchla, R., Sohou, Z., Dorel, M., 2014. The Grand Popo experiment, Benin, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, pdf

- Castelle, B., du Penhoat, Y., Almar, R., Anthony, E., Lefebvre, JP., Laibi, R., Chuchla, R. dorel, M., Senechal, N., 2014. Flash rip dynamics on a high-energy low-tide-terraced beach (Grand Popo, Benin, West Africa), Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, pdf

- Cienfuegos, R., Villagran, M., Aguilera, J-C, Catalán, P., Castelle, B. and Almar, R. 2014. Video Monitoring and Field Measurements of a Rapidly Evolving Coastal System: the River Mouth and Sand Spit of the Mataquito River in Chile, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, pdf

- Larnier, S., Almar, R., Cienfuegos, R., and Lejay, A., 2014. On the use of the Radon transform to estimate longshore currents from video imagery, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, pdf

- Almar R., Ranasinghe R., Senechal N., Bonneton P., Roelvink D., Bryan K., Marieu V., Parisot J.P. 2012. Video based detection of shorelines at complex meso- macrotidal beaches, Journal of Coastal Research. COAS_49646, vol. 28 (5), 1040-1048, pdf

- Dehouck, A. , Lafon, V., Sénéchal, N., Froidefond, J-M., Almar, R., Castelle, B., Martiny, N. 2012. Evolution morphodynamique interannuelle du littoral sud de la Gironde. Revue Française de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection. vol. 197, pp. 31-42, pdf

- Almar, R., Cienfuegos, R., Catalán, P.A., Michallet, H., Castelle, B. Bonneton, P., Marieu, V. 2012. A new breaking wave height direct estimator from video imagery, Coastal Engineering, Volume 61, March 2012, Pages 42-48, ISSN 0378-3839, 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2011.12.004., pdf

- Birrien, F., Castelle, B., Marieu, V., Almar, R., Michallet, H., 2011. Application of a data-model assimilation method to a 3D sandbar laboratory experiment. Journal of Coastal Research. SI 64(1), 976-980

- Almar, R., Cienfuegos, R., Catalan, P., Birrien, F., Castelle, B., Michallet, H., 2011. Nearshore bathymetric inversion from video using a fully non-linear Boussinesq wave model. Journal of Coastal Research. SI 64(1), 20-24, pdf

- Fritz, H., Petroff, C., Almar, R. et al., 2011. Runup variability of the 27 February 2010 Chile tsunami. Journal of Pure and Applied Geophysics. 1-22. DOI 10.1007/s00024-011-0283-5

- Carrión, B., Almar, R., Cienfuegos, R., Burgos, L., Catalán, P., 2010. Modelo numerico de la propagacion del tsunami del 27 de febrero de 2010: analisis preliminar del comportamiento hidrodinamico del evento. Journal of Chilean Hydraulics Engineering Society. 25(1), 7-20. ISSN 0716-3746

- Tissier, M., Bonneton, P., Almar, R., Castelle, B., Bonneton, N. and Nahon, A., 2010. Field measurements and non-linear prediction of wave celerity in the surf zone. European Journal of Mechanics. ISSN 0997-7546, DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2010.11.003

- Almar, R., Castelle, B., Ruessink, G., Sénéchal, N., Bonneton, P., Marieu, V. 2010. Two- and three-dimensional double-sandbar system behaviour under intense wave forcing and a meso–macro tidal range. Continental Shelf Res, 30 (7), 781-792, pdf

- Bruneau, N., Castelle, B., Bonneton, P., Pedreros, R., Almar, R., Bonneton, N., Bretel, P., Parisot, J-P. and Sénéchal, N. 2009. Field observations of an evolving rip current on a meso-macrotidal well-developed inner bar and rip morphology. Continental Shelf Res, 29,1650–1662

-  Parisot, J.P., Capo, S., Bujan, S., Moreau, J., Réjas, A., Hanquiez, V., Almar, R. et al. 2009. Treatment of topographic and bathymetric data acquired at the Truc-Vert Beach (SW France) during the ECORS mission. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56(2), pp 1786-1790, pdf

- Almar R., Castelle B., Ruessink B.G, N. Sénéchal N., Bonneton P., Marieu V., 2009. High-frequency video observation of two nearby double-barred beaches under high-energy wave forcing, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56(2), 1706-1710, pdf

- Almar R., Coco G., Bryan K.R., Huntley D.A., Short A.D. and Senechal. N. 2008. Video observations of beach cusp morphodynamics, Marine Geology. 254, 216-223, pdf

 

 

Présentations/ conférences :

 

* Actes de congrès avec comité de lecture

 

- Larnier, S., Almar, R., Cienfuegos, R., and Lejay, A., 2013, Détection de courants marins côtiers à partir de séquences vidéo, Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI), hal-00868401 (pdf)

- Binh, L.T., Duc, N.V., Viet, N.T, Thuan, D.H., Thin, N.V., Tung, T.T, Uu, D.V, Almar, R., Lefebvre, JP; 2013. Some preliminary results on studying the shoreline evolution of Nha Trang Bay using video-camera technique. Ocean Turbulence and its Applications 2013 Workshop (OTA-2013), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

- Almar, R., Bonneton, P., Michallet, H., Cienfuegos, R., Ruessink B.G. and Tissier, M., 2013. On the use of the Radon Transform in studying nearshore wave dynamics, In Proceeding of Coastal Dynamics, 24-28 June 2013, Arcachon, France (pdf)

- Villagran, M., Cienfuegos, R., Catalán, P., and Almar, R., 2013. Morphological response of central chile sandy beaches to the 8.8 MW 2010 earthquake and tsunami, In Proceeding of Coastal Dynamics, 24-28 June 2013, Arcachon, France.

- Tissier, M., Almar, R., Bonneton, P., Michallet, H., Birrien, F., de Bakker, A. and Ruessink, G., 2013. Individual wave celerity in the surf zone of a low sloping laboratory beach, In Proceeding of Coastal Dynamics, 24-28 June 2013, Arcachon, France.

- Villagran M., Cienfuegos R., Almar, R., Catalan P., Camano A. 2012. Tsunami du Chili 2010 : destruction du système littoral et retour vers un équilibre sédimentaire ?. Nantes : Paralia, 2012, p. 541-548. Journées Nationales Génie Côtier - Génie Civil , 12., Cherbourg (FRA), 2012/06/12-14. (pdf)

- Almar, R., Cienfuegos, R., Gonzalez, E., Catalan, P.A., Michallet, H., Bonneton, P., Castelle, B., Suarez, L., 2012. Barred-beach morphological control on infragravity motion, International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Santander, Spain, 2-6 July 2012 (pdf)

- Villagrán, M., Almar, R., Cienfuegos, R., Catalán P., Navarrete, S., Finke, R., Van  Dassow, P., De la Iglesia, R.,Flores G., Figueroa, D., Abarca, R., Sepúlveda A., Aguilera J.C. 2012.DESAFIOS PARA UNA RED CHILENA DE MONITOREO COSTERO EN BASE A VIDEO. XXV CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO DE HIDRÁULICA. San Jose, Coasta Rica, September 9-12, 2012

- Fritz, H.M, Almar, R., et al., Observation and modeling of the 27 February 2010 tsunami in Chile. Proceedings of the Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2011, 331-342. ASCE

- Almar, R., R. Cienfuegos, M. Villagrán, S. Navarrete, S. Finke, P. van Dassow, R. de la Iglesia, P. Catalán, D. Figueroa, R. Abarca del Río, S. Solari, D. Conde y A. Osorio (2011), Desafíos de la nueva red latinoamericana de video monitoreo costero en las fachadas Pacífica, Caribe y Atlántica, Segundo Congreso de Oceanografía física, Meteorología y Clima del Pacífico Sudoriental, Coquimbo, Chile, 2011 (pdf)

- Cienfuegos, R., Carrion, B., Almar, R., Catalan, P., 2011. Numerical modeling and preliminary analysis of the hydrodynamic characteristics of the ferbruary 27, 2010 tsunami, Proc. of the 7th International Workshop on Coastal Disaster Prevention, Tokyo, Japan, January 26-27

- Dehouck, A., Almar, R., Balouin, Y., Jaud, M., Delacourt, C. 2010. Bathymétrie littorale par télédétection : méthodes, précision et finalités. Proc. Génie Civil-Génie côtier. 457-468

- Almar, R., Cienfuegos, R., Catalan, P., Bonneton, P., 2010. Observaciones de ondas largas sobre una playa de perfil con barra mediante el uso de imagenes de video, Proc. of the XXIV Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidráulica, Uruguay 2010

- Castelle, B., Michallet, H., Marieu, V., Leckler, F., Dubardier, B., Lambert, A., Berni, C., Bouchette, F., Bonneton, P., Kimmoun, O., Sous, D. et Almar, R. 2010. Modélisation physique des courants d’arrachement : apport des mesures lagrangiennes. Proc. Génie Civil-Génie côtier 2010. 53-60

- Castelle, B., Michallet, H., Marieu, V., Leckler, F., Dubardier, B., Lambert, A., Berni, C., Bouchette, F., Bonneton, P., Kimmoun, O., Sous, D. and Almar, R. 2009. A large-scale laboratory experiment of rip current circulations over a moveable bed : drifter measurements. Proc. Coastal Dynamics 2009.

- Tissier, M., Bonneton, P., Almar, R., Castelle, B. and Bonneton, N. 2009 Etude expérimentale de la célérité des vagues en zone de surf. 19ème Congrès Français de Mécanique, 6p

- Almar R., Bonneton P., Senechal N. and Roelvink D., 2008. Wave celerity from video imaging: A new method, in Proc. of Coastal Engineering, Hamburg, Germany

- Almar R., Senechal N., Coco G., 2008. Estimation vidéo de la topographie inter-tidale: nouvelle méthode appliquée aux seuils d’érosion/engraissements. Proc. Génie Civil-Génie côtier. 505-514

- Senechal N., Ardhuin, F., Abadie, S., Almar, R., …et al., 2008. Truc Vert 2008. Qualification des modèles de houle et de morphodynanique. Proc. Génie Civil-Génie côtier. 635-654


* Congrès sans actes

- Nguyen, T.V, Nguyen V.D., Vo C.H., Tanaka H., Dinh V.U, Tran T.T., Almar R., Lefebvre J-P. 2014. Investigation of Erosion Mechanics of Nha Trang Coast, Vietnam, 19th IAHR-APD 2014 Congress. 21-24 September 2014, Water Resources University, Hanoi, Vietnam

- Nguyen, T.V, Nguyen V.D., Le T.B., Duong H.T., Tran T.T., Nguyen V.T, Dinh V.U, Almar R., Lefebvre J-P. and Tanaka, H. 2014. Seasonal Evolution of Shoreline Changes in Nha Trang Beach, Vietnam. 19th IAHR-APD 2014 Congress. 21-24 September 2014, Water Resources University, Hanoi, Vietnam

- Almar, R., Bonneton, N., Bonneton, P., Lefebvre, JP, Dinh, V.U, Nguyen, T.V, Le, T.B, Nguyen, V.D. 2014. Swash hydro-morphodynamics at the low-tide terrace beach during post-typhoon recovery period, Nha Trang bay, Vietnam. 19th IAHR-APD 2014 Congress. 21-24 September 2014, Water Resources University, Hanoi, Vietnam

- Lefebvre, J-P., Almar, R., Viêt, N.T., Uu, D.V., Thuan, D.H., Binh, L.T., Ibaceta, R., 2013. Hydrosedimentary functioning of Nha Trang beach: new tools for assessing processes in the swash zone, WORKSHOP VAST/IRD Hai Phong 28-29 novembre 2013

- Degbe, C. G.E., Oyede, L.M,Almar, R. 2012. Analyse de la dynamique du trait de côte du littoral béninois. 4ème Conférence Internationale AMMA, 2-6 juillet 2012, Toulouse, France

- Villagrán M., Cienfuegos R., Almar R., Gironás J. Catalán C., Camaño A. and Dominguez J.C., 2011. Natural post tsunami recovery of Mataquito river mouth after 2010 Chilean Tsunami, AGU Fall Meeting Conference. San Francisco USA.

- Bonneton, P., Bruneau, N., Castelle, B., Almar, R. et Bonneton, N., 2010. Alongshore differential topographically controlled wave-breaking and rip current circulation. 1st International Rip Current Symposium, Miami, 17-19 February 2010.

- Dehouck, A., Senechal, N., Lafon, V., Froidefond, J-M, Almar, R., Castelle, B. 2010. Yearly to decennial beach morphodynamics south the Arcachon inlet, France from satellite observations. Proc. of the European Geophysical Union, May 2010, Vienna, 1 p.

- Cienfuegos, R., Catalán, P., Winckler, P., Contreras, M., Almar, R., Dominguez, J.C., Fritz, H., Petroff,C., Kalligeris , N., Weiss, R., Meneses, G., Ebeling, C., Papadopoulos, A., Barrientos, S., Synolakis, C., 2010. Observations on Morphological Changes Produced by the Impact of the February 27, 2010 Tsunami along the Coastline of V-VI-VII Regions, Chile, (2010), AGU Chapman Conference, May 2010, Chile

- Catalán, P., Cienfuegos, R., Winckler, P., Contreras, M., Almar, R., Dominguez, J.C., Fritz, H., Petroff,C., Kalligeris , N., Weiss, R., Meneses, G., Ebeling, C., Papadopoulos, A., Barrientos, S., Synolakis, C., 2010. Observations by the International Tsunamy Survey Team. Regions VII-VI and V of Chile, (2010), AGU Chapman Conference, May 2010, Chile

- Petroff, C., Ebeling, C., Papadopoulos, Fritz, H., T., Kalligeris , N., Weiss, R., Barrientos, S., Meneses, G., Catalán, P., Cienfuegos, R., Winckler, P., Contreras, M., Almar, R., Dominguez, J.C., Synolakis, C., 2010. Rapid Reconnaissance Survey of the February 27, 2010 Chile Tsunami - Constitucíon to Colcura, Quidico to Mehuin, Chile, (2010), AGU Chapman Conference, May 2010, Chile

- Fritz, H., Petroff,, C., Ebeling, C., Papadopoulos, T., Kalligeris , N., Weiss, R., Barrientos, S., Meneses, G., Catalán, P., Cienfuegos, R., Winckler, P., Contreras, M., Almar, R., Dominguez, J.C., Synolakis, C., 2010. Field Surrey of the 27 February 2010 Tsunami in Chile, Regions Maule and BioBio (2010), AGU Chapman Conference, May 2010, Chile

- Synolakis, C. E., Fritz, H. M., Petroff, C. M., Catalan, P. A., Cienfuegos, R., Winckler, P., Kalligeris, N., Weiss, R., Meneses, G., Valderas-Bermejo, C., Ebeling, C. W., Papadopoulos, A., Contreras, M., Almar, R., Dominguez, J. C., Barrientos, S. E., 2010, Observations and Modeling of the 27 February 2010 Tsunami in Chile, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco

- Almar R., Senechal N., Bonneton P., Bryan K., Coco G., 2007. Morphodynamique littorale haute fréquence par imagerie vidéo, 11e Congrès Français de Sédimentologie, Caen

- Almar R., Castelle B., Sénéchal N., Bonneton P., 2007. Video observation of a rapid post-storm accretionnary beach state transition on the Aquitanian coast, Poster, XI Symposium on Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay, San Sebastien (Spain)

- Castelle, B., Almar, R., Bonneton, P., Bonneton, N., Bretel, P., Bujan, S., Bruneau, N., Parisot, Pedreros, R., Sénéchal, N. (2007). Dynamics of a moderate-energy rip current over a Transverse Bar and Rip morphology: Biscarrosse 2007 field experiment (Aquitanian Coast, France). Proc. XI International Symposium on Oceanography of Bay of Biscay, p. 157-158.

 

Rapports

- Larnier, S., Almar, R., Cienfuegos, R., Lejay, A., 2013. Estimation of geophysical variables of
nearshore ocean from video observations, Research Report, INRIA

 

Thèse

- Almar, R., 2009. Morphodynamique littorale haute fréquence par imagerie vidéo, pdf

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