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Gaël Alory


Physicien Adjoint CNAP, Océanographe


Adresse: LEGOS

14 avenue Edouard BELIN

Email :
Téléphone : 05 61 33 30 52

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9670-2194


Formation :


- 2016 : HDR : "Salinité Océanique et Variabilité Climatique Tropicale", Université Toulouse III

- 2002 : Ph.D, IRD Nouméa / Université de Paris 6

- 1997 : DEA, Université de Marseille

- 1996 : Agrégation de mécanique

- 1993-95 : Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan


Expérience  :


- 2008-present : Physicien Adjoint CNAP, LEGOS

- 2014-2015 : Chargé de recherche IRD (délégation) , LEGOS/CIPMA Cotonou, Bénin

- 2005-2007 : Post-doc au CSIRO, Hobart, Australie

- 2004 : Consultant scientifique, CPS, Nouméa

- 2003 : ATER, Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie



Activités scientifiques :


- Dynamique de l’océan tropical: échelle saisonnière, interannuelle (ENSO), changement climatique

- Rôle climatique de la salinité océanique

- Responsable du Service National d'Observation de la Salinité de Surface Océanique



Enseignement :


- Cours d'océanographie physique, cursus LMD, Université de Toulouse

- Cours de dynamique océanique / encadrement de stages, Master "Océanographie et Applications", Bénin

- Cours de dynamique océanique, Master "Climate Change and Marine Sciences", Cap-Vert


Publications :

Alory, G., Téchiné, P., Delcroix, T., Diverrès, D., Varillon, D., Donguy, J. R., Reverdin, G., Morrow, R., Grelet, J., Gouriou, Y., Jacquin, S., Kestenare, E., Bachelier, C., & DiMattéo, Angelo (2020). Le Service national d'observation de la salinité de surface de la mer: 50 ans de mesures océaniques globales. La Météorologie, (109), 29-39.

Aguedjou, H. M. A., Dadou, I., Chaigneau, A., Morel, Y., & Alory, G. (2019). Eddies in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean and their seasonal variability. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(21), 12156-12164.

Smith, S. R., Alory, G., Andersson, A., et al. (2019). Ship-based contributions to global ocean, weather, and climate observing systems. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 434.

Awo, F. M., Alory, G., Da-Allada, C. Y., Delcroix, T., Jouanno, J., Kestenare, E., & Baloïtcha, E., 2018, Sea Surface Salinity signature of the tropical Atlantic interannual climatic modes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. doi:10.1029/2018JC013837.

Morel, Y., Thual, S., Delcroix, T., Hall, N., & Alory, G., 2018, A theoretical model to analyze the Central to Eastern Pacific El Niño continuum. Ocean Modelling, 130, 140-159. doi :10.1016/j.ocemod.2018.07.006.

Reverdin, G., Valdimarsson, H., Alory, G., Diverres, D., Bringas, F., Goni, G., Heilmann, L., Chafik, L., Szekely, T. and Friedman, A. R., 2018, North Atlantic subpolar gyre along predetermined ship tracks since 1993: a monthly data set of surface temperature, salinity, and density. Earth System Science Data 10(3): 1403-1415. 10.5194/essd-10-1403-2018.

Kenfack, S. C., Mkankam, K. F., Alory, G., Hounkonnou, N. M., Mbienda, A. J. K., Choumbou, P. and Vondou, D. A., 2018, Sensitivity studies of the RegCM4 simulation in West and central Africa during strong and weak years of Atlantic cold tongue. International Journal of Climatology 38(9): 3513-3531. 10.1002/joc.5513.

Bonou, F., Angnuureng, D. B., Sohou, Z., Almar, R., Alory, G., & du Penhoat, Y., 2018, Shoreline and beach cusps dynamics at the low tide terraced Grand Popo beach, Bénin (West Africa): A statistical approach. Journal of Coastal Research, (81), 138-144.

Kenfack, C. S., Mkankam, F. K., Alory, G., du Penhoat, Y., Hounkonnou, M. N., Vondou, D. A., & Nfor Jr, B. G., 2017, Sea surface temperature patterns in the Tropical Atlantic: Principal component analysis and nonlinear principal component analysis. Terrestrial, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, 28(3).

Abessolo Ondoa, G., Almar, R., Kestenare, E., Bahini, A., Houngue, G. H., Jouanno, J., Du Penhoat, Y., Castelle, B., Melet, A., Meyssignac, B., Anthony, E.J., Laibi, R., Alory, G., and Ranasinghe, R., 2016, Potential of video cameras in assessing event and seasonal coastline behaviour: Grand Popo, Benin (Gulf of Guinea). Journal of coastal research, 75(sp1), 442-446.

Dadou, I., Sanial, V., Guerreiro, K., Bachèlery, M. L., Chastanet, S., Alory, G., & Somot, S., 2016, Reproduire la circulation thermohaline à échelle réduite et comprendre son rôle dans le climat. La Météorologie, 93, 15-22.

Alory, G., Delcroix, T., Téchiné, P., Diverrès, D., Varillon, D., Cravatte, S., Gouriou, Y., Grelet, J., Jacquin, S., Kestenare, E., Maes, C., Morrow, R., Perrier, J., Reverdin, G., & Roubaud, F., 2015, The French contribution to the Voluntary Observing Ships network of Sea Surface Salinity. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 105, 1-18.

Tchilibou, M., Delcroix, T., Alory, G., Arnault, S., & Reverdin, G., 2015, Variations of the tropical Atlantic and Pacific SSS minimum zones and their relations to the ITCZ and SPCZ rain bands (1979–2009). Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120(7), 5090-5100.

Reverdin, G., Morisset, S., Marié, L., Bourras, D., Sutherland, G., Ward, B., Salvador, J., Font, J., Cuypers, Y., Centurioni, L., Hormann, V., Kolodziejczyk, N., Boutin, J., D’Ovidio, F., Nencioli, F., Martin, N., Diverres, D., Alory, G., & Lumpkin, R., 2015, Surface salinity in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre during the STRASSE/SPURS summer 2012 Cruise. Oceanography, 28(1), 114-123.

Alory, G., Delcroix, T. & Dadou, I., 2015, Reproduire le phénomène El Nino à échelle réduite. La Météorologie, 89, 11-14.

Reul, N., Chapron, B., Lee, T., Donlon, C., Boutin, J., & Alory, G., 2014, Sea surface salinity structure of the meandering Gulf Stream revealed by SMOS sensor. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(9), 3141-3148.

Delcroix, T., Radenac, M. H., Cravatte, S., Alory, G., Gourdeau, L., Léger, F., Singh, A. & Varillon, D., 2014, Sea surface temperature and salinity seasonal changes in the western Solomon and Bismarck Seas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119(4), 2642-2657.

Da-Allada, C. Y., Du Penhoat, Y., Jouanno, J., Alory, G., & Hounkonnou, N. M., 2014, Modeled mixed-layer salinity balance in the Gulf of Guinea: seasonal and interannual variability. Ocean Dynamics, 64(12), 1783-1802.

Da-Allada, C. Y., Alory, G., Du Penhoat, Y., Jouanno, J., Hounkonnou, M. N., & Kestenare, É., 2014, Causes for the recent increase in sea surface salinity in the north-eastern Gulf of Guinea. African Journal of Marine Science, 36(2), 197-205.

Reul, N., S. Fournier, J. Boutin, O. Hernandez, C. Maes, B. Chapron, G. Alory, Y. Quilfen, J. Tenerelli, S. Morisset, Y. Kerr, S. Mecklenburg, S. Delwart, 2014, Sea Surface Salinity Observations from Space with the SMOS Satellite: A New Means to Monitor the Marine Branch of the Water Cycle, Surveys in Geophysics, 35(3), 681-722, doi:10.1007/s10712-013-9244-0.

Durand, F., G. Alory, R. Dussin, N. Reul, 2013, SMOS reveals the signature of Indian Ocean Dipole events, Ocean dynamics, 63, 1203–1212, doi:10.1007/s10236-013-0660-y.

Da-Allada, C. Y., G. Alory, Y. du Penhoat, E. Kestenare, F. Durand, and N. Hounkonnou, 2013, Seasonal mixed-layer salinity balance in the tropical Atlantic Ocean: Mean state and seasonal cycle, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 332-345, doi:10.1029/2012JC008357.

Alory, G., C. Maes, T. Delcroix, N. Reul, and S. Illig, 2012, Seasonal dynamics of sea surface salinity off Panama: The Far Eastern Pacific fresh pool, J. Geophys. Res., 117 (C04028), doi:10.1029/2011JC007802T.

Delcroix, G. Alory, S. Cravatte, T. Corrège and M.J. McPhaden, 2011, A gridded sea surface salinity data set for the tropical Pacific with sample applications (1950–2008), Deep-Sea Res. I, 58, 38-48, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2010.11.002.
Alory, G. and G. Meyers, Warming of the upper equatorial Indian Ocean and changes in the heat budget (1960-1999), 2009, J. Climate, 22, 93-113, doi:10.1175/2008JCLI2330.1.
Alory, G., S. Wijffels and G. Meyers, 2007, Observed temperature trends in the Indian Ocean over 1960–1999 and associated mechanisms, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L02606, doi:10.1029/2006GL028044.
Alory, G., A. Vega, A. Ganachaud and M. Despinoy, 2006, Influence of upwelling, subsurface stratification and heat fluxes on coastal SST off south-western New Caledonia, J. Geophys. Res., 111(C07023), doi :10.1029/ 2005JC003401.
Alory, G., S. cravatte, T. Izumo and K.B. Rodgers, 2005, Validation of a decadal OGCM simulation for the tropical Pacific, Ocean Model., 10, 272-282, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2004.08.003.
Lengaigne, M., G. Madec, C. Menkes and G. Alory, 2003, Impact of isopycnal mixing on the tropical ocean circulation, J. Geophys. Res., 108(C11), 3345, doi:10.1029/2002JC001704.
Alory, G., and T. Delcroix, 2002, Interannual sea level changes and associated mass transports in the tropical Pacific from TOPEX/Poseidon data and linear model results (1964-1999), J. Geophys. Res., 107(C10),  3153, doi:10.1029/ 2001JC001067.
Alory, G., and T. Delcroix, 1999, Climatic variability in the vicinity of Wallis, Futuna, and Samoa islands (13°-15°S, 180°-170°W), Oceanol. Acta, 22, 249-263.


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