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Nick Hall



Professeur, UPS, Univ. Toulouse


Adresse: LEGOS

14 avenue Edouard BELIN



Email :

Téléphone : 05 61 33 29 19


Expériences / Diplômes :


- 1990 : Ph.D, Imperial College, University of London


- 2006 : HDR, UJF, University of Grenoble



Activités scientifiques :


  • Large scale Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics
  • Waves and Stability
  • Tropical - Extratropical interaction
  • The DREAM model


Videos of some recent scientific presentations can be viewed here and here.


Activités d’enseignements :


Responsable du diplome M2 SOAC-OA

"Oceanographie et Applications", Cotonou, Benin.


You can watch videos of my M2 Lectures on YouTube 


Here are my course notes:

L3 / Vietnam: Introduction to Physical Oceanography

M1 SOAC: Cours de Gael Alory: Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; TD3; TD4

M1 SOAC: Waves in the Ocean

M2 SOAC DC: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Other stuff:

Le Décalogue  Pour les Français qui veulent écrire en anglais !

A playground demonstration of The Coriolis force

And a nerd-rock anthem for dynamicists everywhere, The PV song


Publications :


Hall, N.M.J., S. Thibaut and P. Marchesiello, 2017: Impact of the observed extratropics on climatological simulations of the MJO in a tropical channel model. Climate Dyn. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3221-5

- Kouraev, A., E.A. Zakharova, F. Remy, A.G. Kostianov, M.N. Shimaraev, N.M.J. Hall and A.Y. Suknev, 2015: Giant ice rings on Lakes Baikal and Hovsgol: inventory, associated water structure and potential formation mechanism. Limnology and Oceanography, 61, 1001-1014. doi: 10.1002/lno.10268.

- Hall, N.M.J., H. Douville and L. Li, 2013: Extratropical summertime reponse to tropical interannual variability in an idealised GCM. J. Climate, 26, 7060-7079.

- Lafore, J-P et al, 2012: Le Système de Mousson Ouest-Africain. La Meteorologie - edition speciale AMMA, Octobre 2012

- Hall, N.M.J., 2011:  L’Effet papillon. (3pp), in Le climat a decouvert, C. Jeandel and R. Mosseri, eds, Editions CNRS, 288 pp.


- Leroux, S., N.M.J. Hall and G.N. Kiladis, 2011: Intermittent African Easterly Wave activity in a dry atmospheric model: influence of the extratropics. J. Climate, 24, 5378-5396.


- Douville H., S. Bielli, C. Cassou, M. Déqué, N. Hall, S. Tyteca, A. Voldoire 2011: Tropical influence on boreal summer mid-latitude stationary waves. Climate Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-011-0997-1

- Lafore, J-P., C. Flamant, F. Guichard, D. Parker, D. Bouniol, A. Fink, V. Giraude, M. Gosset, N.M.J. Hall, H. Höller, S. Jones, A. Protat, R. Roca, F. Roux, F. Saïd and C. Thorncroft, 2011: Progress in understanding of weather systems in West Africa, Atmos. Sci. Let. 12, 7-12.


- Janicot, S., G. Caniaux, F. Chauvin, B. Fontaine, N.M.J. Hall, G. Kiladis, J.-P. Lafore, C. Lavaysse, S. Lavender, S. Leroux, R. Marteau, F. Mounier, N. Philippon, R. Roehrig, B. Sultan and C. Taylor, 2011:  Intraseasonal variability of the West African monsoon. Atmos. Sci. Let. 12, 58-66.


- Paeth, H., N.M.J. Hall, M. Gaertner, M. Dominguez-Alonso, S. Moumouni, J. Polcher, P.M. Ruti, A.H. Fink, M. Gosset, T. Lebel, A.T. Gaye, D.P. Rowell, W. Moufouma-Okia, D. Jacob, B. Rockel, F. Giorgi and M. Rummukainen, 2011: Progress in regional downscaling of West African precipitation. Atmos. Sci. Let. 12, 75-82.


- Leroux, S., N.M.J. Hall and G.N. Kiladis, 2010: A climatological study of transient-mean flow interactions over West Africa, Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc. 136, 397–410.


- Leroux, S., and N.M.J. Hall, 2009: On the relationship between African Easterly Waves and the African Easterly Jet, J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2303-2316.


- Janicot, S., F. Mounier, N.M.J. Hall, S. Leroux, B. Sultan and G. N. Kiladis, 2009: The dynamics of the West African monsoon, part IV: Analysis of 25-90-day variability of convection and the role of the Indian monsoon. J. Climate, 22, 1541-1565.


- Gerbaux M., N.M.J.Hall, N. Dessay and I. Zin, 2009: The sensitivity of Sahelian Runoff to Climate Change, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 54, 5-16.


- Thorncroft, C.T., N.M.J. Hall and G.N. Kiladis, , 2008: Three dimensional structure and dynamics of African Easterly Waves, part III: Genesis. J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 3596-3607.

- Vavnvyve, E., N.M.J. Hall, C. Messager S. Leroux and and J-P van Ypersele, 2008: Internal variability in a regional climate model over West Africa. Climate Dynamics, 30, 191-202.


- Hall, N.M.J., and P. Peyrillé, 2007: Dynamics of the West African monsoon. ERCA7, EDP sciences, C. Boutron ed. J. Phys IV, France, 139, pp 85-103.


- Hall, N.M.J., G.N. Kiladis and C.T. Thorncroft, 2006: Three dimensional structure and dynamics of African Easterly Waves, part II: Dynamical modes.  J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 2231-2245.

- Kiladis, G.N., C.T. Thorncroft and N.M.J. Hall, 2006: Three dimensional structure and dynamics of African Easterly Waves, part I: Observations. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 2212-2230.

- Hall, N.M.J., 2005: The atmospheric response to boundary forcing and the use of diagnostic models. ERCA6, EDP sciences, C. Boutron ed. J. Phys IV, France, 121, pp 125-137.


- Hall, N.M.J., 2005: Le Décalogue: Un guide pour les Français qui veulent écrire des articles scientifiques en anglais. voir site web

- Hall, N.M.J., B. Barnier, T. Penduff and J-M. Molines, 2004: Interannual variation of Gulf Stream heat transport in a high resolution model forced by reanalysis data. Climate Dynamics, 23, 341-351.


- Kushnir, Y., W.A. Robinson, I. Bladé, N.M.J. Hall, S. Peng and R. Sutton, 2002: Atmospheric response to extratropical SST anomalies: A synthesis and evaluation of recent results.  J. Climate (édition spéciale), 15, 2233-2256.


- Hall, N.M.J., J. Derome and H. Lin, 2001: The extratropical signal generated by a midlatitude SST anomaly. Part 1: Sensitivity at equilibrium. J. Climate, 14, 2035-2053.


- Hall, N.M.J., H. Lin and J. Derome, 2001: The extratropical signal generated by a midlatitude SST anomaly. Part 2: Influence on seasonal forecasts. J. Climate, 14, 2696-2709.


- Hall, N.M.J. and J. Derome, 2000: Transience, nonlinearity and eddy feedback in the remote response to El Niño.  J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 3992-4007.


- Hall, N.M.J., 2000: A simple GCM based on dry dynamics and constant forcing. J. Atmos. Sci., 57, 1557-1572.


- Pavan, V., N.M.J. Hall, P.J. Valdes and M. Blackburn, 1999: The importance of moisture distribution for the growth and energetics of mid-latitude systems.  Annales Geophysicae, 17, 242-256.


- Hall, N.M.J. and P.D. Sardeshmukh, 1998: Is the time mean Northern Hemisphere flow baroclinically unstable ?  J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 41-56.


- Hall, N.M.J. and P.J. Valdes, 1997: A GCM simulation of the climate 6000 years ago. J. Climate, 10, 3-17.


- Dong, B., P.J. Valdes and N.M.J. Hall, 1996: The changes of monsoonal climates due to earth's orbital perturbations and ice age boundary conditions.  Paleoclimates, 1, 203-240.


- Hall, N.M.J., B. Dong and P.J. Valdes, 1996: Atmospheric equilibrium, instability and energy transport at the last glacial maximum. Climate Dynamics, 12, 497-511.


- Hall, N.M.J., P.J. Valdes and B. Dong, 1996: The maintenance of the last great ice sheets: A UGAMP GCM study. J. Climate, 9, 1004-1019.


- Valdes, P.J. and N.M.J. Hall, 1994: Mid-latitude depressions during the last ice age.  in Long term climatic variations: Data and modelling. NATO ASI series, J.C Duplessy and M. Spyridakis, Eds. Springer Verlag. pp 511-531.


- Hall, N.M.J., B.J. Hoskins, P.J. Valdes and C.A. Senior, 1994: Storm tracks in a high resolution GCM with doubled carbon dioxide. Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc. 120, 1209-1230.


- Hall, N.M.J., J. Thuburn, J. Lennon and P. McCartney, 1992: The PV Song. voir site web

- Hall, N.M.J., 1991: Depth dependence and mass transport of recirculating mid-latitude gyres.  J. Phys. Oceanogr. 21, 824-842.

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