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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: 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., H-H Le and S. Leroux 2020: The extratropical response to a developing MJO: Forecast and climate simulations with the DREAM model. Climate Dyn., accepted.

- Kouraev, A.V., E. A. Zakharova, F. Rémy, A.G. Kostianoy, M.N. Shimaraev, N.M.J. Hall, R.E. Zdorovennov and A.Y. Suknev, 2019: Giant ice rings on lakes Baikal and Teletskoye and field observations of lens-like eddies in the Middle Baikal (2016-2017), Limnology and Oceanography, 64, 2738-2754, doi: 10.1002/lno.11338. 

- Hall, N.M.J., S. Leroux and T. Ambrizzi, 2019: Transient contributions to the forcing of the atmospheric annual cycle: A diagnostic study with the DREAM model. Climate Dyn. 

- Floc’h, F., G-R. Mabiala Boutoto, R. Almar, B. Castelle, N. Hall, Y du Penhoat and T. Scott, 2018: Flash rip statistics from video images. J. Coastal Res. 81, 100-107.

Morel, Y., S. Thual, T. Delcroix, N. Hall and G. Alory, 2018: A theoretical model to analyze the Central to Eastern Pacific El Nino continuum. Ocean Modelling, 130, 140–159.

- Kouraev, A.V., E.A. Zakharova, F. Rémy, A.G. Kostianoy,  M.N. Shimaraev, N.M.J. Hall, A.Y. Suknev, 2017: Ice cover and associated water structure in lakes Baikal and Hovsgol from satellite observations and field studies. in  “Remote Sensing of the Asian seas”, Springer. 

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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