Jacques Piazzola

Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) UM CNRS n° 110
Université du Sud – Toulon et Var (FR)
E-mail: piazzola@univ-tln.fr

Fields of interest:

Physics of the marine environment through studies on transfer processes at the ocean-atmosphere, aerosol generation, transport and radiative forcing at local scale of coastal areas. This includes work on the wind-waves interaction, wave breaking through energetic and bathymetric processes and the sea-spray source function, as well as on the shoreline evolution.

Recent publications: 

Rabia M., Chagdali M., Mordane S., Piazzola J.
Study of the Impact of the Natural Production of Coastal Marine Aerosols on the Dynamics and Microphysical Behavior of a Convective Cloud
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2013, 3:35-47

Piazzola J., Sellegri K., Bourcier L., Mallet M., Tedeschi G., Missamou T.
Physicochemical characteristics of aerosols measured in the spring time in the Mediterranean coastal zone
Atmospheric Environment, 2012, 54:545-556.

van Eijk A. M. J, Kusmierczyk-Michulec J. T., Francius M. J., Tedeschi G., Piazzola J., Merritt D. L., Fontana J. D.
Sea-spray aerosol particles generated in the surf zone
J. Geophys. Res., 2011, 116, D19210, doi:10.1029/2011JD015602.

Mallet M., Gomes L., Salmon F., Sellegri K., Pont V., Roger J.C, Piazzola J.
Calculation of key optical properties of the main anthropogenic aerosols over the Western French coastal Mediterranean Sea
Atmospheric Research, 2011, 101:396–411.

Tedeschi G., Piazzola J.
Development of a 2D marine aerosol transport model: application to the influence of thermal stability in the marine atmospheric boundary layer
Atmospheric Research, 2011, 101:469–479.

Piazzola J., Tedeschi G., Blot R.
Spatial variation of the aerosol concentration and deposition over the Mediterranean coastal zone
Atmos. Research, 2010, 97/1-2:214-228  doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.04.003.

Gouaud F., Rey V., Piazzola J., Van Hooff R.
A study of the effect of an underwater mound on the hydrodynamic performance of onshore wave-power device
Coastal Engineering, 2010, 57/1-12:996–1005, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2010.06.003.

Bennouna Y., Curlier R.L., De Leeuw G., Piazzola J., de Valk P., Roebeling R.
An automatic day-time cloud detection technique applied to MSG-SEVIRI data over Western Europe
Inter. Journal of Remote Sensing, 2010, 31-23:6073-6093, doi: be10.1080/01431160903376399.

Bennouna Y. S., de Leeuw G., Piazzola J. Kusmierczyk-Michulec J.
Aerosol remote sensing over the ocean using MSG-SEVIRI visible images
J. Geophys. Res., 2009, 114, D23203, doi:10.1029/2008JD011615. 

Piazzola J., Forget P., Lafon C. Despiau S.
Spatial variation of sea-spray fluxes over a Mediterranean coastal zone using a sea state model
Boundary Layer Meteorology, 2009, 132-1:167-183, DOI10.1007/s10546-009-9386-2.