Céline Cornet

Bât. P5 - Bureau 358
03 20 33 61 91


  • 2016-present: Professor, Physics Department - Université Lille 1, Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosphérique (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France).
  • 2005-2016: Associate Professor, Physics Department - Université Lille 1, Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosphérique (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France).
  • 2004-2005: Caltech Postdoctoral scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.
  • 2003-2004: Research assistant and teacher in physics, Laboratoire d'optique Atmosphérique, Lille, France.


I work mainly on the effects on 3D cloud-radiation interactions with the aim to improve cloud parameter remote sensing


  • 3D cloud-radiation interactions;
  • Monte-Carlo radiative transfer development;
  • Satellite remote sensing of cloud parameters from multi-spectral, polarized and multi-angular data
  • 3D cloud radiative effects assessment for direct radiative transfer and for remote sensing of cloud parameters

LOA publications

  • Szczap, F., Alkasem, A., Mioche, G., Shcherbakov, V., Cornet, C., Delanoë, J., Gour, Y., Jourdan, O., Banson, S. & Bray, E. (2021). McRALI: a Monte Carlo high-spectral-resolution lidar and Doppler radar simulator for three-dimensional cloudy atmosphere remote sensing. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14(1), 199-221. 10.5194/amt-14-199-2021
  • André, F., Cornet, C., Galtier, M. & Dubuisson, P. (2021). Radiative transfer in the A-band - a fast and accurate forward model based on the l- distribution approach. J. of Quant. Spect. and Rad. Transfer, 260, 107470. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2020.107470
  • Moulana, M., Elias, T., Cornet, C. & Ramon, D. (2019). First results to evaluate losses and gains in solar radiation collected by solar tower plants. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2126(1), 190012. 10.1063/1.5117709
  • Villefranque, N., Fournier, R., Couvreux, F., Blanco, S., Cornet, C., Eymet, V., Forest, V. & Tregan, J. M. (2019). A Path-Tracing Monte Carlo Library for 3-D Radiative Transfer in Highly Resolved Cloudy Atmospheres. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11, 1-25. 10.1029/2018MS001602
  • Fauchez, T., Platnick, S., Sourdeval, O., Wang, C., Meyer, K., Cornet, C. & Szczap, F. (2018). Cirrus Horizontal Heterogeneity and 3-D Radiative Effects on Cloud Optical Property Retrievals From MODIS Near to Thermal Infrared Channels as a Function of Spatial Resolution. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123, 10.1029/2018JD028726
  • Fauchez, T., Platnick, S., Várnai, T., Meyer, K., Cornet, C. & Szczap, F. (2018). Scale dependence of cirrus heterogeneity effects. Part II: MODIS NIR and SWIR channels. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18(16), 12105-12121. 10.5194/acp-18-12105-2018
  • Miller, D. J., Zhang, Z., Platnick, S., Ackerman, A. S., Werner, F., Cornet, C. & Knobelspiesse, K. (2018). Comparisons of bispectral and polarimetric retrievals of marine boundary layer cloud microphysics: case studies using a LES–satellite retrieval simulator. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11(6), 3689-3715. 10.5194/amt-11-3689-2018
  • Cornet, C., C.-Labonnote, L., Waquet, F., Szczap, F., Deaconu, L., Parol, F., Vanbauce, C., Thieuleux, F. & Riedi, J. (2018). Cloud heterogeneity on cloud and aerosol above cloud properties retrieved from simulated total and polarized reflectances. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11(6), 3627-3643. 10.5194/amt-11-3627-2018
  • Davis, A., Merlin, G., C.-Labonnote, L., Riedi, J., Cornet, C., Dubuisson, P., Ferlay, N., Min, Q., Yang, Y. & Marshak, A. (2018). Cloud information content in EPIC/DSCOVR’s oxygen A- and B-band channels: An optimal estimation approach. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 216, 6-16. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.05.007
  • Fotsing Talla, C., Njomo, D., Cornet, C., Dubuisson, P. & Akana Nguimdo, L. (2018). ECMWF Atmospheric Profiles in Maroua, Cameroon: Analysis and Overview of the Simulation of Downward Global Solar Radiation. Atmosphere, 9(2), 44. 10.3390/atmos9020044
  • Emde, C., Barlakas, V., Cornet, C., Evans, F., Wang, Z., C.-Labonnote, L., Macke, A., Mayer, B. & Wendisch, M. (2018). IPRT polarized radiative transfer model intercomparison project - Three-dimensional test cases (phase B). J. Quant. Spec. and Rad. Trans., 209, 19-44. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.01.024
  • Fauchez, T., Davis, A. B., Cornet, C., Szczap, F., Platnick, S., Dubuisson, P. & Thieuleux, F. (2017). A fast hybrid (3-D/1-D) model for thermal radiative transfer in cirrus via successive orders of scattering. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122(1), 344-366. 10.1002/2016JD025607
  • Alkasem, A., Szczap, F., Cornet, C., Shcherbakov, V., Gour, Y., Jourdan, O., C.-Labonnote, L. & Mioche, G. (2017). Effects of cirrus heterogeneity on lidar CALIOP/CALIPSO data. J. Quant. Spec. Rad. Trans., 202, 38-49. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.07.005
  • Fauchez, T., Platnick, S., Meyer, K., Cornet, C., Szczap, F. & Várnai, T. (2017). Scale dependence of cirrus horizontal heterogeneity effects on TOA measurements - Part I: MODIS brightness temperatures in the thermal infrared. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17(13), 8489-8508. 10.5194/acp-17-8489-2017
  • Merlin, G., Riedi, J., C.-Labonnote, L., Cornet, C., Davis, A. B., Dubuisson, P., Desmons, M., Ferlay, N. & Parol, F. (2016). Cloud information content analysis of multi-angular measurements in the oxygen A-band: application to 3MI and MSPI. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9(10), 4977-4995. 10.5194/amt-9-4977-2016
  • Fauchez, T., Dubuisson, P., Cornet, C., Szczap, F., Garnier, A., Pelon, J. & Meyer, K. (2015). Impacts of cloud heterogeneities on cirrus optical properties retrieved from space-based thermal infrared radiometry. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8(2), 633-647. 10.5194/amt-8-633-2015
  • Peers, F., Waquet, F., Cornet, C., Dubuisson, P., Ducos, F., Goloub, P., Szczap, F., Tanré, D. & Thieuleux, F. (2015). Absorption of aerosols above clouds from POLDER/PARASOL measurements and estimation of their direct radiative effect. Atm. Chem. Phys., 15(8), 4179-4196. 10.5194/acp-15-4179-2015
  • Cho, H.-M., Zhang, Z., Meyer, K., Lebsock, M., Platnick, S, Ackerman, A. S., Di Girolamo, L., C.-Labonnote, L., Cornet, C., Riedi, J. & Holz, R. E. (2015). Frequency and causes of failed MODIS cloud property retrievals for liquid phase clouds over global oceans. J. Geophys. Res., 120(9), 41-32-4154. 10.1002/2015JD023161
  • Emde, C., Barlakas, V., Cornet, C., Evans, F., Korkin, S., Ota, Y., C.-Labonnote, L., Lyapustin, A., Macke, A., Mayer, B. & Wendisch, M. (2015). IPRT polarized radiative transfer model intercomparison project - Phase A. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Transfer, 164, 8-36. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.05.007
  • Szczap, F., Gour, Y., Fauchez, T., Cornet, C., Faure, T., Jourdan, O., Penide, G. & Dubuisson, P. (2014). A flexible three-dimensional stratocumulus, cumulus and cirrus cloud generator (3DCLOUD) based on drastically simplified atmospheric equations and the Fourier transform framework. Geosci. Model Dev., 7(4), 1779-1801. 10.5194/gmd-7-1779-2014
  • Fauchez, T., Cornet, C., Szczap, F., Dubuisson, P. & Rosambert, T. (2014). Impact of cirrus clouds heterogeneities on top-of-atmosphere thermal infrared radiation. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14(11), 5599-5615. 10.5194/acp-14-5599-2014
  • Zeng, S., Riedi, J., Parol, F., Cornet, C. & Thieuleux, F. (2013). An assessment of cloud top thermodynamic phase products obtained from A-Train passive and active sensors. Atmos. Meas. Tech, 6, 8371-8411. 10.5194/amtd-6-8371-2013
  • Waquet, F., Cornet, C., Deuzé, J. L., Dubovik, O., Ducos, F., Goloub, P., Herman, M., Lapyonok, T., Labonnote, L. C., Riedi, J., Tanré, D., Thieuleux, F. & Vanbauce, C. (2013). Retrieval of aerosol microphysical and optical properties above liquid clouds from POLDER/PARASOL polarization measurements. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6(4), 991-1016. 10.5194/amt-6-991-2013
  • Zeng, S., Cornet, C., Parol, F., Riedi, J. & Thieuleux, F. (2012). A better understanding of cloud optical thickness derived from the passive sensors MODIS/AQUA and POLDER/PARASOL in the A-Train constellation. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12(23), 11245-11259. 10.5194/acp-12-11245-2012
  • Zeng, S., Parol, F., Riedi, J., Cornet, C. & Thieuleux, F. (2011). Examination of POLDER/PARASOL and MODIS/Aqua Cloud Fractions and Properties Representativeness. J. Climate, 24, 4435-4450. 10.1175/2011JCLI3857.1
  • Cornet, C., C.-Labonnote, L. & Szczap, F. (2010). Three-dimensional polarized Monte Carlo atmospheric radiative transfer model (3DMCPOL) : 3D effects on polarized visible reflectances of a cirrus cloud. J. Quant. Spectros. Rad. Transfer, 111(1), 174-186. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2009.06.013
  • Ferlay, N., Thieuleux, F., Cornet, C., Davis, A. B., Dubuisson, P., Ducos, F., Parol, F., Riedi, J. & Vanbauce, C. (2010). Toward new inferences about cloud structures from multidirectional measurements in the oxygen A band: Middle-of-cloud pressure and cloud geometrical thickness from POLDER3/PARASOL. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49(12), 2492-2507. 10.1175/2010JAMC2550.1
  • Kokhanovsky, A. A., Budak, V. P., Cornet, C., Duan, M., Emde, C., Katsev, I. L., Klyukov, D. A., Korkin, S. V., C-Labonnote, L., Mayer, B., Min, Q., Nakajima, T., Ota, Y., Prikhach, A. S., Rozanov, V. V., Yokota, T. & Zege, E. P. (2010). Benchmark results in vector atmospheric radiative transfer. J. Quant. Spectros. Rad. Transfer, 111(12-13), 1931-1946. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2010.03.005
  • Garrett, T. J., Schmidt, C. T., Kihlgren, S. & Cornet, C. (2010). Mammatus clouds as a response to cloud base radiative heating. J. Atmos. Sci., 67(12), 3891-3903. 10.1175/2010JAS3513.1
  • Cornet, C. & Davies, R. (2008). Use of MISR measurements to study the radiative transfer of an isolated convective cloud: Implications for cloud optical thickness retrieval. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D04202. 10.1029/2007JD008921
  • Cornet, C., Buriez, J. C., Riedi, J., Isaka, H. & Guillemet, B. (2005). Case study of inhomogeneous cloud parameter retrieval from MODIS data. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L13807. 10.1029/2005GL022791
  • Buriez, J. C., Parol, F., Cornet, C. & Doutriaux-Boucher, M. (2005). An improved derivation of the top-of-atmosphere albedo from POLDER/ADEOS-2: Narrowband albedos. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D05202. 10.1029/2004JD005243
  • Benassi, A., Szczap, F., Davis, A., Masbou, B. & Cornet, C. (2004). Thermal radiative fluxes through inhomogeneous cloud fields: a sensitivity study using a new stochastic cloud generator. Atmos. Res., 72(1-4), 291-315. 10.1016/j.atmosres.2004.03.018
  • Cornet, C., Isaka, H., Guillemet, B. & Szczap, F. (2004). Neural network retrieval of cloud parameters of inhomogeneous clouds from multispectral and multiscale radiance data: Feasibility study. J. Geophys. Res., 109(D12), 10.1029/2003JD004186