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
  • Emde, C., Barlakas, V., Cornet, C., Evans, F., Wang, Z., 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., Labonnote, L. C., 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
  • 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
  • Fauchez, T., Dubuisson, P., Cornet, C., Szczap, F., Garnier, A., Pelon, J., and 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
  • Zeng, S., Riedi, J., Parol, F., Cornet, C., and 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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