Claudine Vanbauce

Bât. P5 - Bureau 351
03 20 43 41 71


  • 1993 - present: Associate Professor, Physics Department - Université Lille 1, Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosphérique (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France).


My research interests are the analysis of cloud properties on a global scale by satellite remote sensing.

I participated to the POLDER and PARASOL "Earth Radiation Budget & Clouds" processing line development and to the validation of associated products (cloud amount, cloud pressure, etc.). I am specifically involved in the multi-sensor analysis (PARASOL, SEVIRI, MODIS, CALIOP and CloudSat).

More recently I participated to the High Altitude Ice Crystals (HAIC) Sub-Project 3 which focuses on the detection of cloud regions with high ice water content from remote sensing observations of space-based geostationary and low-orbit missions.


  • Satellite remote sensing of cloud parameters from multi-spectral, polarized and multi-angular data.
  • 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
  • Defer, E., Brenguier, J., De Laat, J., Delanoe, J., Dezitter, F., Faivre, M., Gounou, A., Grandin, A., Guignard, A., Meirink, J.-F., Moisselin, J.-M., Parol, F., Protat, A. & Vanbauce, C. (2015). Overview of the HAIC "Space-borne Observation and Nowcasting of High Ice Water Content Regions" Sub-Project and Mid-Term Results. SAE Technical Paper,, 10.4271/2015-01-2123
  • Desmons, M., Ferlay, N., Parol, F., Mcharek, L. & Vanbauce, C. (2013). Improved information about the vertical location and extent of monolayer clouds from POLDER3 measurements in the oxygen A-band. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6(8), 2221-2238. 10.5194/amt-6-2221-2013
  • 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
  • Sneep, M., de Haan, J. F., Stammes, P., Wang, P., Vanbauce, C., Joiner, J., Vasilkov, A. P. & Levelt, P. F. (2008). Three-way comparison between OMI and PARASOL cloud pressure products. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D15S23. 10.1029/2007JD008694
  • Parol, F., Buriez, J. C., Vanbauce, C., Riedi, J., C.-Labonnote, L., Doutriaux-Boucher, M., Vesperini, M., Sèze, G., Couvert, P., Viollier, M. & Bréon, F. M. (2004). Review of capabilities of multi-angle and polarization cloud measurements from POLDER. Adv. Space Res., 33(7), 1080-1088. 10.1016/S0273-1177(03)00734-8
  • Vanbauce, C., Cadet, B. & Marchand, R. T. (2003). Comparison of POLDER apparent and corrected oxygen pressure to ARM/MMCR cloud boundary pressures. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(5), 1212. 10.1029/2002GL016449
  • Bréon, F. M., Buriez, J. C., Couvert, P., Deschamps, P. Y., Deuzé, J. L., Herman, M., Goloub, P., Leroy, M., Lifermann, A., Moulin, C., Parol, F., Sèze, G., Tanré, D., Vanbauce, C. & Vesperini, M. (2002). Scientific results from the Polarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances (POLDER). Adv. Space Res., 30(11), 2383-2386. 10.1016/S0273-1177(02)80282-4
  • Loeb, N., Parol, F., Buriez, J. C. & Vanbauce, C. (2000). Top-of-Atmosphere Albedo Estimation from Angular Distribution Models Using Scene Identification from Satellite Cloud Property Retrievals. J. Climate, 13, 1269-1285. 10.1175/1520-0442(2000)013<1269:TOAAEF>2.0.CO;2
  • Sèze, G., Vanbauce, C., Buriez, J. C., Parol, F. & Couvert, P. (1999). Cloud cover observed simultaneously from FOLDER and METEOSAT. Phys. Chem. Earth, 24(8), 921-926. 10.1016/S1464-1909(99)00104-5
  • Parol, F., Buriez, J.-C., Vanbauce, C., Couvert, P., Sèze, G., Goloub, P. & Cheinet, S. (1999). First results of the POLDER “Earth Radiation Budget and Clouds” operational algorithm. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 37(3), 1597-1612. 10.1109/36.763273
  • Vanbauce, C., Buriez, J. C., Parol, F., Bonnel, B., Sèze, G. & Couvert, P. (1998). Apparent pressure derived from ADEOS-POLDER observations in the oxygen A-band over ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 25(16), 3159-3162. 10.1029/98GL02324
  • Buriez, J.-C., Vanbauce, C., Parol, F., Goloub, P., Herman, M., Bonnel, B., Fouquart, Y., Couvert, P. & Seze, G. (1997). Cloud detection and derivation of cloud properties from POLDER. Int. J. Remote Sensing, 18(13), 2785-2813. 10.1080/014311697217332
  • Brogniez, G., Buriez, J. C., Giraud, V., Parol, F. & Vanbauce, C. (1995). Determination of effective emittance and radiatively equivalent microphysical model of cirrus from ground based and satellite observations during the International Cirrus Experiment: The 18 October 1989 case study. Mon. Wea. Rev., 123(4), 1025-1036. 10.1175/1520-0493(1995)123<1025:DOEEAA>2.0.CO;2
  • Vanbauce, C., Buriez, J. C., Dubuisson, P. & Fouquart, Y. (1993). Determination of fog optical thickness over northern France using AVHRR imagery. Ann. Geophys., 11(2-3), 160-172.