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Gender male
Laboratoire d'Oceanographie et du Climat: Experimentation et Approches Numeriques, Institute Pierre Simon Laplace 4 place Jussieu
Nationality France
Tel +33 1 44 27 72 75
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Website http://www.ego-network.org, http://www.locean-ipsl.upmc.fr/~testor
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Degree PhD
Job type Research , Institutional Management
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Physical Oceanography , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Physical Oceanography
Research Activities I am concerned with ocean and climate variability with emphasis on observations of ocean circulation and mixing using modern robotic platforms including profiling floats and gliders, and development of ocean observatories for long-term observations. I am more particularly interested in the mesoscale and submesoscale phenomena (and their role in the cross-slope exchanges, the winter water formation, and the physical-biological coupling) and in the regional oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea.
Research Region 3, 2, 36, 84
Working languages English, French
Skills/Expertise ocean mesoscale ans submesoscale processes, in situ oocean observing systems
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Pierre TESTOR)

Pietri A., Echevin V., Testor P., Chaigneau A., Mortier L., C. Grados and A. Albert 2013: Evidence of an intermittent deep equatorward flow in the Peru upwellin g system, J. Geophys. Res., accepted. Ducrocq V., Braud I, Davolio S, Ferretti R., Flamant C., Jansa A., Kalthoff N., Richard E., Taupier-Letage I., Ayral P.-A., Belamari S., Berne A., Borga M., Bo udevillain B., Bock O., Boichard J.-L., Bouin M.-N., Bousquet O., Bouvier C., Chiggiato J., Cimini D., Corsmeier U., CoppolaL., Cocquerez P., Defer E., Delanoë J., Di Girolamo P., Doerenbecher A., Drobinski P., Dufournet Y., Fourrié N., Gourley J.J., Labatut L., Lambert D., Le Coz J., Marzano F. S., Molinié G., Montani A., N ord G., Nuret M., Ramage K., Rison B., Roussot O., Said F., Schwarzenboeck A., Testor P., Van-Baelen J., Vincendon B., Aran M., and J. Tamayo (2013) HyMeX-SOP1, th e field campaign dedicated to heavy precipitation and flash-flooding in the northwestern Mediterranean, BAMS, accepted. Lavigne, H. D'Ortenzio, F., Migon, C., Claustre, H., Testor, P., Ribera d'Alcalà, M., Lavezza, R., Houpert, L. and L. Prieur (2013). Enhancing the comprehensio n of mixed layer depth control on the Mediterranean phytoplankton phenology, J. Geophys. Res., in press. L'Heveder B., Mortier L., Testor P. (2013), A glider network design study for a synoptic view of the oceanic mesoscale variability. J. Ocean and Atm Tech, 30 , 1472¿1493. doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00053.1 Durrieu de Madron X., L. Houpert, P. Puig, A. Sanchez-Vidal, P. Testor, A. Bosse, C. Estournel, S. Somot, F. Bourrin, M. N. Bouin, M. Beauverger, L. Beguery, A . Calafat, M. Canals, C. Cassou, L. Coppola, D. Dausse, F. D'Ortenzio, J. Font, S. Heussner, S. Kunesch, D. Lefevre, H. Le Goff, J. Martín, L. Mortier, A. Palanque s, P. Raimbault (2013): Interaction of dense shelf water cascading and open-sea convection in the northwestern Mediterranean during winter 2012, Geophys. Res. Le tt., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50331 Tamburini C., M. Canals, X. Durrieu de Madron, L. Houpert, D. Lefèvre, S. Martini, F. D'Ortenzio, A., Robert, P. Testor, et al. (2013) : Deep-sea bioluminescen ce blooms after dense water formation at the Ocean surface, PLoS ONE, 07/2013, 8(7):e67523 Fan X., U. Send, P. Testor, J. Karstensen, P. L'herminier (2013): Observations of Irminger Sea Anticyclonic Eddies, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 805¿823. doi:10.117 5/JPO-D-11-0155.1 Pietri A., Testor P., Echevin V., Chaigneau A., Mortier L., Eldin G., and C. Grados, 2013: Fine scale vertical structure of the upwelling system o¿ Pisco (14S, Peru) as observed from glider data, J. Phys. Oceanogr., DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-035.1 Reverdin G., Marié L., Lazure P., d¿Ovidio F., Boutin J., Testor P., Martin N., Lourenco A., Gaillard F., Lavin A., C. Rodriguez, Somavilla R., Mader J., Rubio A., Blouch P., Rolland J., Bozec Y., Charria G., Batifoulier F., Dumas F., Louazel S., Chanut J., (2013): Freshwater from the Bay of Biscay shelves in 2009, J. Ma rine Sys., 109, S134-S143. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.09.017 Stabholz, M., X. Durrieu de Madron, M. Canals, A. Khripounoff, I. Taupier-Letage, P. Testor, S. Heussner, P. Kerhervé, N. Delsaut, L. Houpert, G. Lastras, and B. Denneliou (2012): Impact of open-ocean convection on particle fluxes and sediment dynamics in the deep margin of the Gulf of Lions, Biogeosciences Discuss., 9 , 12845-12894, 2012 Ruiz S., B. Garau, M. Martínez-Ledesma, B. Casas, A. Pascual, G. Vizoso J. Bouffard, E. Heslop, A. Alvarez, P. Testor, J. Tintoré (2012): New technologies for marine research: 5 years of glider activities at IMEDEA-TMOOS, Scientia Marina, Vol 76, No S1 (2012) doi:10.3989/scimar.03622.19L Durrieu de Madron X, Guieu C, Sempéré R, Conan P, Cossa D, D'Ortenzio F, Estournel C, Gazeau F, Rabouille C, Stemmann L, Bonnet S, Diaz F, Koubbi P, Radakovitc h O, Babin M, Baklouti M, Bancon-Montigny C, Belviso S, Bensoussan N, Bonsang B, Bouloubassi I, Brunet C, Cadiou JF, Carlotti F, Chami M, Charmasson S, Charrière B , Dachs J, Doxaran D, Dutay JC, Elbaz-Poulichet F, Eléaume M, Eyrolles F, Fernandez C, Fowler S, Francour P, Gaertner JC, Galzin R, Gasparini S, Ghiglione JF, Gonz alez JL, Goyet C, Guidi L, Guizien K, Heimbürger LE, Jacquet SHM, Jeffrey WH, Joux F, Le Hir P, Leblanc K, Lefèvre D, Lejeusne C, Lemé R, Loÿe-Pilot MD, Mallet M, Méjanelle L, Mélin F, Mellon C, Mérigot B, Merle PL, Migon C, Miller WL, Mortier L, Mostajir B, Mousseau L, Moutin T, Para J, Pérez T, Petrenko A, Poggiale JC, Pri eur L, Pujo-Pay M, Pulido V, Raimbault P, Rees AP, Ridame C, Rontani JF, Ruiz Pino D, Sicre MA, Taillandier V, Tamburini C, Tanaka T, Taupier-Letage I, Tedetti M, Testor P, Thébault H, Thouvenin B, Touratier F, Tronczynski J, Ulses C, Van Wambeke F, Vantrepotte V, Vaz S, Verney R (2011): Marine ecosystems' responses to clima tic and anthropogenic forcings in the Mediterranean. Progress In Oceanography, 91:97-166 Testor P., Meyers G., Pattiaratchi C., Bachmayer R., Hayes D., Pouliquen S., Petit de la Villeon L., Carval T., Ganachaud A., Gourdeau L., Mortier L., Claustre H., Taillandier V., Lherminier P., Terre T., Visbeck M., Krahman G., Karstensen J., Alvarez A., Rixen M., Poulain P.M., Osterhus S., Tintore J., Ruiz S., Garau B. , Smeed D., Griffiths G., Merckelbach L., Sherwin T., Schmid C., Barth J.A., Schofield O., Glenn S., Kohut J., Perry M.J., Eriksen C., Send U., Davis R., Rudnick D ., Sherman J., Jones C., Webb D., Lee C., Owens B., Fratantoni D., 2010: Gliders as a component of future observing systems, in Proceedings of OceanObs¿09: Sustain ed Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall J., Harrison D.E., and Stammer D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP -306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.89 Roemmich D., Boehme L., Claustre H., Freeland H., Fukasawa M., Goni G., Gould J., Gruber N., Hood M., Kent E., Lumpkin R., Smith S., Testor P., 2010: Integrati ng the ocean observing system: mobile platforms, in Proceedings of OceanObs¿09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall J., Harrison D.E., and Stammer D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.89 Claustre H., Antoine D., Boehme L., Boss E., D¿Ortenzio F., Fanton D¿Andon O., Gruber N., Hood M., Johnson K., Lampitt R., LeTraon P.-Y., Lequéré C., Perry M.- J., Testor P., Handegard N. O., Lewis M., Yoder J., 2010 : Expanding and enhancing the system for observing biogeochemical and ecosystem variables in the open ocea n: new observations and capabilities in the decade ahead. , in Proceedings of OceanObs¿09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Ven ice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. and Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.89 Beranger, K., Drillet Y., Houssais M.N., Testor P., Bourdalle-Badie R., Bozec A. Mortier L. Bouruet-Aubertot P., Crepon M., 2010: Impact of the spatial distrib ution of the atmospheric forcing on water mass formation in the Mediterranean Sea, J. Geophys. Res., VOL. 115, C12041, 22 PP., 2010 doi:10.1029/2009JC005648 Dobricic S., Pinardi N., Testor P. and U. Send, 2010: Impact of data assimilation of glider observations in the Ionian Sea (Eastern Mediterranean), Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 50, 78-92, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2010.01.001. Taillandier V., S. Dobricic, P. Testor, N. Pinardi, A-L. Griffa, L. Mortier and G-P. Gasparini. 2010: Integration of ARGO trajectories in the Mediterranean For ecasting System and impact on the regional analysis of the Western Mediterranean circulation. J. Geophys. Res., 115, C03007, doi:10.1029/2008JC005251. Testor P. and J.-C. Gascard, 2006: Post convection spreading phase in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea, Deep Sea Res. Part I, 53, 869-893, doi:10.1016/j.ds r.2006.02.004. Testor P., Send U., Gascard J.-C., Millot C., Taupier-Letage I., and K. Béranger, 2005: The mean circulation of the southwestern Mediterranean Sea - the Alger ian Gyres, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C11017, doi:10.1029/2004JC002861, 2005. Testor P. and J.-C. Gascard, 2005: Large scale flow separation and mesoscale eddy formation in the Algerian Basin, Progr. Oceanogr., 66, 2-4, 211-230. Testor P., Béranger K., and L. Mortier, 2005: Modeling the deep eddy field in the southwestern Mediterranean: the life cycle of Sardinian Eddies, Geophys. R es. Let., 32, No. 13, L13602, doi:10.1029/2004GL022283. D?Ortenzio F., Iudicone D., de Boyer Montegut C., Testor P., Antoine D., Marullo S., Santoleri R., and G. Madec, 2005: Seasonal variability of the mixed layer depth in the Mediterranean Sea as derived from in situ profiles, Geophys. Res. Let., 32, No. 12, L12605, doi:10.1029/2005GL022463. Skarsoulis E., Send U., Piperakis G., and P. Testor, 2004: Acoustic thermometry of the western Mediterranean Basin, J. Acous. Soc. Amer., 116 (2), 790-798. Brix H., Hench J.L., Johnson H.L., Johnston T. M. S., Polton J.A., Roughan M., and P. Testor, 2003: An international perspective on graduate education in physi cal oceanography, Oceanography, 16(3), 128-133. Testor P. and J.-C. Gascard, 2003: Large scale spreading of deep waters in the western Mediterranean Sea by submesoscale coherent eddies, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 3 3, 75-87.

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Created: 2011-02-04 Last Updated: 2016-10-25 by Artur PALACZ