Jean-Philippe Vidal

Hydroclimatologist

Skill area

Supervision

PhD students

Main supervisor

  • Alexandre Devers (2016-2019): Towards a 150-year hydrometeorological reanalysis over France through data assimilation in probabilistic reconstructions. Co-supervisor: Claire Lauvernet
  • Laurie Caillouet (2013-2016): Hydrometeorological reconstruction of historical droughts and low flows in France: 1871-2012. Co-supervisor: Eric Sauquet
  • Sabine Radanovics (2011-2014): Spatially coherent probabilistic precipitation downscaling with meteorological analogues. Co-supervisor: Eric Sauquet. Now at CNRM, MICADO team

Visiting student supervisor

  • Ignazio Giuntoli (2012-2016): Impact of climate change on hydrological extremes at the global scale. Visiting student, sep.- dec. 2013. Supervisors: Christel Prudhomme (CEH) and David Hannah (Birmingham University)
  • Claire Magand (2011-2014): Influence of the snow processes representation on the Durance watreshed's hydrology and its reponse to climate change. Visiting student Jul. 2013. Supervisors: Agnès Ducharne and Nicolas Le Moine (UMR METIS)

Member of the thesis committee

  • Manuel Fossa (2015-2018): Tendances et oscillations hydrologiques en France et en Europe sur les dernières décennies. Supervisor: Nicolas Masséi (UMR M2C)
  • Damien Raynaud (2013-2016): Ressources en eau et énergies liées au Climat : Cofluctuations, gestion intégrée et développement de scenarios d’évaluation de l’impact du changement climatique. Supervisor: Benoît Hingray (LTHE)
  • Gildas Dayon (2012-2015): Evolution of the hydrological cycle over France for the coming decades. Supervisors: Julien Boé (CERFACS) and Eric Martin (CNRM-GAME)
  • Stéphanie Singla (2009-2012): Predictability of water resources at the seasonal scale in France. Supervisors: Eric Martin (CNRM-GAME) and Jean-Pierre Céron (Météo-France, Climatology Department). Manuscript

Post-docs

  • Nadia Kitova (2010-2011), Impact of climate change on drought and soil moisture in France. Co-supervision with Jean-Michel Soubeyroux (Météo-France)
  • Julien Najac (2010), Impact of climate change on drought and soil moisture in France. Co-supervision with Jean-Michel Soubeyroux (Météo-France)

Master and Engineering students (from 2006)

  • Alexandre Devers (2015, Master Hydro3 Hydrogeology, Hydrobiogeochemistry and Hydropedology, Université de Rennes 1): Modélisation hydrologique des sécheresses depuis 150 ans – Identification de tendances sur les types de sécheresses (Hydrological modelling of drought over the last 150 years -- Identifying trends in drought types), co-supervision with Laurie Caillouet
  • Judith Eeckman (2014, Master 2 Cartography and Environment Management, Université de Nantes): Impact de la cohérence spatiale de champs de précipitation sur les débits modélisés de la Durance (Impact of spatial coherence of precipitation fileds on modelled streamflow in the Durance basin), co-supervision with Sabine Radanovics and François Tilmant. Report Now PhD student at Hydrosciences Montpellier
  • Alexis Bernard (2010, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat): Impact du changement climatique sur les étiages de la Loire. Evaluation et projections pour le XXIe siècle (Impact of climate change on low flows in the Loire basin. Assessment and projections for the 21st century) Report
  • L. Bornoville and J. Bournonville (2008, Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie): Évaluation de l’indice de sécheresse de Palmer (PDSI) avec les paramètres issus de SIM (Assessment of PDSI with Safran-Isba-Modcou parameters)
  • Elsa Bottius (2007, Master Euro Aquae): Impact of climate change on 70 UK catchments
  • Balaji Angamuthu (2006, Master Euro Aquae): Semi-distributed rainfall-runoff modelling in South-East England catchments (co-supervision with Steven D. Wade)

 

Ongoing and past projects

 

Évaluation de l’apport des données d’archives hydrologiques pour l’étude des pressions sur la ressource en eau et les milieux aquatiques dans les rivières cévenoles depuis la fin du XIXe siècle (2016-2018)

  • Grant: ZABR (Zone Atelier Bassin du Rhône)
  • Partners: UMR 5600 Environnement, Vill, Société (EVS), UMR 5023 Laboratoire d'Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes Naturels et Anthropisés (LEHNA)

COMPLEX (2012-2016): Knowledge Based Climate Mitigation Systems for a Low Carbon Economy

COMPLEX

  • Leader of WP2.3 (Analysis of the regional use of Climate Related Energies), participant in WP2.1 (Disaggregation of climate model outputs into realistic CRE driving data at regional scale through d2gen methodology)
  • Scientific contact for Irstea, member of the project Steering Comittee
  • Grant: EU FP7 ENV.2012.6.1-2: Development of advanced techno-economic modelling tools for assessing costs and impacts of mitigation policies. Grant Agreement Number 308601
  • Partners in WP2 (Climate Related Energies): LTHE, Irstea (UR HHLY and UR HBAN), Sintef, EDF R&D, University of Padova, Basque Centre for Climate Change
  • project website: http://www.complex2050.eu

Reports:

  • Hingray, B., Anquetin, S., Borga, M., Chardon, J., Creutin, J.-D., Favre, A.-C., Radanovics, S., Ramos, M.-H., Vidal, J.-P. (2013) Scoping report on downscaling of climate model outputs for CRE estimation. COMPLEX report D2.1, 85p.
  • Engeland, K., Borga, M., Creutin, J.-D., Ramos, M.-H., Tøfte, L., Vidal, J.-P., Warland, G. (2013) Scoping report on space-time dependence between energy sources and climate related energy production. COMPLEX report D2.2, 96p.
  • Sauquet, E., Creutin, J.-D., Ramos, M.-H., Renard, B. & Vidal, J.-P. (2013) Framework for impact and risk assessment in Climate Related Energies. COMPLEX report D2.4, 66p.
  • Renard, B., Vidal, J.-P., Hingray, B., Raynaud, D. (2014) Quantifying uncertainty in climate projections using multimodel ensembles. COMPLEX report D2.5, 63p.

R2D2-2050 (2011-2013): Risk, water Resources and sustainable Development of the Durance catchment in 2050

R2D2-2050

  • Leader of WP3 (Climate projections) and WP4.2 (Hierarchy of uncertainty on natural flows- What about the extremes?), participant in WP2.1 (Caracterizing the current anthrogenic hydrosystem) and WP4.1 (Snow, water budget and water stress)
  • Grant: GICC (Management and Impact of Climate Change) programme of the French Department in charge of the Environment
  • Partners: Irstea (UR HHLY and UR HBAN), UMR Sysiphe (Pierre and Marie Curie University), EDF R&D, EDF DTG, LTHE, Société du Canal de Provence, ACTeon
  • Project website: https://r2d2-2050.cemagref.fr/

Explore2070 (2011-2012): Climate change and evolution of hydrosystems and coastal environments. Adaptation strategies for water

ClimSec (2008-2011): Impact of climate change on drought and soil moisture in France

  • Main researcher 2008-2009
  • Grant: Fondation MAIF and Météo-France
  • Partners: Météo-France, CNRM-GAME, UMR Sisyphe, Cerfacs, Cemagref (UR HHLY)
  • Project website: www.cnrm-game.fr/projet/climsec

ICC-HydroQUAL (2009-2010): Impact of climate change on the Loire hydrosystem: hydrology, stream temperature and water quality

  • Participant in WP1 (Hydrology)
  • Grant: Plan Loire
  • Partners: François Rabelais University, UMR Sysiphe, BRGM, Cemagref (UR HHLY)

Imagine2030 (2007-2009): Climate and water management: uncertainties on water resources for the Garonne river basin in 2030

Impact of climate change on water resources in the Rhône basin (2007)

  • Participant
  • Internal project funded by CNR

Effect of climate change on river flows and groundwater recharge. A practical methodology (2005-2007)

  • Main researcher
  • Grant: UKWIR (project CL/04/C) and the UK Environment Agency
  • Partners: HR Wallingford, Lancaster University, Met Office, Entec

Climate change impacts and adaptation (2005-2006)

  • Participant
  • Grant: DEFRA, Division Global Atmosphere, cross-regional research programme, project C:Water
  • Partners: HR Wallingford, Met Office, RPA

 

Publications

ORCID: 0000-0002-3748-6150

ResearcherID: E-6187-2010

Scopus Author ID: 23986733700

Peer-reviewed scientific articles

  • Laaha G., Gauster T., Tallaksen L. M., Vidal J.-P., Stahl K., Prudhomme C., Heudorfer B., Vlnas R., Ionita M., Van Lanen H. A. J., Adler M.-J., Caillouet L., Delus C., Fendekova M., Gailliez S., Hannaford J., Kingston D., Van Loon A. F., Mediero L., Osuch M., Romanowicz R., Sauquet E., Stagge J. H. & Wong W. K. (2017) The European 2015 drought from a hydrological perspective. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21(6), 3001-3024, doi: 10.5194/hess-21-3001-2017
  • Caillouet L., Vidal J.-P., Sauquet E., Devers A. & Graff, B. (2017) Ensemble reconstruction of spatio-temporal extreme low-flow events in France since 1871. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21(6), 2923-2951, doi: 10.5194/hess-21-2923-2017
  • Engeland, K., Borga, M., Creutin, J.-D., François, B., Ramos, M.-H. & Vidal, J.-P. (2017) Space-time variability of climate variables and intermittent renewable electricity production. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, 79, 600-617. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.046
  • Sauquet E., Arama Y., Blanc Coutagne E., Bouscasse H., Branger F., Braud I., Brun J., Cherel J., Cipriani T., Datry T., Ducharne A., Hendrickx F., Hingray B., Krowicki F., Le Goff I., Le Lay M., Magand C., Malerbe F., Mathevet T., Monteil C., Perrin C., Poulhe P., Rossi A., Samie R., Strosser P., Thirel G., Tilmant F. & Vidal J.-P. (2016) Water allocation and uses in the Durance River basin in the 2050s: Towards new management rules for the main reservoirs? Houille Blanche, (5) 25-31. doi: 10.1051/lhb/2016046
  • Vidal J.-P., Hingray B., Magand C., Sauquet E. & Ducharne A. (2016) Hierarchy of climate and hydrological uncertainties in transient low flow projections. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20(9), 3651-3672. Special issue "HYPER Droughts (HYdrological Precipitation – Evaporation – Runoff Droughts)". doi: 10.5194/hess-20-3651-2016
  • Van Lanen, H., Laaha, G., Kingston, D. G., Gauster, T., Ionita, M., Vidal, J.-P., Vlnas, R., Tallaksen, L. M., Stahl, K., Hannaford, J., Delus, C., Fendekova, M., Mediero, L., Prudhomme, C., Rets, E., Romanowicz, R. J., Gailliez, S., Wong, W. K., Adler, M.-J., Blauhut, V., Caillouet, L., Chelcea, S., Frolova, N., Gudmundsson, L., Hanel, M., Haslinger, K., Kireeva, M., Osuch, M., Sauquet, E., Stagge, J. H. & Van Loon, A. F. (2016) Hydrology needed to manage droughts: the 2015 European case. Hydrological Processes, 30(17), 3097–3104. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10838
  • Caillouet, L., Vidal, J.-P., Sauquet E. & Graff, B. (2016) Probabilistic precipitation and temperature downscaling of the Twentieth Century Reanalysis over France. Climate of the Past, 12(3), 635-662. doi: 10.5194/cp-12-635-2016
  • Giuntoli, I., Vidal, J.-P., Prudhomme, C. & Hannah, D. M. (2015) Future hydrological extremes: the uncertainty from multiple global climate and global hydrological models. Earth System Dynamics, 6(1), 267-285. Special Issue "Intersectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISI-MIP)". doi: 10.5194/esd-6-267-2015
  • François, B., Borga, M., Anquetin, S., Creutin, J.-D., Engeland, K., Favre, A.-C., Hingray, B., Ramos, M.-H., Raynaud, D., Renard, B., Sauquet, E., Sauterleute, J.-F., Vidal, J. P. & Warland, G. (2014) Integrating hydropower and intermittent climate-related renewable energies: a call for hydrology. Hydrological Processes, 28(21), 5465–5468. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10274
  • Radanovics, S., Vidal, J.-P., Sauquet, E., Ben Daoud, A. & Bontron, G. (2013) Optimising predictor domains for spatially coherent precipitation downscaling. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17(10), 4189-4208. doi: 10.5194/hess-17-4189-2013 pdf
  • Chauveau, M., Chazot, S., Perrin, C., Bourgin, P.-Y., Sauquet, E., Vidal, J.-P., Rouchy, N., Martin, E., David, J., Norotte, T., Maugis, P. & de Lacaze, X. (2013) What will be impacts of climate change on surface hydrology in France by 2070? La Houille Blanche, (5), 1-15. doi: 10.1051/lhb/2013027
  • Giuntoli, I., Renard, B., Vidal, J.-P. & Bard, A. (2013) Low flows in France and their relationship to large-scale climate indices. Journal of Hydrology, 482, 105-118. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.12.038 preprint
  • Vidal, J.-P., Martin, E., Kitova, N., Najac, J., & Soubeyroux, J.-M. (2012) Evolution of spatio-temporal drought characteristics: validation, projections and effect of adaptation scenarios. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16(8), 2935-2955, doi: 10.5194/hessd-9-1619-2012 pdf
  • Christierson, B. v., Vidal, J.-P. & Wade, S. D. (2012) Using UKCP09 probabilistic climate information for UK water resource planning. Journal of Hydrology, 424-425, 48-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.12.020 preprint
  • Singla, S., Céron, J.-P., Martin, E., Regimbeau, F., Déqué, M., Habets, F. & Vidal, J.-P. (2012) Predictability of soil moisture and river flows over France for the spring season. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16(1), 201-216. doi: 10.5194/hess-16-201-2012 pdf
  • Soubeyroux, J.-M., Vidal, J.-P., Baillon, M., Blanchard, M., Céron, J.-P., Franchistéguy, L., Régimbeau, F., Martin, E. & Vincendon, J.-C. (2010) Characterizing and forecasting droughts and low-flows in France with the Safran-Isba-Modcou hydrometeorological suite, La Houille Blanche, (5), 30-39. doi: 10.1051/lhb/2010051 pdf
  • Céron, J.-P., Tanguy, G., Franchistéguy, L., Martin, E., Regimbeau, F. & Vidal, J.-P. (2010) Hydrological seasonal forecast over France: feasibility and prospects. Atmospheric Science Letters, 11, 78-82. doi: 10.1002/asl.256
  • Vidal, J.-P., Martin, E., Franchistéguy, L., Habets, F., Soubeyroux, J.-M., Blanchard, M. & Baillon, M. (2010) Multilevel and multiscale drought reanalysis over France with the Safran-Isba-Modcou hydrometeorological suite. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14(3), 459-478. doi: 10.5194/hess-14-459-2010 pdf
  • Vidal, J.-P., Martin, E., Franchistéguy, L., Baillon, M. & Soubeyroux, J.-M. (2010) A 50-year high-resolution atmospheric reanalysis over France with the Safran system. International Journal of Climatology, 30(11), 1627–1644. doi: 10.1002/joc.2003 preprint
  • Vidal, J.-P. & Wade, S. D. (2009) A multimodel assessment of future climatological droughts in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Climatology, 29(14), 2056-2071. doi: 10.1002/joc.1843
  • Vidal, J.-P. & Wade, S. D. (2008) Multimodel projections of catchment-scale precipitation regime. Journal of Hydrology, 353(1-2), 143-158. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.02.003
  • Vidal, J.-P. & Wade, S. D. (2008) A framework for developing high-resolution multi-model climate projections: 21st century scenarios for the UK. International Journal of Climatology, 28(7), 843-858. doi: 10.1002/joc.1593
  • Vidal, J.-P., Moisan, S., Faure, J.-B. & Dartus, D. (2007) River model calibration, from guidelines to operational support tools. Environmental Modelling and Software, 22(11), 1628-1640;. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2006.12.003 preprint
  • Vidal, J.-P., Moisan, S., Faure, J.-B. & Dartus, D. (2005) Towards a reasoned 1-D river model calibration. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 7(2), 91-104. http://www.iwaponline.com/jh/007/jh0070091.htm
  • Vidal, J.-P., Moisan, S. & Faure, J.-B. (2003) Knowledge-based hydraulic model calibration. Lectures Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 2773, 676-683. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-45224-9_92

Peer-reviewed technical articles

  • Carroget, A., Perrin, C, Sauquet, E., Vidal, J.-P., Chazot, S., Chauveau, M. & Rouchy, N. (2017) Explore 2070 : quelle utilisation d’un exercice prospectif sur les impacts des changements climatiques à l’échelle nationale pour définir des stratégies d’adaptation ? Sciences Eaux Territoires, 22, 4-11.
  • Poulhe, P., Sauquet, E., Perrin, C., Vidal, J.P., Hendrickx, F. & Samie, R. (2012) De l'usage énergétique de l'eau à l'intégration du multi-usage territorial. Modélisation ressource-usages pour les adaptations aux changements globaux. Techniques Sciences Méthodes, (12), 26-39. abstract
  • Soubeyroux, J.M., Kitova, N., Blanchard, M., Vidal, J.P., Martin, E. & Dandin, P. (2012) Sécheresses des sols en France et changement climatique : Résultats et applications du projet ClimSec. La Météorologie, 78, 21-30. doi: 10.4267/2042/47512
  • Moatar, F., Ducharne, A., Thiéry, D., Bustillo, V., Sauquet, E. & Vidal, J.-P. (2010) La Loire à l’épreuve du changement climatique. Géosciences, 12, 79-87. pdf
  • Soubeyroux, J.-M., Martin, E., Franchistéguy, L., Habets, F., Noilhan, J., Baillon, M., Regimbeau, F., Vidal, J.-P., Le Moigne, P. & Morel, S. (2008) Safran–Isba–Modcou (SIM) - Un outil pour le suivi hydrométéorologique opérationnel et les études. La Météorologie, 2008, 63, 40-45. http://hdl.handle.net/2042/21890
  • Poulard, C., Navratil, O. & Vidal, J.-P. (2008) Communiquer sur les inondations : quelques propositions pour adapter une expérience de maquette interactive grand public. Ingénieries-EAT, numéro spécial "La prévention des inondations. Aspects techniques et économiques des aménagements de ralentissement dynamique des crues", 121-130.

Book chapters

  • Moatar F., Baratelli F., Flipo N., Sauquet É., Vidal, J.-P. & Habets, F. (2016). Régimes hydrologiques, thermiques et leurs évolutions à long terme. In: La Loire fluviale et estuarienne. Un milieu en évolution. (Moatar F. & Dupont N., Eds). Synthèses. Quæ. Chap. 3. ISBN: 978-2-7592-2401-2.
  • Vidal J.-P., Thiéry D., Habets, F. Garnier J. & Moatar, F. (2016). Trajectoires hydroclimatiques du bassin et impacts possibles. In: La Loire fluviale et estuarienne. Un milieu en évolution. (Moatar F. & Dupont N., Eds). Synthèses. Quæ. Chap. 17. ISBN: 978-2-7592-2401-2.
  • Quintana-Seguí P., Martin E., Sánchez E., Zribi M., Vennetier M. & Vidal, J.-P. (2016). Drought: Observed trends, future projections. In: The Mediterranean under climate change. A scientific update. (Thiébault S. & Moatti J.-P., Eds). IRD Éditions. Chap. 1.3.3, pp. 123–131. ISBN: 978-2-7099-2219-7.
  • Dandin, P., Besson, F., Blanchard, M., Céron, J.-P., Franchistéguy, L., Rousset Regimbeau, F., Soubeyroux, J.-M., Baillon, M., Vidal, J.-P., Singla, S., Martin, E., Habets, F. (2012) Partnerships on water resource management in France. In: Climate ExChange, 76-78. WMO and Tudor Rose. pdf
  • Vidal, J.-P. & Hendrickx, F. (2010) Impact of Climate Change on Hydropower: Ariège, France. In: Modelling the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources (Fung, F.; Lopez, A. & New, M., eds.), Chap. 6.3, 148-161. Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781444324921.ch6

Popular science articles

  • Vidal, J.-P. (2013) Quels sont et quels seront les effets du réchauffement sur les ressources en eau et les cours d'eau? In: Quel drôle de temps ! Phénomènes météo exceptionnels de 1945 à nos jours, 202. Le Progrès, Lyon, France. ISBN 978-2-918756-22-4
  • Puiseaux, P. & Cazenave, C. (2012) Faut-il se préparer aux grandes sécheressesGEO, 402 (august 2012), 48-49. Contributions from J.-M. Soubeyroux and J.-P. Vidal
  • Vidal, J.-P. (2011) Des pluies intenses dopées par l’effet de serre (Heavy rains boosted by the greenhouse effect), La Recherche, 451, 18-19. Interview by F. Lemarchand.
  • Vidal, J.-P. (2004) La prévention des inondations, entre savoir et savoir-faire. (Flood prevention, between knowledge and know-how, in French), Le Gluon, popular science journal of Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble), 19, 1-2.

Thesis manuscripts

  • Vidal, J.-P. (2005) Assistance au calage de modèles numériques en hydraulique fluviale – Apports de l’intelligence artificielle (Computer-aided model calibration in river hydraulics – Contributions from artificial intelligence, in French)  PhD thesis, Earth and Environement Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, 228 p. + annex. manuscript
  • Vidal, J.-P. (1999), Évolution du processus de décision par extension de l’accessibilité d’un Système Interactif d’Aide à la Décision dans un contexte distribué – Application à la prévision hydrométéorologique en temps réel pour l’aide à la gestion des aménagements hydroélectriques. (Evolution of the decision process due to the accessibility spread of a Decision Support System in a distributed context – Application to real-time hydrometeorological forecasting for supporting the management of hydroelectrical structures, in French). MSc Thesis, EDF Production Transport – Division Technique Générale, 55 p. + annex.
  • Vidal, J.-P. (1999) Étude de faisabilité d’un modèle de prévision des débits de la Garonne à Golfech. (Feasability study of a flood forecasting model for the Garonne River in Golfech, in French) Final engineering school thesis, EDF Production Transport – Division Technique Générale, 30 p. + annex.

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