Ghislain Picard

Ghislain Picard

Current position

Full Professor at IGE - OSUG - UGA

Contact Details

Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement
54, rue Molière
38402 - Saint Martin d'Hères
Tel: +33 4 76 82 42 45
Github: ghislainp
Twitter: gsnowph

Research topics

My research interest is in how snow is changing in the polar regions. Snow is changing due to melt, metamorphism and wind-induced effects which induces albedo variations and affects the surface energy budget. I'm using remote sensing observations in the microwave, optical and thermal ranges and have developed several radiative transfer models to better exploit the satellite observations and to refine the surface radiative budget estimation. With Laurent Arnaud, we develop innovative instruments to measure the physical properties of the snow. Several 'snow' stations have been deployed across East Antarctica to monitor snow surface evolution.


D17 station
Photo: Spectral albedo measurements at D17 in Adelie's land, East Antarctica.

Ongoing and past projects

Students and post-doc

Post-doc: PhD: Master: