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Jean-Daniel Paris

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE/IPSL)
CEA Saclay, Orme des merisiers

91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
Phone : +33 (0)1 69 08 17 00

e-mail: (a)



Opportunities (internship, MS thesis, post doc)


Deputy head of Unit (Thème), Biogeochemical cycles and transfers in the environment

Team leader, ICOS-RAMCES 

Research scientist

Research interests: methane and other greenhouse gases, atmospheric composition, carbon cycle, Arctic environment, atmospheric measurements


ICOS is a European research infrastructure for the observation of the carbon balance over Europe and adjacent regions


YAK AEROSIB (Airborne Extensive Regular Observations Over Siberia) consists in aircraft measurement of the atmospheric composition in greenhouse gases and pollutants over Siberia. The platform used is an Antonov 30. This project is a partnership between French and Russian labs including LSCE, IAO, LA, LATMOS and others.







Since 2009 : Laboratoire des Sciences du climat et de l'Environmment, Saclay, France
    Researcher, ICOS
2005-2008: Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Saclay, France

2004-2005: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, Noordwijk, Netherlands   
    Missions & Systems Engineer (YGT), future mission concept in Earth Observation, pre-phase A, 1 year
2003-2004: ONERA, Toulouse,  France   
    Radar remote sensing coherent numerical modelling, 6 months.


PhD, Meteorology. Summa cum laude.

Université Versailles Saint Quentin, Versailles, France.

Dissertation: Carbon fluxes and atmospheric pollutant transport in Siberia: Contribution of airborne measurements.



MSc, Radio and Space Sciences.

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Major: microwave and optical remote sensing, space systems.

Dissertation: Simulation of Vegetation Response to Synthetic Aperture Radar with Polarimetric Interferometry capability



Engineer, MSc Eng, Telecommunications

Telecom Lille, Lille, France (“Engineering High School”).

Majors: Image and Signal processing; Knowledge management



European Research Course on Atmospheres, Grenoble, France, 5 weeks, 2006

Realizing and Managing Research Infrastructures, Prague (CZ), Trieste (IT), 2 weeks, 2012


Funded research & coordination projects




Journal articles

  1. Bourtsoukidis, E., Pozzer, A., Sattler, T., V. N. Matthaios, L. Ernle, A. Edtbauer, H. Fischer, T. Könemann, S. Osipov, J.-D. Paris, E. Y. Pfannerstill, C. Stönner, I. Tadic, D. Walter, N. Wang, J. Lelieveld & J. Williams, The Red Sea Deep Water is a potent source of atmospheric ethane and propane. Nat Commun 11, 447 (2020)., S., Drewnick, F., Fachinger, F., Brooks, J., Darbyshire, E., Coe, H., Paris, J.-D., Eger, P. G., Schuladen, J., Tadic, I., Friedrich, N., Dienhart, D., Hottmann, B., Fischer, H., Crowley, J. N., Harder, H., and Borrmann, S.: Influence of vessel characteristics and atmospheric processes on the gas and particle phase of ship emission plumes: In-situ measurements in the Mediterranean Sea and around the Arabian Peninsula, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,, in review, 2019.
  2. Berchet, A., Pison, I., Crill, P. M., Thornton, B., Bousquet, P., Thonat, T., Hocking, T., Thanwerdas, J., Paris, J.-D., and Saunois, M.: Using ship-borne observations of methane isotopic ratio in the Arctic Ocean to understand methane sources in the Arctic, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,, in review, 2019.
  3. Pfannerstill, E. Y., Wang, N., Edtbauer, A., Bourtsoukidis, E., Crowley, J. N., Dienhart, D., Eger, P. G., Ernle, L., Fischer, H., Hottmann, B., Paris, J.-D., Stönner, C., Tadic, I., Walter, D., Lelieveld, J., and Williams, J.: Shipborne measurements of total OH reactivity around the Arabian Peninsula and its role in ozone chemistry, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11501–11523,, 2019.
  4. Bourtsoukidis, E., Ernle, L., Crowley, J. N., Lelieveld, J., Paris, J.-D., Pozzer, A., Walter, D., and Williams, J.: Non-methane hydrocarbon (C2–C8) sources and sinks around the Arabian Peninsula, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7209-7232,, 2019.
  5. Konovalov, I. B., Lvova, D. A., Beekmann, M., Jethva, H., Mikhailov, E. F., Paris, J. D., ... & Andreae, M. O. (2018). Estimation of black carbon emissions from Siberian fires using satellite observations of absorption and extinction optical depths. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18(20), 14889-14924.
  6. Groot Zwaaftink, C. D., Henne, S., Thompson, R. L., Dlugokencky, E. J., Machida, T., Paris, J. D., ... & Stohl, A. (2018). Three-dimensional methane distribution simulated with FLEXPART 8-CTM-1.1 constrained with observation data. Geosci. Model Dev., 11(11), 4469-4487.
  7. Antokhina, O.Yu., P.N. Antokhin, V.G. Arshinova, M.Yu. Arshinov, B.D. Belan, S.B. Belan, D.K. Davydov, G.A. Ivlev, A.V. Kozlov, P. Nédélec, J.-D. Paris, T.M. Rasskazchikova, D.E. Savkin, D.V. Simonenkov, T.K. Sklyadneva, G.N. Tolmachev, A.V. Fofonov (2018). Vertical Distributions of Gaseous and Aerosol Admixtures in Air over the Russian Arctic. Atmos. Oceanic Optics, 31(3), 300-310.
  8. Antokhin, P. N., Arshinova, V. G., Arshinov, M. Y., Belan, B. D., Belan, S. B., Davydov, D. K.,  G. A. Ivlev, A. V. Fofonov, A. V. Kozlov, J.?D. Paris, Nedelec, P. (2018). Distribution of Trace Gases and Aerosols in the Troposphere Over Siberia During Wildfires of Summer 2012. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 123(4), 2285-2297.
  9. Lim, S., Faïn, X., Ginot, P., Mikhalenko, V., Kutuzov, S., Paris, J.-D., Kozachek, A., and Laj, P.: Black carbon variability since preindustrial times in Eastern part of Europe reconstructed from Mt Elbrus, Caucasus ice cores, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3489-3505,, 2017.
  10. Boon, A., Broquet, G., Clifford, D. J., Chevallier, F., Butterfield, D. M., Pison, I., Ramonet, M., Paris, J.-D., and Ciais, P.: Analysis of the potential of near-ground measurements of CO2 and CH4 in London, UK, for the monitoring of city-scale emissions using an atmospheric transport model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6735-6756, doi:10.5194/acp-16-6735-2016, 2016.
  11. Berchet, A., Bousquet, P., Pison, I., Locatelli, R., Chevallier, F., Paris, J.-D., Dlugokencky, E. J., Laurila, T., Hatakka, J., Viisanen, Y., Worthy, D. E. J., Nisbet, E., Fisher, R., France, J., Lowry, D., Ivakhov, V., and Hermansen, O.: Atmospheric constraints on the methane emissions from the East Siberian Shelf, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4147-4157, doi:10.5194/acp-16-4147-2016, 2016.
  12. Berchet, A., Pison, I., Chevallier, F., Bousquet, P., Bonne, J.-L., and Paris, J.-D.: Objectified quantification of uncertainties in Bayesian atmospheric inversions, Geosci. Model Dev. 8, 1525-1546, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-1525-2015, 2015.
  13. Berchet, A., Pison, I., Chevallier, F., Paris, J.-D., Bousquet, P., Bonne, J.-L., Arshinov, M. Y., Belan, B. D., Cressot, C., Davydov, D. K., Dlugokencky, E. J., Fofonov, A. V., Galanin, A., Lavrič, J., Machida, T., Parker, R., Sasakawa, M., Spahni, R., Stocker, B. D., and Winderlich, J.: Natural and anthropogenic methane fluxes in Eurasia: a mesoscale quantification by generalized atmospheric inversion, Biogeosciences, 12, 5393-5414, doi:10.5194/bg-12-5393-2015, 2015.
  14. Law, Kathy S., Andreas Stohl, Patricia K. Quinn, Charles Brock, John Burkhart, Jean-Daniel Paris, Gerard Ancellet, Hanwant B. Singh, Anke Roiger, Hans Schlager, Jack Dibb, Daniel J. Jacob, Steve R. Arnold, Jacques Pelon, Jennie L. Thomas, Arctic Air Pollution: New Insights From POLARCAT-IPY, B. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 2014,
  15. Agustí-Panareda, A., Massart, S., Chevallier, F., Boussetta, S., Balsamo, G., Beljaars, A., Ciais, P., Deutscher, N. M., Engelen, R., Jones, L., Kivi, R., Paris, J.-D., Peuch, V.-H., Sherlock, V., Vermeulen, A. T., Wennberg, P. O., and Wunch, D.: Forecasting global atmospheric CO2, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11959-11983, doi:10.5194/acp-14-11959-2014, 2014.
  16. Arshinov, M. Yu., S. V. Afonin, B. D. Belan, V. V. Belov, Yu. V. Gridnev, D. K. Davydov, P. Nédélec, J.-D. Paris, A. V. Fofonov (2014), Comparison of Airborne and Spaceborne Measurements of Trace Gas Species in the Troposphere over Siberia During the 2012 Forest Fire Season, Izvestyia Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics, 1, 72-84 (in Russian)
  17. Ciais, P., ... Paris, J. D., … et al. (2014). Current systematic carbon cycle observations and needs for implementing a policy-relevant carbon observing system. Biogeosciences, 11, 3547-3602, 2014.
  18. Berchet, A., Paris, J. D., Ancellet, G., Law, K. S., Stohl, A., Nédélec, P., ... & Ciais, P. (2013). Tropospheric ozone over Siberia in spring 2010: remote influences and stratospheric intrusion. Tellus B, 65.
  19. Ciais, P., Gasser, T., Paris, J. D., Caldeira, K., Raupach, M. R., Canadell, J. G. & Gitz, V. (2013). Attributing the increase in atmospheric CO2 to emitters and absorbers. Nature Climate Change, 3(10), 926-930.
  20. Pommier, M., Clerbaux, C., Law, K. S., Ancellet, G., Bernath, P., Coheur, P.-F., Hadji-Lazaro, J., Hurtmans, D., Nédélec, P., Paris, J.-D., Ravetta, F., Ryerson, T. B., Schlager, H., and Weinheimer, A. J.: Analysis of IASI tropospheric O3 data over the Arctic during POLARCAT campaigns in 2008, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 7371-7389, doi:10.5194/acp-12-7371-2012, 2012.
  21. Klonecki, A., Pommier, M., Clerbaux, C., Ancellet, G., Cammas, J.-P., Coheur, P.-F., Cozic, A., Diskin, G. S., Hadji-Lazaro, J., Hauglustaine, D. A., Hurtmans, D., Khattatov, B., Lamarque, J.-F., Law, K. S., Nedelec, P., Paris, J.-D., Podolske, J. R., Prunet, P., Schlager, H., Szopa, S., and Turquety, S.: Assimilation of IASI satellite CO fields into a global chemistry transport model for validation against aircraft measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 4493-4512, doi:10.5194/acp-12-4493-2012, 2012.
  22. Engvall Stjernberg, A.-C., A. Skorokhod, N. Elansky, J.-D. Paris, P. Nédélec, A. Stohl, Low surface ozone in Siberia, 2011, Tellus B 2012, 64, 11607, DOI: 10.3402/tellusb.v64i0.11607.
  23. Tilmes, S., Emmons, L. K., Law, K. S., Ancellet, G., Schlager, H., Paris, J.-D., Fuelberg, H. E., Streets, D. G., Wiedinmyer, C., Diskin, G. S., Kondo, Y., Holloway, J., Schwarz, J. P., Spackman, J. R., Campos, T., Nédélec, P., and Panchenko, M. V.: Source contributions to Northern Hemisphere CO and black carbon during spring and summer 2008 from POLARCAT and START08/preHIPPO observations and MOZART-4, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 5935-5983, doi:10.5194/acpd-11-5935-2011, 2011.
  24. Feng, L., Palmer, P. I., Yang, Y., Yantosca, R. M., Kawa, S. R., Paris, J.-D., Matsueda, H., and Machida, T.: Evaluating a 3-D transport model of atmospheric CO2 using ground-based, aircraft, and space-borne data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 2789-2803, doi:10.5194/acp-11-2789-2011, 2011.
  25. Xueref-Remy, I., Messager, C., Filippi, D., Pastel, M., Nedelec, P., Ramonet, M., Paris, J. D., and Ciais, P.: Variability and budget of CO2 in Europe: analysis of the CAATER airborne campaigns – Part 1: Observed variability, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 5655-5672, doi:10.5194/acp-11-5655-2011, 2011.
  26. Ciais P., J.-D. Paris, L Rivier: Une surveillance des flux de gaz à effet de serre et incertitudes associées avec un réseau instrument européen ICOS. Pollution Atmosphérique, 59-62, sept. 2010. (in french)
  27. Paris, J.D., A. Stohl, P. Ciais, M. Ramonet, P. Nédélec : Relations source-récepteur transcontinentales identifiées avec un modèle Lagrangien  de dispersion et une analyse en clusters. Pollution Atmosphérique, 143-148, sept 2010. (in french)
  28. Pommier, M., Law, K. S., Clerbaux, C., Turquety, S., Hurtmans, D., Hadji-Lazaro, J., Coheur, P.-F., Schlager, H., Ancellet, G., Paris, J.-D., Nédélec, P., Diskin, G. S., Podolske, J. R., Holloway, J. S., and Bernath, P.: IASI carbon monoxide validation over the Arctic during POLARCAT spring and summer campaigns, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 10655–10678, doi:10.5194/acp-10-10655-2010, 2010.
  29. Ciais, P., J.-D. Paris, G. Marland, P. Peylin, S.L. Piao, I. Levin, T. Pregger, Y. Scholz, R. Friedrich, L. Rivier, S. Houweling, and E.D. Schulze, The European carbon balance. Part 1: fossil fuel emissions. Global Change Biology, 16: 1395–1408, 2010. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02098.x
  30. Ramonet, M., P. Ciais, T. Aalto, F. Chevallier, D. Cipriano, T. J. Conway, L. Haszpra, V. Kazan, F. Meinhardt, J.-D. Paris, M. Schmidt, P. Simmonds, I. Xueref-Rémy, and J. M. Necki, A recent build-up of atmospheric CO2 over Europe. Part 1: observed signals and possible explanations. Tellus B, 62: 1–13, 2010.
  31. Paris, J.-D., A. Stohl, P. Ciais, P. Nedelec, B. Belan, M. Arshinov, and M. Ramonet, Source-receptor relationships for airborne measurements of CO2, CO and O3 in the troposphere above Siberia: a cluster-based approach, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 1671-1687, 2010.
  32. Paris J-D, P Ciais, P Nedelec, A Stohl, BD Belan, MY Arshinov, C Carouge, GS Golitsyn, and IG Granberg: New insights on the chemical composition of the Siberian air shed from the YAK AEROSIB aircraft campaigns, B. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 91 (5), 625-641, 2010. doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2663.1.
  33. Paris, J.-D., A. Stohl, P. Nédélec, M. Yu. Arshinov, M. V. Panchenko, V. P. Shmargunov, K. S. Law, B. D. Belan, and P. Ciais, Wildfire smoke in the Siberian Arctic in summer: source characterization and plume evolution from airborne measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys..9, 9315-9327, 2009.
  34. Paris, J.-D., M. Arshinov, P. Ciais, B. Belan, and P. Nedelec, Large-scale aircraft observations of ultra-fine and fine particle concentrations in the remote Siberian troposphere: New particle formation studies, Atmos. Environ., 43 (6), 1302-1309, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.11.032.
  35. Arshinov, M.Yu., B.D. Belan, J.-D. Paris, G.M. Zadde, and D.V. Simonenkov, Spatial and temporal variability of ultrafine aerosol fraction (nanoparticles) in Siberia, Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics, 21(12), 885-892, 2008.
  36. Paris, J.-D., P. Ciais, P. Nedelec, M. Ramonet, B.D. Belan, M.Y. Arshinov, G.S. Golitsyn, I. Granberg, A. Stohl, G. Cayez, G. Athier, F. Boumard, and J.M. Cousin, The YAK-AEROSIB transcontinental aircraft campaigns: new insights on the transport of CO2, CO and O3 across Siberia, Tellus B, 60 (4), 551-568, 2008.
  37. Sarrat, C., J. Noilhan, P. Lacarrere, S. Donier, C. Lac, J.C. Calvet, A.J. Dolman, C. Gerbig, B. Neininger, P. Ciais, J.-D. Paris, F. Boumard, M. Ramonet, and A. Butet, Atmospheric CO2 modeling at the regional scale: Application to the CarboEurope Regional Experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 112 (D12), -, 2007

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