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Nathaelle Bouttes-Mauhourat

Climat et Cycles - Modélisation de leurs variabilités et de leurs interactions

Modélisation du climat

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CNRS researcher (CRCN)


Research interests

Carbon cycle during the last 800 000 years

Sea level change



Since oct 2016 CNRS researcher (CR2) at LSCE, climate modelling team
Nov 2016 - sept 2017 (10 months) Maternity leave
2015 - 2016 (1 year) Post-Doc at the University of Bordeaux, EPOC, France
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowshop (IF) for the CHOCOLATE project: CHanges Of CO2 Levels during pAst and fuTure intErglacials
Aug 2014- Feb 2015 (7 months) Maternity leave
2010 - 2015 (5 years) Post-Doc at the University of Reading, Reading, UK
SEACHANGE project funded by the ERC (PI: Prof Gregory); role of the ocean in sea level
change: analysis of CMIP5 results and simulations with the FAMOUS GCM, study of future sea level change and model spread, reversibility and possible non-linearities
2007 - 2010 (3 years) PhD student at LSCE on “The evolution of the carbon cycle during the Quaternary”, Advisors: Dr. Paillard and Dr. Roche, University of Paris 6 (UPMC), France




2006 - 2007 (1 year) M2 ICE (Interaction Climat-Environnement et Télédétection), UVSQ (Université de Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines), France
2004 - 2007 (3 years) ENSTA ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancées), France




iLOVECLIM climate model of intermediate complexity:



Bouttes, N., Swingedouw, D., Roche, D. M., Sanchez-Goni, M. F., and Crosta, X.: Response of the carbon cycle in an intermediate complexity model to the different climate configurations of the last nine interglacials, Clim. Past, 14, 239-253,, 2018

Gregory, J. M., N. Bouttes, S. M. Griffies, H. Haak,W. J. Hurlin, J. Jungclaus, M. Kelley,W. G. Lee, J. Marshall, A. Romanou, O. A. Saenko, D. Stammer and M. Winton, The Flux-Anomaly-Forced Model Intercomparison Project (FAFMIP) contribution to CMIP6: investigation of sea-level and ocean climate change in response to CO2 forcing, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3993-4017,, 2016

Crichton, K. A., N. Bouttes, D. R. Roche, J. Chappellaz and G. Krinner, Permafrost carbon as a missing link to explain CO2 changes during the last deglaciation, Nature Geoscience, 9, 683-686, doi:10.1038/ngeo2793, 2016

Mariotti-Epelbaum, V., D. Paillard, L. Bopp, D. M. Roche and N. Bouttes, A coupled model for carbon and radiocarbon evolution during the last deglaciation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2016

Good, P., J. A. Lowe, T. Andrews, A. Wiltshire, R. Chadwick, J. K. Ridley, M. B. Menary, N. Bouttes, J.-L. Dufresne, J. M. Gregory, N. Schaller and H. Shiogama, Nonlinear regional warming with increasing CO2 concentrations, Nature Climate Change, 5, 138–142, doi:10.1038/nclimate2498, 2015

Bouttes, N., D. M. Roche, V. Mariotti-Epelbaum and L. Bopp, Including an ocean carbon cycle model into iLOVECLIM (v1.0), Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1563-1576, doi: 10.5194/gmd-8-1563-2015, 2015

Bouttes, N., P. Good, J. M. Gregory, and J. A. Lowe, Nonlinearity of ocean heat uptake during warming and cooling in the FAMOUS climate model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2409–2416, doi: 10.1002/2014GL062807, 2015

Bilbao, R. A. F., J. M. Gregory, N. Bouttes, Analysis of the regional pattern of sea level change due to ocean dynamics and density change for 1993–2099 in observations and CMIP5 AOGCMs, Climate Dynamics,45 (9), 2647-2666, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2499-z, 2015

Bouttes, N. and J. M. Gregory, Attribution of the spatial pattern of CO2-forced sea level change to ocean surface flux changes, Environ. Res. Lett., 9, 034004, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/034004, 2014

Bouttes, N., J. M. Gregory, T. Kuhlbrodt and R. Smith, The drivers of projected North Atlantic sea level change, Climate Dynamics, 43 (5), 1531-1544, doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1973-8, 2014

Mariotti, V., D. Paillard, D. M. Roche, N. Bouttes and L. Bopp, Simulated Last Glacial Maximum Δ14Catm and the deep glacial ocean carbon reservoir, Radiocarbon, 55 (2–3), 1595–1602, doi: 10.2458/azu_js_rc.55.16295, 2013

Bouttes, N., J. M. Gregory, and J. A. Lowe, The Reversibility of Sea Level Rise,  doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00285.1, J. of Climate, 26, 2502-2513, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00285.1, 2013

Bouttes, N., J. M. Gregory, T. Kuhlbrodt, and T. Suzuki, The effect of windstress change on future sea level change in the Southern Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, 23, doi: 10.1029/2012GL054207, 2012

Bouttes, N., D. Paillard, D. M. Roche, C. Waelbroeck, M. Kageyama, A. Lourantou, E. Michel, and L. Bopp, Impact of oceanic processes on the carbon cycle during the last termination, Clim. Past, 8, 149-170, 2012

Bouttes, N., D. M. Roche, and D. Paillard, Systematic study of the impact of fresh water fluxes on the glacial carbon cycle, Clim. Past, 8, 589-607, 2012

Bouttes, N., D. Paillard, D. M. Roche, V. Brovkin and L. Bopp, Last Glacial Maximum CO2 and δ13C successfully reconciled, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02705, doi:10.1029/2010GL044499, 2011

Bouttes, N., D. Paillard and D. M. Roche, Impact of brine-induced stratification on the glacial carbon cycle, Clim. Past, 6, 575-589, doi: 10.5194/cp-6-575-2010, 2010

Tagliabue, A., L. Bopp, D. M. Roche, N. Bouttes, J.-C. Dutay, R. Alkama, M. Kageyama, E. Michel, and D. Paillard, Quantifying the roles of ocean circulation and biogeochemistry in governing ocean carbon-13 and atmospheric carbon dioxide at the last glacial maximum, Clim. Past, 5, 695-706, 2009

Bouttes, N., D. M. Roche, and D. Paillard, Impact of strong deep ocean stratification on the glacial carbon cycle, Paleoceanography, 24, PA3203, doi: 10.1029/2008PA001707, 2009

Donnadieu, Y., Y. Goddéris, and N. Bouttes, Exploring the climatic impact of the continental vegetation on the Mezosoic atmospheric CO2 and climate history, Clim. Past, 5, 85-96, 2009



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