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Vincent Scao


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Ingénieur de recherche - Responsable de la Plateforme Analytique Géosciences Paris-Saclay (PANOPLY)

Sujets de recherche


Datation Potassium/Argon - Argon/Argon

Réseau Intelligence de la Complexité - Innovation - Prospective


2011-2020: Laboratoire de Géochronologie K/Ar et Ar/Ar - Lab Manager - Développements - Innovation - Mesures spectrométriques

2006-2011: Détaché au Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research - Université de Bergen (Norvège) - Ingénieur de Département, en charge du Laboratoire de Géochimie des éléments traces - Mg/Ca

1999-2006: Laboratoire de Magnétisme Environnemental - Lab Manager Mesures magnétiques

Publications scientifiques

Alison Pereira, Lorenzo Monaco, Fabrizio Marra, Sébastien Nomade, Mario Gaeta, Niklas Leicher, Danilo Palladino, Gianluca Sottili, Hervé Guillou, Vincent Scao, and Biagio Giaccio. Tephrochronology of the central Mediterranean MIS 11c interglacial (∼425–395 ka): New constraints from the Vico volcano and Tiber delta, central Italy. Quaternary Science Reviews, 243:106470, September 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106470. URL

Erwan Messager, Jérôme Poulenard, Pierre Sabatier, Anne-Lise Develle, Bruno Wilhelm, Sébastien Nomade, Vincent Scao, Charline Giguet-Covex, Ulrich Von Grafenstein, Fabien Arnaud, Emmanuel Malet, Ana Mgeladze, Estelle Herrscher, Mathilde Banjan, Arnaud Mazuy, Jean-Pascal Dumoulin, Soumaya Belmecheri, David Lordkipanidze. Paravani, a puzzling lake in the South Caucasus. Quaternary International, 2020,

Hervé Guillou, Vincent Scao, Sébastien Nomade, Brigitte Van Vliet-Lanöe, Céline C. Liorzou, and Agust Gumundsson. 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Thorsmork ignimbrite and Icelandic sub-glacial rhyolites. Quaternary Science Reviews, 209:52–62, April 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.02.014. URL

S. Nomade, F. Bassinot, M. Marino, Q. Simon, F. Dewilde, P. Maiorano, G. Isguder, D. Blamart, A. Girone, V. Scao, A. Pereira, F. Toti, A. Bertini, N. Combourieu-Nebout, M. Peral, D.L. Bourlès, P. Petrosino, S. Gallicchio, N. Ciaranfi. High-resolution foraminifer stable isotope record of MIS 19 at Montalbano Jonico, southern Italy: A window into Mediterranean climatic variability during a low-eccentricity interglacial. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 205, 2019,

Alison Pereira, Sébastien Nomade, Marie-Hélène Moncel, Pierre Voinchet, Jean-Jacques Bahain, Italo Biddittu, Christophe Falguères, Biagio Giaccio, Giorgio Manzi, Fabio Parenti, Giancarlo Scardia, Vincent Scao, Gianluca Sottili, Amina Vietti (2018). Integrated geochronology of Acheulian sites from the southern Latium (central Italy): Insights on human-environment interaction and the technological innovations during the MIS 11-MIS 10 period. Quaternary Science Reviews Volume: 187. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.03.021.

Hervé Guillou, Vincent Scao, Sébastien Nomade (2018). 40 Ar/ 39 Ar age of cryptochron C2r.2r-1 as recorded in a lava sequence within the Ko'olau volcano (Hawaii, USA). Quaternary Geochronology 43:91-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2017.10.005.

Sidonie Révillona, Hervé Guillou, René C. Maury, Catherine Chauvel, Daniel Aslanian, Ewan Pelleter, Vincent Scao, Benoît Loubrieu, Martin Patriat (2017). Young Marquesas volcanism finally located. Lithos, 294–295 (2017) 356–361. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.10.013.


Hervé Guillou, Vincent Scao, Sébastien Nomade, Bernard Platevoet, Dominique Blamart (2017). Questioning the accuracy of K-Ar ages: Example of the dating of two trachytic domes from the Gölcük(Turkey). Quaternaire, 28, (2), 2017, p. 141-148S.

Romain Sasco, Hervé Guillou, Sébastien Nomade, Vincent Scao, René C.Maury, Catherine Kissel, CamilleWandres (2017). 40Ar/39Ar and unspiked 40K-40Ar dating of upper Pleistocene volcanic activity in the Bas-Vivarais (Ardèche, France). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research June 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.06.003

Sébastien Nomade, Jean-Francois Pastre, Alison Pereira, Alexandra Courtin-Nomade, Vincent Scao (2017). New 40Ar/39Ar constraints for the ‘‘Grande Nappe’’: The largest rhyolitic eruption from the Mont-Dore Massif (French Massif Central), Comptes Rendus Geosciences 349:71-80 May 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.crte.2017.02.003

Messager, E., Nomade, S., Wilhelm, B., Joannin, S., Scao, V., Von Grafenstein, U., Martkoplishvili, I., Ollivier, V., Mgeladze, A., Dumoulin, J.-P., Mazuy, A., Belmecheri, S. and Lordkipanidze, D. (2017). New pollen evidence from Nariani (Georgia) for delayed postglacial forest expansion in the South Caucasus’, Quaternary Research, 87(1), pp. 121–132. doi: 10.1017/qua.2016.3.

Quentin Simon, Didier L. Bourlès, Franck Bassinot, Sébastien Nomade, Maria Marino, Neri Ciaranfi, Angela Girone, Patrizia Maiorano, Nicolas Thouveny, Sandrine Choy, Fabien Dewilde, Vincent Scao, Gulay Isguder, Dominique Blamart, ASTER Team (2017). Authigenic 10Be/9Be ratio signature of the Matuyama–Brunhes boundary in the Montalbano Jonico marine succession. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 460, 15 February 2017, Pages 255–267. ISSN 0012-821X.

Alison Pereira, Sébastien Nomade, Qingfeng Shao, Jean-Jacques Bahain, Marta Arzarello, Eric Douville, Christophe Falguères, Norbert Frank, Tristan Garcia, Giuseppe Lembo, Brunella Muttillo, Vincent Scao, Carlo Peretto (2016). 40Ar/39Ar and ESR/U-series dates for Guado San Nicola, Middle Pleistocene key site at the Lower/Middle Palaeolithic transition in Italy, Quaternary Geochronology, Volume 36, September 2016, Pages 67-75.

S. Nomade, V. Scao, H. Guillou, E. Messager, A. Mgeladze, P. Voinchet, P.R. Renne, A. Courtin-Nomade, J.M. Bardintzeff, R. Ferring, D. Lordkipanidze (2016). New 40Ar/39Ar, unspiked K/Ar and geochemical constraints on the Pleistocene magmatism of the Samtskhe-Javakheti highlands (Republic of Georgia), Quaternary International, Volume 395, 22 February 2016, Pages 45-59.

S. Nomade, V. Scao, H. Guillou, E. Messager, A. Mgeladze, P. Voinchet, P.R. Renne, A. Courtin-Nomade, J.M. Bardintzeff, R. Ferring, D. Lordkipanidze (2016). Addendum, Quaternary International, Volume 395, 22 February 2016, Page 60.

Hervé Guillou, Vincent Scao, Sébastien Nomade (2016). Blake excursion at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy): Revised K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar ages, Quaternary Geochronology, Volume 35, October 2016, Pages 77-87.

Pablo Samaniego, Marco Rivera, Jersy Mariño, Hervé Guillou, Céline Liorzou, Swann Zerathe, Rosmery Delgado, Patricio Valderrama, Vincent Scao (2016). The eruptive chronology of the Ampato–Sabancaya volcanic complex (Southern Peru), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 323, 1 September 2016, Pages 110-128.

Nomade S, Genty D, Sasco R, Scao V, Féruglio V, Baffier D, et al. (2016). A 36,000-Year-Old Volcanic Eruption Depicted in the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave (Ardèche, France)? (2016) PLoS ONE 11(1): e0146621.

Pereira, A., Nomade, S., Voinchet, P., Bahain, J. J., Falguères, C., Garon, H., Lefèvre, D., Raynal, J. P., Scao, V. and Piperno, M. (2015). The earliest securely dated hominin fossil in Italy and evidence of Acheulian occupation during glacial MIS 16 at Notarchirico (Venosa, Basilicata, Italy). J. Quaternary Sci. , 30: 639–650.

Sébastien Nomade, Jean-François Pastre, Pierre Nehlig, Hervé Guillou, Vincent Scao, Stéphane Scaillet (2014). Tephrochronology of the Mont-Dore volcanic Massif (Massif Central, France): new 40Ar/39Ar constraints on the Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene activity. Bulletin of Volcanology (2014) 76: 798

Tisserand, A; Dokken, T.M; Waelbroeck, C; Gherardi J-M; Scao, V; Fontanier, C; Jorissen, F. (2013). Refining benthic foraminiferal Mg/Ca-temperature calibrations using core-tops from the western tropical Atlantic: Implication for paleotemperature estimation. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. 14, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20043.

S. Nomade, J.F. Pastre, P. Neligh, H. Guillou, V. Scao, S. Scaillet (2013). Tephrochronology of the Mont-Dore volcanic Massif (Massif Central, France): new 40Ar/39Ar constraints on the late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene activity. Bulletin of volcanology

Erbs-Hansen, D.R; Knudsen, K.L; Gary, A.C; Jansen, E; Gyllencreutz, R; Scao, V; and Lambeck, K. (2011). Late Younger Dryas and early Holocene palaeoenvironments en the Skagerrak, eastern North Atlantic: a multiproxy study. Boreas Num.40 doi: 10.1111/j 1502-3885.2011.00205.

Tisserand, A; Dokken, T; Scao, V, et al. (2009). New Mg/Ca calibration of benthic foraminifera species: Mapping of the tropical thermocline dynamics. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, Vol.73 Num.13 p.1332


Intervenant à l'UVSQ: Les risques majeurs en France (2011,2012)



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