Ghislain Picard

3 November 2016 ( maj : 4 November 2016 ), by Vincent Favier

Ghislain Picard is a snow polar scientist. How climate change affects the snow cover and its properties in polar regions, and how in turn snow influences the lower atmosphere are central questions of his work. He uses satellite observations, in-situ measurements and a variety of models to address these questions. His specialty is snow optics and the interaction between microwave and snow. He’s responsible of the instrumentation work package of the European COST Action on snow ( Since 2008, he has been involved in 3 missions in Antarctica and 5 in Northern Canada.