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Severine Fournier

Séverine Fournier did her PhD at IFREMER, France on the relationship between sea surface salinity and optical properties in river plumes using satellite measurements. She joined JPL in 2015. She currently studies land-sea fluxes and the effects of freshwater forcing on ocean dynamics using principally satellite sea surface salinity, ocean color and ocean currents measurements. .


Education
  • Ph.D., in Space Oceanography, IFREMER, LOS, Brest, France with Nicolas Reul and Bertrand Chapron, with Honors
  • Research Master Degree, Physical Methods in Remote sensing, University Paris 7
  • French Graduate Engineering School, ENSIETA, Brest, France - Specialization Hydrography-Oceanography, Category A IHO Certificate

Research Interests
  • Land-sea fluxes
  • Effects of freshwater forcing on ocean dynamics
  • Applications of satellite sea surface salinity missions (SMAP, AQUARIUS, SMOS)
  • Ocean color products

Professional Experience
  • Scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena (2018-present)
  • Caltech Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (2017)
  • NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA,USA (2015 - 2017)
  • Engineer intern at CLS (Collecte et Localisation par Satellites), Toulouse, France (2010)
  • Hydrographer onboard a Canadian Coast Guard Ship with the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Newfoundland and Labrador (2008)


Selected Awards
  • 2014 NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellowship - Application of multi-sensor satellite observations to study river plumes and their relationship with other oceanic biophysical properties

Selected Publications
  1. Fournier S., Vialard J., Lengaigne M., Lee T., Gierach M. (2017). Modulation of the Ganges-Brahmaputra river plume by the Indian Ocean Dipole and eddies inferred from satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013333
  2. Fournier, S., Vandemark, D., Gaultier, L., Lee, T., Jonsson, B., & Gierach, M. M. (2017). Interannual variation in offshore advection of Amazon-Orinoco plume waters: Observations, forcing mechanisms, and impacts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013103
  3. Fournier, S., Reager, J. T., Lee, T., Vazquez‐Cuervo, J., David, C. H., & Gierach, M. M. (2016b). SMAP observes flooding from land to sea: The Texas event of 2015. Geophysical Research Letters.
  4. Fournier S., Lee T., Gierach M. (2016). Seasonal and interannual variations of sea surface salinity associated with the Mississippi River plume observed by SMOS and Aquarius. Remote Science of Environment, Remote Sensing of Environment, 180, 431-439.
  5. Fournier S., Chapron B., Salisbury J., Vandemark D., Reul N. (2015). Comparison of spaceborne measurements of Sea Surface Salinity and colored detrital matter in the Amazon plume. Journal of Geophysical Research,vol 120.
  6. Reul N., Quilfen Y., Chapron B., Fournier S., Kudryavtsev V., Sabia R. (2014). Multi-Sensor Observations of the Amazon Orinoco River Plume Interactions with Hurricanes. Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 119, pages 8271-8295.
  7. Reul N., Fournier S., Boutin J., Hernandez O., Maes C., Chapron B., Alory G., Quilfen Y., Tenerelli J., Morisset S., Kerr Y., Mecklenburg S., and Delwart S. (2013). Sea surface salinity observations from space with the SMOS satellite: A new means to monitor the  marine branch of the water cycle. Surveys in Geophysics, pages 1-42.

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