Clément Fontana
Post-doctoral researcher (2012 - present)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 11
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
Post-doctoral fellowship (2009 - 2011)
Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels, Grenoble, France
Dissertation topic: Ocean color data assimilation in a large scale coupled physical-biogeochemical model (MyOcean project)
Ph.D. In Environmental Science (2006 - 2009)
Centre d'Océanologie de Marseille, France – Laboratoire d'Aérologie, Toulouse, France
Dissertation topic: Ocean color data assimilation in a coastal coupled physical-biogeochemical model through Kalman filtering (INSEA Project)
Master degree in physical oceanography and coastal meteorology (2004 - 2005)
Centre d'Océanologie de Marseille, France
Research interests:
Operational oceanography; data assimilation; remote sensing; observing system simulation experiments


  • Fontana, C., Brasseur, P and J.-M. Brankart (2013). Toward a multivariate reanalysis of the North Atlantic Ocean biogeochemistry during 1998–2006 based on the assimilation of SeaWiFS chlorophyll data. Ocean Science, 9, 37–56, doi:10.5194/os-9-37-2013. (Get PDF Reprint)

  • Brankart, J.-M., Testut, C.-E., Béal, D., Doron, M., Fontana, C., Meinvielle, M., Brasseur, P., and Verron, J. (2012). Towards an improved description of ocean uncertainties: effect of local anamorphic transformations on spatial correlations, Ocean Sci., 8, 121-142, doi:10.5194/os-8-121-2012 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Banks, A. C., Prunet, .P, Chimot, J., Pina, P., Donnadille, J., Jeansou, E., Lux, M., Petihakis, G., Korres, G., Triantafyllou, G., Fontana, C., Estournel, C., Ulses, C., Fernandez, L. (2012). A satellite ocean color observation operator system for eutrophication assessment in coastal waters. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.11.001 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Fontana, C., Grenz, C., and Pinazo, C. (2010). Sequential assimilation of a year-long time-series of SeaWiFS chlorophyll data on the French Mediterranean coast, Cont. Shelf Res., 30(16), 1761-1771 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Para, J., Coble, P. G., Charrière, B., Tedetti, M., Fontana, C., and Sempéré, R. (2010). Fluorescence and absorption properties of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in coastal surface waters of the northwestern Mediterranean Sea, influence of the Rhône River, Biogeosciences, 7, 4083-4103, doi:10.5194/bg-7-4083-2010 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Fontana, C., Grenz, C., Pinazo, C., Marsaleix, P., Diaz, F. (2009). Assimilation of SeaWiFS chlorophyll data into a 3D coupled physicalbiogeochemicalmodel applied to a freshwater influenced coastal zone. Cont. Shelf Res. 29(11–12), 1397–1409 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Dupouy, C., Frouin, R., Ruttgers, R., Neveux, J., Gallois, F., Panché, J.-Y., Gerard, P., Fontana, C., Pinazo, C. (2009). Ocean Color Response to an Episode of Heavy Rainfall In the Lagoon of New Caledonia. Ocean Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications, edited by Robert J. Frouin, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7459, 74590G (Get PDF Reprint)
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