Journal Articles


Hailstorms and rainstorms versus supercells-a regional analysis of convective storm types in the Alpine region

M. Feldmann; A. Hering; M. Gabella; A. Berne 

Npj Climate And Atmospheric Science. 2023-03-23. Vol. 6, num. 1, p. 19. DOI : 10.1038/s41612-023-00352-z.

Dual-frequency spectral radar retrieval of snowfall microphysics: a physics-driven deep-learning approach

A-C. Billault-Roux; G. Ghiggi; L. Jaffeux; A. Martini; N. Viltard et al. 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2023-02-21. Vol. 16, num. 4, p. 911-940. DOI : 10.5194/amt-16-911-2023.

Heavy snowfall event over the Swiss Alps: did wind shear impact secondary ice production?

Z. Dedekind; J. Grazioli; P. H. Austin; U. Lohmann 

Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics. 2023-02-20. Vol. 23, num. 4, p. 2345-2364. DOI : 10.5194/acp-23-2345-2023.

Automatic real-time monitoring of fungal spores: the case of Alternaria spp.

S. Erb; A. Berne; N. Burgdorfer; B. Clot; M-J. Graber et al. 

Aerobiologia. 2023-02-05. DOI : 10.1007/s10453-023-09780-z.


Snowfall in Northern Finland derives mostly from ice clouds

C. Mignani; L. Zimmermann; R. Kivi; A. Berne; F. Conen 

Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics. 2022-10-19. Vol. 22, num. 20, p. 13551-13568. DOI : 10.5194/acp-22-13551-2022.

Ice fog observed at cirrus temperatures at Dome C, Antarctic Plateau

E. Vignon; L. Raillard; C. Genthon; M. Del Guasta; A. J. Heymsfield et al. 

Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics. 2022-10-06. Vol. 22, num. 19, p. 12857-12872. DOI : 10.5194/acp-22-12857-2022.

ERUO: a spectral processing routine for the Micro Rain Radar PRO (MRR-PRO)

A. Ferrone; A-C. Billault-Roux; A. Berne 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2022-06-14. Vol. 15, num. 11, p. 3569-3592. DOI : 10.5194/amt-15-3569-2022.

Simulated microphysical properties of winter storms from bulk-type microphysics schemes and their evaluation in the Weather Research and Forecasting (v4.1.3) model during the ICE-POP 2018 field campaign

J-S. Ko; K-S. S. Lim; K. Kim; G. Lee; G. Thompson et al. 

Geoscientific Model Development. 2022-06-13. Vol. 15, num. 11, p. 4529-4553. DOI : 10.5194/gmd-15-4529-2022.

MASCDB, a database of images, descriptors and microphysical properties of individual snowflakes in free fall

J. Grazioli; G. Ghiggi; A-C. Billault-Roux; A. Berne 

Scientific Data. 2022-05-03. Vol. 9, num. 1, p. 186. DOI : 10.1038/s41597-022-01269-7.

Brief communication: Application of a muonic cosmic ray snow gauge to monitor the snow water equivalent on alpine glaciers

R. Gugerli; D. Desilets; N. Salzmann 

Cryosphere. 2022-03-10. Vol. 16, num. 3, p. 799-806. DOI : 10.5194/tc-16-799-2022.

Secondary ice production processes in wintertime alpine mixed-phase clouds

P. Georgakaki; G. Sotiropoulou; E. Vignon; A-C. Billault-Roux; A. Berne et al. 

Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics. 2022-02-11. Vol. 22, num. 3, p. 1965-1988. DOI : 10.5194/acp-22-1965-2022.

Orographic Flow Influence on Precipitation During an Atmospheric River Event at Davis, Antarctica

J. Gehring; E. Vignon; A-C. Billault-Roux; A. Ferrone; A. Protat et al. 

Journal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 2022-01-27. Vol. 127, num. 2, p. e2021JD035210. DOI : 10.1029/2021JD035210.


A Characterisation of Alpine Mesocyclone Occurrence

M. Feldmann; U. Germann; M. Gabella; A. Berne 

Weather and Climate Dynamics. 2021-12-16. Vol. 2, num. 4, p. 1225-1244. DOI : 10.5194/wcd-2-1225-2021.

Reconstruction of the mass and geometry of snowfall particles from multi-angle snowflake camera (MASC) images

J. Leinonen; J. Grazioli; A. Berne 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2021-10-25. Vol. 14, num. 10, p. 6851-6866. DOI : 10.5194/amt-14-6851-2021.

Impact of 3D radiative transfer on airborne NO2 imaging remote sensing over cities with buildings

M. Schwaerzel; D. Brunner; F. Jakub; C. Emde; B. Buchmann et al. 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2021-10-08. Vol. 14, num. 10, p. 6469-6482. DOI : 10.5194/amt-14-6469-2021.

A year of attenuation data from a commercial dual-polarized duplex microwave link with concurrent disdrometer, rain gauge, and weather observations

A. Spackova; V. Bares; M. Fencl; M. Schleiss; J. Jaffrain et al. 

Earth System Science Data. 2021-08-27. Vol. 13, num. 8, p. 4219-4240. DOI : 10.5194/essd-13-4219-2021.

On the drivers of droplet variability in Alpine mixed-phase clouds

P. Georgakaki; A. Bougiatioti; J. Wieder; C. Mignani; F. Ramelli et al. 

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2021-07-20. Vol. 21, num. 14, p. 10993-11012. DOI : 10.5194/acp-21-10993-2021.

Identification of snowfall microphysical processes from Eulerian vertical gradients of polarimetric radar variables

N. Planat; J. Gehring; E. Vignon; A. Berne 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2021-06-18. Vol. 14, num. 6, p. 4543-4564. DOI : 10.5194/amt-14-4543-2021.

G-RUN ENSEMBLE: A Multi-Forcing Observation-Based Global Runoff Reanalysis

G. Ghiggi; V. Humphrey; S. Seneviratne; L. Gudmundsson 

Water Resources Research. 2021-05-01. Vol. 57, num. 5, p. e2020WR028787. DOI : 10.1029/2020WR028787.

RainForest: a random forest algorithm for quantitative precipitation estimation over Switzerland

D. Wolfensberger; M. Gabella; M. Boscacci; U. Germann; A. Berne 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2021-04-29. Vol. 14, num. 4, p. 3169-3193. DOI : 10.5194/amt-14-3169-2021.

Present and Future of Rainfall in Antarctica

E. Vignon; M. -L. Roussel; I. V. Gorodetskaya; C. Genthon; A. Berne 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2021-04-28. Vol. 48, num. 8, p. e2020GL092281. DOI : 10.1029/2020GL092281.

Mixed-Phase Clouds and Precipitation in Southern Ocean Cyclones and Cloud Systems Observed Poleward of 64 degrees S by Ship-Based Cloud Radar and Lidar

S. P. Alexander; G. M. McFarquhar; R. Marchand; A. Protat; E. Vignon et al. 

Journal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 2021-04-20. Vol. 126, num. 8, p. e2020JD033626. DOI : 10.1029/2020JD033626.

Challenging and Improving the Simulation of Mid-Level Mixed-Phase Clouds Over the High-Latitude Southern Ocean

E. Vignon; S. P. Alexander; P. J. DeMott; G. Sotiropoulou; F. Gerber et al. 

Journal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 2021-04-16. Vol. 126, num. 7, p. e2020JD033490. DOI : 10.1029/2020JD033490.

Integrated water vapor and liquid water path retrieval using a single-channel radiometer

A-C. Billault-Roux; A. Berne 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2021-04-08. Vol. 14, num. 4, p. 2749-2769. DOI : 10.5194/amt-14-2749-2021.

Radar and ground-level measurements of precipitation collected by the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne during the International Collaborative Experiments for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic winter games

J. Gehring; A. Ferrone; A-C. Billault-Roux; N. Besic; K. D. Ahn et al. 

Earth System Science Data. 2021-02-15. Vol. 13, num. 2, p. 417-433. DOI : 10.5194/essd-13-417-2021.

Secondary ice production in summer clouds over the Antarctic coast: an underappreciated process in atmospheric models

G. Sotiropoulou; É. Vignon; G. Young; H. Morrison; S. J. O’Shea et al. 

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2021-01-19. Vol. 21, num. 2, p. 755-771. DOI : 10.5194/acp-21-755-2021.


R2D2: A Region-Based Recursive Doppler Dealiasing Algorithm for Operational Weather Radar

M. Feldmann; N. J. Curtis; M. Boscacci; D. Leuenberger; M. Gabella et al. 

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 2020-12-29. Vol. 37, num. 12, p. 2341–2356. DOI : 10.1175/JTECH-D-20-0054.1.

Dynamic Differential Reflectivity Calibration Using Vertical Profiles in Rain and Snow

A. Ferrone; A. Berne 

Remote Sensing. 2020-12-22. Vol. 13, num. 1, p. 8. DOI : 10.3390/rs13010008.

Stochastic Super-Resolution for Downscaling Time-Evolving Atmospheric Fields With a Generative Adversarial Network

J. Leinonen; D. Nerini; A. Berne 

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2020-11-02.  p. 1-13. DOI : 10.1109/TGRS.2020.3032790.

Improved Near-Surface Continental Climate in IPSL-CM6A-LR by Combined Evolutions of Atmospheric and Land Surface Physics

F. Cheruy; A. Ducharne; F. Hourdin; I. Musat; E. Vignon et al. 

Journal Of Advances In Modeling Earth Systems. 2020-10-01. Vol. 12, num. 10, p. e2019MS002005. DOI : 10.1029/2019MS002005.

Improved Representation of Clouds in the Atmospheric Component LMDZ6A of the IPSL-CM6A Earth System Model

J-B. Madeleine; F. Hourdin; J-Y. Grandpeix; C. Rio; J-L. Dufresne et al. 

Journal Of Advances In Modeling Earth Systems. 2020-10-01. Vol. 12, num. 10, p. e2020MS002046. DOI : 10.1029/2020MS002046.

Three-dimensional radiative transfer effects on airborne and ground-based trace gas remote sensing

M. Schwaerzel; C. Emde; D. Brunner; R. Morales; T. Wagner et al. 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2020-08-14. Vol. 13, num. 8, p. 4277-4293. DOI : 10.5194/amt-13-4277-2020.

Measured ice nucleating particle concentrations improve the simulation of mid-level mixed-phase clouds over the high-latitude Southern Ocean

É. VIGNON; S. P. Alexander; P. J. DeMott; G. Sotiropoulou; F. Gerber et al. 

Earth and Space Science Open Archive. 2020-07-24.  p. 38. DOI : 10.1002/essoar.10503669.1.

Intercomparison of Large-Eddy Simulations of the Antarctic Boundary Layer for Very Stable Stratification

F. Couvreux; E. Bazile; Q. Rodier; B. Maronga; G. Matheou et al. 

Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 2020-07-13. Vol. 176, p. 369–400. DOI : 10.1007/s10546-020-00539-4.

LMDZ6A: The Atmospheric Component of the IPSL Climate Model With Improved and Better Tuned Physics

F. Hourdin; C. Rio; J-Y. Grandpeix; J-B. Madeleine; F. Cheruy et al. 

Journal Of Advances In Modeling Earth Systems. 2020-07-01. Vol. 12, num. 7, p. e2019MS001892. DOI : 10.1029/2019MS001892.

Microphysics and dynamics of snowfall associated with a warm conveyor belt over Korea

J. Gehring; A. Oertel; E. Vignon; N. Jullien; N. Besic et al. 

Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics. 2020-06-25. Vol. 20, num. 12, p. 7373-7392. DOI : 10.5194/acp-20-7373-2020.

Unsupervised classification of snowflake images using a generative adversarial network and K-medoids classification

J. Leinonen; A. Berne 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2020-06-05. Vol. 13, num. 6, p. 2949-2964. DOI : 10.5194/amt-13-2949-2020.

Radar measurements of blowing snow off a mountain ridge

B. Walter; H. Huwald; J. Gehring; Y. Bühler; M. Lehning 

The Cryosphere. 2020-06-03. Vol. 14, p. 1779–1794. DOI : 10.5194/tc-14-1779-2020.

Undercatch Adjustments for Tipping-Bucket Gauge Measurements of Solid Precipitation

J. Kochendorfer; M. E. Earle; D. Hodyss; A. Reverdin; Y-A. Roulet et al. 

Journal Of Hydrometeorology. 2020-06-01. Vol. 21, num. 6, p. 1193-1205. DOI : 10.1175/JHM-D-19-0256.1.



Snowfall microphysics: a dual-frequency and Doppler spectral radar perspective

A-C. Billault-Roux / A. Berne (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Supercell Thunderstorms in the Alpine Region – From Weather Radar Observations to Idealized Modeling

M. Feldmann / A. Berne; M. Gabella (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 


Importance of 3D radiative transfer effects on high-resolution NO2 remote sensing in cities

M. D. Schwärzel / A. Berne; D. Brunner (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

Radar processing techniques to study summer snowfall in the Sør Rondane Mountains, Antarctica

A. Ferrone / A. Berne (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 


Leveraging meteorological radars to investigate the influence of atmospheric dynamics on snowfall microphysics

J. E. Gehring / A. Berne (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 



The impact of secondary ice processes on orographic mixed-phase clouds

P. Georgakaki; G. Sotiropoulou; E. G. H. Vignon; A. Berne; A. Nenes 

European Aerosol Conference 2021, Virtual event, hosted by the UK and Ireland Aerosol Society, 30 August – 3 September 2021.



The relative contribution of secondary ice processes in Alpine mixed-phase clouds

P. Georgakaki; G. Sotiropoulou; E. G. H. Vignon; A. Berne; A. Nenes 

23rd EGU General Assembly (vEGU21), [Online meeting], April 19-30, 2021.

Student Projects


Probabilistic Deep Learning on Spheres for Weather/Climate Applications

Y. Y. Haddad 


Probabilistic Deep Learning on Spheres for Weather/Climate Applications

W. Feng 


Radial wind velocity retrieval from Doppler radar and lidar measurements using Deep Learning

M. Romero Grass 




Doppler spectra collected by weather and cloud radars during the POPE 2020 campaign at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

A. Ferrone; A. Berne