Etienne BERTHIER
CNRS Research Associate at LEGOS
Team cryosphere
14 av. Ed. Belin - 31400 - Toulouse
Tel: +33 5 61 33 47 15
etienne.berthierlegos.obs-mip.fr
in english
GPS in Trapridge (YT)



Research Thems My Publications CV Spirit project & gallery


Highligths: recent papers/projects/field trips



Bompi
The mascot of our observatory Bompi is back from a 5-week field trip in Himalaya. He details (in French) all the measurements performed to take the pulse of glaciers in the Everest area.





Pleiades
The climate drivers of glacier wastage at Kerguelen have been explored using field observations, remote sensing data and modelling. After a period of stability between 1950 and 1960, glaciers experienced a massive reduction mainly explained by a drought due to man-made atmospheric warming and the ozone hole Favier et al., Scientific Reports, 2016





Pleiades
Unlocking archives using high resolution Pleiades images

Here, a report in French to understand how we used high resolution Pléiades topography and images to document the state of remote glaciers in the Canadian Arctic. They melt 5 to 6 faster now than during the last 5-6 decades.
Papasodoro et al., The Cryosphere, 2015





TrainClimat
From 11 to 17 octobre, I will be one of the scientists
onboard the "Train du Climat". See you at platform 9 3/4


Pleiades Pléiades DEM for Glaciology
Berthier et al., The Cryosphere, 2014

French Side of the Mont-Blanc summit. Virtual 3D view created from Pléiades stereo-images (19 August 2012)


Pleiades Rapid Mass losses in the North Antarctic Peninsula
Scambos et al., The Cryosphere, 2014
See also NSIDC highlight

Photo: Ice terrasses in 2004. 2 years only after the collapse of the Larsen-B ice shelf, the glacier thinned already by 100 m!


Pleiades Motion of the Mer de Glace between summer 2012 and 2013 from shaded relief images of the Pléiades DEMs
(clic on the image to open a higher resolution version)

PKH Contrasted glacier mass balances in the Pamir - Karakorum - Himalaya, 1999-2011
Gardelle et al., The Cryosphere, 2013
Paper downloaded >28000 times!

Perito Reconciled glacier contribution to sea-level rise, 2003-2009
Gardner et al., Science, 2013

Myrdals Contribution of Icelandic ice caps to sea-level rise
Björnsson et al., GRL, 2013

Fitz Roy Fieldwork in Patagonia - March 2013

Everest Glacier mass change in the Himalaya
Kääb et al., Nature, 2012

3D CRANE High and Unabated Mass loss 10 year after ice shelf collapse (Antarctic Peninsula)
Berthier et al., GRL, 2012

3D Kara Le comportement hors norme des glaciers du Karakorum
Gardelle et al., Nature Geosci., 2012

ISPRS logo The Korona et al., 2009 paper presenting the SPIRIT IPY project was nominated paper of the year 2009 by the ISPRS.

Retreat Columbia 1980-2007 Improved estimate of Alaskan glacier contribution to sea level rise

SPIRIT, année polaire 23 years evolution at Jakobshavn Isbrae (low resolution & high resolution, 3 Mo)

Kerguelen Kerguelen : Glacier retreat since 1963