Jérôme Riedi

Bât. P5 - Bureau 317
03 20 33 60 43


  • 2011-present: Professor, Physics Department - Université Lille 1
  • 2003-2011: Associate Professor, Physics Department - Université Lille 1
  • 2003: Postdoctoral research fellow, CNES - Laboratoire d’Optique Atmosphérique, Villeneuve d’Ascq
    Development of synergistic POLDER-MODIS cloud properties retrieval algorithms
  • 2001-2002: Postdoctoral research associate, GEST - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.
    Development and quality assessment of MODIS cloud optical properties products.


I develop research in remote sensing of the atmosphere, primarily to characterise clouds, aerosols and water vapour in order to understand their interactions and underlying physical processes :

  • Satellite based analysis of clouds and aerosols properties
  • Processes study from statistical analysis of satellite observations and model reanalysis


Remote Sensing :

  • Development of retrieval algorithm for atmospheric components characterization with special emphasis on use of polarization, multiangle and multispectral measurements

Radiative Transfer :

  • Development of simulation software and tools for spaceborne sensors simulation and validation of observing systems

LOA publications

  • Boichu, M., Grandin, R., Blarel, L., Torres, B., Derimian, Y., Goloub, P., Brogniez, C., Chiapello, I., Dubovik, O., Mathurin, T., Pascal, N., Patou, M. & Riedi, J. (2023). Growth and Global Persistence of Stratospheric Sulfate Aerosols From the 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai Volcanic Eruption. J. of Geophys. Res. Atmos., 128(e2023JD039010), 10.1029/2023JD039010
  • Shang, H., Hioki, S., Penide, G., Cornet, C., Letu, H. & Riedi, J. (2023). Establishment of an analytical model for remote sensing of typical stratocumulus cloud profiles under various precipitation and entrainment conditions. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23(4), 2729-2746. 10.5194/acp-23-2729-2023
  • Hioki, S., Riedi, J. & Djellali, M. S. (2022). Geometric calibration of an airborne imager by natural angular targets: rainbow, glory, and hot spot. Proc. SPIE, 12264(1226406), 10.1117/12.2636206
  • Ceamanos, X., Six, B. & Riedi, J. (2021). Quasi-global maps of daily aerosol optical depth from a ring of five geostationary meteorological satellites using AERUS-GEO. J. of Geophys. Res. Atmos., 126(20), 10.1029/2021JD034906
  • Hioki, S., Riedi, J. & Djellali, M. S. (2021). A study of polarimetric error induced by satellite motion: application to the 3MI and similar sensors. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14(3), 1801-1816. 10.5194/amt-14-1801-2021
  • van Diedenhoven, B., Ackerman, A.S., Fridlind, A.M., Cairns, B. & Riedi, J. (2020). Global Statistics of Ice Microphysical and Optical Properties at Tops of Optically Thick Ice Clouds. J. of Geophys. Res. Atmospheres, 125(6), e2019JD031811. 10.1029/2019JD031811
  • Shang, H., Letu, H., Chen, L., Riedi, J., Ma, R., Wei, L., Labonnote, L.C., Hioki, S., Liu, C., Wang, Z. & Wang, J. (2020). Cloud thermodynamic phase detection using a directional polarimetric camera (DPC). J. of Quant. Spec. and Rad. Trans., 253(107179), 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2020.107179
  • Coopman, Q., Riedi, J., Zeng, S. & Garrett, T. J. (2020). Space-Based Analysis of the Cloud Thermodynamic Phase Transition for Varying Microphysical and Meteorological Regimes. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(6), e2020GL087122. 10.1029/2020GL087122
  • Djellali, M. S., Riedi, J., Marcq, S., Fougnie, B., Hioki, S. & Nicolas, J.-M. (2019). Development of calibration methods using specular reflection over the ocean for the Multiviewing, Multichannel, Multipolarization Imager (3MI) of the EUMETSAT Polar System - Second Generation (EPS-SG). Proc. SPIE, 11155, 10.1117/12.2532501
  • Lang, R., Poli, G., Fougnie, B., Lacan, A., Marbach, T., Riedi, J., Schlüssel, P., Couto, A. B. & Munro, R. (2019). The 3MI Level-1C geoprojected product - definition and processing description. J. of Quant. Spect. and Rad. Trans., 225, 91-109. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.12.022
  • Shang, H., Letu, H., Bréon, F.-M., Riedi, J., Ma, R., Wang, Z., Nakajima, T.Y., Wang, Z. & Chen, L. (2019). An improved algorithm of cloud droplet size distribution from POLDER polarized measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 228, 61-74. 10.1016/j.rse.2019.04.013
  • Letu, H., Nagao, T.M., Nakajima, T.Y., Riedi, J., Ishimoto, H., Baran, A.J., Shang, H., Sekiguchi, M. & Kikuchi, M. (2019). Ice Cloud Properties From Himawari-8/AHI Next-Generation Geostationary Satellite: Capability of the AHI to Monitor the DC Cloud Generation Process. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 57(6), 3229-3239. 10.1109/TGRS.2018.2882803
  • Letu, H., Yang, K., Nakajima, T.Y., Ishimoto, H., Nagao, T.M., Riedi, J., Baran, A.J., Ma, R., Wang, T., Shang, H., Khatri, P., Chen, L., Shi, C. & Shi, J. (2019). High-resolution retrieval of cloud microphysical properties and surface solar radiation using Himawari-8/AHI next-generation geostationary satellite. Remote Sensing of Environment, 239, 111583. 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111583
  • Coopman, Q., Riedi, J., Finch, D. P. & Garrett, T. J. (2018). Evidence for Changes in Arctic Cloud Phase Due to Long-Range Pollution Transport. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 1-10. 10.1029/2018GL079873
  • Patou, M., Vidot, J., Riedi, J., Penide, G. & Garrett, T.J. (2018). Prediction of the onset of heavy rain using SEVIRI cloud observations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.,, 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0352.1
  • Cornet, C., C.-Labonnote, L., Waquet, F., Szczap, F., Deaconu, L., Parol, F., Vanbauce, C., Thieuleux, F. & Riedi, J. (2018). Cloud heterogeneity on cloud and aerosol above cloud properties retrieved from simulated total and polarized reflectances. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11(6), 3627-3643. 10.5194/amt-11-3627-2018
  • Davis, A., Merlin, G., C.-Labonnote, L., Riedi, J., Cornet, C., Dubuisson, P., Ferlay, N., Min, Q., Yang, Y. & Marshak, A. (2018). Cloud information content in EPIC/DSCOVR’s oxygen A- and B-band channels: An optimal estimation approach. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 216, 6-16. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.05.007
  • Desmons, M., Ferlay, N., Parol, F., Riedi, J. & Thieuleux, F. (2017). A Global Multilayer Cloud Identification with POLDER/PARASOL. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56, 1121-1139. 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0159.1
  • Coopman, Q., Garrett, T. J., Finch, D. P. & Riedi, J. (2017). High Sensitivity of Arctic Liquid Clouds to Long-Range Anthropogenic Aerosol Transport. Geophys. Res. Lett., 45(1), 372-381. 10.1002/2017GL075795
  • Wu, D. L., Baum, B.A., Choi, Y., Foster, M. J., Karlsson, K., Heidinger, A., Poulsen, C., Pavolonis, M., Riedi, J., Roebeling, R., Sherwood, S., Thoss, A. & Watts, P. (2017). Toward Global Harmonization of Derived Cloud Products. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, ES49-ES52. 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0234.1
  • Platnick, S., Meyer, K. G., King, M. D., Wind, G., Amarasinghe, N., Marchant, B., Thomas Arnold, G., Zhang, Z., Hubanks, P. A., Holz, R. E., Yang, P., Ridgway, W. L. & Riedi, J. (2017). The MODIS Cloud Optical and Microphysical Products: Collection 6 Updates and Examples From Terra and Aqua. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55(1), 502-525. 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2610522
  • Merlin, G., Riedi, J., C.-Labonnote, L., Cornet, C., Davis, A. B., Dubuisson, P., Desmons, M., Ferlay, N. & Parol, F. (2016). Cloud information content analysis of multi-angular measurements in the oxygen A-band: application to 3MI and MSPI. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9(10), 4977-4995. 10.5194/amt-9-4977-2016
  • Marchant, B., Platnick, S., Meyer, K., Arnold, G. T. & Riedi, J. (2016). MODIS Collection 6 shortwave-derived cloud phase classification algorithm and comparisons with CALIOP. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9(4), 1587-1599. 10.5194/amt-9-1587-2016
  • Letu, H., Ishimoto, H., Riedi, J., Nakajima, T. Y., C.-Labonnote, L., Baran, A. J., Nagao, T. M. & Sekiguchi, M. (2016). Investigation of ice particle habits to be used for ice cloud remote sensing for the GCOM-C satellite mission. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16(18), 12287-12303. 10.5194/acp-16-12287-2016
  • Hioki, S., Yang, P., Baum, B. A., Platnick, S., Meyer, K. G., King, M. D. & Riedi, J. (2016). Degree of ice particle surface roughness inferred from polarimetric observations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16(12), 7545-7558. 10.5194/acp-16-7545-2016
  • Coopman, Q., Garrett, T. J., Riedi, J., Eckhardt, S. & Stohl, A. (2016). Effects of long-range aerosol transport on the microphysical properties of low-level liquid clouds in the Arctic. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16(7), 4661-4674. 10.5194/acp-16-4661-2016
  • Marbach, T., Riedi, J., Lacan, A. & Schlüssel, P. (2015). The 3MI mission: multi-viewing-channel-polarisation imager of the EUMETSAT polar system: second generation (EPS-SG) dedicated to aerosol and cloud monitoring. Proc. SPIE, 9613, 961310. 10.1117/12.2186978
  • Cho, H.-M., Zhang, Z., Meyer, K., Lebsock, M., Platnick, S, Ackerman, A. S., Di Girolamo, L., C.-Labonnote, L., Cornet, C., Riedi, J. & Holz, R. E. (2015). Frequency and causes of failed MODIS cloud property retrievals for liquid phase clouds over global oceans. J. Geophys. Res., 120(9), 41-32-4154. 10.1002/2015JD023161
  • Louf, V., Pujol, O., Sauvageot, H. & Riedi, J. (2015). Seasonal and diurnal water vapour distribution in the Sahelian area from microwave radiometric profiling observations. Quar. J. Roy. Meteo. Soc., 141(692), 2643-2653. 10.1002/qj.2550
  • Snik, F., Craven-Jones, J., Escuti, M., Fineschi, S., Harrington, D., De Martino, A., Mawet, D., Riedi, J. & Tyo, J. S. (2014). An overview of polarimetric sensing techniques and technology with applications to different research fields. Proc. SPIE, 9099, 10.1117/12.2053245
  • Poulenard, S., Ruellan, M., Roy, B., Riedi, J., Parol, F. & Rissons, A. (2014). High altitude clouds impacts on the design of optical feeder link and optical ground station network for future broadband satellite services. Proc. SPIE, 8971, 10.1117/12.2038486
  • Cole, B.H., Yang, P., Baum, B.A., Riedi, J. & C.-Labonnote, L. (2014). Ice particle habit and surface roughness derived from PARASOL polarization measurements. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14(7), 3739-3750. 10.5194/acp-14-3739-2014
  • Zeng, S., Riedi, J., Trepte, C. R., Winker, D. M. & Hu, Y. X. (2014). Study of global cloud droplet number concentration with A-Train satellites. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14(14), 7125-7134. 10.5194/acp-14-7125-2014
  • Louf, V., Pujol, O., Sauvageot, H. & Riedi, J. (2014). The Dual-Wavelength Method for Hailstorm Detection by Airborne Radar. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 52(11), 7327- 7335. 10.1109/TGRS.2014.2311316
  • Louf, V., Pujol, O., Sauvageot, H. & Riedi, J. (2014). Simulation of Airborne Radar Observations of Precipitating Systems at Various Frequency Bands. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 52(3), 1627-1634. 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2252910
  • Waquet, F., Peers, F., Goloub, P., Ducos, F., Thieuleux, F., Derimian, Y., Riedi, J., Chami, M. & Tanré, D. (2014). Retrieval of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic aerosol optical and microphysical properties from POLDER/PARASOL measurements. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14(4), 1755-1768. 10.5194/acp-14-1755-2014
  • Loisel, H., Jamet, C. & Riedi, J. (2013). Remote Sensing. Geophysical Monograph Series, 187, 287-301. 10.1029/2008GM000764
  • Zeng, S., Riedi, J., Parol, F., Cornet, C. & Thieuleux, F. (2013). An assessment of cloud top thermodynamic phase products obtained from A-Train passive and active sensors. Atmos. Meas. Tech, 6, 8371-8411. 10.5194/amtd-6-8371-2013
  • Stubenrauch, C. J., Rossow, W. B., Kinne, S., Ackerman, S., Cesana, G., Chepfer, H., Di Girolamo, L., Getzewich, B., Guignard, A., Heidinger, A., Maddux, B. C., Menzel, W. P., Minnis, P., Pearl, C., Platnick, S., Poulsen, C., Riedi, J., Sun-Mack, S., Walther, A., Winker, D., Zeng, S. & Zhao, G. (2013). Assessment of Global Cloud Datasets from Satellites: Project and Database Initiated by the GEWEX Radiation Panel. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94(7), 1031-1049. 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00117.1
  • Waquet, F., Cornet, C., Deuzé, J. L., Dubovik, O., Ducos, F., Goloub, P., Herman, M., Lapyonok, T., Labonnote, L. C., Riedi, J., Tanré, D., Thieuleux, F. & Vanbauce, C. (2013). Retrieval of aerosol microphysical and optical properties above liquid clouds from POLDER/PARASOL polarization measurements. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6(4), 991-1016. 10.5194/amt-6-991-2013
  • Waquet, F., Peers, F., Ducos, F., Goloub, P., Platnick, S., Riedi, J., Tanré, D. & Thieuleux, F. (2013). Global analysis of aerosol properties above clouds. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(21), 5809-5814. 10.1002/2013GL057482
  • Zeng, S., Cornet, C., Parol, F., Riedi, J. & Thieuleux, F. (2012). A better understanding of cloud optical thickness derived from the passive sensors MODIS/AQUA and POLDER/PARASOL in the A-Train constellation. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12(23), 11245-11259. 10.5194/acp-12-11245-2012
  • Cole, B. H., Yang, P., Baum, B. A., Riedi, J., C.-Labonnote, L., Thieuleux, F. & Platnick, S. (2012). Comparison of PARASOL Observations with Polarized Reflectances Simulated Using Different Ice Habit Mixtures. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 52(1), 186-196. 10.1175/JAMC-D-12-097.1
  • Waquet, F., Riedi, J., C.-Labonnotte, L., Thieuleux, F., Ducos, F., Goloub, P. & Tanré, D. (2011). Remote sensing of aerosols above cloud using polarization measurements from polder/parasol: Comparison with lidar caliop. AAPP Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, 89(1), 10.1478/C1V89S1P095
  • Tietze, K., Riedi, J., Stohl, A. & Garrett, T. J. (2011). Space-based evaluation of interactions between aerosols and low-level Arctic clouds during the Spring and Summer of 2008. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11(7), 3359-3373. 10.5194/acp-11-3359-2011
  • Zeng, S., Parol, F., Riedi, J., Cornet, C. & Thieuleux, F. (2011). Examination of POLDER/PARASOL and MODIS/Aqua Cloud Fractions and Properties Representativeness. J. Climate, 24, 4435-4450. 10.1175/2011JCLI3857.1
  • Bernard, E., Moulin, C., Ramon, D., Jolivet, D., Riedi, J. & Nicolas, J.-M. (2011). Description and validation of an AOT product over land at the 0.6 µm channel of the SEVIRI sensor onboard MSG. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 2543-2565. 10.5194/amt-4-2543-2011
  • Ferlay, N., Thieuleux, F., Cornet, C., Davis, A. B., Dubuisson, P., Ducos, F., Parol, F., Riedi, J. & Vanbauce, C. (2010). Toward new inferences about cloud structures from multidirectional measurements in the oxygen A band: Middle-of-cloud pressure and cloud geometrical thickness from POLDER3/PARASOL. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49(12), 2492-2507. 10.1175/2010JAMC2550.1
  • Riedi, J., Marchant, B., Platnick, S., Baum, B., Thieuleux, F., Oudard, C., Parol, F., Nicolas, J. M. & Dubuisson, P. (2010). Cloud thermodynamic phase inferred from merged POLDER and MODIS data. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10(23), 11851-11865. 10.5194/acp-10-11851-2010
  • Waquet, F., Riedi, J., C-Labonnote, L., Goloub, P., Cairns, B., Deuzé, J.-L. & Tanré, D. (2009). Aerosol remote sensing over clouds using the A-Train observations. J. Atmos. Sci., 66(8), 2468-2480. 10.1175/2009JAS3026.1
  • Zhang, Z., Yang, P., Kattawar, G., Riedi, J., Labonnote, L. C., Baum, B., Platnick, S. & Huang, H. L. (2009). Influence of ice particle model on satellite ice cloud retrieval: lessons learned from MODIS and POLDER cloud product comparison. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9(18), 7115-7129. 10.5194/acp-9-7115-2009
  • Auriol, F., Léon, J.-F., Balois, J.-Y., Verwaerde, C., François, P., Riedi, J., Parol, F., Waquet, F., Tanré, D. & Goloub, P. (2008). Multidirectional visible and shortwave infrared polarimeter for atmospheric aerosol and cloud observation: OSIRIS (Observing System Including PolaRisation in the Solar Infrared Spectrum). Proc. SPIE, 7149D, 10.1117/12.806421
  • Cornet, C., Buriez, J. C., Riedi, J., Isaka, H. & Guillemet, B. (2005). Case study of inhomogeneous cloud parameter retrieval from MODIS data. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L13807. 10.1029/2005GL022791
  • Parol, F., Buriez, J. C., Vanbauce, C., Riedi, J., C.-Labonnote, L., Doutriaux-Boucher, M., Vesperini, M., Sèze, G., Couvert, P., Viollier, M. & Bréon, F. M. (2004). Review of capabilities of multi-angle and polarization cloud measurements from POLDER. Adv. Space Res., 33(7), 1080-1088. 10.1016/S0273-1177(03)00734-8
  • King, M. D., Platnick, S., Yang, P., Arnold, G. T., Gray, M. A., Riedi, J., Ackerman, S. A. & Liou, K. N. (2004). Remote sensing of liquid water and ice cloud optical thickness and effective radius in the Arctic : Application of airborne multispectral MAS data. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 21(6), 857-875. 10.1175/1520-0426(2004)021<0857:RSOLWA>2.0.CO;2
  • Platnick, S., King, M. D., Ackerman, S. A., Menzel, W. P., Baum, B. A., Riedi, J. & Frey, R. A. (2003). The MODIS cloud products: algorithms and examples from Terra. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 41(2), 459-473. 10.1109/TGRS.2002.808301
  • Giraud, V., Thouron, O., Riedi, J. & Goloub, P. (2001). Analysis of direct comparison of cloud top temperature and infrared split window signature Against independent retrievals of cloud thermodynamic phase. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(6), 983-986. 10.1029/2000GL012046
  • Riedi, J., Goloub, P. & Marchand, R. T. (2001). Comparison of POLDER cloud phase retrievals to active remote sensors measurements at the ARM SGP site. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(11), 2185-2188. 10.1029/2000GL012758
  • Chepfer, H., Goloub, P., Riedi, J., De Haan, J. F., Hovenier, J. W. & Flamant, P. H. (2001). Ice crystal shapes in cirrus clouds derived from POLDER/ADEOS-1. J. Geophys. Res., 106(D8), 7955-7966. 10.1029/2000JD900285
  • Riedi, J., Doutriaux-Boucher, M., Goloub, P. & Couvert, P. (2000). Global distribution of cloud top phase from POLDER/ADEOS I. Geophys. Res. Lett., 27(12), 1707-1710. 10.1029/1999GL010921
  • Goloub, P., Herman, M., Chepfer, H., Riedi, J., Brogniez, G., Couvert, P. & Séze, G. (2000). Cloud thermodynamical phase classification from the POLDER spaceborne instrument. J. Geophys. Res., 105(D11), 14747-14759. 10.1029/1999JD901183
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Orbitographie et Couverture globale POLDER

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Principe de visée POLDER

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Vue du Typhon Nabi par Parasol

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Une journée à bord de POLDER3/Parasol

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