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Michael GHIL

Professeur des Sciences de la Planète ; Professor of Geosciences

Ecole Normale Supérieure
24 Rue Lhomond / 8 rue Erasme
F-75230 Paris cedex 05
tel : + 33- (0)1- 44 32 22 44 (direct)
secr :+ 33- (0)1- 44 32 22 21 or x22 51 or x27 20
fax : +33 1 44 32 27 27
email : ghil (at) lmd (dot) ens (dot) fr
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Research interests

Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Dynamics, Coupled Climate-Ecology and Climate-Economics Modeling, Dynamical and Complex Systems Theory, Estimation Theory, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Methods, Physical Oceanography, Statistical Methods, Remote Sensing and Applications.

Quelques présentations

Joint Applied Math Colloquium / SEAS Colloquium in Climate Science

Climate Change & Climate Variability : A Unified Mathematical Framework

Scuola Normale Superiore et à l’Université de Pise

Weather and climate : deterministic or stochastic ?



  • Atelier "modélisation" (workshop modelling). See teaching pages of the CERES

Departement Geosciences :

  • L3 (licence) Mathématiques appliquées pour scientifiques (Mondays 10:45 - 12:15)
  • M1 (master) Dynamique du climat (Fridays 9:30 - 12:15)



Web of Science : 278 publis (en effet 325+) et h-index = 53

Google Scholar : h-index = 73 (total) et 38 (depuis 2012).

Recent publications

  1. Ghil, M., P. Yiou, S. Hallegatte, B. D. Malamud, P. Naveau, A. Soloviev, P. Friederichs, V. Keilis-Borok, D. Kondrashov, V. Kossobokov, O. Mestre, C. Nicolis, H. Rust, P. Shebalin, M. Vrac, A. Witt, and I. Zaliapin, 2011 : Extreme events : Dynamics, statistics and prediction, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 18, 295–350, doi:10.5194/npg-18-295-2011.
  2. Chekroun, M. D., D. Kondrashov, and M. Ghil, 2011 : Predicting stochastic systems by noise sampling, and application to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 108 (29) 11,766–11,771, doi:10.1073/pnas.1015753108.
  3. Chekroun, M. D., E. Simonnet, and M. Ghil, 2011 : Stochastic climate dynamics : Random attractors and time-dependent invariant measures, Physica D, 240(21), 1685–1700, doi :10.1016/j.physd.2011.06.005.
  4. Groth, A., and M. Ghil, 2011 : Multivariate singular spectrum analysis and the road to phase synchronization, Phys. Rev. E, 84, 036206 (10 pp.), doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.84.036206.
  5. Coluzzi, B., M. Ghil, S. Hallegatte, and G. Weisbuch, 2011 : Boolean delay equations on networks in economics and the geosciences, Intl. J. Bif. Chaos, 21 (12), 3511–3548, doi : 10.1142/S0218127411030702.
  6. Hannart, A., M. Ghil, J.-L. Dufresne and P. Naveau, 2013 : Disconcerting learning on climate sensitivity and the uncertain future of uncertainty, Climatic Change, 119, 585–601, doi : 10/1007/s10584-013-0770-z.
  7. Chang, C.P., M. Ghil, M. Latif, H.-C. Kuo, C.-H. Sui, and J. M. Wallace, 2013 : Understanding multidecadal climate changes, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., doi : 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00015.1.
  8. Chekroun, M. D., J. D. Neelin, D. Kondrashov, J. C. McWilliams, and M. Ghil, 2014 : Rough parameter dependence in climate models, and the role of Ruelle-Pollicott resonances, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 7 (Main)+ 8 (SI) pp., 111 (5) 1684–1690, doi : 10.1073/pnas.1321816111.
  9. Ghil, M., 2014 : A mathematical theory of climate sensitivity or, How to deal with both anthropogenic forcing and natural variability ?, in Climate Change : Multidecadal and Beyond, C. P. Chang, M. Ghil, M. Latif and J. M. Wallace (Eds.), World Scientific Publ. Co./Imperial College Press, in press.
  10. Groth, A., M. Ghil, S. Hallegatte and P. Dumas, 2014 : The role of oscillatory modes in U.S. business cycles, J. Business Cycle Measurement Anal., in press.


Complete list of publications

  • Michael Ghil’s publication list
  • Michael Ghil’s publication list in PDF format
  • Click here to go to the reprint service on the website of Theoretical Climate Dynamics (TCD) at UCLA.

Slides of seminars, conferences, lectures

Curriculum vitae

Click here for a short (2 pages) CV of Michael Ghil

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