Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systemes Atmospheriques (LISA) UMR CNRS 7583

Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Paris East (UPEC)

French Co-Principal Investigator of the Atmospheric Observing System satellite mission of NASA, CNES, JAXA and CSA
Chair of Excellence from CNES and UPEC

Address : Maison de Sciences de l’Environnement. Universite Paris Est Creteil - 61 Av. General de Gaulle 94010 Creteil

E-mail: cuesta (at) lisa.ipsl.fr

Italian and Argentinian. 45 years old.


Most remarkable scientific achievements


Three-dimensional distribution of biomass burning aerosols [Lemmouchi, Cuesta et al., 2022]

First observation of the full 3D distribution of fine particles at daily scale over all surfaces, derived from visible and near infrared (IR) measurements from the TROPOMI satellite sensor.

See the News at the CNRS website: https://www.insu.cnrs.fr/fr/cnrsinfo/une-nouvelle-cartographie-tridimensionnelle-des-panaches-de-feux-de-foret


Three-dimensional distribution of desert dust [Cuesta et al., 2015]

First satellite observation of the 3D distribution of desert dust at daily scale, using hyperspectral thermal IR measurements from the IASI sensor.

See the News at the CNES website: https://sciences-techniques.cnes.fr/fr/premiere-estimation-des-poussieres-desertiques-dans-latmosphere


Lowermost tropospheric ozone pollution [Cuesta et al. 2013]

First satellite retrieval of the distribution of ozone pollution plumes at the lowermost troposphere, obtained from the multispectral synergism of IR and UV measurements from IASI and GOME-2.

See News at the LISA website: http://www.lisa.u-pec.fr/fr/actualites-5/1097-premiere-observation-de-panaches-dozone-dans-la-tres-basse-troposphere-a-partir-de-donnees-satellitaires


Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on ozone pollution over Europe [Cuesta et al., 2022]

First observational estimate of the impact of the lockdown in spring 2020 for limiting the spread of COVID-19 over Europe derived from satellite measurements in synergism with chemistry-transport models. See News at the CNRS/INSU website: https://www.insu.cnrs.fr/fr/cnrsinfo/evolution-de-la-pollution-lozone-en-europe-lors-du-premier-confinement-de-la-pandemie-de


Saharan dust and atmospheric dynamics over the Sahara [Cuesta et al., 2008a]

First observation of the diurnal cycle of the dust vertical distribution and the atmospheric boundary layer over the Sahara. Achieved by the first deployment of a ground-based lidar at the heart of the Sahara.



Other News from research results:


Video from CNRS about desert dust research at LISA, including the 3D satellite observation of dust



How are dust outbreaks born? The Conversation



The origin of a major dust outbreak at the heart of the Sahara revealed in 3D [Cuesta et al., 2020]



Photochemical production of ozone across East Asia quantified from satellite [Cuesta et al., 2018]




Awards and distinctions


2016-2019 and 2020-2023 Prime of Doctoral supervision and Research, France

2014   La Recherche prize in the category of environment, France

Winner of annual award for innovative research on Ozone pollution observation from space

2011-2016 Chair of Excellence from CNES and UPEC, France

Distinction of excellence as associate professor on satellite observation at the UPEC

2001 Honour medal from the Escuela Superior Tecnica (EST), Argentina

Medal to the first in the class as summa kum laude of the year 2001 for all the engineering promotion

1996 Excellence prize of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, Argentina

Prize for the first in the class as summa kum laude of the year 1995 at the Sagrada Familia high school, Argentina

Scientific publications

64 peer-reviewed international scientific publications of rank A. H-index 29

163 conference proceedings including 4 invited lectures


Professional experience


2011- Associate professor at the University of Paris East, affiliated to LISA laboratory, France

2009-2010 Post-doc at Laboratoire Atmospheres Milieux Observations Spatiales, France

2008 Post-doc at the University of Leeds, England

2007 Post-doc at the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, France




2016 Accreditation of research supervisor, as supervisor of PhD research. University of Paris East, France

Title: Contribution of innovative remote sensing to study the distribution of aerosols and ozone in the troposphere and link with dynamical mechanisms


2006 PhD in Atmospheric physics and remote sensing at the Ecole Polytechnique, France

Congratulations from the jury (magna cum laude). Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique.

Title: Characterisation of atmospheric aerosols in Paris megacity: Local contribution and long-range transport

2001 Engineer in optoelectronics at the Escuela Superior Tecnica, Argentina

First in class (summa kum laude) of the year 2001. Average grade of 94 from a maximum of 100

1998 Renewable energies and Hydrogen technology course, Fachhoschule Stralsund, Germany


Leadership in International and National scientific projects


2018- AOS mission: French co-Principal Investigator of the Atmospheric Observing System mission from NASA, CNES, JAXA and CSA, with a payload including a multi-wavelength lidar for aerosols and clouds


2014- IASI: PI of the IASI-Aerosol theme from the IASI CNES/TOSCA project regrouping all French research activities on aerosols using IASI. Laboratories: LISA, LATMOS, LMD and CNRM-GAME


2014- SURVEYOZON: PI of the project CNES/TOSCA on Monitoring ozone pollution from space by multispectral synergism. Participating laboratories: LISA and CERFACS


2016-2018 AEROMETOP: PI of the INSU/PNTS project on the First multi-hyper-spectral retrieval of fine and coarse aerosols by synergism of IASI and GOME-2. Laboratories: LISA, LATMOS, LMD, LA, LOA and LSCE


2014-2015 SAKURA: French PI of a Hubert Curien partnership between LISA and JAMSTEC (Japan) on the Ozone pollution over East Asia from innovative satellite observations, in-situ measurements, and models


2013-2015 SYNAEROZON: PI of the INSU/PNTS project on the First multispectral and joint retrieval of aerosols and tropospheric ozone from synergism of IASI and GOME-2. Laboratories: LISA and LATMOS


2014-2017 IAS-SEOM: WP leader of the ESA European project on the Improvement of spectroscopic databases for the space mission Sentinel-5/TROPOMI. Laboratories: DLR, KIT, LISA, LIPhy and URCA


2015-2019 PolEAsia: WP leader of the ANR project on East Asian pollution: towards a better forecasting of air quality and better evaluation of its impact

Laboratories: LISA, LSCE, Aria-Tech., CRAES and PKU


National and international board memberships


2022- Chairman of the Working Group Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing


2022- Steering committee member of the UPEC Spatial Campus


2021- Member of the scientific committee of the AERIS national data centre


2019- Member of the national scientific council of Earth, Ocean, Continental Surface and Atmosphere (TOSCA) from the French space agency CNES


2019- Co-coordinator of Atmospheric Composition and Air quality (Composair) science theme at the Institute Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)


2017- Member of the scientific council of the French National Program of Space Remote Sensing


2019- Member of the section 37 of the National Council of Universities (CNU) of France on Fluid envelops of the Earth system and other planets


2015 Member of the Earth Observation pole from the IPSL


2011- Member of the scientific council of the pole on regional climates and environments of the IPSL


2010 French representative at the European network of aerosol lidars EARLINET


Dissemination of new atmospheric satellite observations to the international community


2016- IASI+GOME2 O3 product at the French national datacentre AERIS


2016-2017 IASI+GOME2 O3 product at the Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR)


2016-2017 AEROIASI Dust product at the Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (CCI) European project


Development of innovative remote sensing methods


AEROS5P: Satellite retrieval of the 3D distribution of biomass burning aerosols from visible and near IR spectra measured with the spaceborne sensor TROPOMI onboard Sentinel 5P [Lemmouchi, Cuesta et al., 2022]


AEROIASI: Satellite retrieval of the 3D distribution of desert dust from thermal IR spectra measured with the spaceborne sensor IASI [Cuesta et al., 2015]


IASI+GOME2: Multispectral synergism of satellite measurements in the IR from IASI and UV from GOME-2 allowing the observation of ozone plumes in the lowermost troposphere. This algorithm is being transferred to the AERIS datacentre for massive global production of data and dissemination [Cuesta et al., 2013]


LIBOD: Synergism of the CALIOP spaceborne and ground-based lidars for retrieving the vertical distribution of the optical properties of aerosols and clouds [Cuesta and Flamant, 2010]


ADM-Aeolus: Operational algorithm of the spaceborne high spectral resolution lidar ADM-Aeolus for observing the extinction profiles of aerosols and clouds [Flamant, Cuesta et al., 2008]


LidAlm: Synergism of lidar and sun photometer measurements for retrieving the vertical distribution of particle sizes and optical properties [Cuesta et al., 2008b]


Instrumental developments


2007-2010 Micro-lidar for observing the surface boundary layer and the forest canopy

2003-2005 MOBILIS Mobile platform of lidar, radiometers and in-situ instruments of the IPSL

2005 DIRAC upgrade of the Airborne infrared imager demonstrator of CALIPSO

2001 Lidar MWLS multi-wavelength lidar for aerosols and clouds CEILAP / CITEFA - Argentina


Responsibilities at national and international field campaigns


2009-2010 MEGAPOLI Megacities: emissions, urban, regional and global atmospheric pollution and climate effects, Paris, France - PI of the MOBILIS platform at the Creteil site


2008 EXFOLIO Experimental study of the vegetal canopy, Forest of Landes, France - Campaign PI

2007 COPS Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study, Rhin valley, France - PI of MOBILIS

2006 AMMA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis - PI of Saharan super-site, Algeria


Teaching responsibilities


Supervisor (3) and co-supervisor (3) of PhD thesis on remote sensing of the atmospheric composition: Y. Chailleux (2015-2017), D. Tran (2017-2020),

R. Kutzner (2018-), F. Lemmouchi (2019-), F. Cornut (2019-), P. Maheshwarkar (2022-)


Supervisor of 5 post-docs on the satellite observation of ozone pollution: C. Caumont in 2014, L. Costantino in 2015-2016, Y. Chailleux (2018-2019), S. Okamoto (2019-), D. Nandan Piyush (2021-)


Supervisor of 10 Master and undergraduate internships


2020- Responsible of the creation of the first Joint Master of UPEC and CPUT in South Africa about Space science and Satellite Systems


2019- Co-responsible of Master 2 on Instrumentation for Atmospheric Pollution (IPA) of the UPEC


2019- Co-responsible of WP7 de l Ecole Universitaire de Recherche IPSL Climate Graduate School


2011- Responsible and creator of 3 teaching units in Licence and Master at the UPEC

Teaching: 1589 h of Lectures, Supervised work and Practical work for Bachelor s, Engineering and Master degrees, at the University Paris Est Creteil and Paris Diderot and the Engineering schools Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Escuela Superior Tecnica in Argentina and Fachhochschule Stralsund in Germany.

List of scientific publications

64 scientific papers of rang A in international journals


5      selected papers


[1]         Lemmouchi, F.; Cuesta, J.; Eremenko, M.; Derognat, C.; Siour, G.; Dufour, G.; Sellitto, P.; Turquety, S.; Tran, D.; Liu, X.; et al. Three-dimensional Distribution of Biomass Burning Aerosols from Australian Wildfires Observed by TROPOMI Satellite observations. Remote Sens., 14 (11), 2582, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14112582 , 2022

First observation of the 3D distribution of fine aerosols from space


[2]         Cuesta, J., M. Eremenko, C. Flamant, G. Dufour, B. Laurent, G. Bergametti, M. Hopfner, J. Orphal and D. Zhou : Three-dimensional distribution of a major desert dust outbreak over East Asia in March 2008 derived from IASI satellite observations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 7099-7127, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JD022406 , 2015

First observation of the 3D distribution of coarse aerosols from space

[3]         Cuesta, J., M. Eremenko, X. Liu, G. Dufour, Z. Cai, M. Höpfner, T. von Clarmann, P. Sellitto, G. Foret, B. Gaubert, M. Beekmann, J. Orphal, K. Chance, R. Spurr and J.-M. Flaud : Satellite observation of lowermost tropospheric ozone by multispectral synergism of IASI thermal infrared and GOME-2 ultraviolet measurements over Europe, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 9675-9693, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-9675-2013 , 2013

First observation of lowermost tropospheric ozone pollution from space

La Recherche Award 2014 in the category Environment

[4]         Cuesta, J., D. Edouart, M. Mimouni, P.H. Flamant, C. Loth, F. Gibert, F. Marnas, A. Bouklina, M. Kharef, B. Ouchene, M. Kadi and C. Flamant : Multiplatform observations of the seasonal evolution of the Saharan atmospheric boundary layer in Tamanrasset, Algeria, in the framework of the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis field campaign conducted in 2006, J. Geophys. Res., 113 (D00C07), https://doi.org/10.1029/2007JD009417, 2008a

First observation of the diurnal cycle of Saharan dust vertical profiles from lidar

[5]         Cuesta J., Kanaya, Y., Takigawa, M., G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, G. Foret, Miyazaki, K., M. Beekmann, Transboundary ozone pollution across East Asia: daily evolution and photochemical production analysed by IASI + GOME2 multispectral satellite observations and models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9499-9525, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-9499-2018 , 2018

Highlight paper of the ACP/AMT special edition « Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016 – Status and trends of atmospheric ozone »


Other papers


[6]         Cuesta, J., L. Costantino, M. Beekmann, G. Siour, L. Menut, B. Bessagnet, T. C. Landi, G. Dufour and M. Eremenko, Ozone pollution during the COVID-19 lockdown in the spring 2020 over Europe analysed from satellite observations, in situ measurements and models, Atmos. Chem. Phys, 22, 4471-4489, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-4471-2022 , 2022

[7]         Flamant, C., Gaetani, M., Chaboureau, J.-P., Chazette, P., Cuesta J., Piketh, S. J., Formenti P., Smoke in the river: an Aerosols, Radiation and Clouds in southern Africa (AEROCLO-sA) case study, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 5701–5724, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-5701-2022 , 2022

[8]         Kutzner, R., J. Cuesta, P. Chelin, Petit, J.-E., M. Ray, X. Landsheere, B. Tournadre, Dupont, J.-C., Rosso, A., Hase, F., Orphal, J., Matthias Beekmann, Diurnal evolution of total column and surface atmospheric ammonia in the megacity of Paris, France, during an intense springtime pollution episode, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12091-1211, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12091-2021 , 2021

[9]         Dufour, G., Hauglustaine, D., Zhang, Y., M. Eremenko, Cohen, Y., Gaudel, A., G. Siour, Lachatre, M., Bense, A., Bessagnet, B., Cuesta, J., Ziemke, J., Thouret, V., and Zheng, B., Recent ozone trends in the Chinese free troposphere: role of the local emission reductions and meteorology, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16001-1602, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16001-2021 , 2021

[10]      Guermazi, H. Sellitto,P.;, Cuesta, J., Eremenko, M., Lachatre, M., Mailler, S., Carboni, E., Salerno, G., Caltabiano, T., Menut, L. et al. Quantitative Retrieval of Volcanic Sulphate Aerosols from IASI Observations. Remote Sensing. 2021, 13, 1808. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13091808 , 2021

[11]      Dubovik O, .. , Cuesta J, et al., A Comprehensive Description of Multi-Term LSM for Applying Multiple a Priori Constraints in Problems of Atmospheric Remote Sensing: GRASP Algorithm, Concept, and Applications. Frontiers in Remote Sensing. 2:706851 https://doi.org/10.3389/frsen.2021.706851 , 2021

[12]      Selami, N., Sèze, G., Gaetani, M., Grandpeix, J.Y., Flamant, C., Cuesta, J., Benabadji, N. Cloud Cover over the Sahara during the Summer and Associated Circulation Features. Atmosphere, 12, 428. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/atmos12040428 , 2021

[13]      Cuesta, J., Flamant, C., Gaetani, M., Knippertz, P., Fink, A. H., Chazette, P., Eremenko, M., Dufour, G., Di Biagio, C., Formenti, P.. Threedimensional pathways of dust over the Sahara during summer 2011 as revealed by new Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer observations. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 146(731), 2731-2755, https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3814 , 2020

[14]      Lachatre, M., Foret, G., Laurent, B., Siour, G., Cuesta, J., Dufour, G. & Beekmann, M. (2020). Air Quality Degradation by Mineral Dust over Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai Chinese Megacities. Atmosphere11(7), 708.

[15]      Tournadre, B., Chelin, P., Ray, M., Cuesta, J., Kutzner, R. D., Landsheere, X., ... and Orphal, J. (2020). Atmospheric ammonia (NH3) over the Paris megacity: 9 years of total column observations from ground-based infrared remote sensing. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 13(7), 3923-3937.

[16]      Kalabokas, P., Jensen, N. R., Roveri, M., Hjorth, J., Eremenko, M., Cuesta, J., ... & Beekmann, M. (2020). A study of the influence of tropospheric subsidence on spring and summer surface ozone concentrations at the JRC Ispra station in northern Italy. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20(4), 1861-1885.

[17]      Tarasick, D., Galbally, I. E., Cooper, O. R., Schultz, M. G., Ancellet, G., Leblanc, T., ... Cuesta, J., .. Staehelin, J. (2019). Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Tropospheric ozone from 1877 to 2016, observed levels, trends and uncertainties. Elem Sci Anth, 7(1).

[18]      Francis, D., Alshamsi, N., Cuesta, J., Gokcen Isik, A., & Dundar, C. (2019). Cyclogenesis and density currents in the Middle East and the associated dust activity in September 2015. Geosciences, 9(9), 376.

[19]      Eremenko, M., Sgheri, L., Ridolfi, M., Cuesta, J., Costantino, L., Sellitto, P., & Dufour, G. (2019). Tropospheric ozone retrieval from thermal infrared nadir satellite measurements: Towards more adaptability of the constraint using a self-adapting regularization. J. of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 106577.

[20]      Francis, D., Eayrs, C., Cuesta, J., Holland, D. (2019). Polar cyclones at the origin of the reoccurrence of the Maud Rise Polynya in austral winter 2017. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(10), 5251-5267.

[21]      Francis, D., Fonseca, R., Nelli, N., Cuesta, J., Weston, M., Evan, A., Temimi, M.. The atmospheric drivers of the major Saharan dust storm in June 2020. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL090102. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL090102 , 2020

[22]      Francis, D., Chaboureau, J. P., Nelli, N., Cuesta, J., Alshamsi, N., Temimi, M., Pauluis, O., Xue, L.. Summertime dust storms over the Arabian Peninsula and impacts on radiation, circulation, cloud development and rain. Atmospheric Research, 105364, 2020

[23]      Sicard, P., Crippa, P., De Marco, A., Castruccio, S., Giani, P., Cuesta, J., Paoletti, E., Feng, Z., Anav, A., High spatial resolution WRF-Chem model over Asia: Physics and chemistry evaluation, Atmospheric Environment, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.atmosenv.2020.118004, 2020

[24]      Tran D.D., V.T. Sironneau, J.T. Hodges, R. Armante, J. Cuesta, H. Tran, Prediction of high-order line-shape parameters for air-broadened O2 lines using requantized classical molecular dynamics simulations and comparison with measurements, J. Q. Spectro. Rad. Trans., 222–223, 108–114, 2019

[25]      Dufour G., M. Eremenko, M. Beekmann, J. Cuesta, G. Foret, A. Cheiney, M. Lachatre, Lin, W., Liu, Y., Xu, X., and Zhang, Y., Lower tropospheric ozone over the North China Plain: variability and trends revealed by IASI satellite observations for 2008–2016, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16439-1645, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16439-2018, 2018

[26]      Gaudel, A., O. R. Cooper, G. Ancellet, B. Barret, A. Boynard, J. P. Burrows, C. Clerbaux, P.-F. Coheur, J. Cuesta, E. Cuevas, S. Doniki, G. Dufour, F. Ebojie, G. Foret, O. Garcia, M. J. Granados-Munoz, J. W. Hannigan, F. Hase, B. Hassler, G. Huang, D. Hurtmans, D. Jaffe, N. Jones, P. Kalabokas, B. Kerridge, S. Kulawik, B. Latter, T. Leblanc, E. Le Flochmoen, W. Lin, J. Liu, X. Liu, E. Mahieu, A. McClure-Begley, J. L. Neu, Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report: Present-day distribution and trends of tropospheric ozone relevant to climate and global atmospheric chemistry model evaluation, Elem Sci Anth, 6, 39, https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.291, 2018

[27]      Kylling A., S. Vandenbussche, V. Capelle, J. Cuesta, L. Klüser, L. Lelli, T. Popp, K. Stebel, and P. Veefkind, Comparison of dust-layer heights from active and passive satellite sensors, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2911–2936, 2018 https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2911-2018, 2018

[28]      Costantino L., J. Cuesta, E. Emili, A. Coman, G. Foret, G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, Y. Chailleux, M. Beekmann, and J.-M. Flaud, Potential of multispectral synergism for observing ozone pollution by combining IASI-NG and UVNS measurements from the EPS-SG satellite, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1281–1298, doi:10.5194/amt-10-1281-2017, 2018

[29]      Kalabokas, P. J. Hjorth, G. Foret, G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, G. Siour, J. Cuesta and M. Beekmann, An investigation on the origin of regional springtime ozone episodes in the western Mediterranean, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3905–3928, doi:10.5194/acp-17-3905-2017 , 2017

[30]      Bou Karam Francis, D., C. Flamant, J.-P. Chaboureau, J. Banks, J. Cuesta, H. Brindley, L. Oolman :Dust emission and transport over Iraq associated with the summer Shamal winds, Aeolian Research, 24, 15–31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.11.001 , 2017

[31]      Zhang, Y., Z. Li, Y. Zhang, Y. Chen, J. Cuesta, and Y. Ma : Multi-peak accumulation and coarse modes observed from AERONET retrieved aerosol volume size distribution in Beijing, Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., 128 (1), DOI 10.1007/s00703-016-0435-3, 2016

[32]      Dufour, G., M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, C. Doche, G. Foret, M. Beekmann, A. Cheiney, Y. Wang, Z. Cai, Y. Liu, M. Takigawa, Y. Kanaya and J.-M. Flaud : Springtime daily variations in lower-tropospheric ozone over east Asia: the role of cyclonic activity and pollution asobserved from space with IASI, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10839–10856, 2015

[33]      Doche, C., G. Dufour, G. Foret, M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, M. Beekmann and P. Kalabokas : Summertime tropospheric-ozone variability over the Mediterranean basin observed with IASI, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10589–10600, doi:10.5194/acp-14-10589-2014, 2014

[34]      Foret, G., M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, P. Sellitto, J. Barre, B. Gaubert, A. Coman, G. Dufour, X. Liu, M. Joly, C. Doche, and M. Beekmann: Ozone pollution: What can we see from space? A case study, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 8476–8499, doi:10.1002/2013JD021340, 2014

[35]      Sellitto, P, G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, G. Foret, B. Gaubert, M. Beekmann, V.-H. Peuch, and J.-M. Flaud : Monitoring the lowermost tropospheric ozone with thermal infrared observations from a geostationary platform: performance analyses for a future dedicated instrument, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 391–407, 2014

[36]      Zhang, Y., Z. Li, J. Cuesta, D. Li, P. Wei, Y. Xie and Lei Li : Aerosol Column Size Distribution and Water Uptake Observed during a Major Haze Outbreak over Beijing on January 2013, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 15: 945–957, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2014.05.0099, 2015

[37]      Di Biagio, C., H. Boucher, S. Caquineau, S. Chevaillier, J. Cuesta and P. Formenti : Variability of the infrared complex refractive index of African mineral dust: experimental estimation and implications for radiative transfer and satellite remote sensing, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11093–11116, doi:10.5194/acp-14-11093-2014, 2014

[38]      Bou Karam D., E. Williams, M. Janiga, C. Flamant, M. McGraw-Herdeg, J. Cuesta, A. Auby and C. Thorncroft : Synoptic-scale dust emissions over the Sahara Desert initiated by a moist convective cold pool in early August 2006, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. DOI:10.1002/qj.2326, 2014

[39]      Sellitto, P., G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, P. Dauphin, G. Foret, B. Gaubert, M. Beekmann, V.-H. Peuch and J.-M. Flaud : Analysis of the potential of one possible instrumental configuration of the next generation of IASI instruments to monitor tropospheric ozone, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 621–635, 2013

[40]      Sellitto, P., G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, J. Cuesta, V.-H. Peuch, A. Eldering, D. P. Edwards and J.-M. Flaud : The effect of using limited scene-dependent averaging kernels approximations for the implementation of fast observing simulation experiments targeted on lower tropospheric ozone, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 1869–1881, 2013

[41]      Pappalardo, G., L. Mona , G. D Amico , U. Wandinger , M. Adam , A. Amodeo , A. Ansmann , A. Apituley L. Alados Arboledas, D. Balis, A. Boselli, J. A. Bravo-Aranda, A. Chaikovsky, A. Comeron, J. Cuesta,F. De Tomasi, V. Freudenthaler, M. Gausa, E. Giannakaki, H. Giehl, A. Giunta, I. Grigorov, S. Groß, M. Haeffelin, A. Hiebsch, M. Iarlori, D. Lange, H. Linne , F. Madonna, I. Mattis, R.-E. Mamouri, M. A. P. McAuliffe, V. Mitev, F. Molero, F. Navas-Guzman, D. Nicolae, A. Papayannis, M. R. Perrone, P. Seifert, I. Serikov, M. Sicard, V. Simeonov, N. Spinelli, K. Stebel, M. Tesche, T. Trickl, C. Pietras, A. Pietruczuk, G. Pisani, J. Preißler, M. Pujadas, V. Rizi, A. A. Ruth, J. Schmidt, F. SchnellX. Wang, F. Wagner, M. Wiegner, and K. M. Wilson: Four-dimensional distribution of the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull volcanic cloud over Europe observed by EARLINET, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 4429–4450, 2013

[42]      Abdi Vishkaee, F., C. Flamant, J. Cuesta, L. Oolman, P. Flamant and H. R. Khalesifard : Dust transport over Iraq and northwest Iran associated with winter Shamal: A case study, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D03201, doi:10.1029/2011JD016339, 2012

[43]      Abdi Vishkaee F., C. Flamant, J. Cuesta, P. H. Flamant, H. R. Khalesifard: Multiplatform observations of dust vertical distribution during transport over northwest Iran in the summertime, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D05206, doi:10.1029/2010JD014573, 2011

[44]      Matthias V., A. Aulinger J. Bieser, J. Cuesta, B. Geyer, B. Langmann, I. Serikov, I. Mattis, A. Minikin, L. Mona, M. Quante, U. Schumann, B. Weinzierl: The ash dispersion over Europe during the Eyjafjallajökull eruption: Comparison of CMAQ simulations to remote sensing and air-borne in-situ observations, Atmos. Env., doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.06.07, 2011

[45]      Gibert F., N. Arnault, J. Cuesta, R. Plougonven, P. H. Flamant: Internal gravity waves convectively forced in the atmospheric residual layer during the morning transition, Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 137(659), 1610–1624, DOI: 10.1002/qj.836, 2011

[46]      Behrendt A., S. Pal, F. Aoshima, M. Bender, A. Blyth, U. Corsmeier, J. Cuesta, G. Dick, M. Dorninger, C. Flamant, P. Di Girolamo, T. Gorgas, Y. Huang, N. Kalthoff, S. Khodayar, H. Mannstein, K. Traeumner, A. Wieserd, V. Wulfmeyer: Observation of convection initiation processes with a suite of state-of-the-art research instruments during COPS IOP 8b, Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 137 (S1), 81-100, DOI:10.1002/qj.758, 2011

[47]      Allouis T., S. Durrieu, P. Chazette, J. S. Bailly, J. Cuesta, C. Vega, P. H. Flamant, P. Couteron: Potential of an ultraviolet, medium-footprint lidar prototype for retrieving forest structure, ISPRS J. Photo. Remote Sensing, doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2011.08.007, 2011

[48]      Lemaître C., C. Flamant, J. Cuesta, J.-C. Raut, P. Chazette, P. Formenti and J. Pelon : Radiative Forcing Associated with a springtime case of Bodele and Sudan dust transport over West Africa. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 8131–8150, 2010

[49]      Cuesta, J. and P.H. Flamant: Lidar beams in opposite directions technique for validation of Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization spaceborne measurements, Applied Optics, 49 (12), 2232- 2243, 2010

[50]      Bou Karam D., C. Flamant, J. Cuesta, J. Pelon, E. Williams : Dust emission and transport associated with a Saharan depression: The February 2007 case, J. Geophys. Res., 115(D00H27), doi:10.1029/2009JD012390, 2010

[51]      Pinty J.-P., M. Leriche, S. Berthet, J. Cuesta and G. Pigeon: Scavenging of aerosol particles by rain in a cloud resolving model, Atmos. Res., 96(2-3), 325-336, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.09.015, 2010

[52]      Cuesta J., P. Chazette, T. Allouis, P. H. Flamant, S. Durrieu, J. Sanak, P. Genau, D. Guyon, D. Loustau and Cyrille Flamant : Observing the forest canopy with a new ultra-violet compact airborne lidar, Sensors, 10, 7386-7403; doi:10.3390/s100807386, 2010

[53]      Cuesta, J., C. Lavaysse, C. Flamant, M. Mimouni and P. Knippetz : Northward bursts of the West African monsoon leading to rainfall over the Hoggar massif, Algeria, Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc., doi: 10.1002/qj.439, 2009a

[54]      Cuesta., J., J. Marsham, D. Parker and C. Flamant: Dynamical mechanisms controlling the vertical redistribution of dust and the thermodynamic structure of the West Saharan Atmospheric Boundary Layer during Summer. Atmos. Sci. Lett., doi: 10.1002/asl.207, 2009b

[55]      Messager, C., D. Parker, O. Reitebuch, A. Agusti-Panareda, C. Taylor and J. Cuesta : Structure and dynamics of the Saharan atmospheric boundary layer during the West African monsoon onset: observations and analyses from the research flights of 14 and 17 July 2006, Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc., DOI: 10.1002/qj.469, 2009

[56]      Flamant, P., J. Cuesta, A. Dabas, M-L. Denneulin and D. Huber: ADM-Aeolus retrieval algorithms for aerosol and cloud products, Tellus A, 60 (2), 273-286, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2007.00287.x, 2008

Operational algorithm for aerosols and clouds from the Aeolus Earth mission

[57]      Cuesta, J., P.H. Flamant and C. Flamant: Synergetic technique combining elastic backscatter lidar data and sunphotometer AERONET inversion for retrieval by layer of aerosol optical and microphysical properties, Applied Optics, 47(25), 2008b

[58]      Gibert, F., P. Flamant, J. Cuesta and D. Bruneau: Vertical 2-µm heterodyne differential absorption lidar measurements of mean CO2 mixing ratio in the troposphere, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 25, doi: 10.1175/2008JTECHA1070.1, 2008

[59]      Gibert, F., I. Xueref-Remy, L. Joly, M. Schmidt, J. Cuesta, K. Davis, M. Ramonet, P. H. Flamant, B. Parvitte and V. Zeninari : A case study of CO2, CO and particles content evolution in the suburban atmospheric boundary layer using a 2-μm Doppler DIAL, a 1-μm backscatter lidar and an array of in-situ sensors, Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 128:381–401, DOI 10.1007/s10546-008-9296-, 2008

[60]      Haywood J., J. Pelon, P. Formenti, N. Bharmal, M. Brooks, G. Capes, P. Chazette, C. Chou, S. Christopher, H. Coe, J. Cuesta, Y. Derimian, K. Desboeufs, G. Greed, M. Harrison, B. Heese, E.J. Highwood, B. Johnson, M. Mallet, B. Marticorena, J. Marsham, S. Milton, G. Myhre, S. Osborne, D.J. Parker, J.-L. Rajor, M. Schulz, A. Slingo, D. Tanre and P. Tulet : Overview of the Dust and Biomass burning Experiment and African Multidisciplinary Monsoon Analysis Special Observational Period-0, J. Geophys. Res., 113, doi:10.1029/2008JD010077, 2008

[61]      Gibert F., J. Cuesta, J.I. Yano; N. Arnault and P.H. Flamant : On the correlation between convective plume up- and downdrafts, Lidar reflectivity and depolarization ratio, Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 125(3), 553-573, doi:10.1007/s10546-007-9205-6, 2007

[62]      Gibert F., M. Schmidt, J. Cuesta, P. Ciais, M. Ramonet, I. Xueref, E. Larmanou and P. H. Flamant : Retrieval of average CO2 fluxes by combining in-situ CO2 measurements and backscatter Lidar information, J. Geophys. Res., 112(D10301), doi:10.1029/2006JD008190, 2007

[63]      Haeffelin, M., L. Barthes, O. Bock, C. Boitel, S. Bony, D. Bouniol, H. Chepfer, M. Chiriaco,  J. Cuesta,  J. Delanoë, P. Drobinski, J.-L. Dufresne, C. Flamant, M. Grall, A. Hodzic, F. Hourdin, F. Lapouge, Y. Lemaître, A. Mathieu, Y. Morille, C. Naud, V. Noël, W. O Hirok, J. Pelon, C. Pietras, A. Protat, B. Romand, G. Scialom and R. Vautard : SIRTA, a ground-based atmospheric observatory for cloud and aerosol research, Ann. Geophys., 23, 1-23, doi:1432-0576/ag/2005-23-1, 2005

[64]      Hodzic, A., H. Chepfer, R. Vautard, P. Chazette, M. Beekmann, B. Bessagnet, B. Chatenet, J. Cuesta, P. Drobinski, P. Goloub, M. Haeffelin and Y. Morille : Comparison of aerosol chemistry transport model simulations with lidar and Sun photometer observations at a site near Paris, J. Geophys. Res, 109 (D23201), doi:10.1029/2004JD004735, 2004