Sea Ice Physicist
I have a PhD from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse in France, where I was working at the Snow Research Center of Meteo-france. During my PhD, I studied the impacts of the snowpack properties on microwave signal in mountainous areas.
I joined the British Antarctic Survey during June 2019 as a sea ice physicist. I’m now part of the Eco-Light program which purpose is to improve the understanding of how the changes in the Arctic physical environment (snow, sea ice and ocean) affect the large-scale ecosystem functioning of the Arctic marine environment. To do that, various science fields are brought together as well as modelling and observational expertise from United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea and Canada.
In this project, I’m focusing on the light behaviour in snow and sea ice (considering sea ice properties and thickness changes) and its impact on the biology.
Veyssière, G.; Karbou, F.; Morin, S.; Lafaysse, M.; Vionnet, V. Evaluation of Sub-Kilometric Numerical Simulations of C-Band Radar Backscatter over the French Alps against Sentinel-1 Observations. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 8.
Publications from NERC Open Research Archive
Flores, Hauke, Veyssiere, Gaëlle, Castellani, Giulia, Wilkinson, Jeremy, Hoppmann, Mario, Karcher, Michael, Valcic, Lovro, Cornils, Astrid, Geoffroy, Maxime, Nicolaus, Marcel, Niehoff, Barbara, Priou, Pierre, Schmidt, Katrin, Stroeve, Julienne. (2023) Sea-ice decline could keep zooplankton deeper for longer. Nature Climate Change. 20 pp. 10.1038/s41558-023-01779-1
Wilkinson, Jeremy, Veyssière, Gaëlle, Hughes, Nick, Ayre, Matthew, Murray, Maribeth, Headland, Robert, Charles, Ryan. (2023) Categorisation of the length of bowhead whales from British Arctic whaling records. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10. 22 pp. 10.3389/fmars.2023.1116638
Veyssière, Gaëlle, Castellani, Giulia, Wilkinson, Jeremy, Karcher, Michael, Hayward, Alexander, Stroeve, Julienne C., Nicolaus, Marcel, Kim, Joo-Hong, Yang, Eun-Jin, Valcic, Lovro, Kauker, Frank, Khan, Alia L., Rogers, Indea, Jung, Jinyoung. (2022) Under-ice light field analysis in the western Arctic Ocean during late summer. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9. 10.3389/feart.2021.643737
Castellani, G., Veyssiere, G., Karcher, M., Stroeve, J., Banas, S.N., Bouman, A.H., Brierley, S.A., Connan, S., Cottier, F., Große, F., Hobbs, L., Katlein, C., Light, B., McKee, D., Orkney, A., Proud, R., Schourup-Kristensen, V.. (2022) Shine a light: Under-ice light and its ecological implications in a changing Arctic Ocean. Ambio, 51. 307-317. 10.1007/s13280-021-01662-3
Stroeve, Julienne, Vancoppenolle, Martin, Veyssiere, Gaelle, Lebrun, Marion, Castellani, Giulia, Babin, Marcel, Karcher, Michael, Landy, Jack, Liston, Glen E., Wilkinson, Jeremy. (2021) A multi-sensor and modeling approach for mapping light under sea ice during the ice-growth season. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7. 28 pp. 10.3389/fmars.2020.592337
Castellani, Giulia, Veyssiere, Gaelle, Kauker, F., Karcher, M., Stroeve, J., Wilkinson, J.P., Flores, H., Nicolaus, M.. (2020) Freezing in the Sun. Frontiers for Young Minds, 8. 10.3389/frym.2020.509101
Retreating sea ice keeps zooplankton in the depths
News 28 August, 2023
Flying campaign to future-proof sea ice measurements
News 20 December, 2022