Michel Normand
Division Qualité et fonctionnement hydrologique des systèmes aquatiques
BP 44 - 92163 ANTONY cedex, France
Tel : (33) 1 40 96 60 54
Fax : (33) 1 40 96 61 99
E-mail : michel.normand@cemagref.fr

Michel Normand, received the PhD degree in Hydrology from the Paris University (France), in 1966. He is research scientist with CEMAGREF, the French institute of agricultural and environmental engineering research in Antony. His major area of interest is applications of remote sensing to soil moisture, hydrology and water resources. He as been involved in numerous radar remote sensing experiments or projects : Agriscatt'88, Erasme 89, MacHydro 91, SIR-C/X-SAR 94. During the 1992-1994 period, he as been working, for hydrological modeling purposes, on the retrieval of soil moisture using ERS1/SAR and thermal infrared data over Brittany in the framework of an ESA/ERS1 pilot-project. Since 1995, he is involved in new projects over the Orgeval catchment using ERS1-2 and RADARSAT data in the framework of ESA and ADRO projects and over the Seine basin in the framework of the european CEO AIMWATER project.

Normand M., Chkir N., Cognard A.L., Imberti M.C., Loumagne C., Ottle C., Vidal A., Vidal-Madjar D. - 1994. Estimation of surface soil moisture from ERS.1/SAR data for hydrological modeling purposes. 1st ER-1 Pilot-Project Workshop, Tolède, ESP, 22-24 juin 1994, p. 97-102

Cognard A.L., Loumagne C., Normand M., Olivier P., Ottle C., Vidal-Madjar D., Louahala S., Vidal A. - 1995. Evaluation of the ERS 1/synthetic aperture radarcapacity to estimate surface soil moisture: Two-year results over the Naizin watershed.. Water resources research, vol. 31, n° 4, p. 975-982

Loumagne C., Chkir N., Normand M., Ottle C., Vidal-Madjar D. - 1996. Introduction of the soil-vegetation-atmosphere continuum in a conceptual rainfall-runoff model. Hydrological sciences journal, vol. 41, p. 889-902

Taconet O., Vidal-Madjar D., Emblanch Ch., Normand M. - 1996. Taking into account vegetation effects to estimate soil moisture from C-band radar measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 56, p.52-56

Normand M., Loumagne C., Cognard A.L., Ottle C., Taconet O., Vidal-Madjar D. - 1998. Approche conceptuelle de la modélisation pluie-débit prenant en compte l'état hydrique du sol. in : Agriculture intensive et qualité des eaux, INRA Editions, p.169-184

Role in the SMOS mission:

Michel Normand will be involved in the SMOS project on the following aspects :