Philippe Waldteufel

Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)
10-12 Avenue de l'Europe - 78140 Vélizy - France
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Dr. Philippe Waldteufel is advisor to the president of IPSL for space science. He is a former Director for science at the Ministry of research and technology, former Deputy Director of the French weather service research establishment, former Director of the Institut de Physique du Globe du Puy-de Dôme. Main scientific expertise : Ionospheric and Thermospheric Physics, Radarmeteorology, Radiowave Propagation. He has been in charge of the conception and realisation of a multistatic Thomson radar system, and of a dual Doppler meteorological radar system. Over 60 articles in the open scientific litterature.

There are none, as the recent 15 years have been devoted to high level research management activities. Some earlier papers are mentioned as examples of remote sensing research.

Waldteufel P., Corbin H. : On the analysis of single Doppler radar data, J. Appl. Met., 18, pp 534-542, 1979

Misme P., Waldteufel P. : A model for attenuation by precipitation on a microwave earth-space link,Radio Sci., 15, pp 655-666, 1980

Brustet J.M., Benech B., Waldteufel P. : Infrared imagery applied to a large buoyant plume, J. Appl. Met., 20, pp 571-580, 1981

Ramond D., Corbin H., Desbois M., Sjezwach G. , Waldteufel P. :The dynamics of polar jet streams as depicted by the Meteosat WV channel radiance field, Mon. Wea. Rev., 109, pp 2164-2176, 1981

Role in the SMOS mission:

Philippe Waldteufel has been involved from the very beginning in building a scientific team able to propose a L-Band radiometry space mission in Europe.

He has been active in assessing and optimising most of the aspects of the potential of the SMOS concept, in terms of measurement accuracy and time/space resolution, both over land and sea.

He also ensures whenever necessary contact with CNES headquarters.

His personal scientific field of interest in the project consists of assessing the contribution that a global soil moisture measurement might make to a better knowledge of rain fallen over land surfaces.