Alexis Le Pichon

Prof. Alexis Le Pichon

Atomic Energy Commission,France




1997 Scientist, CEA/DASE/LDG

1996 Ph.D., Université Orsay, Acoustics

1993 M.Sc., Université Orsay, Fundamental Physics

Publications (selected)

  1. Le Pichon, A., L. Ceranna, and J. Vergoz, Incorporating numerical modelling into estimates of the detection capability of the IMS infrasound network, to appear in J. Geophys. Res., 2012.
  2. Silber, E. A., A Le Pichon, and P. G. Brown (2011), Infrasonic Detection of a Near-Earth Object Impact over Indonesia on 8 October, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL047633, 2011.
  3. Matoza, R. S., J. Vergoz, A. Le Pichon, Lars Ceranna, D. N. Green, L. G. Evers, M. Ripepe, P. Campus, L. Liszka, T. Kvaerna, E. Kjartansson, and A. Höskuldsson, Long-range acoustic observations of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, Iceland, April–May 2010, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L06308, doi:10.1029/2011GL047019, 2011.
  4. Green, David N., J. Vergoz, R. Gibson, A. Le Pichon, and L. Ceranna, Infrasound radiated by the Gerdec and Chelopechene explosions: propagation along unexpected paths, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.04975.x., 2011.
  5. Matoza, R.S., A. Le Pichon, J. Vergoz, P. Herry, J.M. Lalande, H. Lee, I.Y. Che, and A. Rybin, Infrasonic observations of the June 2009 Sarychev Peak eruption, Kuril Islands: Implications for infrasonic monitoring of remote explosive volcanism, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.11.022, 2011.
  6. Walker, K. T., M. A. H. Hedlin, C. de Groot-Hedlin, J. Vergoz, A. Le Pichon, and D. P. Drob (2010), Source location of the 19 February 2008 Oregon bolide using seismic networks and infrasound arrays, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12329, doi:10.1029/2010JB007863.
  7. Le Pichon, A., J. Vergoz, L. Ceranna, and D. Drob., Contribution of infrasound monitoring to scientific research, in Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies, Springer Geosciences, ISBN: 978-1-4020-9507-8, 745 p., 2010.
  8. Blanc, E., A. Le Pichon, and L. Ceranna, Continuous monitoring of atmospheric waves to investigate the dynamics of the upper atmosphere, in Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies, Springer Geosciences, ISBN: 978-1-4020-9507-8, 745 p., 2010.
  9. Green, D., A. Le Pichon, L. Ceranna, and L. Evers, Assessing the capability of infrasound networks using high resolution data analyses, in Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies, Springer Geosciences, ISBN: 978-1-4020-9507-8, 745 p., 2010.
  10. Bouche, E. Bouche, S. Vergniolle, T. Staudacher, A. Nercessian, J.-C. Delmonta, M. Frogneux, F. Cartault, and A. Le Pichon, The role of large bubbles detected from acoustic measurements on the dynamics of Erta 'Ale lava lake (Ethiopia), Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.03.020, 2010.
  11. Le Pichon, A., J. Vergoz, E. Blanc, J. Guilbert, L. Ceranna, L. G. Evers, and N. Brachet, Assessing the performance of the International Monitoring System infrasound network: Geographical coverage and temporal variabilities, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D08112, doi:10.1029/2008JD010907, 2009.
  12. Green, D., J. Guilbert, A. Le Pichon, O. Sebe, and D. Bowers, Modelling Ground-to-Air Coupling for the Shallow ML4.2 Folkestone, UK, Earthquake of 2007 April 28, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 2009.
  13. Tancredi, G., J. Ishitsuka, P. H. Schultz, R. S. Harris, P. Brown, D. Revelle, K. Antier, A. Le Pichon, D. Rosales, E. Vidal, M. E. Varela, L. Sánchez, S. Benavente, J. Bojorquez, D. Cabezas, and A. Dalmau, meteorite crater on Earth formed on September 15, 2007: The Carancas hypervelocity impact, Meteor. Planet. Sci., 44, 12, 1967-1984, 2009.
  14. Ceranna, L., A. Le Pichon, D. N. Green, and P. Mialle, The Buncefield explosion: a benchmark for infrasound analysis across central Europe, Geophys. J. Int., 177, 491-508, 2009.
  15. Mikumo, T., T. Shibutani, A. Le Pichon, M. Garces, D. Fee, T. Tsuyuki, S. Watada, and W. Morii, Low-frequency acoustic-gravity waves from coseismic vertical deformation associated with the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake (Mw = 9.2), J. Geophys. Res., 113, B12402, doi:10.1029/2008JB005710, 2008.
  16. Le Pichon, A., J. Vergoz, P. Herry, and L. Ceranna, Analyzing the detection capability of infrasound arrays in Central Europe, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2007JD009509, 2008.
  17. Le Pichon, A., K. Antier, Y. Cansi, B. Hernandez, E. Minaya, B. Burgoa, D. Drob, L. G. Evers, and J. Vaubaillon (2009), Evidence of a meteoritic origin of the September 15th, 2007 Carancas crater, Meteor. Planet. Sci.,43,1797-1809.
  18. Antier, K., A. Le Pichon, K. Antier, S. Vergniolle, C. Zielinski and M. Lardy, Multi-year validation of the NRL-G2S wind fields using infrasound from Yasur, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D23110, DOI:10.1029/2007JD008462, 2007.
  19. Evers, L., L. Ceranna, E. Jaarsma, A. Le Pichon, and R.W. Whitaker, A Seismo-Acoustic Analysis of the Gas-Pipeline Explosion near Ghislenghien in Belgium, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 91, 417-425, 2007.
  20. Le Pichon, A., P. Mialle, J. Guilbert, and J. Vergoz, Multi-station infrasonic observations of the Chilean earthquake of June 13, 2005, Geophys. J. Int., 167, 838-844, 2006.
  21. Le Pichon, A., L. Ceranna, M. Garcés, D. Drob, and C. Millet, On using infrasound from interacting ocean swells for global continuous measurements of winds and temperature in the stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D20104, DOI:10.1029/2005JD006690, 2006.
  22. Le Pichon, A., P. Herry, P. Mialle, J. Vergoz, N. Brachet, M. Garcés, D. Drob, and L. Ceranna, Infrasound associated with the large 2004-2005 Sumatra earthquakes and tsunami, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L19802 DOI:10.1029/2005GL023893, 2005.
  23. Le Pichon, A., E. Blanc, and D. Drob, Probing high-altitude winds using infrasound, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D20104, DOI:10.1029/2005JD006020, 2005.
  24. Le Pichon, A., E. Blanc, and A. Hauchecorne (Eds.), Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies, Springer Geosciences, ISBN: 978-1-4020-9507-8, 745 p., 2010.

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