Partner 6.4 - CNRS-GAME (France)
Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Groupe d'étude de l'Atmosphère Météorologique (GAME)

Expertise and experience of the organization
The Groupe d'étude de l'Atmosphère Météorologique (GAME) is a joint research unit of the CNRS and the Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques of Meteo-France. The laboratory activities cover six main research topics including water cycle (processes, modelling, assimilation), climate and climate change, ocean-atmosphere exchange, physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, urban meteorology, modelling and instrumental development.

Role and contribution

Airborne aerosol measurements in WP3 (microphysics and chemistry).

Principal personnel involved
Dr. Laurent Gomes (Ph.D.; Ph.: +33-5-61079807; Fax: +33-5-61079627, e-mail: -  is senior scientist at CNRS. He is working more than 15 years on various aspects of tropospheric aerosols at regional/urban scale. His major field is now aerosol/clouds interactions; co-author of about 40 peer-reviewed publications in the field of measurements and modelling of physical and chemical properties of aerosols, their impact on cloud microphysics and their effects on air pollution and climate. He has participated to various EU projects over 10 years (WELSONS, STAAARTE, EUFAR, ACCENT, EUCAARI).

Selected relevant publications
Gomes L., J.L. Rajot, S.C. Alfaro, and A. Gaudichet, (2003): Validation of a Dust Production Model from measurements performed in semi-arid agricultural areas of Spain and Niger, Catena, 52, 257-271
Rojas S., Gomes, L., Laj P., Fournol J.F., Marinoni A., Desboeuf K., Orsini D., Messerer A., Pöschl U., (2003): Experimental studies of CN/CCN interactions at Zugspitze during SCAVEX , J. Aerosol Sci., 34, , S675-S676,.
Grini, A., P. Tulet, and L. Gomes (2006): Dusty weather forecasts using the MesoNH mesoscale atmospheric model, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D19205, doi:10.1029/2005JD007007.
Gomes, L., Z. Veresoglou, S. Rojas, V. Pont, and M. Mallet, (2007): Evolution of the chemical, microphysical and optical properties of aerosol particles in the Toulouse urban layer during CAPITOUL. Meteor. and Atmos. Phys.
Masson, V., L. Gomes, G. Pigeon, C. Liousse, J.-P. Lagouarde, J. Voogt, J. Salmond, T. Oke, D. Legain, O. Garrouste, (2007): The Canopy and Aerosol Particles Interactions in TOulouse Urban Layer (CAPITOUL) experiment. Meteor. and Atmos. Phys.


FP7 EC MEGAPOLI, 2008-2011