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Dr.  Florian Pantillon

Dr. Florian Pantillon

Room: 13-12
CS 30.23

Phone: +49 721 608-43352
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WG "Atmospheric Dynamics"


Research Interests

  • Wind storms over central Europe
  • Dust storms over northern Africa
  • Severe weather over the Mediterranean
  • Extratropical transition of tropical cyclones
  • Numerical modeling and predictability


Education & Employment

  • since 2015
Post-doc within DFG project Waves to Weather at IMK-TRO, Karlsruhe Institute of Techology (KIT), Germany
  • 2013-2015
Post-doc within ERC project Desert Storms at IMK-TRO, Karlsruhe Institute of Techology (KIT), Germany
  • 2012-2013
Post-doc within EU FP7 project DRIHM, Laboratoire d'Aérologie, Toulouse, France
  • 2009-2012
PhD in atmospheric physics, University of Toulouse, France
  • 2008-2009
Civil service at LTE, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • 2008
Intership, Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Payerne, Switzerland
  • 2005-2007
Master of Science in physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2002-2005
Bachelor of Science in physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland

   Detailed CV can be found here


Revisiting the synoptic-scale predictability of severe European winter storms using ECMWF ensemble reforecasts.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Corsmeier, U.
2017. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 17 (10), 1795–1810. doi:10.5194/nhess-17-1795-2017
Birth of the Biscane.
Maier-Gerber, M.; Pantillon, F.; Di Muzio, E.; Riemer, M.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.
2017. Weather, 72 (8), 236-241. doi:10.1002/wea.2995
Large-eddy simulations over Germany using ICON: a comprehensive evaluation.
Heinze, R.; Dipankar, A.; Henken, C. C.; Moseley, C.; Sourdeval, O.; Trömel, S.; Xie, X.; Adamidis, P.; Ament, F.; Baars, H.; Barthlott, C.; Behrendt, A.; Blahak, U.; Bley, S.; Brdar, S.; Brueck, M.; Crewell, S.; Deneke, H.; Di Girolamo, P.; Evaristo, R.; Fischer, J.; Frank, C.; Friederichs, P.; Göcke, T.; Gorges, K.; Hande, L.; Hanke, M.; Hansen, A.; Hege, H.-C.; Hoose, C.; Jahns, T.; Kalthoff, N.; Klocke, D.; Kneifel, S.; Knippertz, P.; Kuhn, A.; van Laar, T.; Macke, A.; Maurer, V.; Mayer, B.; Meyer, C. I.; Muppa, S. K.; Neggers, R. A. J.; Orlandi, E.; Pantillon, F.; Pospichal, B.; Röber, N.; Scheck, L.; Seifert, A.; Seifert, P.; Senf, F.; Siligam, P.; Simmer, C.; Steinke, S.; Stevens, B.; Wapler, K.; Weniger, M.; Wulfmeyer, V.; Zängl, G.; Zhang, D.; Quaas, J.
2017. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (702), 69–100. doi:10.1002/qj.2947
Vortex–vortex interaction between Hurricane Nadine (2012) and an Atlantic cut-off dropping the predictability over the Mediterranean.
Pantillon, F.; Chaboureau, J.-P.; Richard, E.
2016. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (S1), 419-432. doi:10.1002/qj.2635
Modeling haboob dust storms in large-scale weather and climate models.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Panitz, H.-J.; Bischoff-Gauss, I.
2016. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 121 (5), 2090-2109. doi:10.1002/2015JD024349
A parameterization of convective dust storms for models with mass-flux convection schemes.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Birch, C. E.
2015. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 2545-2561. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-14-0341.1
Remote impact of North Atlantic hurricanes on the Mediterranean during episodes of intense rainfall in autumn 2012.
Pantillon, F.; Chaboureau, J. P.; Richard, E.
2015. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141, 967-978. doi:10.1002/qj.2419

2013 and older

Pantillon F., Chaboureau J.P., Mascart P.J., Lac C., 2013
Predictability of a Mediterranean tropical-like storm downstream of the extratropical transition of Hurricane Helene (2006)
Mon. Wea. Rev., 141(6): 1943–1962, doi:10.1175/mwr-d-12-00164.1

Pantillon F., Chaboureau J.P., Lac C., Mascart P., 2013
On the role of a Rossby wave train during the extratropical transition of Hurricane Helene (2006)
Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 139(671): 370–386, doi:10.1002/qj.1974

Chaboureau JP, Pantillon F, Lambert D, Richard E, Claud C. 2012.
Tropical transition of a Mediterranean storm by jet crossing
Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 138(664): 596–611, doi:10.1002/qj.960

Pantillon F, Mascart P, Chaboureau JP, Lac C, Escobar J, Duron J., 2011
Seamless Meso-NH modeling over very large grids
C. R. Mecanique 339(2-3): 136–140, , doi:10.1016/j.crme.2010.12.002

Mathis S, Talon S, Pantillon F, Zahn JP., 2008
Angular momentum transport in the Sun’s radiative zone by gravito-inertial waves
Solar Phys. 251(1-2): 101–118, doi:10.1007/s11207-008-9157-0

Pantillon F, Talon S, Charbonnel C., 2007
Angular momentum transport by internal gravity waves III. Wave excitation by core convection and the Coriolis effect
A&A 474(1): 155–163, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078078