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Research Departments

Gravimetry and Space Geodesy


Publications of the Gravimetry and space geodesy team for the period 2012- 2017 according to  ISI WoS

Publications in journals with IF >1

Carbone, D., Poland, M., Diament, M. & Greco, P. (2017). The added value of time-variable microgravimetry to the understanding of how volcanoes work. Earth-Sci Rev 169, 146-179,

Caron, L., Métivier, L., Greff-Lefftz, M., Fleitout, L., & Rouby, H. (2017). Inverting Glacial Isostatic Adjustment signal using Bayesian framework and two linearly relaxing rheologies. Geophys. J. Int., 209(2), 1126-1147.

Willis P. (2017), Editorial, Adv. Space Res, 59(1), 1-1,

Greff-Lefftz, M., Métivier, L.,  Panet, I.,  Pajot-Métivier, G., Caron, L and Bouman J. (2016) Joint Analysis of GOCE Gravity Gradients Data with Seismological and Geodynamical Observations to infer Mantle Properties, Geophys. J. Int., vol 205, 257-283,

Heinkelmann R, Willis P., Deng Z., Dick G., Nilsson T., Soja B.,  Zus F., Wickert J., Schuh H. (2016), The effect of the temporal resolution of atmospheric gradients on atmospheric parameters, Adv. Space Res, 58(12), 2758-2773,

Métivier L., Caron L., Greff-Lefftz M., Pajot-Métivier G., Fleitout L. and Rouby H. (2016), Evidence for postglacial signatures in gravity gradients: A clue in lower mantle viscosity, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 452, 146-156,

Moreaux G, F.G. Lemoine, D.F. Argus, A. Santamaria-Gomez, P. Willis, L. Soudarin, M. Gravelle, P. Ferrage (2016), Horizontal and vertical velocities derived from the IDS contribution to ITRF2014, and comparisons with geophysical models, Geophys. J. Int, 207(1), 209-227,

Moreaux G, Lemoine F.G., Capdeville H., Kuzin S., Otten M., Stepanek P., Willis P., Ferrage P. (2016), Contribution of the International DORIS Service to the 2014 realization of the International Terrestrial Reference Frame, Adv. Space Res, 58(12), 2479-2504,

Willis P. (2016), Preface, Adv. Space Res, 57(1), 1-1,

Willis P., Heflin M., Haines B. , Bar-Sever Y, Bertiger W, Mandea M. (2016), Is the Jason2 DORIS oscillator still affected by the South Atlantic Anomaly?, Adv. Space Res, 58(12), 2617-2627,

Douch, K., I. Panet, G. Pajot-Métivier, B. Christophe, B. Foulon, M.-F. Lequentrec-Lalancette, and M. Diament (2015) Error analysis of a new planar electrostatic gravity gradiometer for airborne surveys. J. Geodesy 89, 1217-1231,

Valty P., O. de Viron, I. Panet, X. Collilieux (2015) Impact of the North Atlantic Oscillation on Southern Europe Water Distribution: Insights from Geodetic Data. Earth Interactions, 19-010,

Willis P. (2015), Preface, Adv. Space Res, 55(1), 1-1,

Carbone D., D. Gibert, J. Marteau, M. Diament, L. Zuccarello, and E. Galichet (2014). An experiment of muon imaging at Mt. Etna (Italy). Geophys. J. Int. 196, 633-643,

Bock O., Willis P., Wang, J., Mears C. (2014), A high-quality, homogenized, global, long-term (1993-2008) DORIS precipitable water dataset for climate monitoring and model verification, J. Geophys. Res., 119(12), 7209-7230,

Douch, K., B. Christophe, B. Foulon, I. Panet, G. Pajot-Métivier, and M. Diament.(2014) Ultra-sensitive electrostatic planar acceleration gradiometer for airborne geophysical surveys. Meas. Sci. Technol. 25,

Moradi, A., Metivier, L., de Viron, O., Calmant, S., & Mering, C. (2014). Evaluation of MODIS data for improved monitoring of the Caspian Sea. Int. J. Rem. Sens., 35(16), 6060-6075,

Panet, I., G. Pajot-Métivier, M. Greff-Lefftz, L. Métivier, M. Diament, and M. Mandea. (2014) Mapping the mass distribution of the Earth's mantle using satellite-derived gravity gradients. Nature Geosc. 7, 131-135,

Van Camp, M., O. de Viron, L. Métivier, B. Meurers, and O. Francis (2014), The quest for a consistent signal in ground and GRACE gravity time-series, Geophys. J. Int.,

Van Camp, M., de Viron, O., Métivier, L., Meurers, B., & Francis, O. (2014). Reply to Comment on: ‘The quest for a consistent signal in ground and GRACE gravity time series’. Geophys. J. Int., 199(3), 1818-1822.

Ballu V., Bonnefond P., Calmant S., Bouin M.-N., Pelletier B., Laurain O.,  Crawford W.C., Baillard C.,  de Viron, O. (2013), Using altimetry and seafloor pressure data to estimate vertical deformation offshore: Vanuatu case study, Adv. Space Res., 51(8), 1335–1351,

Basuyau, C., M. Diament, C. Tiberi, G. Hetényi, J. Vergne, and A. Peyrefitte.(2013) Joint inversion of teleseismic and GOCE gravity data: Application to the Himalayas, Geophys. J. Int. 193, 149 -163,

Camelbeeck T., O. de Viron, M. Van Camp, and D. Kusters (2013), Local stress sources in Western Europe lithosphere from the geoid anomalies, Lithosphere,

Fadil A., Denys P., Tenzer R., Grenfell H.R., Willis P. (2013), New Zealand 20th century sea level rise, Resolving the vertical land motion using GPS, altimeter-gauge, and geological data, J. Geophys. Res., 118(11), 6076-6091,

Holme R. and O. de Viron (2013), Characterisation and implications of intradecadal variations in length-of-day, Nature, 499, 202–204,

Mikhailov, V., V. Lyakhovsky, I. Panet, Y. van Dinther, M. Diament, T. Gerya, O. de Viron, and E. Timoshkina.(2013) Numerical modelling of postseismic rupture propagation after the Sumatra 26.12.2004 earthquake constrained by GRACE gravity data. Geophys. J. Int., 194, 640-650,

Saria E.E., Calais E., Altamimi Z., Willis P., Farah H. (2013), A new velocity field for Africa from combined GPS and DORIS space geodetic solutions, Contribution to the definition of the African Reference Frame (AFREF), J. Geophys. Res., 118(4), 1677-1697,

Teke K., Nilsson T., Bohm J., Hobiger T., Steigenberger P., Garcia-Espada S., Haas R., Willis P. (2013), Troposphere delays from space geodetic techniques, water vapor radiometers, and numerical weather models over a series of continuous VLBI campaigns, J. Geodesy, 87(10-12), 981-1001,

Valty P., O. de Viron, I. Panet , M. Van Camp,  Legrand J. (2013), Assessing the precision in loading estimates by geodetic techniques in Southern Europe, Geophys J. Int.,194, 1441-1454,

Van Camp M. , O. de Viron, R.J. Warburton (2013), Improving the determination of the gravity rate of change by combining superconducting with absolute gravimeter data, Comput. Geosci., 51, 49–55,

de Viron O., J.O. Dickey, M. Ghil (2013), Global modes of climate variability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 1832–1837,

Willis P. (2013), Preface : Satellite Altimetry Calibration and Deformation Monitoring using GNSS, Adv. Space Res, 51(8), 1283,

Willis P., Mertikas S., Argus D.F., Bock O., (2013),  DORIS and GPS monitoring at the Gavdos Calibration Site in Crete, Adv. Space Res, 51(8), 1438-1447,

Cadio, C., Ballmer, M., Panet, I., Diament, M. & Ribe, N. (2012) New constraints on the origin of the Hawaiian swell from wavelet analysis of the geoid to topography ratio. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 40-54,

Hayn, M., I. Panet, M. Diament, M. Holschneider, M. Mandea, and A. Davaille. (2012) Wavelet based directional analysis of the gravity field: evidence for large-scale undulations. Geophys. J. Int. 189, 1430-1456,

Jiang, Z. et al (dont M Diament). (2012) The 8th International Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters 2009: the first Key Comparison (CCM.G-K1) in the field of absolute gravimetry. Metrologia 49, 666-684,

Mandea, M., I. Panet, V. Lesur, O. de Viron, M. Diament, and J.-L. Le Mouel. (2012) Recent changes of the Earth's core derived from satellite observations of magnetic and gravity fields. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 19129-19133,

Marcus, S. L., J. O. Dickey, I. Fukumori, and O. de Viron (2012), Detection of the Earth rotation response to a rapid fluctuation of Southern Ocean circulation in November 2009, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L04605,

Other publications

Boucher C., Willis P. (2016), IAG history, the years of World Wars and aftermath (1917-1959), IAG Symposia Series, 143, 19-24,

Mikhailov, V., Diament, M., Lyubushin, A., Timoshkina, E. & Khairetdinov, S. (2016) Large-scale aseismic creep in the areas of the strong earthquakes revealed from the GRACE data on the time variations of the Earth’s gravity field. Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth 52, 692-703,

Mikhailov, V., Timoshkina, E. P. & Diament, M. (2016) A Postseismic Process in the Area of the Simushir 11/2006 Earthquake Recovered by the GRACE Data. Doklady Earth Sciences 471, 1188-1192.

Willis P., Zelensky N.P., Ries J.C., Soudarin L., Cerri L., Moreaux G., Lemoine F.G., Otten M., Argus D.F., Heflin M.B. (2016), DPOD2008, A DORIS-oriented Terrestrial Reference Frame for Precise Orbit Determination, IAG Symposia Series, 143, 175-181,

Willis P., Lemoine F.G., Moreaux G., Soudarin L., Ferrage P., Ries J.C., Otten M., Saunier J., Noll C.E., Biancale R., Luzum B. (2016), The International DORIS Service (IDS), Recent developments in preparation of ITRF2013, IAG Symposia Series, 143, 631-639,

Merlet, S., et al. (dont M Diament) (2014), Détermination de l’accélération de la pesanteur pour la balance du watt du LNE, Revue française de métrologie, 36(4), 11-27,

Mikhailov, V. O., I. Panet, M. Hayn, E. P. Timoshkina, S. Bonvalot, V. Lyakhovsky, M. Diament, and O. de Viron .(2014) Comparative study of time variations in the Earth’s gravity field using GRACE gravity models in the regions of three recent giant earthquakes. Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth 50, 177-191.

Willis P., Bock O., Bar-Sever Y.E. (2014),  DORIS tropospheric estimation at IGN :  Current strategies, GPS intercomparisons and perspectives, IAG Symposia Series, 139, 11-18,

Bosser P., Thom C., Bock O., Pelon J., Willis P. (2012), Calibration of wet tropospheric delays in GPS observations using Raman Lidar measurements, IAG Symposia Series, 136, 795-800,

Willis P., Bar-Sever Y.E, Bock O. (2012), Estimating horizontal tropospheric gradients in DORIS data processing, Preliminary results, IAG Symposia Series, 136, 1013-1019,

Willis P., Gobinddass M.L., Garayt B., Fagard H. (2012), Recent improvements in DORIS data processing in view of ITRF2008, the ignwd08 solution, IAG Symposia Series, 136, 43-49,


Dubois J., Diament M., Cogné J.-P. et A. Mocquet Géophysique – Cours avec exercices corrigés, Dunod, 5e édition, 264 p., Paris, 2016, ISBN : 978 210 075293 5

Les références de temps et d'espace. Un panorama encyclopédique : histoire, présent et perspectives. Ouvrage collectif coordonné par Claude Boucher avec le concours de Pascal Willis. Hermann, 2017 ISBN: 978 2 7056 8418 1


NASA/ESA Interagency Gravity Science Working Group (P. Visser, S. Bettadpur, D. Chambers, M. Diament, T. Gruber, E. Hanna, M. Rodell, D. Wiese): Towards a sustained observing system for mass transport to understand global change and to benefit society, 12 May 2016.