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Antoine Lucas

Antoine Lucas
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CNRS Research Scientist
Planetology and Space Sciences, External Envelopes Geochemistry, InSight Observatory
Bât. Lamarck - 7e étage - Bureau 713 - 35 rue Hélène Brion 75205 Paris CEDEX 13

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My research is focused on understanding the evolution of surfaces and near surfaces of the Earth and other planets, including lakes on Titan, landslides on Mars and icy satellites as well as aeolian transport on Mars, Venus and Titan. Other planets allow us to test our understanding of geological and climate processes under a wide range of conditions. By combining observations from planetary exploration missions with image processing and numerical modeling, I try to understand what controls the evolution of continental surfaces (including planetary counterparts) and more specifically mass wasting, aeolian and hydrology processes. Follow my research on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.  


Along with Etienne Bertrand, I am in charge of the Natural Hazard Master program. More about it on    




Because of their role in erosion and sediment supply in rivers, gravity instabilities are one of the most important geophysical processes in explainin...

Ile-de-France Planets

Ile-de-France Planets

Ile-de-France Planets is a community of planetary scientists who work in Paris and the surrounding region of Ile-de-France.



Co-investigator of the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) Laser Altimeter. Launch: 2023 Arrival at the planet Jupiter: 2031

PALAVAS: Present and pAst weathering fLuxes from tropicAl Volcanic islAndS

PALAVAS: Present and pAst weathering fLuxes from tropicAl Volcanic islAndS

On the geologic time scale, chemical weathering of silicate rocks is the largest sink for atmospheric CO2. It has been suggested that the weathering o...

SIERRA - remote-SensIng modEling from aRchived glacieR imAges

SIERRA - remote-SensIng modEling from aRchived glacieR imAges

This a technical project which aims at developing new algorithms in order to model sensor from archived images acquired during the 20's century. We wi...

Venus-Earth Atmospheric Monitoring for Seismicity (VeAMOS)

Venus-Earth Atmospheric Monitoring for Seismicity (VeAMOS)

At the beginning of the 21th century, the Earth ocean remains a territory where the deployment of dense seismic network is extremely challenging, due ...


Lucas A., Daubar I.J., Le Teuff M., Perrin Clement, Kawamura T., Posiolova L., Lognonné P., Rodriguez S., Giardini D., Sainton G., Mangeney A., Mcewen A.. Possibly seismically triggered avalanches after the S1222a Marsquake and S1000a impact event. Icarus, Elsevier, 2024, 411. <10.1016/j.icarus.2023.115942>

Fernando Benjamin, Daubar Ingrid, Charalambous Constantinos, Grindrod Peter, Stott Alexander, Al Ateqi Abdullah, Atri Dimitra, Ceylan Savas, Clinton John, Fillingim Matthew, Hauber Ernest, Hill Jonathon, Kawamura Taichi, Liu Jianjun, Lucas Antoine, Lorenz Ralph, Ojha Lujendra, Perrin Clement, Piqueux Sylvain, Stähler Simon, Tirsch Daniela, Wilson Colin, Wójcicka Natalia, Giardini Domenico, Lognonné Philippe, Banerdt W. Bruce. A Tectonic Origin for the Largest Marsquake Observed by InSight. Geophysical Research Letters, American Geophysical Union, 28 October 2023, 50. <10.1029/2023GL103619>

Michon Laurent, Gayer Eric, Lucas Antoine, Bellin Franziska, Gougeon Matthieu. The 1965 Mahavel Landslide (Réunion Island, Indian Ocean): Morphology, Volumes, Flow Dynamics, and Causes of a Rock Avalanche in Tropical Setting. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, American Geophysical Union/Wiley, 02 June 2023, 128. <10.1029/2022jf006944>

Roque-Bernard Amande, Lucas Antoine, Gayer Eric, Allemand Pascal, Dessert Céline, Lajeunesse Eric. Phenomenological model of suspended sediment transport in a small catchment. Earth Surface Dynamics, European Geosciences Union, 2023, 11. <10.5194/esurf-11-363-2023>

Liang Shen, Lucas Antoine, Porder Stephen, Sainton Gregory, Fournier Alexandre, Palpanas Themis. FARMYARD: A Generic GPU-based Pipeline for Feature Discovery from Massive Planetary LiDAR Data. 14 October 2022. <10.36227/techrxiv.21303411.v1>

Liang Shen, Palpanas Themis, Lucas Antoine. POPS: An Efficient Framework for GPU-based Feature Extraction of Massive Gridded Planetary LiDAR Data [Scalable Data Science]. 04 October 2022.

Roque-Bernard Amande, Lucas Antoine, Gayer Eric, Allemand Pascal, Dessert Céline, Lajeunesse Eric. Phenomenological model of suspended sediment transport in a small tropical catchment. 04 October 2022. <10.5194/esurf-2022-50>

Lucas Antoine, Bourdon Lucas, Mangeney Anne, Sainton Grégory, Bah Mamadou Adama, Tawamura Taichi, Lognonné Philippe, Rodriguez Sébastien, Posiolova Liliya, Daubar Ingrid, Malin Mike. InSight for seismically detectability and seismically triggered avalanches on Mars. 18 September 2022. <10.5194/epsc2022-366>

Bonnefoy Léa E., Lucas Antoine, Hayes Alexander G., Rodriguez Sébastien, Poggiali Valerio, Lalich Daniel E., Lorenz Ralph D., Le Gall Alice. Composition, Roughness, and Topography from Radar Backscatter at Selk Crater, the Dragonfly Landing Site. The Planetary Science Journal, IOP Science, 29 August 2022, 3. <10.3847/psj/ac8428>

Lucas Antoine, Gayer Eric. Decennial geomorphic transport from archived time series digital elevation models: a cookbook for tropical and alpine environments. IEEE geoscience and remote sensing magazine, IEEE, 01 June 2022, 10. <10.1109/MGRS.2021.3121370>

Michel Julien, Hagolle Olivier, Delvit Jean-Marc, Thierry Martin, Laurent Lebegue, Laubier David, Malet Jean Philippe, Jérome Legenne, Michaud Joël, Juan Vinasco-Salinas, Iliopoulos Christelle, Le Corre Sébastien, Dusseux Pauline, Kääb Andreas Max, Yesou Hervé, Mouginot Jeremie, Battiston Stephanie, Clandillon Stephen, Bergsma Erwin W J, Berthier Etienne, Lucas Antoine, Dejoux Jean-François, Dedieu Gérard, Puissant Anne, Ferrant Sylvain, Sheeren David, Lefevre Antoine, Cantou Jean-Philippe, Crétaux Jean-François, Almar Rafael, Lelong Camille, Maurel Pierre, Faure Jean-François, Nabucet Jean, Corpetti Thomas, Herrault Pierre-Alexis. Sentinel-HR Phase 0 Report. 15 April 2022.

Perrin Clement, Jacob A, Lucas A, Myhill R, Hauber E, Batov A, Gudkova T, Rodriguez S, Lognonné P, Stevanović J, Drilleau M, Fuji N. Geometry and Segmentation of Cerberus Fossae, Mars: Implications for Marsquake Properties. Journal of Geophysical Research. Planets, Wiley-Blackwell, 17 January 2022, 127. <10.1029/2021je007118>

Rodriguez Sébastien, Vinatier Sandrine, Cordier Daniel, Tobie G., Achterberg Richard K., Anderson Carrie M., Badman Sarah V., Barnes Jason W., Barth Erika L., Bézard Bruno, Carrasco Nathalie, Charnay Benjamin, Clark Roger N., Coll Patrice, Cornet Thomas, Coustenis Athena, Couturier-Tamburelli Isabelle, Dobrijevic Michel, Flasar F. Michael, de Kok Remco, Freissinet Caroline, Galand Marina, Gautier Thomas, Geppert Wolf D., Griffith Caitlin A., Gudipati Murthy S., Hadid Lina Z., Hayes Alexander G., Hendrix Amanda R., Jauman Ralf, Jennings Donald E., Jolly Antoine, Kalousova Klara, Koskinen Tommi T., Lavvas Panayotis, Lebonnois Sébastien, Lebreton Jean-Pierre, Le Gall Alice, Lellouch Emmanuel, Le Mouélic Stéphane, Lopes Rosaly M. C., Lora Juan M., Lorenz Ralph D., Lucas Antoine, Mackenzie Shannon, Malaska Michael J., Mandt Kathleen, Mastrogiuseppe Marco, Newman Claire E., Nixon Conor A., Radebaugh Jani, Rafkin Scot C., Rannou Pascal, Sciamma-O-Brien Ella M., Soderblom Jason M., Solomonidou Anezina, Sotin Christophe, Stephan Katrin, Strobel Darrell, Szopa Cyril, Teanby Nicholas A., Turtle Elizabeth P., Vuitton Véronique, West Robert A.. Science goals and new mission concepts for futureexploration of Titan’s atmosphere, geologyand habitability: titan POlar scout/orbitEr and in situ lakelander and DrONe explorer (POSEIDON). Experimental Astronomy, Springer Link, 2022, 54. <10.1007/s10686-021-09815-8>

Jacob A, Plasman M, Perrin Clement, Fuji N, Lognonné P, Xu Z, Drilleau M, Brinkman N, Stähler S, Sainton G, Lucas A, Giardini D, Kawamura T, Clinton J, Banerdt W B. Seismic sources of InSight marsquakes and seismotectonic context of Elysium Planitia, Mars. Tectonophysics, Elsevier, 2022, 837. <10.1016/j.tecto.2022.229434>

Knapmeyer M., Stähler S.C., Daubar I., Forget F., Spiga A., Pierron T., van Driel M., Banfield D., Hauber E., Grott M., Müller N., Perrin Clement, Jacob A., Lucas A., Knapmeyer-Endrun B., Newman C., Panning M.P., Weber R.C., Calef F.J., Böse M., Ceylan S., Charalambous C., Clinton J., Dahmen N., Giardini D., Horleston A., Kawamura T., Khan A., Mainsant G., Plasman M., Lemmon M., Lorenz R., Pike W.T., Scholz J.-R., Lognonné P., Banerdt B.. Seasonal seismic activity on Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Elsevier, December 2021, 576. <10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117171>

Ferrari C., Lucas A., Jacquemoud S.. The thermal emission of Saturn's icy moons Effects of topography and regolith properties. Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 03 September 2021, 655. <10.1051/0004-6361/202141223>

Charalambous C, Mcclean J, Baker M, Pike W, Golombek M, Lemmon M, Ansan V., Perrin C, Spiga A, Lorenz R, Banks M, Murdoch N, Rodriguez S, Weitz C, Grant J, Warner N, Garvin J, Daubar I, Hauber E, Stott A, Johnson C, Mittelholz A, Warren T, Navarro S, Sotomayor L, Maki J, Lucas A, Banfield D, Newman C, Viúdez‐moreiras D, Pla‐garcía J, Lognonné P, Banerdt W. Vortex‐Dominated Aeolian Activity at InSight's Landing Site, Part 1: Multi‐Instrument Observations, Analysis, and Implications. Journal of Geophysical Research. Planets, Wiley-Blackwell, June 2021, 126. <10.1029/2020je006757>

Peruzzetto Marc, Mangeney Anne, Bouchut François, Grandjean Gilles, Lévy Clara, Thiery Yannick, Lucas Antoine. Topography curvature effects in thin-layer models for gravity-driven flows without bed erosion. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, American Geophysical Union/Wiley, 01 April 2021, 126. <10.1029/2020JF005657>

Conway Susan J., Morino Costanza, Peignaux Coralie, Lucas Antoine, Svennig Kristian, Butcher Frances E. G., Roberti Giochino, Philippe Meven, Collins-May Jake. Molards — A New Landform Revealing Ice-Ejecta Interactions on Mars. 15 March 2021, 2548.

Morino Costanza, Conway Susan J., Peignaux Coralie, Lucas Antoine, Svennevig Kristian, Butcher Frances, Roberti Gioachino, Philippe Meven, Collins-May Jake. Molards on Mars - Signs of a disrupted cryosphere?. 01 March 2021.