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Pierre Gentine

Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Department: 
Earth and Environmental Engineering
Office: 
842 S.W. Mudd
Email: 
pg2328@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-7287
Biography

Pierre Gentine is an associate professor in the department of Earth and Environmental Engineering. He obtained his MSc and PhD from MIT. Pierre Gentine is working on land-atmosphere interactions, convection-clouds, and surface hydrology using conceptual models, numerical models and wide range of data analysis tools. His overall research objective is to understand how soil and atmospheric moisture organizes across different spatial and temporal scales and in particular how the interactions with the atmosphere, vegetation and landscape constrain this organization. Dr. Gentine has research interests in Land-atmosphere interactions, Hydrometeorology, Convection, Ecohydrology, Remote sensing, data assimilation of remote sensing measurements to estimate soil moisture and surface heat fluxes, Land-surface models, and Stochastic processes.

Research & Other Works
Article
Radiative convective equilibrium over a land surface
Article
A Closer Look at Boundary Layer Inversion in Large-Eddy Simulations and Bulk Models: Buoyancy-Driven Case
Article
Interannual coupling between summertime surface temperature and precipitation: processes and implication for climate change
Land-surface controls on afternoon precipitation diagnosed from observational data: uncertainties and confounding factors
Article
Triggering Deep Convection with a Probabilistic Plume Model
Article
Neural Network–Based Sensitivity Analysis of Summertime Convection over the Continental United States
Article
Impact of soil moisture-atmosphere interactions on surface temperature distribution
Article
Scaling in Surface Hydrology: Progress and Challenges
Article
Reduction of tropical land region precipitation variability via transpiration
Article
A Probabilistic Bulk Model of Coupled Mixed Layer and Convection. Part II: Shallow Convection Case
Article
An Idealized Prototype for Large-Scale Land–Atmosphere Coupling
Article
Precipitation Sensitivity to Surface Heat Fluxes over North America in Reanalysis and Model Data
Article
Emergent relation between surface vapor conductance and relative humidity profiles yields evaporation rates from weather data
Article
Systematic errors in ground heat flux estimation and their correction
Article
Surface and atmospheric controls on the onset of moist convection over land
Article
A Probabilistic Bulk Model of Coupled Mixed Layer and Convection. Part I: Clear-Sky Case
Article
Diagnosing evaporative fraction over land from boundary-layer clouds
Article
Interdependence of climate, soil, and vegetation as constrained by the Budyko curve
 
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