Michel Desgagné

Meteorologist - Atmospheric Numerical Prediction Research

Current research and/or projects

Research in numerical weather prediction from the local to the global scale, and for time scales ranging from minutes to seasons

Development and maintenance of weather prediction models

Professional activities / interests

Chief of the Model Infrastructure group at RPN-A

Education and awards

M.Sc. Atmospheric Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, 1998

B.Sc. Physics, Université du Québec à Montréal, 1991

Key publications

Mailhot J., S. Belair, L. Lefaivre, B.Bilodeau, M. Desgagne, C.Girard, A. Glazer, A.-M. Leduc, A. Methot, A. Patoine, A. Plante,A. Rahill, T. Robinson, D. Talbot, A. Tremblay, P. Vaillancourt, A. Zadra and A.Qaddouri. 2006. The 15-km version of the Canadian regional forecast system. Atmosphere-Ocean. 44(2):133-149.

Desgagne, M., R. McTaggart-Cowan, W. Ofuchi, G. Brunet, P. Yau, J. Gyakum, Y. Furukawa and M. Valin. 2006. Large atmospheric computation on the Earth Simulator: the LACES project. Scientific Programming. 14(1), 13-25.

Girard, C., R. Benoit, and M.Desgagne. 2005. Finescale topography and the MC2 dynamics kernel. Mon. Wea. Rev. 133(6):1463-1477.

Desgagne, M., S. Thomas and M. Valin. 2000. Performance of MC2 and the ECMWF IFS forecast model on the Fujitsu VPP700 and NEC SX-4M. Scientific Programming. 8:23-30.

Thomas, S., J. Hacker, M. Desgagne and R. Stull. 2000. Optimizing MC2 for RISC architectures: Forecast accuracy versus performance. J. Sci. Program. 8.

Nagata, M., L. Leslie, H. Kamahori, R. Nomura, H. Mino, Y. Kurihara, E. Rogers, R. L. Elsberry, B. K. Basu, A. Buzzi, J. Calvo, M. Desgagne, M. D'Isidoro, S.-Y. Hong, J. Katzfey, D. Majewski, P. Malguzzi, J. McGregor, A. Murata, J. Nachamkin, M. Roch and C. Wilson. 2001. A mesoscale model intercomparison: A case of explosive development of a tropical cyclone (COMPARE III). Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan. 79(5):999-1033.

Research facility

2121, route Transcanadienne
Dorval, QC H9P 1J3