Alexandre Mignot
Ph.D. Student (2008 - present)
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M.SC. Ocean, Atmosphere & Continental surfaces (2007-2008)
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Dissertation topic: A new estimate of the North Atlantic 3D circulation from altimetry, sea surface temperature and in situ
B.SC.(Hons) Marine Science and Environment (2006-2007)
IUniv. Bordeaux 1,Bordeaux, France / NOC, Southampton, UK
B.SC(Hons) Fundamental Physics (2005-2006)
Université Bordeaux1,Bordeaux, France
Dissertation topic: Swell modeling in the Arcachon basin inlet
Research interests:
Ph.D thesis topic: Coupling remotely sensed measurements of ocean color with in situ measurements by profiling float to investigate biogeochemical processes.


  • Barbieux, M., Uitz, J., Gentili, B., Pasqueron de Fommervault, O., Mignot, A., Poteau, A., Schmechtig, C., Taillandier, V., Leymarie, E., Penker'ch, C., D'Ortenzio, F., Claustre, H. and A. Bricaud (2018), Bio-optical characterization of subsurface chlorophyll maxima in the Mediterranean Sea from a Biogeochemical-Argo float database, Biogeoscience Discussions
  • Sauzede, R., E. Martinez, O. Pasqueron de Fommervault, A. Poteau, A. Mignot, C. Maes, H. Claustre, J. Uitz, K. Maamaatuaiahutapu, M. Rodier, C. Schmechtig, and V. Laurent (2018). Seasonal dynamics and disturbance of phytoplankton biomass in the wake of Tahiti as observed by Biogeochemical-Argo floats. Biogeoscience Discussions, submitted
  • 2018

  • Mignot, A., Ferrari, R. and H. Claustre. Floats with bio-optical sensors reveal what processes trigger the North Atlantic bloom, Nature Communication, 9, doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02143-6 (Get PDF reprint)
  • 2015

  • Sauzede, R., Claustre, H., Jamet, C., Uitz, J., Ras, J., Mignot, A. and F. D'Ortenzio (2015). Retrieving the vertical distribution of chlorophyll a concentration and phytoplankton community composition from in situ fluorescence profiles: A method based on a neural network with potential for global-scale applications. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC010355 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2014

  • Mignot, A., Claustre, H., Uitz, J., Poteau, A., D'Ortenzio, F. and X. Xing (2014) Understanding the seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton biomass and DCM in oligotrophic environments: a Bio-Argo float investigation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, DOI: 10.1002/2013GB004781 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Xing, X., Claustre, H., Uitz, J., Mignot, A., Poteau, A. and H. Wang (2014). Seasonal Evolutions of Bio-optical Properties and Their Inter-relationships Observed by Bio-Argo Floats in the Sub-polar North Atlantic, Journal of Geophysical Research - Ocean, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC010189. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2011

  • Mignot, A., Claustre, H., F. D'Ortenzio, F., Xing, X, Poteau, A. and J. Ras (2011). From the shape of the vertical profile of in vivo fluorescence to Chlorophyll-a concentration. Biogeosciences, 8, 2391–2406, doi:10.5194/bg-8-2391-2011 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Xing, X., Morel, A., Claustre, H., Antoine, D., D'Ortenzio, F., Poteau, A., Mignot, A. (2011). Combined processing and mutual interpretation of radiometry and fluorimetry from autonomous profiling Bio-Argo Floats. The retrieval of Chlorophyll a, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C06020, doi:10.1029/2010JC006899. (Get PDF Reprint)
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