Louis Prieur
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  • Bosse, A., Testor, P., Mayot, N., Prieur, L., D'Ortenzio, F., Mortier, L., Legoff, H., Gourcuff, C., Coppola, L., Lavigne, H., Raimbault, P. (2017). A submesoscale coherent vortex in the Ligurian Sea: from dynamical barriers to biological implications. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012634. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Lacour, L., M. Ardyna, K. Stec, H. Claustre, L. Prieur, M. Ribera D’Alcala, and D. Iudicone (2017). Unexpected winter phytoplankton blooms in the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre. Nature Geoscience, Doi: 10.1038/NGEO3035
  • Mayot, N., D'Ortenzio, F., Taillandier, V., Prieur, L., Pasqueron de Fommervault, O., Claustre, H., Bosse, A., Testor, P. & P. Conan (2017), Impacts of the deep convection on the phytoplankton blooms in temperate seas: a multiplatform approach over a complete annual cycle (2012-2013 DEWEX experiment). Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012052. (Get PDF reprint)
  • Organelli, E., Barbieux, M., Claustre, H., Schmechtig, C., Poteau, A., Bricaud, A., Boss, E., Briggs, N., Dall’Olmo, G., D'Ortenzio, F., Leymarie, E., Mangin, A., Obolensky, G., Penkerc'h, C., Prieur, L., Roesler, C., Serra, R., Uitz, J. and X. Xing (2017). Two databases derived from BGC-Argo float measurements for biogeochemical and bio-optical applications at the global scale. Earth System Science Data, 9, 861–880, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-861-2017 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2016

  • Bosse, A., P. Testor, L. Houpert, P. Damien, L. Prieur, D. Hayes, V. Taillandier, X. Durrieu de Madron, F. D'Ortenzio, and L. Coppola (2016), Scales and dynamics of submesoscale coherent vortices formed by deep convection in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. doi:10.1002/2016JC012144.
  • Estournel, C., Testor, P., Taupier-Letage, I., Bouin, M., Coppola, L., Durand, P., P. Conan, A. Bosse, P.-E. Brilouet, L. Beguery, S. Belamari, K. Béranger, J. Beuvier, D. Bourras, G. Canut, A. Doerenbecher, X. Durrieu de Madron, D'Ortenzio F., P. Drobinski, V. Ducrocq, N. Fourrié, H. Giordani, L. Houpert, L. Labatut, C.L. Brossier, M. Nuret, L. Prieur, O. Roussot, L. Seyfried, and S. Somot (2016). HyMeX-SOP2: The Field Campaign Dedicated to Dense Water Formation in the Northwestern Mediterranean. Oceanography, 29(4), 196-206.
  • Organelli, E., H. Claustre, A. Bricaud, C. Schmechtig, A. Poteau, X. Xing, L. Prieur, F. D'Ortenzio, G. Dall’Olmo, Vellucci, V. (2016). A novel near real-time quality-control procedure for radiometric profiles measured by Bio-Argo floats: protocols and performances, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33(5), 937-951, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0193.1 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2015

  • Bosse, A., Testor, P., Mortier, L., Prieur, L., Taillandier, V., D'Ortenzio, F., & Coppola, L. (2015). Spreading of Levantine Intermediate Waters by submesoscale coherent vortices in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea as observed with gliders. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120(3), 1599-1622 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Lacour, L., Claustre, H., Prieur, L. and F. D'Ortenzio (2015). Phytoplankton biomass cycles in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre: a similar mechanism for two different blooms in the Labrador Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL064540. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Pasqueron de Fommervault, O., D'Ortenzio, F., Mangin, A., Serra, R., Migon, C., Claustre, H., Lavigne, H. Ribera d’Alcalà, M., Prieur, L., Taillandier, V., Schmechtig, C., Poteau, A., Leymarie, E., Besson, F. and G. Obolensky (2015). Seasonal variability of nutrient concentrations in the Mediterranean Sea: Contribution of Bio-Argo floats. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120,doi:10.1002/2015JC011103 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2014

  • D’Ortenzio F., H. Lavigne, F. Besson, H. Claustre, L. Coppola, N. Garcia, A. Laës-Huon, S. Le Reste, D. Malardé, C. Migon, P. Morin, L. Mortier, A. Poteau, L. Prieur, P. Raimbault and P. Testor (2014). Observing mixed layer depth, nitrates and chlorophyll concentrations in the North Western Mediterranean: a combined satellite and NO3 profiling floats experiment, Geophysical Research Letters, 41,
    6443–6451, doi:10.1002/2014GL061020. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2013

  • Lavigne, H. D'Ortenzio, F., Migon, C., Claustre, H., Testor, P., Ribera d'Alcalà, M., Lavezza, R., Houpert, L. and L. Prieur (2013). Enhancing the comprehension of mixed layer depth control on the Mediterranean phytoplankton phenology, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 3416–3430, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20251 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2012

  • D'Ortenzio, F. and L. Prieur, (2012), "The upper mixed layer", in "Life in the Mediterranean Sea: A look at habitat changes", Noga Stambler ed., Nova Science Publisher, pp 127-156. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Matsuoka, A., A. Bricaud, R. Benner, J. Para, R. Sempéré, L. Prieur, S. Bélanger and M. Babin (2012). Tracking the transport of colored dissolved organic matter in the Southern Beaufort Sea : relationship with hydrographic characteristics. Biogeosciences, 9, 925–940, doi:10.5194/bg-9-925-2012 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2011

  • Belviso, S., I. Masotti, A. Tagliabue, L. Bopp, P. Brockmann, C. Fichot, G. Caniaux, L. Prieur, J. Ras, J. Uitz, H. Loisel, D. Desailly, S. Alvain, N. Kasamatsu, and M. Fukuchi (2011), DMS dynamics in the most oligotrophic subtropical zones of the global ocean, Biogeochemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10533-011-9648-1. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2008

  • Niewiadomska, K., Claustre, H., Prieur, L., D'Ortenzio, F. (2008). Submesoscale physical-biogeochemical coupling across the Ligurian current (northwestern Mediterranean) using a bio-optical glider, Limnology and Oceanography, 53, 2210-2225. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2005

  • Claustre, H., Babin, M., Merien, D., Ras, J., Prieur, L., Dallot, S., Prasil, O., Dousova, H. and T. Moutin (2005). Towards a taxon-specific parameterization of bio-optical models of primary production a case study in the North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, (C07S12, doi:10.1029/2004JC002634). (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2004

  • Leblanc, K., Quéguiner, B., Claustre, H., Prieur, L., Oubelkheir, K. and F. Bruyant (2004). Siliceous phytoplankton production and export related to trans-frontal dynamics of the Almeria-Oran frontal system (Western Mediterranean Sea) during winter. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, C7, C07010, 10.1029/2003JC001878 (Get PDF Reprint).
  • Van Wambeke, F., Lefèvre, D., Prieur, L., Sempéré, R., Bianchi, M., Oubelkheir, K., Bruyant, F. (2004). Distribution of microbial biomass, metabolism, and factors controlling bacterial production across a geostrophic front in the SW Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 269, 1-15 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2000

  • Claustre, H., Fell, F., Oubelkheir, K., Prieur, L., Sciandra, A., Gentili, B. and M. Babin (2000). Continuous monitoring of surface optical properties across a geostrophic front: biogeochemical inferences. Limnology and Oceanography, 45, 309-321 (Get PDF reprint)
  • Claustre, H., Kerhervé, P., Marty, J.-C., Prieur, L., Videau, C. and J.H. Hecq (1994). Phytoplankton distribution associated with a geostrophic front : ecological and biogeochemical implications. Journal of Marine Research, 52, 711-742. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Fiala, M., Sournia, A., Claustre, H., Marty, J.-C., Prieur, L. and G. Vetion (1994). Gradients of phytoplankton abundance, composition and photosynthetic pigments across the Almeria-Oran front (SW Mediterranean Sea). Journal of Marine Systems, 5, 223-233. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1989

  • Sathyendranath, S., Prieur, L. and A. Morel (1989). A 3 component model of ocean color and its application to remote-sensing of phytoplankton pigments in coastal waters. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 10 1373-1394. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1983-1984

  • Bricaud, A., Morel, A., and L. Prieur (1983). Optical efficiency factors of some phytoplankters, Limnology and Oceanography, 28, 816-832. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1981

  • Bricaud, A., Morel, A. and L. Prieur (1981). Absorption by dissolved organic matter of the sea (yellow substance) in the UV and visible domains, Limnology and Oceanography, 26, 43-53. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 1970-1979

  • Morel, A. and L. Prieur (1977). Analysis of variations in ocean color, Limnology and Oceanography, 22, 709-722. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Prieur, L. and A. Morel (1971). Etude théorique du régime assymptotique. Relations entre caractéristqiues optiques et coefficient d'extinction relatif à la pénétration de la lumière du jour. Cahiers Océanographiques, XXIII, 35-47.
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