François Tuzet

I have always been both fascinated and inspired by snow at the same time. The magic feeling of opening your window at the morning and discover that the landscape is fully coated by this white and wonderful material is probably one of the main reasons that pushed me to become a snow scientist.

After obtaining an engineer degree in aeronautics specialized in computer sciences (ISAE-Supaero, France), I decided to get back closer to my passions by realizing a PhD in snow sciences (CNRM-CEN, France) from 2016 to 2019. The focus of my PhD was to study the impacts of light-absorbing particles on snow radiative transfer based both on field measurements and on snowpack modelling with Crocus model. The developments I made in Crocus for my PhD gave me an insight on what could be improved in a new-generation snow model and motivated me to join the IVORI project.

My role in this project will be to design the next generation snowpack model and to implement the processed studied other members of the team in an numerically efficient and modular way.

Updated on 26 October 2021