Francois Vandenberghe


Project Scientist
National Security Applications Program

Job Responsabilities

Project lead of the CLIMOPS (Climatology of Operational Parameters) project with SHOM for the French Navy.

Provide scientific support to the GCAT regional climatology project with NGIC.

Provide scientific support to the SDF (Sensor Data Fusion) project with DTRA.

Professional Interests

Numerical Weather Prediction, Data assimilation, Regional Climate Modeling.


Ph.D. in Remote Sensing, The Mining School of Paris, France, 1992.

M.S., in Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, 1988.

Selected Publications

Frehlich, R., S. Sharman, F. Vandenberghe, W. Yu, Y. Liu, J. Knievel and G. Jumper. Estimates of Cn2 from Numerical Weather Prediction Model Output and Comparison with Thermosonde Data. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol. Vol. 49, no. 8, pp. 1742-1755. Aug 2010.

Hahmann A., D. Rostkier-Edelstein, T. Warner, Y. Liu, F. Vandenberghe and S. Swerdlin. Toward a climate downscaling for he Eastern Mediterranean at high resolution. Adv. Geosci., Vol. 12, 24 January 2008, pp 159-164.

Knupp K. R., T. Coleman, D. Philips, R. Ware, D., F. Vandenberghe, J. Vivekanandan, E. Westwater, J. Cimini and E. Westwater: Ground-based Passive Microwave Profiling during Dynamic Weather Conditions. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol. Vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1057-1073. June 2009.

Chen S.-H., Z. Zhao, J. Haase, A. Chen, F. Vandenberghe: A Study of the Characteristics and Assimilation of Retrieved MODIS Total Precipitable Water Data in Severe Weather Simulations. Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 136, no 9, pp. 3608-3628, Sep. 2008.

Hahmann A., D. Rostkier-Edelstein, T. Warner, Y. Liu, F. Vandenberghe and S. Swerdlin: Toward a climate downscaling for the Eastern Mediterranean at high resolution. Adv. Geosci., Vol. 12, 24 Jan uary 2008, pp 159-164.

Chen, S.-H., F. Vandenberghe, and C.-Y. Huang: Error characteristics of GPS retrieved refractivity using a simulation study, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, Vol. 84 No. 3 pp.477-496, 2006,

V. Wulfmeyer, H.-S. Bauer, M. Grzeschik, A. Behrendt, F. Vandenberghe, E. Browell, S. Ismail, R. Ferrare: 4-Dimensional variational assimilation of water vapor differential absorption lidar data. Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 134, No. 1, pp. 209-230. Feb. 2006.

C.-Y. Huang, Y.-H. Kuo, S.-H. Chen and F. Vandenberghe: Improvements on Typhoon Forecast with Assimilated GPS Occultation Refractivity. Weather and Forecasting, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 931953. Dec 2005.

Chen S-H, F. Vandenberghe, G. Petty and J. Bresch: Application of SSM/I Satellite Data to a Hurricane Simulation. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. Vol. 130, no. 598, pp. 801-825. Apr 2004.

Cucurull, L., F. Vandenberghe, D. Barker, E. Vilaclara, A. Rius: 3DVAR assimilation of GPS and meteorological observations in MM5 during the December 14th 2001 storm event over the western Mediterranean sea. Monthly Weather Review, Volume 132, no 3, 749-763, March 2004.

Ware, R., F. Solheim, R. Carpenter, J. Gueldner, J. Liljegren, T. Nehrkorn, and F. Vandenberghe: Radiometric profiling of tropospheric temperature, humidity and cloud liquid. Radio Science, Volume 38, no 4., 8079-8092, July 2003.

Zou X., F. Vandenberghe, B. Wang, M.E. Gorbunov, Y.H. Kuo, S. Sokolovskiy, J.C. Chang, G.G. Sela and R. Anthes, (1999): A raytracing operator and its adjoint for the use of GPS/MET refraction angle measurements. J. Geophys. Res., Vol 104, No D18, 22, 301-22,318.