Dr Gilles Dominique Bellon

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Honorary Academic

Research | Current

My work investigates how the interaction between tropical clouds and tropical atmospheric circulation creates the observed climate variability. I use models of different complexity to understand the mechanisms at play in this variability, from idealized, "toy" models to cloud-resolving models and state-of-the-art climate models (called general circulation models).

Teaching | Current

2016, Semester 1: PHYSICS 213, PHYSICS 231, GEOPHYSICS 331.

2016, Semester 2: PHYSICS 261, PHYSICS 732.

Areas of expertise

  • Atmospheric sciences;
  • Climate dynamics;
  • Tropical climate variability;
  • Tropical boundary layer.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • COPPIN, D., BELLON, G., PLETZER, A., & SCOTT, C. (2020). Detecting and tracking coastal precipitation in the tropics: Methods and insights into multiscale variability of tropical precipitation. Journal of Climate, 33 (15), 6689-6705. 10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0321.1
  • Specq, D., Bellon, G., Peltier, A., Lefèvre J, & Menkes, C. (2020). Influence of subseasonal variability on the diurnal cycle of precipitation on a mountainous island: The case of New Caledonia. Monthly Weather Review, 148 (1), 333-351. 10.1175/MWR-D-19-0177.1
  • Ulrich, M., & Bellon, G. (2019). Superenhancement of Precipitation at the Center of Tropical Islands. Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (24), 14872-14880. 10.1029/2019GL084947
  • Coppin, D., & Bellon, G. (2019). Physical Mechanisms Controlling the Offshore Propagation of Convection in the Tropics: 2. Influence of Topography. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN MODELING EARTH SYSTEMS, 11 (10), 3251-3264. 10.1029/2019MS001794
  • Coppin, D., & Bellon, G. (2019). Physical Mechanisms Controlling the Offshore Propagation of Convection in the Tropics: 1. Flat Island. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN MODELING EARTH SYSTEMS, 11 (9), 3042-3056. 10.1029/2019MS001793
  • Saint-Martin, D., Geoffroy, O., Watson, L., Douville, H., Bellon, G., Voldoire, A., ... Ribes, A. (2019). Fast-Forward to Perturbed Equilibrium Climate. Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (15), 8969-8975. 10.1029/2019GL083031
  • Bellon, G., Reitebuch, O., & Naumann, A. K. (2017). Shallow Circulations: Relevance and Strategies for Satellite Observation. Surveys in Geophysics, 38 (6), 1509-1528. 10.1007/s10712-017-9442-2
  • Li, N., Bellon, G., & McGregor, G. (2017). Tropospheric moisture in the Southwest Pacific as revealed by homogenized radiosonde data: Climatology and decadal trend. International Journal of Climatology, 37 (3), 1341-1355. 10.1002/joc.4780


Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
New Zealand

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