CV Cécile B. Ménard

Cécile B. Ménard

Title Research scientist, Arctic Research Centre


Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O Box 503, FI-00101 Helsinki

Street address Finnish Meteorological Institute, Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00530 Helsinki

Phone number +358 50 570 9620

Fields of expertise

  • Cold regions hydrology
  • Snow-vegetation interactions
  • Land surface modelling


  • CARB-ARC: Carbon Balance under Changing Processes of Arctic and Subarctic Cryosphere (Funding: Academy of Finland)
  • MONIMET: Climate Change Indicators and Vulnerability of Boreal Zone Applying Innovative Observation and Modeling Techniques (Funding: EU Life +)
  • SMOS + Innovation Permafrost: Application of SMOS data for the characterisation of the freeze-thaw cycle and the retrieval of permafrost information (ESA-funded)
  • NCoE Tundra: How to preserve the tundra in a warming climate (funding: Top-level Research Initiative / Nordic Centre of Excellence)

University and other degrees

  • PhD (2010) University of Edinburgh / Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, United Kingdom. Thesis Title: 'Modelling the effects of shrub-tundra on snow and runoff'

Previous professional appointments

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Edinburgh, 04/2010-02/2012, 'The response of Arctic regions to changing climate' (NERC-funded)


List of publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Yang, J., Jiang, L., Ménard, CB, Luojus, K., Lemmetyinen, J., Pulliainen, J. (2015) Evaluation of snow products over the Tibetan Plateau, Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10427

Schwank M. and 12 others (2014) Model for microwave emission of a snow-covered ground with focus on L band, Remote Sensing of Environment, 154: 180-191

Ménard, C.B, Essery, R. and Pomeroy, J. (2014) Modelled sensitivity of the snow regime to topography, shrub fraction and shrub height, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 2375-2392

Rautiainen, K., Lemmetyinen, J. Schwank, M., Kontu, A., Ménard,C.B., Mätzler, C., Drusch, M., Wiesman, A. Ikonen, J. and Pulliainen, J. (2014) Detection of soil freezing from L-band passive microwave observations, Remote Sensing of Environment, 147, 206-218

Cohen, J., Pulliainen, J., Ménard, C. B., Johansen, B., & Oksanen, L. (2013). Effect of reindeer grazing on snowmelt, albedo and energy balance based on satellite data analyses. Remote Sensing of Environment, 135, 107-117, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.029

Ménard, C. B., Essery, R., Pomeroy, J., Marsh, P., & Clark, D. B. (2012). A shrub bending model to calculate the albedo of shrub-tundra. Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.9582

Essery, R., Morin, S., Lejeune, Y., Ménard, C.B.  (2012) A comparison of 1701 snow models using observations from an alpine site Advances in Water Resources, doi :10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.07.013

Myers-Smith, I. H., Forbes, B. C., Wilmking, M., Hallinger, M., Lantz, T., Blok, D., Tape, K. D., et al. (2011). Shrub expansion in tundra ecosystems: dynamics, impacts and research priorities. Environmental Research Letters, 6(4), 045509. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/045509

Best, M. J., Pryor, M., Clark, D. B., Rooney, G. G., Essery, R. . L. H., Ménard, C. B., Edwards, J. M., et al. (2011). The Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), model description – Part 1: Energy and water fluxes. Geoscientific Model Development, 4(3), 677–699. doi:10.5194/gmd-4-677-2011

Bewley, D., Essery, R., Pomeroy, J., & Ménard, C. (2010). Measurements and modelling of snowmelt and turbulent heat fluxes over shrub tundra. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14(7), 1331–1340. doi:10.5194/hess-14-1331-2010