Dr Bruno Deremble
  • bruno.deremble-at-cnrs.fr (PGP)
  • University Grenoble Alpes
  • 70 rue de la physique
  • 38 058 Grenoble Cedex 9
  • +33 4 38 38 81 86
  • Github profile


  • Nov. 2023: PhD position available to study oceanic convection on the Coriolis Platform (biggest rotating tank in the world). See Document


I am a physical oceanographer (CNRS researcher at University Grenoble Alpes - IGE). The aim of my research is centered around several key questions that I believe to be of prime importance to oceanography and climate dynamics. My work focuses on ocean-atmosphere interactions, mesoscale structures, oceanic intrinsic variability, and atmospheric weather regimes. To address these questions, my approach is to proceed systematically from theory and process oriented studies to regionally embedded, fine scale primitive equation modeling. Specifically, my current research projects include:

  • Building and understanding the physics of a multiple scale ocean model (that combines planetary and quasi-geostrophic physics),
  • Identifying and characterizing the ocean low-frequency variability in idealized and realistic ocean models,
  • Understanding the eddy-topography interaction.


I am a part-time assistant professor at Ecole Polytechnique, working in the Department of Mechanics. My role involves teaching lab experiments to small groups of two students, focusing on environmental flows like gravity currents, wave propagation, plume dynamics… We explore important concepts such as non-dimensional numbers, self-similarity, and scaling laws.

Additionally, I collaborate with A. Tantet to teach "Machine Learning for Climate and Energy". In this class, our teaching approach involves using accessible notebooks to introduce students to statistical learning. We draw examples from real climate datasets to make the concepts more tangible. As the course progresses, we delve into fully connected neural networks, providing students with practical insights into the application of machine learning in the context of climate and energy.

I also taught "Physical Oceanography" at Ecole Normale Supérieure, "Dynamics of Atmosphere and Oceans" and "Boundary layer Meteorology" "at Ecole Polytechnique (see lecture notes below).

Dynamique de l'atmosphère et des océans MEC433 Polytechnique



Alexandre Legay, Bruno Deremble, Thierry Penduff, Pierre Brasseur, and Jean-Marc Molines. A generic framework for evaluating the oceanic mixed layer depth dynamics. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., page submitted, 2024.
Takaya Uchida, Quentin Jamet, Andrew C. Poje, Nico Wienders, William K. Dewar, and Bruno Deremble. Wavelet-Based Wavenumber Spectral Estimate of Eddy Kinetic Energy: Idealized Quasi-Geostrophic Flow. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 15(3):e2022MS003399, 2023. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Takaya Uchida, Quentin Jamet, William K Dewar, Bruno Deremble, Andrew C Poje, and Luolin Sun. Imprint of chaos on the ocean energy cycle from an eddying north atlantic ensemble. 2023.
T. Uchida, D. Balwada, Q. Jamet, W.K. Dewar, Bruno Deremble, T. Penduff, and J. Le Sommer. Cautionary tales from the mesoscale eddy diffusivity tensor. Ocean Model., 182:102172, 2023. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Francois Lott, Anton Beljaars, Lucile Pauget, and Bruno Deremble. Neutral and stratified turbulent boundary layer flow over low mountains. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., n/a(n/a):1--18, 2023. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Long Li, Bruno Deremble, Noé Lahaye, and Etienne Mémin. Stochastic data-driven parameterization of unresolved eddy effects in a baroclinic quasi-geostrophic model. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 15(2):e2022MS003297, 2023. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble, T. Uchida, W. K. Dewar, and R. Samelson. Eddy-mean flow interaction with a multiple scale quasi geostrophic model. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 15(10):e2022MS003572, 2023. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Takaya Uchida, Bruno Deremble, and Stephane Popinet. Deterministic model of the eddy dynamics for a midlatitude ocean model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 52(6):1133--1154, 2022. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Clément Soufflet, Francois Lott, and Bruno Deremble. Mountain waves produced by a stratified shear flow with a boundary layer. part III: Trapped lee waves and horizontal momentum transport. J. Atmos. Sci., 79(6):1601--1614, 2022. [ DOI | .pdf ]
W Dewar and Bruno Deremble. Ocean energy, fluxes and an anti-anti-turbulence conjecture. Ocean and Coastal Research, 70:Suppl. 1, 2022. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Takaya Uchida, Bruno Deremble, and Thierry Penduff. The seasonal variability of the ocean energy cycle from a quasi-geostrophic double gyre ensemble. Fluids, 6(6):206, 2021. [ DOI | .pdf ]
F. Lott, Bruno Deremble, and C. Soufflet. Mountain waves produced by a stratified shear flow with a boundary layer. part II: Form drag, wave drag, and transition from downstream sheltering to upstream blocking. J. Atmos. Sci., 78(4):1101--1112, 2021. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Q. Jamet, Bruno Deremble, N. Wienders, T. Uchida, and WK Dewar. On wind-driven energetics of subtropical gyres. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 13(4):e2020MS002329, 2021. [ DOI | .pdf ]
F. Lott, Bruno Deremble, and C. Soufflet. Mountain waves produced by a stratified boundary layer flow. part I: Hydrostatic case. J. Atmos. Sci., 77(5):1683--1697, 2020. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Q. Jamet, W.K Dewar, N. Wienders, Bruno Deremble, S. Close, and T. Penduff. Locally and remotely forced subtropical amoc variability: A matter of time scales. J. Climate, 33(12):5155--5172, 2020. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Q. Jamet, W. K. Dewar, N. Wienders, and Bruno Deremble. Spatio-temporal patterns of chaos in the atlantic overturning circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46(13):7509--7517, 2019. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Q. Jamet, W. K. Dewar, N. Wienders, and Bruno Deremble. Fast warming of the surface ocean under a climatological scenario. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46:3871--3879, 2019. [ DOI | .pdf ]
A. Storto, M. J. Martin, Bruno Deremble, and S. Masina. Strongly coupled data assimilation experiments with linearized ocean-atmosphere balance relationships. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146:1233--1257, 2018. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Joseph Schoonover, William K Dewar, Nicolas Wienders, and Bruno Deremble. Local sensitivities of the gulf stream separation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 47(2):353--373, 2017. [ DOI | .pdf ]
A Fabregat, Bruno Deremble, N Wienders, A Stroman, A Poje, TM Özgökmen, and WK Dewar. Rotating 2d point source plume models with application to deepwater horizon. Ocean Model., 119:118--135, 2017. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble, E. R. Johnson, and W. K. Dewar. A coupled model of interior balanced and boundary flow. Ocean Model., 119:1--12, 2017. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble. Convective plumes in rotating systems. J. Fluid Mech., 799:27--55, 2016. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble, W.K. Dewar, and E. Chassignet. Vorticity dynamics near sharp topographic features. J. Mar. Res, 74(6):249--276, 2016. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble, N. Wienders, and W. K. Dewar. Potential vorticity budget in the North Atlantic ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44:164--178, 2014. [ DOI | .pdf ]
W. Arruda, V. Zharkov, Bruno Deremble, D. Nof, and E.P. Chassignet. A new model of current retroflection applied to the westward protrusion of the agulhas current. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44:3118--3138, 2014. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble, N. Wienders, and W. K. Dewar. CheapAML: A simple, atmospheric boundary layer model for use in ocean-only model calculations. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141:809--821, 2013. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble and W. K. Dewar. Volume and potential vorticity budgets of Eighteen Degree Water. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43:2309--2321, 2013. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble, E. Simonnet, and M. Ghil. Multiple equilibria and oscillatory modes in a mid-latitude ocean-forced atmospheric model. Nonlin. Processes Geophy., 19(5):479--499, 2012. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble, G. Lapeyre, and M. Ghil. Atmospheric dynamics triggered by an oceanic SST front in a moist quasi-geostrophic model. J. Atmos. Sci., 69:1617--1632, 2012. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble and W. K. Dewar. First order scaling law for potential vorticity extraction due to wind. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42:1303--1312, 2012. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble, A. M. Hogg, Pavel Berloff, and W. K. Dewar. On the application of no-slip lateral boundary conditions to `coarsely' resolved ocean models. Ocean Model., 39(3-4):411--415, 2011. [ DOI | .pdf ]
Bruno Deremble, F. D'Andrea, and M. Ghil. Fixed points, stable manifolds, weather regimes, and their predictability. Chaos, 19(4):043109, 2009. [ DOI | .pdf ]