Gildas Cambon

Modeling Engineer, IRD

IUEM, Rue Dumont d'Urville, Bâtiment D
29280 Plouzané, France 
tel : +33 (0)2 90 91 55 32
Activities and research interests
  • Ocean Modelling
  • High Performance Computing
  • Coastal upwelling dynamics
  • Air-Sea interactions and coupling



Fearon, G., S. Herbette, J. Veitch, G. Cambon, and M. Vichi, 2022: The influence of the land-sea breeze on coastal upwelling systems: locally forced vs internal wave vertical mixing and implications for thermal fronts, Ocean Modelling, 176, 102069 .

Ragoasha M. N., S. Herbette, J. Veitch, G. Cambon, C. Reason, C. Roy, 2022: Inter-annual variability of Lagrangian transport in the southern Benguela Current upwelling system, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127, e2020JC017114.


Bentamy A., S.A Grodsky, G. Cambon, P. Tandeo, X. Capet, C. Roy, S. Herbette, A. Grouazel, 2021: A. Twenty-Seven Years of Scatterometer Surface Wind Analysis over Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems. Remote Sensing. 2021, 13, 940.


Fearon, G., S. Herbette, J. Veitch, G. Cambon, A.J. Lucas, F. Lemarié and M. Vichi, 2020: Enhanced vertical mixing in coastal upwelling systems driven by diurnal-inertial resonance: numerical experiments, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2020JC016208.

McGrath, A., J. Hermes, C. Moloney, C., Roy,  G. Cambon, S. Herbette, C. van der Lingen, 2020:  Investigating connectivity between two sardine stocks off South Africa using a high-resolution IBM,  Fisheries Oceanography. 2020, 1–15.


Ragoasha N., S. Herbette, G. Cambon, J. Veitch, C. Reason, C. Roy , 2019: Lagrangian pathways in the southern Benguela upwelling system.  Journal of Marine Systems, 195 (2019), 50–66.


Pianezze, J., C. Barthe, S. Bielli, P. Tulet, S. Jullien, G. Cambon, 2018: A new coupled ocean-waves- atmosphere model designed for tropical storm studies: Example of tropical cyclone Bejisa (2013–2014) in the South-West Indian Ocean. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10, 801–825.


Desbiolles F., A. Bentamy B. Blanke, C. Roy A.M. Mestas-Nuñez, S.A. Grodsky, S. Herbette, G. Cambon, C. Maes, 2017: Two decades [1992–2012] of surface wind analyses based on satellite scatterometer observations, Journal of Marine Systems, 168, 38–56.


Menkes C. E., M. Lengaigne, J. Vialard, M. Puy, P. Marchesiello, S. Cravatte, G. Cambon, 2014: About the role of Westerly Wind Events in the possible development of an El Niño in 2014. Geophysical Research Letters.

Nguyen, N.M., P. Marchesiello, F. Lyard, S. Ouillon, G. Cambon, D. Allain, U.V. Dinh, 2014: Tidal characteristics of the Gulf of Tonkin. Continental Shelf Research, 91, 37-56.

Illig, S., B. Dewitte, K. Goubanova, G. Cambon, J. Boucharel, F. Monetti, C. Romero, S. Purca, and R. Flores, 2014: Forcing mechanisms of intraseasonal SST variability off central Peru in 2000–2008, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 3548–3573.


Gutknecht, E., Dadou, I., Marchesiello, P., Cambon, G., Le Vu, B., Sudre, J., Garçon, V., Machu, E., Rixen, T., Kock, A., Flohr, A., Paulmier, A., and Lavik, G., 2013: Nitrogen transfers off Walvis Bay: a 3-D coupled physical/biogeochemical modeling approach in the Namibian upwelling system, Biogeosciences, 10, 4117-4135.

Gutknecht, E., Dadou, I., Le Vu, B., Cambon, G., Sudre, J., Garçon, V., Machu, E., Rixen, T., Kock, A., Flohr, A., Paulmier, A., and Lavik, G., 2013: Coupled physical/biogeochemical modeling including O2-dependent processes in the Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems: application in the Benguela, Biogeosciences, 10, 3559-3591.

Cambon G., K. Goubanova, P. Marchesiello, B. Dewitte, S. Illig  and V. Echevin, 2013:  Assessing the impact of downscaled  winds on a regional ocean model simulation of the Humboldt system,  Ocean Modelling, 65, 11-24.


Dewitte B., J. Vazquez-Cuervo, K. Goubanova, S. Illig, K. Takahashi, G. Cambon, S. Purca, D. Correa, D. Gutierrez, A. Sifeddine and L. Ortlieb, 2012: Change in El Niño flavours over 1958-2008: Implications for the long-term trend of the upwelling off Peru. Deep Sea Research II.

Debreu, L., P. Marchesiello, P. Penven, and G. Cambon, 2012 : Two-way nesting in split-explicit ocean models: algorithms, implementation and validation. Ocean Modelling, 49-50, 1-21.

Renault, L., B. Dewitte, P. Marchesiello, S. Illig, V. Echevin, G. Cambon, M. Ramos, O. Astudillo, P. Minnis and J. K. Ayers, 2012: Upwelling response to atmospheric coastal jets off central Chile: A modeling study of the October 2000 event, J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, 117, C02030.


Le Boyer A., G. Cambon, N. Daniault, S. Herbette, B. Le Cann, L. Marié  and P. Morin, 2009: Observations of the Ushant tidal front in September 2007, Continental Shelf Research, Vol 8, Num 29, pp 1026-103.

Cambon Gildas, 2008:  Etude numérique de la mer d'Iroise : dynamique, variabilité du front d'Ouessant et évaluation des échanges cross-frontaux. PhD Thesis, Université de Bretagne Occidentale.

  • 2008, PhD in Physical Oceanography, LPO, Brest, France