Dr. Stéphane Goyette


St├ęphane Goyette

Senior Lecturer

Room C 306
tel. +41 22 379 05 57

Research and Interests

  • Climate modelling and analysis (regional and local), development and application of subgrid-scales numerical schemes (windgust, snow, lake, etc.)
  • Development of user-friendly climate model interfaces for teaching & learning purposes
  • Lectures : Atmospheric and Climate sciences, basics of numerical modelling

Simple models / Links

  • Energy balance model (0D) "Java applet" : EBM 0D interactif
  • Energy balance model (1D) "Java applet" : EBM 1D interactif
  • "ppt" didactic versions available upon request

Teaching Activities


  • University of Geneva : MUSE
  • Thématique Climat :
  • 1) Introduction à la modélisation environnementale : notes et exercices sur Chamilo(at)unige.ch
  • 2) Modélisation avancée : notes et exercices sur Chamilo(at)unige.ch
  • 3) Physique et Chimie de l'atmosphère (avec S. Stoll) : notes et exercices sur Chamilo(at)unige.ch
  • 4) Science de l'atmosphère : notes sur Chamilo(at)unige.ch

Additional information

  • Swiss Physical Society - commitee member in charge of Environmental Physics SPS
  • Reviewer for JGR, GRL, Clim. Change, Clim. Dyn., Tellus, Glob. Plan. Change, J. Hydrometeorology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Boreal Environment Research, NHESS, European Journal of Forest Research, Regional Env Change, PAGEOPH, Theor. Appl. Climatol., GRANA, GEOFIZIKA, STOTEN, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, International Journal of Climatology

Selected Publications

§ Cohen, S., M. Decrey, (illustr. M. Berthod, chron. scient. S. Goyette): "Quand le pôle perd le Nord". Ed. Slatkine Helvetica, 2012, Genève, 160 pp.

§ Simulation of multi-annual thermal profiles in deep Lake Geneva: a one-dimensional lake-model intercomparison study. Perroud, M., S. Goyette, A. Martynov, M. Beniston, O. Anneville, 2009: Limnol. Oceanogr., 55(9), 1574-1594.

§ Sensitivity of the snow energy balance to climate changes: implications for the evolution of snowpack in the Pyrenees in the 21st century. López- Moreno, J. I., S. Goyette, M. Beniston, and B. Alvera, 2008: Climate Research, 36, 203-217.

§ Development of user-friendly didactic climate models for teaching and learning purposes. Goyette, S., H. Platteaux, F. Jimenez , 2007: IPSI BGD Trans. Adv. Res., 3, 32 - 38.

§ Climate risks and their impact on agriculture and forests in Switzerland. Fuhrer, J., M. Beniston,·A. Fischlin,·Ch. Frei,·S. Goyette,·K. Jasper,·Ch. Pfister, 2009: Clim. Change, 79, 79 - 102. DOI 10.1007/s10584-006-9106-6

§ Application of a new wind gust parameterisation. Multi-scale studies performed with the Canadian RCM. Goyette S., O. Brasseur, M. Beniston, 2003: J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 108, ( D13). DOI 10.1029/2002JD002646