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Francis Gauthier


Collaborating member

Department of biology, chemistry and geography, UQAR

Département de biologie, chimie et géographie Université du Québec à Rimouski 300, Allée des Ursulines Rimouski, QC
Quebec, Canada
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418.723.1986 extension 1014




CEN Students / Postdoctoral fellows

Birien, Tom (Doctorate). Influence of meteorological variables on weathering of sedimentary rock cliffs and on rockfalls occurrences in a climate change context.

Boulet, Yan (Master). Hydrologic and Hydrogeologic Response of Small Watershed - Alluvial Fan Systems in Northern Gaspésie.

Laliberté, Jacob (Master - Codirector). Ice crusts detection and simulation in a snowpack stability context and avalanche risk evaluation in the Chic Choc Mountains.

Meloche, Francis (Doctorate). Spatial modelling of snow instability at the slope scale in two different snow climates in Canada.


Recent CEN theses

Meloche, Francis , 2019 (Master). Spatio-temporal variability of snowpack properties in an operational avalanche forecast context, Gaspésie, Canada .


Scientific communications

Gauthier, F., Germain, D., Hétu, B., 2017. Logistic model as a forecasting tool for snow avalanches in a cold maritime climate: northern Gaspésie, Québec, Canada. Natural Hazards, 89(1): 201-232. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-017-2959-3.

Gauthier, F., Allard, M., Hétu, B., 2015. Ice wall growth and decay: Meteorological analysis and modelling. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 26(1): 84-102. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1835.

Gauthier, F., Hétu, B., Allard, M., 2015. Forecasting method of ice blocks fall using logistic model and melting degree–days calculation: A case study in northern Gaspésie, Québec, Canada. Natural Hazards, 79(2): 855-880. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-015-1880-x.

Gauthier, F., Hétu, B., Bergeron, N., 2013. Impacts géomorphologiques des chutes de blocs de glace sur les versants du nord de la Gaspésie (Québec, Canada). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 50(4): 406-422. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2012-0113..

Gauthier, F., Montagnat, M., Weiss, J., Allard, M., Hétu, B., 2013. Ice cascade growth and decay: a thermodynamic approach. Journal of Glaciology, 59(215): 507-523. DOI: 10.3189/2013JoG12J206.

Gauthier, F., Hétu, B., Bergeron, N., 2012. Analyses statistiques des conditions climatiques propices aux chutes de blocs de glace dans les corridors routiers du nord de la Gaspésie, Québec, Canada. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49(12): 1408-1426. DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2011-0394.

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