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Meunier Patrick

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Maître de conférence - ENS

Contact : Patrick Meunier

Website : Geomorphology at ENS


My interest is the understanding of the mechanisms of mountain erosion. In this context, my PhD work (at the IPGP, France) was a study of sediment transport in braided rivers using analog experiments. The aim was to understand how sediment transport can be related to complex morphologies (such as braiding or terrace levels). Shifting from fluvial erosion to hillslope erosion, I now study the triggering of landslides by Earthquakes and the channel-hillslope coupling in landscapes dominated by landsliding.


Geological control of soil organic carbon and nitrogen stocks at the landscape scale, P Barré, H Durand, C Chenu, P Meunier, D Montagne, G Castel, D Billiou, L. Soucémarianadin & L. Cécillon, Geoderma, 2017, 285, 50–56.

The mass balance of earthquakes and earthquake sequences. Marc O, Hovius N, Meunier P. Geophysical Research Letters, 2016 Apr 28 ;43(8):3708-16.

A seismologically consistent expression for the total area and volume of earthquake-triggered landsliding. Marc, O., Hovius, N., Meunier, P., Gorum, T., & Uchida, Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface), 2016, 121, 640-663.

Transient changes of landslide rates after earthquakes, Marc, O., N.Hovius, P.Meunier, T.Uchida, S.Hayashi, Geology, 2015, G36961. 1.

Landslide patterns reveal the source of large earthquakes, Meunier, P., T. Ushida, N. Hovius, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 2013, 363, 27-33.

Earthquake ground motion and the pattern of seismically induced landslides, Hovius, N., P. Meunier, in Landslides, Types, Mecanisms and Modelling, J.J. Cleague and D. Stead, Cambridge University Press, 2012, 408p.

Landslide impact on organic carbon cycling in a temperate montane forest, Hilton, R.,G., P.Meunier, N.Hovius, P.J. Bellingham and A. Galy, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2011, doi : 10.1002/esp.2191

Prolonged seismically induced erosion and the mass balance of a large earthquake, Hovius, N., P.Meunier, L.Ching-Weei, C.Hongey, C. Yue-Gau, S. Dadson, H. Ming-Jame and M. Lines, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , 2011, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.02.005

Topographic site effects and the location of earthquake induced landslides, P. Meunier, N. Hovius, J. Haines, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.07.020.

Regional patterns of earthquake-triggered landslides and their relation to ground motion, P. Meunier, N. Hovius, J. Haines, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, 2007.

Physically-based model of downstream fining in bedrock streams with side input : Part II ; field applications. Lajeunesse, E., Chatanantavet, P., Malverti, L., Meunier, P. and Parker, G., Water Resources Research, 2008, Submitted.

Effects of earthquake and cyclone sequencing on landsliding and fluvial sediment transfer in a mountain catchment, G.W. Lin, H. Chen, N. Hovius, M.J. Horng, S. Dadson, P. Meunier & M. Lines. Earth.Surf. Processes and Landforms, 2008, Volume 33 Issue 9, Pages 1354 - 1373.

Measuring bedload in gravel bed mountain rivers : averaging methods and sampling strategies, Y. Liu, F. Métivier, E. Lajeunesse, P. Lancien, C. Narteau and P. Meunier, Geodynamica Acta, 21, 81-92, 2007.

Flow Pattern and Sediment transport in a Braided River : The ”Torrent de St Pierre” (French Alps), P. Meunier, F .Métivier & E.Lajeunesse, Journal of Hydrology, 330 :496-505, 2006.

Sediment transport in a microscale braided stream : From grain size to reach size, P. Meunier & F .Métivier, in Braided Rivers, Malden, MA, USA, Blackwell Pub., 217-231 , 2006.

Transport de masse et dynamique des rivières alluviales, P. Meunier, F .Métivier & L.Armstrong, , Bulletin de la Société Française de Physique, 147, 12-14, 2005.

Transport dynamics and morphology of a high mountain stream during the peak flow season : the Ürümqi River (Chinese Tian Shan), F. Métivier, P. Meunier, M.Moreira, A.Crave, C.Chaduteau, B.Ye & G.Liu, River flow 2004, vol 1, 769-777, 2004.

Input and output mass flux correlations in an experimental braided stream. Implications on the dynamics of bed load transport, F.Métivier and P.Meunier. Journal of Hydrology, Volume 271, Issues 1-4, 10 February 2003 , Pages 22-38

Permanence des flux de masse d’une rivière en tresses expérimentale. P. Meunier & F.Métivier, C.R.Acad.Sci. Paris, Sciences de la Terre et des planètes, 331, 105-110, 2000.