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Nicolas Grisouard

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Toronto
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Research interests

Internal inertia-gravity waves Oceanography


I am primarily interested in modelling nonlinear processes associated with internal inertia-gravity waves, using numerical simulations, laboratory experiments and analytical modelling. Although being mostly interested in fundamental processes, both inspiration and range of applications are found in the ocean.

Co-authors (12)

Publications (5)

  • Energy Exchanges between Density Fronts and Near-Inertial Waves Reflecting off the Ocean Surface

    • Grisouard N
    • Thomas L
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  • Radiation of internal waves by symmetrically unstable fronts

    • Grisouard N
    • Fox M
    • Nijjer J
  • Critical and near-critical reflections of near-inertial waves off the sea surface at ocean fronts

    • Grisouard N
    • Thomas L
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  • The Impact of Finite-Amplitude Bottom Topography on Internal Wave Generation in the Southern Ocean

    • Nikurashin M
    • Ferrari R
    • Grisouard N
    • et al.
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  • Quantum vortices in a glass of Bose-Einstein condensate

    • Grisouard N

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University of Toronto

January 2015 - Present

Visiting Scholar

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

September 2014 - December 2014(3 months)

Postdoctoral Scholar

Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences

January 2013 - December 2014(2 years)

Assistant Research Scientist

New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

January 2011 - December 2012(2 years)

Moniteur (Teaching Assistant)


October 2007 - June 2010(3 years)

Summer Intern

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

April 2005 - August 2005(4 months)

Summer intern

Observatoire de Haute Provence

June 2004

Education history

PhD (Earth, Environment and Universe)

Université de Grenoble

September 2007 - October 2010(3 years)

MSc (Earth, Environment and Universe)

Université Grenoble 1, (France)

September 2006 - June 2007(9 months)

BSc (Physics)

ENS - Cachan - Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan

September 2003 - June 2005(2 years)


Lycée Saint Louis

September 2001 - July 2003(2 years)