Marie-Lise Chanin#

Marie-Lise Chanin
Email:chanin 'at' latmos.ipsl.fr
Membership Number:47
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:mchanin
Homepage: http://www.academie-sciences.fr/membres/C/Chanin_ML.htm





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2000- Director Emeritus at CNRS
  • 1968- Staff Scientist at CNRS, (Director 1st Class since 1986)
  • 1967-1968 Chargée de cours à l'Université de Paris (CPEM)
  • 1960-1968 Research position at CNRS


Fields of Scholarship
  • study of the Upper Atmosphere by rocket sounding
  • observation and interpretation of the presence of alkali atoms in the mesosphere
  • observation of the thermoluminescence of the lunar surface
  • development of the technique of lidar soundings of the atmosphere (Resonance, Rayleigh, Raman, Doppler...)
  • study of the temporal and spatial variability of the atmosphere and interpretation in terms of planetary waves, tides, gravity waves
  • climatology of the Middle Atmosphere: First measurement of the cooling of the mesosphere due to the increase of greenhouse gases
  • influence of the solar and volcanic activity on the Middle Atmosphere
  • impact of aircraft on the environment
  • role of the stratosphere on climate


Honours and Awards
  • 1966 " Prix des Laboratoires " of the French Académie des Sciences.
  • 1974 Intercosmos Price of the Academy of Sciences of URSS
  • 1983 Silver Medal of CNRS
  • 1988 " Prix Deslandres " of the French Académie des Sciences.
  • 1991 Price " Science et Défense "
  • 1999 Médaille de Vermeil of the National Academy of Air and Space
  • 2000 ICLAS Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2003 Prix International Norbert Gerbier
  • 2006 Prix MUMM de l'OMM. Prix de l'International Academy of Aeronautics pour la science.
  • 2006 Prix de l'Académie Internationale d'Astronautique
  • 2006 NASA Group Achievement Award to UARS Team
  • 1984 " Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite "
  • 1986 Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Aeronautics
  • 1988 Founding Member of Academia Europeae
  • 1990 Corresponding Member of the French " Académie des Sciences "
  • 1990 Member of the International Academy of Aeronautics
  • 1992 " Officier dans l'ordre National du Mérite "
  • 1996 " Chevalier dans l'ordre de la Légion d'Honneur "
  • 2000 " Commandeur dans l'ordre National du Mérite "
  • 2000 Member of the French National Academy of Air and Space
  • 2001 Member of the French Academy of Technology
  • 2006 Officier dans l'Ordre de la légion d'Honneur


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