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CNRS Researcher

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Phone : +33 (0)3 68 85 03 97

Research axes

- Geophysical imagery (electrical resistivity tomography, Magnetic Resonance Sounding, Ground Penetrating Radar, Gravimetry)
- Inverse problems
- Parameterization of hydrological models

Current research activities

The main objective of my current researches is to improve the parameterization of hydrological model using the information content of geophysical data.
The applications of my works relate to domains varying from the meter scale to the catchment scale.


Lesparre N., Robert T., Nguyen F., Boyle A., Hermans T ., 2019. 4D electrical resistivity imagery for aquifer thermal energy storage monitoring, Geothermics, 77, 368-382, doi : 10.1016/j.geothermics.2018.10.011.

Hermans T., Lesparre N., De Schepper G., Robert, T., 2019. Bayesian evidential learning : a field validation using push-pull tests. Hydrogeol. J., 1-12, doi : 10.1007/s10040-019-01962-9

De Schepper G., Paulus C., Bolly P.Y., Hermans T., Lesparre N., Robert, T. , 2019. Assessment of short-term aquifer thermal energy storage for demand-side management perspectives : Experimental and numerical developments. Appl. Energ., 242, 534-546, doi : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.03.103

Rao S., Meunier F., Ehosioke S., Lesparre N., Kemna A., Nguyen F., Garré S., Javaux M., 2019. Impact of Maize Roots on Soil–Root Electrical Conductivity : A Simulation Study. Vadose Zone J., 18(1), doi :10.2136/vzj2019.04.0037

Lesparre N., Boudin F., Champollion C., Chéry J., Danquigny C., Seat H.C., Cattoen M., Lizion F., Longuevergne L., 2018. New insights on fractures loading from tiltmeter data measured inside the Fontaine de Vaucluse karst system, Geophys. J. Int., 208, 1389-1402, doi : 10.1093/gji/ggw446.

Lesparre N., Cabrera J., Marteau J., 2018. 3D density imaging with muons flux measurements from underground galleries, Geophys. J. Int., 208, 1579-1591, doi : 10.1093/gji/ggw482.

Lesparre N., Nguyen F., Kemna A., Robert T., Hermans T., Daoudi M., Flores-Orozco A., 2018. A new approach for time-lapse data weighting in ERT, Geophysics, 82, E325-E333, doi : 10.1190/geo2017-0024.1.

Lesparre N., Boyle A., Grychtol B., Cabrera J., Marteau J., Adler A., 2016. Electrical resistivity imaging in transmission between surface and underground tunnel for fault characterization, J. Appl. Geophys., 128, 163-178, doi : 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.03.004.

Lesparre N., Grychtol B., Gibert D., Komorowski J.C, Adler A., 2014. Cross-section electrical resistance tomography of La Soufrière of Guadeloupe lava dome, Geophys. J. Int., 197, 1516-1526, doi : 10.1093/gji/ggu104.

Maineult A., Thomas B., Nussbaum C., Wieczorek K., Gibert D., Lavielle B, Nicollin F., Kergosien B., Mahiouz K., Lesparre N., 2013. Anomalies of noble gases and self-potential associated with fractures and fluid dynamics in a horizontal borehole, Mont Terri URL, Eng. Geol., 156, 46-57, doi : 10.1016/j.enggeo.2013.01.010.

Lesparre N., Gibert D., Nicollin F., Nussbaum C., Adler A., 2013. Monitoring the excavation damaged zone by 3D reconstruction of the electrical resistivity, Geophys. J. Int, 195, 972-984, doi : 10.1093/gji/ggt282.

Lesparre N., Gibert D., Marteau J., 2012. Bayesian Dual Inversion of Experimental Telescope Acceptance and Integrated Flux for Geophysical Muon Tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 188, 490-197, doi : 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05268.x.

Lesparre N., Marteau J., Déclais Y., Gibert D., Nicollin F., Kergosien B., 2012. Design and operation of a field telescope for cosmic ray geophysical tomography, Geosc. Instrum. Methods Data Systems, 1, 33-42, doi : 10.5194/gi-1-33-2012.

Lesparre N., Gibert D., Marteau J., Coutant O., Diament M., Komorowski J.-C. & Nicollin F., 2012. Density Muon Radiography of La Soufrière of Guadeloupe : First Results and Comparison with Other Tomography Methods, Geophys. J. Int., 190, 1008-1019, doi :10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05546.x

Marteau J., Gibert D. , Lesparre N., Nicollin F., Noli P., Giacoppo F., 2012. Muons tomography applied to geosciences and volcanology, Nucl. Instrum. Methods A, 695, 23-28, doi : 10.1016/j.nima.2011.11.061.

Lesparre N., Gibert D., Marteau J., Déclais Y., Carbone D., Galichet E., 2010. Geophysical muon imaging : feasibility and limits, Geophys. J. Int., 183, 1348-1361, doi : 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04790.x.

Nicollin F., Gibert D., Lesparre N., Nussbaum C., 2010. Anisotropy of electrical conductivity of the excavation damaged zone in the Mont Terri underground rock laboratory, Geophys. J. Int., 181, 303-320, doi : 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04517.x.

Gibert D., Beauducel F., Déclais Y., Lesparre N., Marteau J., Nicollin F., Tarantola A., 2010. Muon tomography : Plans for observations in the Lesser Antilles, Earth Planets Space, 62, 153-165, doi : 10.5047/eps.2009.07.003.

Beauducel F., et al. 2010. The MU-RAY project : Summary of the round-table discussions. Earth Planets Space, 62, 145-151, doi : 10.5047/eps.2009.03.004.