Prof. Pierre Gentine

Pronouns: he/him

Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and of Climate,

Columbia Climate School

Director, Center for Learning the Earth with Artificial Intelligence and Physics (LEAP),


Pierre Gentine is a Professor in the department of Earth and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and in the Climate School. He is Director of the LEAP (Learning the Earth with Artificial intelligence and Physics) National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. Dr. Gentine received his undergraduate degree from SupAéro, in France. He earned his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT in 2010. He joined the faculty at Columbia in 2010 as an instructor in applied mathematics and then as a tenure track assistant professor in Earth and Environmental Engineering in 2011.


Only select publications listed below
Name Published Date
Deep learning for subgrid-scale turbulence modeling in large-eddy simulations of the convective atmospheric boundary layer: data 2021
A Model for Turbulence Spectra in the Equilibrium Range of the Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Data 2020
Critical impact of vegetation physiology on the continental hydrologic cycle in response to increasing CO2 2018
Potential for natural evaporation as a reliable renewable energy resource 2017
A Closer Look at Boundary Layer Inversion in Large-Eddy Simulations and Bulk Models: Buoyancy-Driven Case 2014
Impact of soil moisture-atmosphere interactions on surface temperature distribution 2014
Interannual coupling between summertime surface temperature and precipitation: processes and implication for climate change 2014
Land-surface controls on afternoon precipitation diagnosed from observational data: uncertainties and confounding factors 2014
Neural Network–Based Sensitivity Analysis of Summertime Convection over the Continental United States 2014
Radiative convective equilibrium over a land surface 2014
Triggering Deep Convection with a Probabilistic Plume Model 2014
An Idealized Prototype for Large-Scale Land–Atmosphere Coupling 2013
A Probabilistic Bulk Model of Coupled Mixed Layer and Convection. Part I: Clear-Sky Case 2013
A Probabilistic Bulk Model of Coupled Mixed Layer and Convection. Part II: Shallow Convection Case 2013
Diagnosing evaporative fraction over land from boundary-layer clouds 2013
Emergent relation between surface vapor conductance and relative humidity profiles yields evaporation rates from weather data 2013
Precipitation Sensitivity to Surface Heat Fluxes over North America in Reanalysis and Model Data 2013
Surface and atmospheric controls on the onset of moist convection over land 2013
Interdependence of climate, soil, and vegetation as constrained by the Budyko curve 2012
Reduction of tropical land region precipitation variability via transpiration 2012
Scaling in Surface Hydrology: Progress and Challenges 2012
Systematic errors in ground heat flux estimation and their correction 2012