Jean-Paul Boy

Research Interests

  • Global Earth deformation (tides, loading, etc.)
  • Time-variable gravity
  • Superconducting gravimeters


Selected Publications

  • Nahmani S., O. Bock, M. N. Bouin, A. Santamaria-Gomez, J.-P. Boy, X. Collilieux, L. Métivier, I. Panet, P. Genthon, C. de Linage and  G. Woppelmann, Hydrological deformation induced by the West African Monsoon : comparison of GPS, GRACE and loading models, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B05409, doi:10.1029/2011JB009102, 2012.
  • Boy, J.-P., J. Hinderer and C. de Linage,  Retrieval of large-scale hydrological signal in Africa from GRACE time-variable gravity fields, Pure appl. Geophys., doi: 10.1007/s00024-011-0416-x, 2011.
  • Rowlands, D. D., S. B. Luthcke, J. J. McCarthy, S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn,F. G. Lemoine, J.-P. Boy and T. Sabaka, Global  mass flux solutions  from GRACE ; a comparison  of parameter estimation strategies: mass concentrations  versus  Stokes coefficients, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B01403, doi:10.1029/2009JB006546, 2010.
  • Boy, J.-P., and F. Lyard, High-frequency non-tidal ocean loading effects on surface gravity measurements, Geophys. J. Int., 175, 35–45, 2008.
  • Boy, J.-P., M. Llubes, R. Ray, J. Hinderer, N. Florsch, S. Rosat, F. Lyard and T. Letellier, Non-linear oceanic tides observed by superconducting gravimeters in Europe, J. Geodyn., 38, 391-405, 2004.
  • Petrov, L., and J.-P. Boy, Study of the atmospheric pressure loading signal in VLBI observations, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B03405, doi: 10.1029/2003JB002500, 2004.
  • Boy, J.-P., and B. F. Chao, Time-variable gravity signal during the water impoundment of China's Three-Gorges Reservoir, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29, 2200, doi: 10.1029/ 2002GL016457, 2002.
  • Boy, J.-P., P. Gégout and J. Hinderer, Reduction of surface gravity data from global atmospheric pressure loading, Geophys. J. Int., 149, 534-545, 2002.


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