Dr. Karine DEBOUDT
Maitre de Conférences (HDR)

Thématique : Processus et Dynamique Atmosphérique (PDA)



LPCA – EA 4493
Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale
MREI 2 – 189A Avenue Maurice Schumann

Tél : +33 (0)3 28 23 76 31
Fax : +33 (0)3 28 65 82 44

E-mail : karine.deboudt@univ-littoral.fr



Karine DEBOUDT received her PhD in Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry from the University of Sciences & Technologies of Lille (France) in 1994. Since this date, she has been on the faculty at University of the Littoral Opal Coast as Assistant Professor, where she has worked on the transport and reactivity of inorganic atmospheric aerosol and on the associated metrology, notably by analytical microscopy. She obtained her State PhD (HDR) in 2009.

Her current research interests include :

  • Physico-chemical evolution of aerosols in urban and industrial plumes at the urban and regional scale.
  • Evolution of the mixing state African dust and biomass burning particles at a continental scale.
  • Developments of methodology for the characterization of atmospheric particles at the particle scale (notably using TSEM-EDX and TEM-EELS).




Publications :

  • Organic aerosols over Indo-Gangetic Plain: Sources, distributions and climatic implications. N. Singh, A. Mhawish, K. Deboudt, R.S. Singh, T. Banerjee, Atmospheric Environment, 2017, 157, 59-74. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.03.008


  • Effect of sea breeze circulation on aerosol mixing state and radiative properties in a desert setting. Y. Derimian, M. Choël, Y. Rudich, K. Deboudt, O. Dubovik, A. Laskin, M. Legrand, B. Damiri, I. Koren, F. Unga, M. Moreau, M. O. Andreae, and A. Karnieli, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2017, 17, 11331–11353. doi: 10.5194/acp-17-11331-2017


  • Scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDX) and aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ATOFMS) single particle analysis of metallurgy plant emissions. J. Arndt, K. Deboudt, A. Anderson, A. Blondel, S. Eliet, P. Flament, M. Fourmentin, R.M. Healy , V. Savary, A. Setyan, and J.C. Wenger., Environmental Pollution, 2016, 210, 9-17. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.11.019


  • Fine and ultrafine particles in the vicinity of industrial activities: A review. V. Riffault, J. Arndt, H. Marris, S. Mbengue, A. Setyan, L. Y. Alleman, K. Deboudt, P. Flament, P. Augustin, H. Delbarre & J. Wenger. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 2015. doi: 10.1080/10643389.2015.1025636


  • Review of pollutant lead decline in urban air and human blood: A case study from northwestern Europe. Petit, A. Véron, P. Flament, K. Deboudt and A. Poirier, Compte Rendus Geoscience, 2015, 347, 247-256.


  • The BLLAST field experiment: Boundary-Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence. M. Lothon, F. Lohou, D. Pino, F. Couvreux, E. R. Pardyjak, J. Reuder, J. Vilà-Guerau de Arellano et al., Atmos. Phys., 14, 10931–10960, 2014, doi:10.5194/acp-14-10931-2014.


  • Atmospheric reactivity of hydroxyl radicals with guaiacol (2-methoxyphenol), a biomass burning emitted compound: Secondary organic aerosol formation and gas-phase oxidation products. Lauraguais, C. Coeur-Tourneur, A. Cassez, K. Deboudt, M. Fourmentin, M. Choël, Atmospheric Environment, 86, 2014, 155-163, https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.11.074.


  • Fe and Mn Oxidation States by TEM-EELS in Fine-Particle Emissions from a Fe−Mn Alloy Making Plant. H. Marris, K. Deboudt, P. Flament, B. Grobéty and R. Gieré, Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, dx.doi.org/10.1021/es400368s.


  • Red-ox speciation and mixing state of iron in individual African dust particles. K. Deboudt, A. Gloter, A. Mussi and P. Flament. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 2012, doi:10.1029/2011JD017298.


  • Fast changes in chemical composition and size distribution of fine particles during the near-field transport of industrial plumes. H. Marris, K. Deboudt, P. Augustin, P. Flament, F. Blond, E. Fiani, M. Fourmentin, H. Delbarre. Science of the Total Environment, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.03.068.


  • Mineral dust and carbonaceous aerosols in West Africa: source assessment and characterization. Flament, K. Deboudt, H. Cachier, B. Châtenet and X. Mériaux. Atmospheric Environment, 2011, 45(22), 3742-3749.


  • Development of time-resolved description of aerosol properties at the particle scale during an episode of industrial pollution plume. M. Choël, K. Deboudt, P. Flament. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 2010, 209, 93-107.


  • Mixing state of aerosols and direct observation of carbonaceous and marine coatings on African dust by individual particle analysis. K. Deboudt, P. Flament, M. Choël, A. Gloter, S. Sobanska and C. Colliex, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 2010, 115, D24207, doi:10.1029/2010JD013921.


  • Zn isotope study of atmospheric emissions and dry depositions within a 5 km radius of a Pb-Zn refinery. N. Mattielli, J. Petit, K. Deboudt, P. Flament, E. Perdrix, A. Taillez, J. Rimetz and D. Weis. Atmospheric Environment, 2009, 43, 1265-1272.


  • Iron isotopic fractionation in industrial emissions and urban aerosols. P. Flament, N. Mattielli, L. Aimoz, M. Choël, K. Deboudt, J. de Jong, J. Rimetz-Planchon and D. Weis. Chemosphere, 2008, 73, 1793-1798.


  • Evaluation of quantitative procedures for X-ray microanalysis of environmental particles. M. Choël, K. Deboudt and P. Flament. Microscopy Research and Technique, 2007, 70(11), 996-1002.


  • Single-particle analysis of atmospheric aerosols at Cape Gris-Nez, English Channel: Influence of steel works on iron apportionment. M. Choël, K. Deboudt, P. Flament, L. Aimoz and X. Meriaux. Atmospheric Environment, 2007, 41(13), 2820–2830.


  • Fast evolution of tropospheric Pb- and Zn-rich particles in the vicinity of a lead smelter. M. Choel, K. Deboudt, P. Flament, G. Lecornet, E. Perdrix and S. Sobanska. Atmospheric Environment, 2006, 40, 4439–4449.
  • Atmospherically-promoted photosynthetic activity in a well-mixed ecosystem: Significance of wet deposition events of nitrogen compounds. C. Boulart, P. Flament, V. Gentilhomme, K. Deboudt, C. Migon, F. Lizon, M. Schapira and A. Lefebvre. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2006, 69, 449-458.


  • Quantitative determination of low-Z elements in single atmospheric particles on boron substrates by automated Scanning Electron Microscopy-Energy Dispersive X-ray spectrometry. Choël, K. Deboudt, P. Flament, J. Osan and R. Van Grieken. Analytical Chemistry, 2005, 77, 5686-5692.


  • Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn concentrations in atmospheric wet deposition at a coastal station in Western Europe. K. Deboudt, P. Flament and M-L Bertho. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 2004,151, 335-359.


  • Isotopic evidence of Pb dry deposition near a lead-zinc refinery. M. Franssens, P. Flament, K. Deboudt, D. Weis and E. Perdrix. Atmospheric Environment, 2004, 38(30), 5157-5168.


  • European isotopic signatures for lead in atmospheric aerosols: a source apportionment based upon 206Pb /207Pb ratios. P. Flament, M-L Bertho, K. Deboudt, A. Véron and E. Puskari. Science of theTotal Environment, 2002, 296(1-3), 35-57.


  • Assessment of pollution aerosols sources above the Straits of Dover using lead isotope geochemistry. K. Deboudt, P. Flament, D. Weis, J.P. Mennessier and P. Maquinghen. Science of the Total Environment, 1999, 236 (1-3), 57-74.


  • The lead content of atmospheric aerosols above the Eastern Channel: seasonal variability and solubility in a coastal seawater. M.L. Bertho, K. Deboudt, P. Flament and E. Puskaric. Hydrobiologia, 1998, 373/374, 317-332.


  • Changes in the lead content of atmospheric aerosols above the eastern Channel between 1982-83 and 1994. P. Flament, M.L. Bertho, K. Deboudt, and E. Puskaric. Science of the Total Environment, 1996, 192, 193-206.


  • Copolymers of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone and 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate. Synthesis, characterization, quaternization. K. Deboudt, M. Delporte, C. Loucheux. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 1995, 196, 279-290.


  • Copolymers of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone and 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate. Quaternization with octyl bromide – kinetic studies. K. Deboudt, M. Delporte, C. Loucheux. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 1995, 196, 291-302.


  • Copolymers of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone and 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate. 3. Viscosity of quaternized copolymers in aqueous solution. K. Deboudt, M. Delporte, C. Loucheux. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 1995, 196, 303-314.