Roche, Marcel

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Marcel Roche


Marcel Roche 1924 - 2012


Marcel Roche was Director of the Hydrology Laboratory at ORSTOM and represent France in the International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO and the Commission of Hydrology of the world Meteorological Organisation. He was also active in IAHS and served the French National Committeee as Secretary (1972-1980) and then Predident (1981-1989). He was also Secretary and Vive-President of the IAHS Commission for Surface Waters (1971-1983).

Hydrological Achievements[edit]

As well as his contribution to the administration and development of ORSTM and international hydrology, Marcel Roche contributed to the understanding of hydrology in South America and Africa.

Reference Material[edit]

Source: [file:///Users/beven/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/Outlook%20Temp/obituaries/Roche.htm IAHS Obituary]

Major Publications[edit]


Marcel Roche, 1963, Hydrologie de surface, Gauthier-Villars ORSTOM, Paris.


Roche, M., 1967. Echantillonnage au hasard des débits moyens mensuels. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 12(4), pp.5-18.

Roche, M., 1971. Les divers types de modèles déterministes. La houille blanche, (2), pp.111-130.

Roche, M.A., 1975. Geochemistry and natural ionic and isotopic tracing; two complementary ways to study the natural salinity regime of the hydrological system of Lake Chad. Journal of Hydrology, 26(1-2), pp.153-171.

Roche, M.A., 1981. Watershed investigations for development of forest resources of the Amazon region in French Guyana. Tropical Agricultural Hydrology. J, pp.75-82.

Roche, M.A., 1982. Evapotranspiration réelle de la forêt amazonienne en Guyane. Orstom Serie Hydrologie, 19, pp.37-44.

M.-A. Roche; Evapotranspiration réelle de la forêt amazonienne en Guyane. ORSTOM Ser. Hydrol., 19 (1982), pp. 37–44.

Roche, M.A. and Jauregui, C.F., 1988. Water resources, salinity and salt yields of the rivers of the Bolivian Amazon. Journal of Hydrology, 101(1), pp.305-331.

Guyot, J.L., Roche, M.A., Noriega, L., Calle, H. and Quintanilla, J., 1990. Salinities and sediment transport in the Bolivian highlands. Journal of Hydrology, 113(1), pp.147-162.

Roche, M.A., Bourges, J., Cortes, J. and Mattos, R., 1992. Climatology And Hydrology. In Lake Titicaca (pp. 63-88). Springer Netherlands.


Marcel Roche in the field in the 1970s