The research group managed by Michel Crucifix is part of the Georges Lemaitre Centre for Earth and Climate Research of the Earth and Life Institute at the Université catholique de Louvain.

We address mathematical and statistical aspects of climate and palaeoclimate dynamics. We use dynamical system theory, experiments with general circulation models, methods of inference (emulation, dynamical system calibration) and time-series analysis methods to characterise the dynamics of the climate system, estimate its predictability and identify physical mechanisms of variability.

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Recent presentations

  • 30 November 2016: Stochastic dynamical systems to apprehend the climate system, given at 1st CVAS workshop "What do we know about multicentennial, multimillenial variability? at Hamburg (Germany) weblink
  • 18 November 2016: Le climat, given at Formation continuée en Développement durable at Namur weblink
  • 28 September 2016: Dynamics of Palaeoclimates. Lecture 3: Meta-modelling, given at Autumn school : "Dynamics of natural (eco)-systems: theory and applications", organised at the MichaelStifelCenter at Jena (Germany) weblink slides

Recent articles

  • D. De Vleeschouwer, M. Vahlenkamp, M. Crucifix, H. Pälike (2017) , Alternating Southern and Northern Hemisphere climate response to astronomical forcing during the past 35 m.y., Geology G38663.1 doi:10.1130/g38663.1 weblink
  • S. Bathiany, H. Dijkstra, M. Crucifix, V. Dakos, V. Brovkin, M. Williamson, T. Lenton, M. Scheffer (2016) , Beyond bifurcation -- using complex models to understand and predic abrupt climate change, Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System doi:10.1093/climsys/dzw004 weblink
  • A. S. von der Heydt, H. A. Dijkstra, R. S. W. van de Wal, R. Caballero , M. Crucifix, G. L. Foster, M. Huber, P. Köhler, E. Rohling , P. J. Valdes, et al. (2016) , Lessons on Climate Sensitivity From Past Climate Changes, Current Climate Change Reports doi:10.1007/s40641-016-0049-3 weblink