Michel Crucifix

Michel Crucifix is a research scientist with the National Fund of Scientific Research, and professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. He has been working on climate dynamics and palaeoclimates since 1998, and specialised in modelling the slow dynamics of the climate complex system. His main interest is to use data and models to infer information on mechanisms of climate change. The approach is founded on methods of statistical inference that can be used with a hierarchy of climate models, from simple dynamical systems to general circulation models. He teaches meteorology and climate system dynamics, numerical methods and mathematical geography. His publication list may be obtained from the biblio webpage.

Contact details

  • Earth and Life Institute (ELI)
  • Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM)
  • Place Louis Pasteur 3, SC10 - L4.03.08
  • B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium
  • Tel: +32 (0) 10 47 33 00
  • E-mail: michel.crucifix (at) uclouvain.be

Recent articles...

  • P. A. Araya-Melo, M. Crucifix, N. Bounceur (2015) , Global sensitivity analysis of the Indian monsoon during the Pleistocene, Climate of the Past 11 45--61 doi:10.5194/cp-11-45-2015
  • T. Mitsui, M. Crucifix (2015) , Effects of noise on the dynamics of glacial cycles, INdAM Springer Series submitted
  • T. Mitsui, M. Crucifix, K. Aihara (2015) , Bifurcations and strange nonchaotic attractors in a phase oscillator model of glacial-interglacial cycles, Physica D submitted after minor revisions
  • N. Bounceur, M. Crucifix, R. D. Wilkinson (2014) , Global sensitivity analysis of the climate-vegetation system to astronomical forcing: an emulator-based approach, Earth System Dynamics Discussions 5 901--943 doi:10.5194/esdd-5-901-2014
  • J. C. Rougier , M. Crucifix (2014) , Uncertainty in climate science and climate policy, Conceptual Foundations in Climate Modeling (eds: L. Lloyd , E. Winsberg ) (arxiv available at arxiv:1411.6878)

Recent presentations...

  • 6 December 2014: Océan et Atmosphère : que peut-on prévoir et à quelle échelle de temps ?, given at Séance de la Classe des Sciences de l'Académie royale de Belgique at Brussels [link] doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1286808
  • 16 October 2014: Understanding the current challenges in climate modelling: dynamics, thermodynamics and statistics, given at BNCGG Conferences at Brussels
  • 15 September 2014: On the predictability of glacial-interglacial climate change, given at Lecture 9 of IDP2 of Department of Earth Sciences at Reading, UK [link]
  • 2 April 2014: Calibration and selection of stochastic palaeoclimate models, given at Internal seminar - Royal Meteorogical Institute at Brussels (co-authored with J. Carson, S. Preston, R. D. Wilkinson , J. Rougier) doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.991716
  • 20 September 2015: On the predictability of glacial-interglacial climate change, given at Lecture 9 of IDP2 of Department of Earth Sciences at Reading, UK [link]