Michel Crucifix

Michel Crucifix is a research scientist with the National Fund of Scientific Research, and professor at the Universit├ę catholique de Louvain. He has been working on climate dynamics and palaeoclimates since 1998, and specialised in modelling the slow dyanimcs 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. This reseach is, among others, funded by the European Research Council through a project entitled Integrating Theory and Observations over the Pleistocene (ITOP). He teaches meteorology and climate system physics at the Universite catholique de Louvain and currently manages a team of 2 post-docs and 2 PhD students.

Contact details

  • Earth and Life Institute (ELI)
  • Georges Lema├«tre 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...

  • M. Crucifix, E. Zorita , J. -Y. Peterschmitt (2014) , Third general meeting of PMIP3, PAGES Magazine 22 47
  • D. De Vleeschouwer, M. Crucifix, N. Bounceur, P. Claeys (2014) , The impact of astronomical forcing on the Late Devonian greenhouse climate, Global and Planetary Change 120 65--80 doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.06.002
  • N. Bounceur, M. Crucifix, R. D. Wilkinson (2014) , General 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
  • P. A. Araya-Melo, M. Crucifix, N. Bounceur (2014) , Global sensitivity analysis of Indian Monsoon during the Pleistocene, Climate of the Past Discussions 10 1609--1651 doi:10.5194/cpd-10-1609-2014
  • M. N. A. Maris, S. R. M. Ligtenberg, M. Crucifix, B. de Boer, J. Oerlemans (2014) , Modelling the evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet since the last interglacial, The Cryosphere Discussions 8 85--120 doi:10.5194/tcd-8-85-2014

Recent presentations...

  • 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]
  • 29 October 2013: Climate as a Dynamical Sysetm, given at Seminar of Namur Center for Complex Systems (naXys) at Namur doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.833953