Recent articles...

  • 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
  • M. Crucifix (2013) , Why could ice ages be unpredictable?, Climate of the Past 9 2253--2267 doi:10.5194/cp-9-2253-2013
  • B. De Saedeleer, M. Crucifix, Sebastian Wieczorek (2013) , Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for climate? A conceptual model study, Climate Dynamics 40 273-294 doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1316-1
  • M. Crucifix (2012) , Traditional and novel approaches to palaeoclimate modelling, Quaternary Science Reviews 57 1--16 doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.09.010
  • D. De Vleeschouwer, A. C. Da Silva, F. Boulvain, M. Crucifix, P. Claeys (2012) , Precessional and half-precessional climate forcing of Mid-Devonian monsoon-like dynamics, Climate of the Past 8 337--351 doi:10.5194/cp-8-337-2012

Recent presentations...

  • October 29: Climate as a Dynamical Sysetm, given at Seminar of Namur Center for Complex Systems (naXys) at Namur doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.833953
  • August 28: Using emulators for palaeoclimate research, given at Seminar Series of the School of Mathematics, University of Nottingham at Nottingham (co-authored with N. Bounceur, P. Araya-Melo)
  • June 24: Mathematical challenges for palaeoclimates, given at Instituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica - Mathematical Paradigms of Climate Science Roma at Roma [link] doi:m9.figshare.731680
  • June 20: L'Histoire de la Climatologie. Pour une nouvelle histoire des glaciations., given at Conference UTAN at EghezĂ©e (Belgium) [link]
  • June 5: Palaeoclimate variability from a slow-fast prospective, given at Slow-Fast Dynamics: Theory, Numerics, Application to Life and Earth Sciences at Barcelona [link]

Welcome !

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MC 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 dyanimcs of the climate complex system. His main interest is to use data and models jointly 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.

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