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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.

Recent articles...

  • 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
  • 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

Recent presentations...

  • April 28: Continuous Time-Frequency Transform for Unevenly Sampled Time Series and Significance Testing, given at EGU General Assembly at Vienna (presented by G. Lenoir) [link]
  • April 2: Calibration and selection of stochastic palaeoclimate models, given at Internal seminar - Royal Meteorogical Institute at Brussels (co-authored with J. Carson, S. Preston, R. Wilkinson, J. C. Rougier) doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.991716
  • 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