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We address mathematical and statistical aspects of climate and palaeoclimate dynamics, with references to dynamical system theory, experiments with general circulation models, Bayesian inference and time-series analysis methods to characterise the dynamics of the climate system, estimate its predictability and identify physical mechanisms of variability.
Contact: Michel Crucifix
A variety of models, including the Louvain-la-Neuve sea ice model, are developed and used in combination with observations to improve our understanding of sea ice processes and variability as well as our ability to perform predictions of sea ice and its interactions with the rest of the climate system on sub-seasonal-to-decadal timescales.
Contact: Thierry Fichefet
Observations and model results are combined through data assimilation to reconstruct past changes over the last century to millennia, to understand the mechanisms responsible for those changes and predict future variations. A particular focus is put on Antarctica and Southern Ocean dynamics.
Contact: Hugues Goosse
Both geological observations and climate models of different complexities are used to reconstruct and understand global and regional climate changes of the past million years with a focus on interglacial climate having in mind a better understanding of our future global warming. Special focuses are also on paleo-monsoon dynamics and on interactions between soil and climate.
Contact: Qiuzhen Yin
We use in-situ produced (Al-26, Be-10) and meteoric (Be-10) cosmogenic radionuclides to constrain dates and rates of geomorphic processes including physical erosion and denudation rates of mountain regions, and chemical weathering rates of the critical zone.
Contact: Veerle Vanacker
We develop UAV-based techniques to monitor 4D changes in soil and terrain attributes using UAV-SfM (structure from motion) techniques. Hyperspectral remote sensing techniques are being developed for up-to-date soil carbon estimates using the future generation of satellites.
The habitability of a planet is related to its evolution, which very much depends on its position with respect to the Sun and the evolution of its interior and atmosphere for the existence of liquid water at the surface. The deep interior of a planet or a moon can be measured by its rotation. An everyday example of the influence of the physical state of the interior on the rotation is that raw (liquid) and cooked (solid) eggs rotate differently. We study the rotation of celestial bodies of the Solar System in order to characterize their interior, their evolution, and their habitability.
The CSR conducts research aimed at providing the Space Physics community (researchers, instrument developers, aerospace industry) with the most accurate characteristics of the space radiation environment. It is mainly active in the following fields: Operations of PROBA-V/EPT and Data exploitation; design/prototyping of space radiation spectrometers; theoretical studies and modelling of radiation environments; and study of radiation effects on material/components.