The session will be organized in the Amphithéatre de l’Europe (Room R53  at the ground level, Building B4), but please go first to the Department of Geography (Building B11) upon arrival to do/pick up your registration.

Oral presentations (Room R53, Building B4)

Keynote presentation

F. Massonet  (UCL), Climate future projections vs weather forecast

Theme 1. General Climatology 

INTRODUCTION:  N. van Lipzig (KUL), Future climate change impacts: an introduction

A. Belleflamme (ULg), X. Fettweis, P. Bertaux, B. Tychon, Using the regional climate model MAR to provide high resolution meteorological data for ‘Precision Farming’ agronomical models

D. Gharbaoui (ULg), Climate Change as driver of Human mobility in the Pacific region

A.J. Henrot (ULg), A. Hambuckers, L. François, R. Cheddadi, F. Trolliet, X. Fettweis, M. Dury, K. Porteman, Simulating the effect of recent climate change on the distribution of Atlas Cedar in Morocco using the regional climate model MAR and the dynamic vegetation model CARAIB

I. Jacquemin (ULg), M. Dury, A.J. Henrot, V. Beckers, J. Berckmans, N. Dendoncker, R. Hamdi, A. Hambuckers, B. Tychon, L. François, High-resolution simulations with the CARAIB Dynamic Vegetation Model for natural and agricultural ecosystems over Belgium, and application to the terrestrial ecosystems assessment and land surface interactions modeling

I. Vanderkelen (KUL), N. Van Lipzig, W. Thiery, Projecting the future levels of Lake Victoria

H. Wouters (KUL), K. De Ridder, L. Poelmans, P. Willems, J. Brouwers, P. Hosseinzadehtalaei, H. Tabari, S. Vanden Broucke, N.P.M. van Lipzig, M. Demuzere, Heat stress increase under climate change twice as large in cities as in rural areas

C. Wyard (ULg), Winter season changes in Belgium : The MAR model contribution to the project

Theme 2. Cryosphere

INTRODUCTION:  X. Fettweis (ULg), Why studying the cryosphere ?

C. Agosta (ULg), Antarctic climate projections : Which consequences ? Which uncertainties ?

C. Amory (ULg), Modelling the surface mass balance of polar ice sheets

A. Gossart (KUL), N. Souverijns, S. Lhermitte, I.V. Gorodetskaya, M. Demuzere, N.P.M. van Lipzig, A long-term hindcast simulation with COSMO-CLM² over Antarctica

C. Kittel (ULg), Coupling an atmospheric model to an ocean model to study air-ice-ocean interactions in Antarctica: challenges and applications

C. Lang (ULg), X. Fettweis, M. Erpicum, Stabilisation of the present surface mass balance of Svalbard in relation to summer atmospheric circulation 

S. Sun (ULB), R. Drews, F. Pattyn, S. Berger, K. Nicholls, Basal melt rate variability across ice-shelf channels in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica

B. Van Liefferinge (ULB), F. Pattyn, M.G.P. Cavity, Transient thermodynamical modelling to evaluate basal temperatures in divide regions of the Antarctic ice sheet over the last 1.5 million years

V. Zunz (VUB), P. Huybrechts, Initialising a Greenland ice sheet model through a nudging approach

Poster presentations (Building B11)

A 1 minute- 1 slide presentation will take place in Room 53, Building B4, before the poster presentation in B11

V. Coulon (ULB), F. Pattyn, Investigating the Antarctic origin of Meltwater Pulse 1A

O. Brousse (KUL), H. Wouters, W. Thiery, M. Demuzere, N. Van Lipzig, Improving knowledge on malaria epidemiology using urban climate modelling

M. Dury (ULg),  S. Doutreloup, O. Hardy, A. Fayolle, X. Fettweis, A. Hambuckers, H. Gallée, L. François, Modelling past and present distributions of tropical African biomes and species using a dynamic vegetation model

H. Guo (UGent), A. Bao, P. De Maeyer, Drought characterization based on gridded dataset in Central Asia

M. Luo (UGent), T. Liu, A. Frankl, A. Kurban, P. De Maeyer, Defining spatiotemporal characteristics of climate change trends from downscaled GCMs ensembles: How climate change reacts in Xinjiang, China

S. Marchi (UCL),  T. Fichefet, H. Goosse, V. Zunz,  S. Tietsche, J. J. Day, E. Hawkins, Reemergence of Antarctic sea ice predictability and its link to deep mixing in global climate models

S. Vanden Broucke (KUL), H. Wouters, M. Demuzere, N. Van Lipzig, Added value of convection-permitting scale in simulating future change in extreme precipitation

X. Yuan (UGent), J. Bai, L. Li, A. Kurban, P. De Maeyer, The dominant role of climate change in determining evapotranspiration in Xinjiang, China from 2001 to 2012