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Modélisation en géosciences : glaciologie et climatologie

academic year

Course teacher(s)

Frank PATTYN (Coordinator)

ECTS credits


Language(s) of instruction


Course content

Mathematical models, empirical models, modelling nonlinear processes, numerical and analytical techniques, continuity equation, geomorphological, glaciological and climatological models, data reanalysis.

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

Numerical techniques in modelling geosystems : applications of climate, glacier and geomorpholocial models.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures and classroom excercises using MatLab

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

Extra online course material on climate modelling: Goosse H., P.Y. Barriat, W. Lefebvre, M.F. Loutre and V. Zunz: Introduction to Climate Dynamics and Climate Modeling: http://www.climate.be/textbook

Other information


Prof. Frank PATTYN Laboratoire de Glaciologie, Faculte des Sciences, CP 160/03 UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES 50, avenue F.D. Roosevelt, B-1050 BRUXELLES Téléphone: 02 650 28 46 Télécopie: 02 650 22 26 Courriel : fpattyn@ulb.ac.be


Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other


Written/oral exam

Language(s) of evaluation

  • french