During his PhD and postdoctoral research at UCLouvain, François Klein studied the mechanisms responsible for past climate change, adopting the approach "the past is the key to the present and the future". One of these main research projects concerned the analysis of the variability of East African rainfall over the past millennium. To do this, he used various of the most sophisticated climate models available, which he combined with other sources of information on past climates, such as reconstructions from various natural archives, through a data assimilation method. Recently, François Klein has decided to focus more on the technical aspects of climate models than on scientific research, and is now working on their development, optimization, and installation on supercomputers, still since UCLouvain.
Articles published on this website:
- Climate variations in the last millennium, published in Climate, Past climates - The Monday 10 December 2018