Postgraduate Studies in Weather and Climate Modeling

Postgraduate studies ‘Weather and Climate Modelling’: infosession 2024

The modelling of weather and climate is a hot research topic. The climate on our planet
is changing with e.g. the previous 9 years being worldwide the warmest 9 years.
Extreme weather events (floods, heat waves,…) often result in huge human and
economic losses. What type of climate can we expect in the future? Will it ever be
possible to make perfect weather forecasts? In the highly urbanized world of 2024
megacities face very specific challenges such as air pollution and the urban heat island.
Can we use atmospheric models to investigate potential solutions (e.g. more green in the
city,...) for these urban atmospheric problems?



Ghent University and the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI) organize the
unique postgraduate program ‘Weather and Climate Modelling’ to prepare scientists for
a career in the previously described topics. During this program, national and
international experts active at different scientific institutes (RMI, VITO,..) explain the
students in detail how weather and climate models are functioning.

Interested? An infosession will be organised on Tuesday 23 April (19h00 – 20h30). The
program consists of mini-lectures about weather and climate modelling followed by all
practicalities about the postgraduate program. The infosession will take place in room
1.1, 1st floor, building S9 (Campus De Sterre, Gent). You are very welcome!

Detailed program:

  • 19h00: mini-lecture prof. Piet Termonia:
    An introduction to weather and climate modelling.
  • 19h30: mini-lecture prof. Kwinten Van Weverberg: 
    Challenges in cloud and precipitation modelling.

  • 19h50: practical information about postgraduate program by prof. Steven Caluwaerts

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