FETTWEIS Xavier

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FETTWEIS Xavier

Faculté des Sciences
Département de géographie
Climatologie et Topoclimatologie
Sphères

ULiège address
Bât. B11 Climatologie et Topoclimatologie
Quartier Village 4
clos Mercator 3
4000 Liège 1
Belgique
Local
Bureau R/2 au rez-de-chaussez du B11
ULiège phone number
+32 4 3665468
ULiège Fax
+32 4 3665722
Email
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Conseil sectoriel à la recherche et à la valorisation
Sciences et Techniques
Personal website (s)
Homepage at the Laboratory of Climatology and Topoclimatology (ULg)

Biography

As a child, Xavier Fettweis was already a budding meteorologist thanks to a small weather station installed at his parents' house. In 1996, when it was decision time, he entrusted it to his father and went to study for a degree in maths at ULg, with the intention of becoming a maths teacher.

During his degree, he developed a taste for research and teaching at university level. Furthermore, he realised that his passion for meteorology had not waned. He therefore decided to continue and complete his training with a post-graduate diploma in climatology at UCLouvain. He then started working on his PhD on the climate of Greenland at the G. Lemaître Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics at UCLouvain with the Prof. Jean-Pascall van Ypersele. He presented his thesis in 2006.

Since his return to ULg in September 2007, he has continued his work on modelling the climate in Greenland in the Laboratory of Climatology who heads from Sep 2017, first as a FNRS research associate, as a senior FNRS research associate in 2021 and now, as an associated professor since 2022. He now leads the development of the regional climate model MAR notably used to study the surface mass balance and melt of both polar ice sheets, climate change over Belgium or to perform weather forecast. Finally, he has also developed a circulation type classification to study the recent general atmospheric circulation changes in summer driving the recent melt acceleration over the Greenland ice sheet.

Research field

  • Climatologie
  • Glaciologie
  • Météorologie

Duties or mandates

  • Associated professor

Scientific distinctions

  • EGU Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists (2013)

ULiège Course

Climate modelling
- Partim 1: Atmosphere, 10h Th, 20h Pr, FETTWEIS Xavier
- Partim 2: Vegetation and carbon cycle, 15h Th, 25h Pr, FRANÇOIS Louis

Introduction to modelling in physical geography - Partim 3: Advanced climatology, 10h Th, 20h Pr, FETTWEIS Xavier

Global warming and natural risks, 10h Th, 20h Pr, FETTWEIS Xavier

Introduction to modelling in physical geography - Partim 2 : Climatology, 10h Th, 20h Pr, FETTWEIS Xavier

Sustainability challenges
- Partim 1 - Les enjeux climat et énergie, 16h Th, 16h Pr, CORNÉLUSSE Bertrand, FETTWEIS Xavier
- Partim 2, 10h Th, 10h Pr, CORNÉLUSSE Bertrand, FETTWEIS Xavier

Sustainability challenges, Partim 1 - Les enjeux climat et énergie, 16h Th, 16h Pr, CORNÉLUSSE Bertrand, FETTWEIS Xavier

Introduction to modelling in physical geography - Partim 1 : Environment, 20h Th, 15h Pr, FETTWEIS Xavier

Éléments de géographie physique
- Partim climatologie, 25h Th, 25h Pr, 1j T. t., FETTWEIS Xavier
- Partim géomorphologie, 15h Th, 20h Pr, 3j T. t., HOUBRECHTS Geoffrey

Eléments de météorologie, 20h Th, 15h Pr, 2j T. t., DOUTRELOUP Sébastien, FETTWEIS Xavier

Stages, 6sem St., COLLÉGIALITÉ, FETTWEIS Xavier, GEMENNE François, HUBERT Aurelia

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