Licentiaat Fysica, Doctor in de Wetenschappen, Hoofd Wetenschappelijke Dienst Meteorologisch en Klimatologisch Onderzoek van het Koninklijk Meteorologisch Instituut, professor aan de UGent, vakgroep Fysica en Sterrenkunde.

Piet Termonia earned his PhD in 1997 in theoretical physics at KULeuven. After a two-year postdoc at the university of Turin, Italy, he started to work at the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium on the topic of numerical modeling for weather and climate. Since 2010 he is the Head of the Scientific Service Meteorological and Climatological Research. He is a professor at Ghent university since 2004 in the department of Physics and Astronomy where he was one of the creators of the postgraduate program on Weather and Climate Modeling and is a co-founder of the Atmospheric Physics Unit. He led the largest European Numerical Weather Prediction consortium ALADIN for ten years. He is one of the founders of the new ACCORD NWP consortium. He led the Belgian CORDEX.be project that established the current high-resolution climate scenarios for Belgium.

He is active with his team on the following research topics: atmospheric modeling, weather prediction, climate change, climate impacts and the development of climate services.

Key publications

Caluwaerts, Steven, Sara Top, Thomas Vergauwen, Guy Wauters, Koen De Ridder, Rafiq Hamdi, Bart Mesuere, Bert Van Schaeybroeck, Hendrik Wouters, and Piet Termonia. 2021. “Engaging Schools to Explore Meteorological Observational Gaps.” BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY 102 (6): E1126–E1132. doi:10.1175/bams-d-20-0051.1.

Hamdi, Rafiq, Olivier Giot, Rozemien De Troch, Alex Deckmyn, and Piet Termonia. 2015. “Future Climate of Brussels and Paris for the 2050s under the A1B Scenario.” URBAN CLIMATE 12: 160–182. doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2015.03.003.

Termonia, Piet. 2000. “The Complete N=3 Kaluza-Klein Spectrum of 11D Supergravity on AdS4×N010.” Nuclear Physics B 577 (1-2): 341–389.

Termonia, Piet, Bert Van Schaeybroeck, Lesley De Cruz, Rozemien De Troch, Steven Caluwaerts, Olivier Giot, Rafiq Hamdi, Stéphane Vannitsem, François Duchêne, Patrick Willems, Hossein Tabari, Els Van Uytven, Parisa Hosseinzadehtalaei, Nicole Van Lipzig, Hendrik Wouters, Sam Vanden Broucke, Jean-Pascall Van Ypersele, Philippe Marbaix, Cecille Villanueva-Birriel, Xavier Fettweis, Coraline Wyard, Chloé Scholzen, Sébastien Doutreloup, Koen De Ridder, Anne Gobin, Dirk Lauwaet, Trissevgeni Stavrakou, Maite Bauwens, Jean-François Müller, Patrick Luyten, Stéphanie Ponsar, Dries Van den Eynde, and Eric Pottiaux. 2018. “The CORDEX.be Initiative as a Foundation for Climate Services in Belgium.” Climate Services 11: 49–61.

Termonia, Piet, Claude Fischer, Eric Bazile, François Bouyssel, Radmila Brožková, Pierre Bénard, Bogdan Bochenek, Daan Degrauwe, Mariá Derková, Ryad El Khatib, Rafiq Hamdi, Ján Mašek, Patricia Pottier, Neva Pristov, Yann Seity, Petra Smolíková, Oldřich Španiel, Martina Tudor, Yong Wang, Christoph Wittmann, and Alain Joly. 2018. “The ALADIN System and Its Canonical Model Configurations AROME CY41T1 and ALARO CY40T1.” Geoscientific Model Development 11 (1): 257–281.


Complete list of publications

Academic bibliography (Ugent)