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Lorrain Réginald
Professor, Dr

Presentation

  • Tertiary Education:
    • Docteur en Sciences, (avec la plus grande distinction), Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1974 -PhD.
    • Agrege de l’Enseignement secondaire superieur, avec la plus grande distinction, 1967 – equivalent of "qualified high school teacher".
    • Licencie en Sciences, avec la plus grande distinction, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1967 - equivalent of Master in Science.
  • Employment record:
    • Full Professor, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1982
    • Assistant Professor, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1969-1982
    • Secondary school teacher 1967-1969

Reginald Lorrain is full time professor at the Faculty of Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and head of "Laboratoire de Glaciologie" of the Department of Earth Sciences and the Environment of the ULB.
His research concerns glacier dynamics and is focused on the processes operating at the ice-bedrock interface and/or at the ice-water interface (in the case of floating ice). These studies are mainly based on compositional analyses of ice: isotopic composition of deuterium and oxygen 18, chemical composition in major cations and anions, gas content and composition in carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen and methane. Ice fabrics and textural analyses are also used. This approach of ice and glaciers leads to main global change issues
R. Lorrain's field experience has been gained in polar and alpine regions. Since 1970, he has spent 11 field seasons in the Arctic (Northern Canada and Greenland) and the Antarctic (Dry Valleys) and has participated to more than 25 field camps in the Alps (see below)

Other duties:

  • 2001- Chairman of the commission "Geology-mineralogy-physical geography" of the National Fund for Scientific Research of Belgium.
    2001- Members of the Steering Committee of North GRIP (North Greenland Ice Core Project).
    1997-2000 Head of the Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • www.ulb.ac.be/rech/inventaire/chercheurs/6/CH716.html

Activities

  • Research programme: SPSDI and II
  • Research group: Glaciology lab-ULB
  • Research projects:
    dev.ulb.ac.be/glaciol/projects.html
    • 2001-2005: AMICS (Antarctic Ice-Sheet Dynamics and Climatic Change: modelling and ice composition studies)
    • 1996-2003: NorthGRIP North Greenland Ice Coring Project (Denmark, Germany, France, Japan, Switzerland)
    • 1995-2003: EPICA (European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica)
    • 1995-2002: Processes acting under cold-basal glaciers in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica.
    • 1996-2000: Les glaces basales d’Antarctique oriental (EPICA)
    • 1992-1997: PNRA: study of marine ice and land-fast sea ice in the Terra Nova Bay area, Antarctica (phase 1)
    • 1994-1996: Reactive carbonate in basal ice
    • 1989-1992: GRIP (Greenland Ice core Project)

Related activities

Field experience

Arctic Regions

  • 2000, NGRIP site in the central region of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
  • 1992, West margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet as team leader of a five people party from the University of Brussels
  • 1987, West margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet with a team from the University of Edinburgh (UK).
  • 1985, West margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet with a team from the University of Aberdeen (UK).
  • 1982, Banks and Victoria Islands (Canadian Arctic) within a Geological Survey of Canada field party.
  • 1977, Ellesmere Island (canadian Arctic) within a Geological Survey of Canada field party.

Antarctic Regions

  • 2002-2003, Dry Valleys in collaboration with the University of Otago (NZ) and Antarctica Zealand: tunnel investigations at the base of cold glaciers and sampling of lake ice in Victoria Valley)
  • 2000-2001, Dry Valleys in collaboration with the University of Otago (NZ) and Antarctica Zealand: tunnel investigations at the base of cold glaciers and sampling of lake ice in Wright Valley).
  • 1999-2000, Dry Valleys in collaboration with the University of Otago (NZ) and Antarctica Zealand
  • 1997-1998, Dry Valleys in collaboration with the University of Otago (NZ) and Antarctica New Zealand (lake ice sampling).
  • 1995-1996, Dry Valleys in collaboration with the University of Otago (NZ) and NZAP (sampling of basal ice from cold-based glaciers).

List of publications

Contact

Lorrain Réginald
Faculté des Sciences
Campus du Solbosch
ULB CP160/03
avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50 - 1050 Bruxelles
rlorrain@ulb.ac.be
Phone: +32 2 650 22 17 - Fax: +32 2 650 22 26

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