Successful simulation of the cow’s digestive process has allowed us to undertake extensive research and analysis without the difficulties of looking after and caring for living animals.

prof. dr. ir. Fievez Veerle

prof. dr. Miralles Diego

Understanding the water cycle response to climate change

Climate change is producing profound changes in global water supplies, threatening water availability, access, and even quality.

Measuring climate variables from space are important for us to understand the role of the terrestrial hydrosphere-biosphere in Earth's climate system. Such measurements are also needed to further our understanding of the global climate and its variability, both spatially and temporally, and our understanding of the coupling between the terrestrial and atmospheric branches of the hydrologic cycle and how this coupling may influence climate variability and predictability.