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In Memoriam: Philip E. Merilees, 1940-2018

– By Ian Rutherford FCMOS, Ph.D. –

On March 7th 2018 Dr. Philip E. Merilees passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family in the hospital near his home in Bonita Springs, Florida, following a short battle with cancer and its complications.

Dr. Merilees was an exceptional scientist and scientific leader in both Canada and the USA. He was a brilliant theoretician who made many contributions to our understanding of atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics.

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– Communication from David Grimes, Chairperson, Patterson Medal Committee, Meteorological Service of Canada –

The Patterson Medal Award is given for distinguished service to meteorology in Canada. The medal was established in 1946 in honour of Dr. John Patterson, Controller of the Meteorological Service of Canada from 1929 to 1946. The Patterson Medal Award Committee is seeking nominations for the 2017 recipient of this award.

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– By John Gilbert –

The Eureka Weather Station, situated in Canada’s far North, recently celebrated its 70th birthday. Supporting operational meteorology and atmospheric research on topics that are essential for the understanding of weather and climate, including hourly synoptic and aerological weather monitoring and the detection of atmospheric change, this remote weather station is of global significance.

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– By Wayne Richardson, P.Eng., CMOS President –

My year as President of CMOS seems to be flying by. It is already, once again, time to register for our upcoming CMOS Congress. As you know, our CMOS Local Arrangements Committee in Halifax has been hard at work putting together a fantastic scientific and social programme.

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Weather: A Very Short Introduction

– Review by Richard Leduc, Ph.D., AirMet Science Inc. –

By Storm Dunlop, Oxford University Press, Hardcover, 144 pages, ISBN 978-0-19-957132-4, $11.95

This book is part of the “Very short introduction” series published by Oxford University Press and is intended for the general public. The series includes a wide range of titles on a wide variety of topics of interest to inquiring minds.

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