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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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CMOS helping scientists to be heard

– By Paul Kushner, Department of Physics at the University of Toronto and Vice-President of CMOS –

Media coverage of climate change plays a significant part in shaping public perceptions and attitudes, and in garnering support for continued scientific research into this pressing, global issue. As such, it is crucially important that facts and legitimate expert opinions are readily available,

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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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Photo shows a microphone for the story by the CMOS president on advocating for science.

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

In my previous messages as CMOS President I have spent quite a lot of time promoting the strong advocacy role that CMOS can and should play in the development and implementation of public science and technology policy,

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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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Image from Isachsen by aAron munson shows an old yellow pick up truck covered in snow, in a frozen garage

– An Interview with Doug Munson and aAron munson by Sarah Knight, CMOS Bulletin Editor –

In 1974 Doug Munson, just 19 years old and fresh off 8 months of surface weather and upper air courses, was posted to the remote Isachsen weather station in the Canadian Arctic for a full year. Isachsen was operated on Ellef Ringnes Island from 1948-1978, and for those living there contact with the “outside” world was minimal

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The MOPITT Terra spacecraft launch showing the Atlas IIAS lift-off on 18th December 1999 (Photo credit: Jim Drummond)

– By Jim Drummond, Principal Investigator for the Measurements Of Pollution in The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument on the Terra satellite –

It’s 1987 and I have just bought my first personal computer – an IBM PC clone running at a stunning 8MHz! I’m also on sabbatical at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado,

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