– By Paul Kushner, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Toronto and CMOS President –
This month I’m thinking back on the 2018 CMOS Congress in Halifax, a great gathering for our community that featured excellent plenaries and sessions, smooth organization, superb facilities, and a welcoming spirit throughout the week.
– By Richard Leduc and Maude Chartrand, Geography Department, Université Laval –
Lake Saint-Charles is the main source of drinking water for nearly 300,000 citizens of Quebec City’s and other municipalities. For several years obvious signs of accelerated aging of the water body were noticed, one of the symptoms of which is the appearance and recurrence (since 2006) of episodes of potentially toxic cyanobacterial water blooms.
– By Paul Godin, Jacob Kloos, Tue Giang Nguyen, Jasmeer Sangha, and John Moores, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University –
The moon has been and still is an area of great interest in the field of planetary sciences. Because its atmosphere is extremely thin (typically, you will find no more than one million molecules per cubic centimeter,
– By David Phillips, Climatologist and Author –
Morley Thomas, affectionately known as Canada’s Mr. Climatology, died on March 31, 2018 in Watford, ON a few weeks after a fall and successful surgery on a broken hip. International meteorology lost a leader and skillful diplomat; Canadian meteorology lost a staunch and vigorous supporter over 65 years; and I lost a dear friend and remarkably generous mentor.
– By Heather Desserud, CMOS 2018 Local Organizing Committee, Halifax –
Earlier this month, the 52nd Annual Congress took place in the beautiful seaside city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Attendees from across Canada and around the world gathered in the new downtown Convention Centre during June 10-14, participating in scientific programming and enjoying East Coast hospitality.
– By K.J.E., Boggs1, P., Audet2, D.W., Eaton3, M. Fayek4, J.T., Freymueller5, R.D., Hyndman6, T. James6, P.J., Kushner7, P. Myers8, M.G., Sideris3, P. Sullivan9, and M. Ulmi6 –
Across the globe, climate change, population growth, natural hazards and the need for long term sustainability of resource supply (including materials, energy and food) demand new approaches to Earth System Sciences.