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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Call for Nominations for the Patterson Medal Award for Distinguished Service to Meteorology in Canada

– 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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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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Message from CMOS President: 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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Seeking Nominations for CMOS Annual Awards

Each year, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society recognizes significant achievements with prestigious awards and prizes. This tradition started with three prizes during the inaugural Congress of the Society in 1967. Today, there are eight awards, highlighting everything from recent research to life-time achievements. Four awards are restricted to Members of the Society. However, the other four awards are open to members and non-members alike.

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Message from the CMOS President as 2017 Draws to a Close

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

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and the holiday season is upon us as I write this message. Here in Ottawa, Parliament has recessed and another year has gone by with very little real headway on increasing the funding and good management of science across the federal government.

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Arctic Science Events in Canada and Beyond

– Compiled by Helen Joseph, CMOS Arctic SIG and HCJ Consulting –

The Arctic is experiencing unprecedented change of its ocean and terrestrial ice, permafrost and ecosystems under the triple pressures of climate change, industrialization and modernization. The impacts of these pressures can be seen on

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CMOS Founding Member Dick Morgan Turns 100

– By David Nowell, Elizabeth Marshall and Veronica Leonard –

A member of CMOS and its predecessor, the Canadian Branch of the Royal Meteorological Society, for over 50 years, CDR/Dr Maurice Richard (Dick) Morgan recently celebrated his 100th birthday.

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