– 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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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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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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Weather in the Courtroom

– Review by Daryl O’Dowd MSC ACM CO, Consulting Industrial Meteorologist (odowd@weatherdyne.com) –

Book by William H. Haggard, Published by the American Meteorological Society, Paperback 201 pages ISBN 978-1-940033-95-2, $30.00 –

For fans of the television series Law and Order, “Weather in the Courtroom” is the weather book for you. Start with a weather-related crime (or accident), follow it with the gathering of evidence, a jury trial – often with combative lawyers and breath-holding evidence, and then wrap it all up with a verdict.

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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 Kenneth A. Devine –

While temperature profiles to the tropopause had been conducted in Canada for research purposes starting in 1911 (Devine & Strong, 2009), operational upper air systems did not become available until 1929 with the introduction of the radiosonde which had a built in radio transmitter. The radiosonde gave the meteorologist a three dimensional view in real time

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