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

Isachsen – An Artist’s Exploration of Isolation Through the Eyes of his Father at a Remote Arctic Weather Station

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

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

MOPITT, Atmospheric Pollution, and Me: A Personal Story

– 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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Photo shows a projection of the climate clock on the side of a building for the article by Samantha Mailhot for the CMOS Bulletin.

Climate Clock: Running Out of Time?

– By Samantha Mailhot –

Climate change is an increasingly urgent issue, with a significant amount of people working towards mitigation. However, the majority of the global population is not yet actively participating in climate action. This inaction may be due to several factors,

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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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