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Working Together for the Arctic: The Arctic Regional Climate Centre Network (ArcRCC)

– by Michael Crowe, Katherine Wilson, and John Parker –

The effects of climate change are being felt around the world, but nowhere as intensely and as obviously as in the Arctic. Many sources can be cited that put the rate of temperature increase in the Arctic over the last 30-50 years as at least twice that over the rest of the globe. These temperature increases have led to significant reductions of sea ice, thawing permafrost and coastal erosion that affect all Northerners, including Indigenous communities and industry.

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Sea Ice Analysis and Forecasting: Towards an Increased Reliance on Automated Prediction Systems

– Review by André April, Environment and Climate Change Canada –

Edited by Tom Carrieres, Mark Buehner, Jean-François Lemieux and Leif Toudal Pedersen, Cambridge University Press, Hardback, 219 pages, ISBN: 9781108417426, $ 143.95 (CAD)

Sea ice is an important indicator of climate change as recent observations of declining ice amounts in the Arctic show. Automatic predictions available in real time are comparable to numerical environmental prediction models and may be very beneficial for national ice forecasting services, with applications to research and transport sectors, for example.

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image for message from CMOS president Paul Kushner on global warming shows a pocket watch half buried in sand

Message from the CMOS President for December 2018: Anthropogenic climate change and environmental sustainability

– By Paul Kushner, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Toronto and CMOS President –

To complete our review of the stewardship themes I identified at the time of the Halifax congress, it’s time to highlight environmental stewardship and sustainability, particularly in the area of anthropogenic climate change. The last two months have witnessed the increasingly urgent messages

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In Memoriam: Terry J. Gillespie,
January 5, 1941 – December 2, 2018

Dr. Terry Gillespie, Professor Emeritus University of Guelph, passed away suddenly on December 2, 2018 following a brief illness. Terry was a well-known educator and researcher, who specialized in micrometeorology. He was a long-standing member of CMOS and was awarded the Dr. Andrew Thomson Prize in Applied Meteorology in 2006.

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William (Bill) Andrew Gault, 1939-2018

William (Bill) Andrew Gault was born in Ottawa on May 25, 1939 and received his B.Sc. from Carleton University in 1961. In 1967 he completed a thesis entitled “A Study of the Twilight Airglow Emissions of Sodium, Lithium, And Potassium”. His career was dedicated to the development of new instruments for the observation of the aurora and airglow

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Seasonal Outlook for the winter 2018/19 (DJF) based on the official CanSIPS forecast issued on the 30th Nov. 2018

– By M. Markovic, B. Merryfield, K. Gauthier, M. Alarie, Environment and Climate Change Canada –

Seasonal Outlook (December, January, February) for 2018/19 temperature and precipitation in Canada includes a cooler winter in the Hudson Bay region, a warmer one all along the west coast and up in to Canada’s North, and near normal precipitation levels for much of the country.

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