– 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.
– 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
– By Jon Abbatt, Jim Drummond, Roger Francois, Paul Kushner, Paul Myers, Kimberly Strong, Laxmi Sushama, Phillipe Tortell –
As members of a community that works with climate-related measurements and models on a day-to-day basis, we know from first-hand experience that our understanding of the fundamental science that goes into atmospheric and climate model predictions
– By the PAHA team* –
The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) at Eureka, Nunavut is Canada’s “PEARL near the Pole” – a scientific station fully equipped for specialised atmospheric measurements and situated in Canada’s far North only 1,100 km from the Pole.
– Review by André April, Canadian Ice Service, Ottawa –
Edited by Christian L. E. Franzke and Terence J. O`Kane, Cambridge University Press 2017, Hardcover, 432 pages, ISBN 9781107118140, $177.95 –
Nonlinear multiscale processes drive the climate system, where memory effects or stochastic forcing interact to shape the behaviour of climate regimes.
– By M. Markovic and K. Gauthier, CMC, Montreal –
Winter forecast (December, January, February) for 2017/18 temperature and precipitation in Canada includes above normal temperatures across eastern Canada, above normal precipitation over certain regions of Canada, and moderate La Niña conditions developing.
– Review by Daryl O’Dowd MSC ACM CO, Consulting Industrial Meteorologist (firstname.lastname@example.org) –
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.