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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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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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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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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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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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