– By T. Howatt(1) T. Ross(2), S. Waterman(1); 1: University of British Columbia, 2: Institute of Ocean Sciences –
Canadian coastal waters are interspersed with baleen whale habitats, some of which are well known and protected, while others have yet to be identified and characterized.
– By Megan Kirchmeier-Young, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria –
A summary of a recent paper by Kirchmeier-Young et al. that describes an event attribution analysis to quantify the increase in seasonal metrics of extreme wildfire risk for a region in western Canada.
The CMOS Congress was held June 4th to 8th in downtown Toronto at the Hilton. With over 575 registered participants, 60+ scientific sessions, 15 industry exhibitors, and an assortment of student events and social activities, the Congress was buzzing with activity right from the start.
– By M. Markovic and K. Gauthier, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Autumn forecast (September, October, November) for 2017 temperature and precipitation in Canada includes above normal temperatures across Canada, above normal precipitation for parts of eastern Canada, and the developing influence of weak La Niña conditions.
– A Campbell Scientific advertising feature –
“What caused this unexpected spike in my data?”
“My sensor is offline – did something knock it over?”
“If only I could see for myself what the current conditions are.”
“I wish I had visuals to support the story the data is telling me.”
Anyone monitoring their environment has thought something like this at one time or another,
– By P. Odon, G. West, R. Stull; EOAS, University of British Columbia –
The fall and winter seasons of 2016/17 were noteworthy for the cold, wet weather they brought to regions of British Columbia (BC). Although all of BC experienced some impacts, the South Coast region saw particularly large impacts from an exceptionally wet fall that quickly transitioned into a persistently cold, snowy winter.
– By J.E. Moores, C.L. Smith and C.L. Campbell, York University –
A scientific rover named Curiosity has been trundling around on Mars for the past 5 years, taking images of the atmosphere to look at cloud and dust. Because of data constraints, our group at York University get about 12 minutes of time every week or so. Imagine trying to understand the weather by looking at only one section of the sky once a week through a toilet paper tube!