A field laboratory class from home to study snow characteristics

– By Julie Mireille Thériault, Émilie Gauthier, Mathieu Lachapelle and René Laprise –

Learning atmospheric sciences

A degree in atmospheric sciences can lead to a variety of professions such as weather forecaster, climate analyst, field measurement specialist or a career in communications.

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The Weather Forecast Research Team: A Nexus of Operational Weather Forecasting and Research in Western Canada

– By Julia Jeworrek, Dr. Rosie Howard and Prof. Roland B. Stull –

Foundations

In 1995, the Weather Forecast Research Team (WFRT) [1] was formed by Prof. Roland Stull at UBC with four Ph.D. students. Living in the complex mountainous and coastal terrain of British Columbia (BC; Fig. 1a), Prof. Stull witnessed the challenges involved in making accurate forecasts for western Canada.

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CoCoRaHS Precipitation Network

– By Rick Fleetwood –

CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow) is a volunteer network of mostly community members and organizations (e.g. watershed groups, conservation authorities, agriculture organizations, etc.) that measure and report precipitation daily through the CoCoRaHS website or Smartphone App.

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Ocean School – An unforgettable virtual experience

– By Heather Delagran and Sonya Lee –

Imagine you are flying over the lush temperate rainforest of British Columbia’s central coast. Thick vegetation covers the ground between towering trees. Two bears wander along a log-strewn beach. In the distance, there are rounded mountain peaks.

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Weather and Situation Awareness in Aviation

– By Hyun Su Seong –

Introduction

Pilots in general or commercial aviation rely on accurate weather forecasts to avoid dangerous cell activities during instrument meteorological conditions. Pilots use several weather products to make decisions for their pre-flight activities and in-flight.

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Incoming President’s Message from Jim Abraham

Early in my career, while training to be an operational meteorologist 43 years ago, I signed up to become a member of CMOS. It was an exciting time. Since then, CMOS membership has enabled me to remain connected with friends and colleagues, and develop new relationships with many others from the private sector, other government departments, and universities.

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Advice for Aspiring Meteorologists

– By Christopher Poitras –

I was fortunate enough to organize and moderate an amazing webinar that enabled students with a meteorology interest and early-career meteorologists to learn and chat with some of the best professionals in the field!

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