A Message from the CMOS President, Spring 2021

– By Marek Stastna –

As I sit down to write my comments, it seems that the Southern Ontario spring has finally sprung. Outside of my bedroom/office windows, the grass is green, the odd tree has buds and bird song can be heard from very early in the morning.

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The CCGS Amundsen: A Success Story In Arctic Oceanography

– By Charles Brunette, Alice Le Guern-Lepage, Oreste Marquis, Noémie Planat, Antoine Savard and Sandrine Trotechaud (McGill University, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) –

A red and white icebreaker with a perfect reflection on the water

As early career researchers, we are always on the lookout for learning more about the scientific landscape in which we evolve.

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2020 Eastern Canada Seasonal and Total Precipitation Analysis

– By Richard Leduc, Ph.D., AirMet Science –

Daily precipitation data (mm, water equivalent) have become available by Environment and Climate Change Canada in the AHRDP/HRDPA (Analyse à haute résolution déterministe de précipitation / “High-resolution deterministic precipitation analysis”) system for the Canada ensemble at a 2.5km resolution.

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The McGill Student Weather Forecasting Club

– By Yeechian Low and co-authored by David Wang –

While roller coaster temperatures, blizzards, and severe thunderstorms are dreadful for many, they are reasons for excitement for us, as members of the McGill Weather Forecasting Club (WFC).

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Changing CMOS Congresses

– By David Fissel, David Collins, Matthew Asplin (Members, CMOS Congress 2021 Local Arrangements Committee) and Bob Jones (CMOS Archivist)

Introduction

As the plans for the 55th CMOS Congress 2021 are being finalized, the changing approach to CMOS Congresses over the recent past is described. The changes for Congress 2020 and Congress 2021 were driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are other factors that will continue to be important for future Congresses long after the pandemic fades into history.

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Feather Frost or Frost Flowers (Crystallofolia)

– By Douw Steyn, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. –

The attached photographs show an instance of the rare phenomenon of feather frost on a stick. There were instances of this kind of frost all over the forest floor, but only on sticks, logs and stumps, and apparently none on still-living plants.

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