Congratulations to our undergrad student council,  the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Society of Undergraduates at McGill (AOSSUM)!

They won the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) of McGill's "Best Small Department" award (again) this year.

We are pleased to announced that our MSc student Natalie Gervasi is the 2018 recipient of the Peter Zwack Prize (McGill).

Every year the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society awards the Peter Zwack Prize to the most deserving MSc meteorology student in AOS. 

Peter Zwack was a professor of meteorology at UQAM, but a few years at McGill University. The "Peter Zwack Fund" was created in memory of prof. Zwack to encourage studies in meteorology.

Congratulations to our undergraduate student, Yeechian Low, for his paper published in the annual issue of McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (MSURJ) this year.

In their article, "Winter Mid-Tropospheric Weather Regimes in the Eastern North Pacific", Yeechian et al. define and analyze weather regimes in the eastern North Pacific based on the variability of mid-tropospheric weather patterns.

The CAOS workshop series in Atmospheric Data Science

Tutorials organised by our graduate student council (CAOS) for our graduate students

Andres Perez Hortal (PhD student) giving the 6th Python Workshop- a small Data Science project to practice exploratory data analysis (EDA) to analyze the dataset to summarize their main characteristics.

Congratulations to our undergraduate student, Jamie Hart, for her paper published in the annual issue of McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (MSURJ) this year.

In their article, "Examining the Transition from a perennial to a seasonal sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean: A Lagrangian Approach" Jamie et al. examine the dynamic and thermodynamic processes responsible for the observed loss of the Arctic's multiyear ice pack.

Polar Area Weather Station (PAWS) deployed on landfast sea ice south of Paul Island, near Nain. The PAWS provides meteorological data such as air temperature, wind speed and direction, and atmospheric pressure.

This project is a collaboration between the Canadian Ice Service (Adrienne Tivy), McGill University (Bruno Tremblay) and the Nain Research Center (Joey Angnatok).

Photo courtesy of Charles Brunette, PhD Student

Congratulations to our undergraduate student, Jed Lenetsky, for his paper published in the annual issue of McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (MSURJ) this year.

In their article, "Variability and Predictability of the Bering Strait Ocean heat Transport and Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Extent", Jed et al. examine the monthly, seasonal, and interannual variability of Pacific Ocean heat entering the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait, and its influence on sea ice extent in the Arctic Ocean.

Students from our Sea Ice Group (Charles Brunette, Pascal Bourgault, Amelie Desmarais) participated in Expedition PS115/2 on the Polarstern icebreaker (Sep 4 - Oct 16, 2018).

Photo courtesy of Amelie Desmarais.

Our very own Christopher McCray (PhD Student) crunches Environment Canada numbers ' to quantify the weather whiplash Montrealers have been experiencing this winter'.

Read more about 'Weather Whiplash' on the Montreal Gazette website.

Photo credit: CAOS

 

Congratulations to our very own undergraduate student Maria Gheta on leading the Martlets to a National Championship in the Canadian University Artistic Swimming League.

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