Montreal Gazette - McGill professor's aim: accurate forecasts


A McGill University professor is getting $1.5 million to develop a more accurate way to forecast precipitation, allowing Hydro-Québec to manage its resources more efficiently and help predict flooding. As an added bonus, it may improve your chances on the golf course, too.

Professor Peter Yau of McGill's department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences is the new industrial research chairholder for Hydro-Québec and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, which are funding his work into developing better computer models to improve short-term precipitation forecasting techniques.