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A simulation experiment is conducted to inquire into the mean climate state and likely trends in atmospheric infrared radiation by Prof. Yi Huang

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Attenuated backscatter (1/(msr) time-height plot of Doppler lidar moments at the SGP ARM facility by Arunchandra Chandra

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True color images from MODIS onboard Terra spanning about 500 km centered at the location of Graciosa Island. (left) A stratocumulus cloud case. (right) a broken cumulus and cumulus with stratocumulus cases by Jasmine Rémillard

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The ESA EARTHCARE Explorer Mission features the first spaceborne atmospheric Doppler radar. Researchers from our Department are involved in the development of the algorithms for the Exploitation of the spaceborne Doppler radar observations.

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The J.S. Marshall Radar Observatory: At McGill University, we own and operate several weather radars and other meteorological sensors. Our large S-band Doppler radar is used for weather surveillance around the Montreal area.

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Simulated fields of trade-wind convection impinging on an idealized island ridge with a height of 500m. Conditions for these cases are derived from field campaigns (BOMEX and RICO) over the western Atlantic Ocean. By Prof. Daniel Kirshbaum

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Responses in the zonal-mean zonal winds of the Northern Hemisphere stratosphere to instantaneous doubling of atmospheric CO2. For reference, contours of the control winds are overlaid. The 3 panels represent 3 different experiments. By Dr. Barbara Winter

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Evaluation of the performance of ground-based microwave radiometer tomographic measurements in retrieving high-resolution 2D fields of atmospheric water vapor. By Véronique Meunier.

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The awards within the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences were made possible by the private philanthropic support of alumni, faculty and staff, as well as friends of the University. Private support is responsible for the majority of McGill’s student awards. If you wish to contribute to one of the awards in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, please visit the McGill Development and Alumni Relations secure online form. Please make sure that you write a note that your donation is to Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

If giving via the online pledge form, please indicate which award, prize, fellowship or memorial fund you would like your gift designated to under ‘Other’ in the ‘My Gift’ section of the form, while referring to the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

Alternately, you may send your donation to the below address. Please remember to include a mention of which award, prize, fellowship or memorial fund you would like your gift designated to.

McGill Development and Alumni Relations
RE: donation to Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
1430 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 3T3

Tel.: 514-398-5000

If you are interested in establishing a named award, please contact Jennifer Kambhampati at (514) 398-4607 or at jennifer [dot] kambhampati [at] mcgill [dot] ca for more information. Donations, regardless of size, are very much appreciated. Please make sure that you write a note that your donation is to Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.


R. Grant Ingram Memorial Fund

Professor R. Grant Ingram passed away suddenly in his office at the University of British Columbia on June 13, 2007.

He was born on February 15, 1945, to Tom and Anne Ingram, in Warrington, England. He completed his B.Sc. (1965) and M.Sc. (1967) degrees at McGill University. His Ph.D. was earned in 1971 from the joint program in Oceanography from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as a Lecturer at the McGill University Institute of Oceanography in 1971, as an Assistant Professor from 1972 to 1976, and as an Associate Professor from 1976 to 1987. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1988 in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Grant moved to the University of British Columbia's (UBC's) Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences in 1997, and also served as the founding principal of St. John's College from 1997 to 2004. He was also UBC's Dean of Science Pro Tem, Associate Dean, and more recently, the Principal of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Grant was an internationally renowned scholar, and received many awards, and most recently, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (May 2007).

In memory of Grant and his long and distinguished association with the McGill community, the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has established the R. Grant Ingram Memorial Fund. Proceeds from this fund may be used to offer graduate student support, preferably in the domain of physical oceanography, or for the support of a symposium in physical oceanography.

Your donations will help us to keep Grant's spirit alive in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.