Axis “Mobility, urban planning, and environment”

Victoria C. Slonosky

Associate member


Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Geography (McGill University)

Research interests

Canadian climate history; climatic changes; data analysis; meteorological observations; climatic phenomena; compared meteorology


Contact information

victoria.slonosky [at] (> Email)

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Ongoing project and recent publications

  • "Historical Canadian Climate Data" (Principal Investigator)
  • Lundstad, Elin, Yuri Brugnara, Duncan Pappert, Jérôme Kopp, Eric Samakinwa, André Hürzeler, Axel Andersson et al. "The global historical climate database HCLIM." Scientific Data 10, no. 1 (2023): 44.
  • Sieber, Renée, Victoria Slonosky, Linden Ashcroft, and Christa Pudmenzky. "Formalizing trust in historical weather data." Weather, Climate, and Society 14, no. 3 (2022): 993-1007


Selected publications

Victoria Slonosky & Sean Potter. "Climate in the Age of Empire: Weather Observers in Colonial Canada" (2018). American Meteorological Society; 1 edition

Slonosky, V., & Sieber, R. (2020). Building a Traceable and Sustainable Historical Climate Database: Interdisciplinarity and DRAW. Patterns, 1(1), 100012.

Brönnimann, S., Allan, R., Ashcroft, L., Baer, S., Barriendos, M., Brázdil, R., ... & Cornes, R. (2019). Unlocking pre-1850 instrumental meteorological records: A global inventory. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100(12), ES389-ES413.

Slonosky, V. C. (2019). Hazardous weather events in the St Lawrence Valley from the French regime to Confederation: descriptive weather in historical records from Quebec City and Montreal, 1742–1869 and 1953—present. Natural Hazards, 98(1), 51-77.

Bush, D. F., Slonosky, V., Sieber, R., & Pearce, G. (2018, December). Building Partnerships to Train Climate and Weather Citizen Scientists: Investigating Public Participation in the Rescue of Historical Weather Data. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Victoria Slonosky. "Daily minimum and maximum temperature in the St. Lawrence Valley, Quebec: Two centuries of climatic observations from Canada", International Journal of Climatology, vol. XXXV, no 7, 2015, p. 1662-1681.

Victoria Slonosky. "Historical Climate Observations in Canada: 18th and 19th Century Daily Temperature from the St. Lauwrence Valley, Quebec", Geoscience Data Journal, vol. I, n° 2, 2014, p. 103-120.

Victoria Slonosky. "Daily Minimum and Maximum Temperature in the St. Lawrence Valley, Quebec: Two Centuries of Climatic Observations from Canada", International Journal of Climatology [online], 2014.

T.J. Ansell et al. "Daily Mean Sea Level Pressure Reconstructions for the European-North Atlantic Region for the Period 1850-2003", Journal of Climate, vol. XIX, n° 2, 2010, p. 2717-2742.

Victoria Slonosky and Edward Graham. "Canadian Pressure Observations and Circulation Variability: Links to Air Temperature", International Journal of Climatology, vol. XXV, n° 11, 2005, p. 1473-1492.

Victoria Slonosky. "The Meteorological Observations of Jean-François Gaultier, Quebec, Canada: 1742-1756", Journal of Climate, n° 16, 2003, p. 2232-2247.

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