“Though the consensus among forecasters is for a likely near-above average number of named storms for 2018, the vulnerability of heavily populated coastal regions is a significant concern.”
He's interested in studying and forecasting extreme weather in the context of climate variability. Professor Gyakum first coined the term 'Bomb Cyclone' in a paper he co-published in 1980. He used the phrase to describe powerful cyclones that get their energy from rapid drops in pressure caused by hot and cold temperatures colliding.
john.gyakum [at] mcgill.ca (English)