Our graduate students (left to right: Pascal Bourgault, Charles Brunette and Amélie Desmarais) presenting their research on the Arctic climate and the future of sea ice to the general public at the Redpath Museum as part of '24 heures de sciences'.

Along with an interactive science demonstration, they shared stories from their field expeditions in the Arctic.

Photo credit: Charles Brunette

Our ATOC 555 Fieldcourse in Barbados students with prof John Gyakum and the scientist from Max-Planck ARM site at Deeble Point, Barbados.

Deeble point is the eastern most point of Barbados.  

May 2019

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.

Our graduate students (Pascal Bourgault, Charles Brunette and Amélie Desmarais) took part in ’24 heures de sciences' event for the general public at the Redpath Museum held in May 2019.

They presented their research on the Arctic climate. The event was a success with over 140 people from very diverse ages and backgrounds stopping by to learn more about the Arctic and polar science. 

Photo credit: Charles Brunette

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.

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