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F1000Prime distinction for significant research contribution

Congratulations to Professor Parisa A. Ariya and Research Associate Roya Mortazavi  for their published paper:...

Published: 1 Feb 2018

"Bomb cyclone rings in the New Year" - The McGill Tribune

Professor and Chair of our department, John Gyakum is featured in an article published in this week's issue of the The McGill Tribune. He is credited with coining the "bomb cyclone" term which has been trending in the national and international press, receiving huge amount of public attention before and in the aftermath of  great blizzard storm at the beginning of this year....

Published: 17 Jan 2018

Award for our student Jade Sauvé

We are pleased to inform you that Jade Sauvé, one of our undergraduate students, supervised by her research advisor, Carolina Dufour, won the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society prize for the best student poster in physical oceanography or atmospheric sciences at the Québec Océan meeting two weeks ago.

The title of her poster is “"Antarctic sea ice trend: Insights from a suite of climate models.”

Published: 30 Nov 2017

A study realized by scientists from McGill and Columbia Universities featured in Arctic Now journal

Results from recent Earth's Future article based on a study co-authored by Prof. Bruno Tremblay covered in Arctic Now....

Published: 7 Jul 2017

Published in the weekly journal of science Nature

An international team of researchers, including Prof. Andreas Zuend managed to publish their work as a letter in Nature titled “Surface tension prevails over solute effect in organic-influenced cloud droplet activation”....

Published: 6 Jul 2017

Awards for our Students

We are pleased to inform you that Yevgen Nazaranko and Uday Kurien, both graduate students supervised by Prof. Parisa Ariya, have received awards of excellence in two different conferences:

Published: 5 Jul 2016

Recent Student Awards at Major Conferences

We are pleased to inform you that Cécile Defforge, an M. Sc. Student supervised by Professor Tim Merlis, has received the Poster Student Award at the 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, held during 17-22 April in San Juan, PR.

We are equally pleased to announce that that Kai Melamed-Turkish, has been awarded the CMOS Undergraduate Scholarship, at the recently held CMOS Congress, in Fredericton, NB, during 30 May - 2 June.

Published: 18 Jun 2016

New featured article on Hg cycling in the American Chemical Society's Chemical & Engineering News

Congratulations to AOS members including Uday!  Another recent papers from our group, on Hg lamp recycling will appear as the feature article in Chemical & Engineering News, a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society.   It is the third articles in three months that has become cover page, hot articles and feature articles from our group.

Here is the new article:

Published: 29 Mar 2016

Mathematica Upgraded

Mathematica has been upgraded to the latest version on all departmental workstations. To use the latest version, please issue the following at the command-line:


If you run into any issues with this new version please do not hesitate to contact itsupport.aos [at] Enjoy!

Published: 2 Mar 2016

Our Research is on Two Cover Pages

It is our pleasure to inform you that the excellent work by students and postdocs in our department led to international distinctions of their research, which appeared on the cover page of JGR and Royal Society, and recognized as "hot article" during the last two months....

Published: 18 Feb 2016

McGill Study Shows Snow Soaks Up Toxic Pollutants In The Air

The Huffington Post interviews our very own Prof. Ariya about her, and her colleagues, research paper role of snow and cold environment in the fate and effects of nanoparticles and select organic pollutants from gasoline engine exhaust.

Published: 19 Jan 2016

Major Discovery on the Role of Snow

Our very own Yevegen Nazerneko and Uday Kurien along with faculty member Parisa Ariya have published a paper that shows that snow acts as a sink for nanosized particles from car exhausts....

Published: 14 Jan 2016

Faculty position available in Physical Oceanography

Tenure-track Faculty Available Position in Physical Oceanography

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to strengthen its component in physical oceanography. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an active research program, supervise graduate students, and teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. A Ph. D....

Published: 1 Sep 2015

Mendeley Upgraded

Mendeley, the reference manager, has been upgraded to its latest version on all departmental workstations. To use the latest version, please issue the following at the command-line:


If you run into any issues with this new version please do not hesitate to contact itsupport.aos [at] Enjoy!

Published: 25 Jun 2015

New course offering (Winter 2016) for U0 Science students: Extreme-Weather and Climate-Change Physics

The department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences is pleased to announce the introduction of a new course: ATOC 100: Extreme-­Weather and Climate-­Change Physics.


Published: 18 Jun 2015