department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences

Expert: Tornado Season in the US

Published: 30May2019

“After a slow start, tornado season in the United States has suddenly become supercharged, with 500 twisters touching down over the past month and 12 consecutive days with eight or more of the...

Expert: Hurricane Florence

Published: 12Sep2018

"With a Category 4 hurricane rapidly approaching and weather officials issuing a hurricane warning for more than 300 miles of coastline, more than 1 million people faced a choice Tuesday: stay home...

McGill Professor helped coin the term 'Bomb Cyclone'

Published: 4Jan2018

McGill University meteorology professor John Gyakum, along with the revered late Massachusetts Institute of Technology meteorologist Fred Sanders, first coined the term in a paper they published in...

Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants

Published: 4Apr2017

With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that’s not the only thing that the melting...

Expert: Hurricane Matthew

Published: 6Oct2016

“Hurricane Matthew is poised to deliver a potentially catastrophic strike on Haiti beginning Monday, and poses a danger to eastern Cuba and Jamaica by Monday night.” (The Weather Network)