Date: May 09, 2000
Weather Experts To Gather In Victoria
Hundreds of national and international experts in the fields of
meteorology, oceanography, climate and hydrography will descend on
UVic May 29 to June 2 to discuss the role of the Pacific Ocean in
climate and weather conditions. They are coming together for the
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) 34th annual
Leading edge research results will be presented in the analysis, modelling, and theoretical aspects of Pacific weather, climate and climate change, El Niņo/Southern oscillation, Pacific decadal oscillation, Arctic/Antarctic oscillation, ocean observations and analysis, and bio-geochemical cycles.
Keynote speakers include:
- Dr. Ken Denman (Institute of Ocean Sciences) on progress in
developing models to describe the interaction between ocean
biology and climate variations;
- Dr. Ants Leetmaa (Director, U.S. National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, Climate Prediction Center) on the
development of new models and techniques for ocean climate
- Dr. David Neelin (UCLA) on the evolution of our ability to
forecast El Niņos, and new understanding of El Niņo
- Dr. Clifford Mass (University of Washington) on Pacific
weather and regional forecasting.
UVic is a hub of research in oceanography, meteorology and climate
studies and home to Environment Canada's Canadian Centre for Climate
Modelling and Analysis. The Institute of Ocean Sciences, the section
of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans which serves as the focal
point for Canada's oceanographic research in the Pacific, is in
Sidney. In addition, Victoria is home to Canada's Pacific Naval
Fleet. The operational and research activities underway in this area
cut across all aspects of CMOS interest.
Sessions will be held on an array of atmospheric and oceanic science in all areas of meteorology and oceanography.
CMOS Congress 2000
Tel: (250) 363-2958
Fax: (250) 363-2132
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