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2018-04-18 CACOR & CMOS Luncheon

April 18 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm


Title: Climate of The Holocene, From the End of the Ice Age (11750 years ago) to The Present  as Derived From Ice Cores;  Recent  Sudden Changes and Those of the Past.

About the presentation:

Ice cores from Greenland and Northern Canada tell a consistent story of changes in the climate over many millennium. This story is presented from the end of the last ice age 11750 years ago to the present and the major climate events related to examples of societal response.

About the speaker:

David Andrew Fisher, adjunct professor


1978 PhD Geophysics/glaciology, University of Copenhagen

1972 MSc Physics/astronomy, University of Manchester UK.

 1966 BSc Math/physics, Carleton University, Ottawa Canada.



2000-present Adjunct Prof at University of Ottawa, Earth Sciences, Ottawa, Member of School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

1989-2012 Research Scientist/glaciologist Geological Survey of  Canada , Ottawa Ontario Canada. Head of National Glaciology Programme , Terrain Sciences Division.

1988-1989  Private research contractor, Ottawa Canada

1986-1988 Lecturer in glaciology and paleo-climate, University of Copenhagen, department of Geophysics.

1978-1986 Research Scientist, glaciologist , Polar Continental Shelf Project, Government of Canada, Ottawa Canada.

1973-1978 Contract researcher/Phd student , University of Copenhagen , Geophysical Isotope Laboratory.

1966-1969 Science officer, glaciologist, Inland Waters Branch, Government of Canada, Environment Canada.


Over 200 academic papers about ice core derived paleoclimate, glaciology and Mars.


2009 Certificate of commendation from the Administrator of  NASA for a “Group achievement award for “Phoenix Development and Mission Team”. And another for “Phoenix Project Science Development Team”.

2008  Minister Baird gave me a “Government of Canada award for Significant Contributions to The IPCC , shared  the 2007 Nobel Prize”

2009 Promoted to a RES4 level within GSC; implying international stature within the field(s) of work.

2012 Received “Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to paleoclimate and planetary studies.



April 18
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Canadian Association for the Club of Rome
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society


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