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Upcoming CMOS Virtual Luncheon Meeting – Thursday September 24, 2020

September 24 @ 12:00 - 13:30

SPEAKER:  Chris Derksen Research Scientist / Chercheur scientifique Climate Processes Section / Section des processus climatiques Climate Research Division / Division de la Recherche climatique Science and Technology Branch / Direction générale des sciences et de la technologie, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

TITLE:  Key Findings from Canada’s Changing Climate Report

ABSTRACT:  Canada’s Changing Climate Report was released on April 1st, 2019.  Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, this is the first report to be released through the national assessment report series: Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action.  The report provides comprehensive information on how and why Canada’s climate has changed, and what changes are projected for the future.  This talk will present results from the report on changes across Canada in temperature, precipitation, snow, ice and permafrost, freshwater availability as well as in Canada’s three ocean’s.  Changes in Canada’s climate will be considered within the broader context of global-scale changes, with a focus on recent results from the IPCC Special Report on The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.


Chris Derksen is a research scientist with the Climate Research Division of Environment Canada, and holds an adjunct faculty position with the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at University of Waterloo. His research activities focus on the use of satellite derived datasets and climate models to identify interactions between the climate system and the cryosphere. Over the past 25 years, Chris has participated in numerous field campaigns across the Canadian Arctic, measuring snow and sea ice to validate satellite data and models. He is the science lead for a new satellite radar mission under development with the Canadian Space Agency, and was a lead author of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

PLACE:  Virtual presentation via Zoom.

COST:  free

TIME:  Thursday September 24th.  Sign in starts at 11:30 AM; chat with friends 11:30 to noon; presentation will start at 12:00 noon

(CACOR members are invited to register by sending an email to jonesb@ncf.ca)


September 24
12:00 - 13:30
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Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society