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PCIC Welcomes New Research Climatologist

PCIC welcomes Dr. Alex Cannon who has joined PCIC as a Research Climatologist to work alongside the consortium’s scientific and technical staff in the development of new tools and methodology for predicting climate extremes on seasonal and decadal time scales.

Alex holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science and an MSc in Climatology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Prior to joining PCIC, he was Senior Hydroclimatologist with the Meteorological Service of Canada at Environment Canada – Pacific and Yukon Region. He has authored more than 40 articles in refereed journals and sits on the Editorial Boards of Computers and Geosciences, PLoS ONE, and ISRN Meteorology. Alex is also a member of the American Meteorological Society Committee on Artificial Intelligence Applications in Environmental Science and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UBC. Alex received the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s Tertia M.C. Hughes Memorial Prize in 2008 and the World Meteorological Association’s Research Award for Young Scientists in 2009.