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  • Posted: December 7, 2016

    Recently, BC Ministry of Environment Senior Policy Analyst Johanna Wolf and PCIC climate scientist Trevor Murdock delivered a webinar about using online climate information and adaptation tools. This webinar was designed to help people identify where to start by using examples of the kinds of questions that users often seek to answer with online tools.

  • Posted: December 2, 2016

    PCIC Director Francis Zwiers is one of three UVic academics who were recently recognized by Thomson Reuters in their annual list of top-cited researchers.

  • Posted: September 20, 2016

    PCIC's latest Science Brief highlights articles two recent research papers that focus on extreme weather events that affect coastal British Columbia. The first paper, by Soontiens et al. (2016) examines storm surges in the Strait of Georgia.

  • Posted: July 19, 2016

    This PCIC Science Brief covers a recent paper by Sigmond and Fyfe (2016) that was published in Nature Climate Change. The authors investigate the causes of cooler winters over the early 2000s in North America and find that they vary by region. In the northwest, these cooler winters were largely due to a pattern of western cooling and central warming in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

  • Posted: June 27, 2016

    Interest in the effects of anthropogenic climate change on climate extremes is growing and this is the focus of this month's knowlEDGE. Each month the Times Colonist newspaper, along with UVic's Communications and Marketing, highlight an area of research being carried out at UVic in a half-page feature.

  • Posted: March 20, 2016

    This PCIC Science Brief covers two recent papers by Beedle et al. (2015) and Clarke et al. (2015) examining changes to glaciers in western Canada. Publishing in the journal The Cryosphere, Beedle et al. use photographic methods to quantify changes to 33 glaciers in the Cariboo Mountains.

  • Posted: February 25, 2016

    The University of Victoria's sixth Ideafest will be held between March 7th and 12th, showcasing the work of some of Canada's best researchers.

  • Posted: January 19, 2016

    The latest PCIC Science Brief covers a review paper by Westra et al. on future changes to short-duration extreme rainfall. Their work, published in the journal Reviews of Geophysics, summarizes current research on the analysis of future changes to the intensity, duration and frequency of short-duration extreme rainfall.

  • Posted: January 19, 2016

    Located in the scenic Bow Valley in the Canadian Rockies, the town of Canmore, Alberta will be the setting for the 13th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology. The meeting will take place between June 6th and 10th, bringing together statisticians, climatologists and atmospheric scientists to discuss and hone the statistical methods that they use in their research.

  • Posted: January 19, 2016

    PCIC is very pleased to announce that Dr. Christian Seiler will be moving into his new role as PCIC's Research Climatologist, starting in February. Prior to this, Christian was a Postdoc and Research Associate at PCIC, investigating model simulations of coastal storms for the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).