Training

The following list indicates the University researcher supervisors, along with current and prospective students (most of these students are supported directly by DRI/CFCAS funding):

  • Paul Bullock, University of Manitoba
    • Mark Gervais, MSc student: Verification of the 2nd generation Prairie Agrometeorological Model
  • John Gyakum, McGill University
    • Florian von Appen, MSc student: Master’s thesis on North American warm-season blocking structures
    • Eyad Atallah, Postdoctoral Fellow: Extreme droughts and associated global teleconnections
  • John Hanesiak, University of Manitoba
    • Julian Brimelow, PhD student: Linkages between surface characteristics and convective activity (initiation and rainfall) during the drought period
    • Hassan Bhuiyan, 1st year PhD student: Regional climate model validation, dynamic downscaling
  • Masaki Hayashi, University of Calgary
    • Sangeeta Guha, MGIS student: Depression storage of snowmelt water and its relation to landform and vegetation.
    • John Jackson, MSc student: Modeling the effects of land use and climate change on depression-focused groundwater recharge.
    • Dr. Ligang Xu, Postdoctoral Fellow: Integrated surface-groundwater modelling of the West Nose Creek watershed.
  • Henry Leighton, McGill University
    • Heather Greene, M.Sc. student: Cloud properties during drought and non-drought periods.
    • Trudy McCormack, M.Sc. student: Comparisons of cloud properties during drought and non-drought periods from measurements and model simulations.
  • Charles Lin, McGill University
    • Lei Wen, Research Associate (co-supervisor: Al Woodbury): Simulation of soil moisture using land surface hydrological models for droughts in the Canadian prairies; coupling to groundwater models for process studies
    • Rabah Aider, M.Sc. student (co-supervisor: Jacques Derome): Evaluate the seasonal forecasts by Canadian global climate model in the HFP (Historical Forecast Project)
  • Alain Pietroniro, University of Saskatchewan
    • Pablo Dornes, PhD student – Department of Geography, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan (co-supervision with Dr. John Pomeroy)
    • Dean Shaw, PhD student – Department of Geography, Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan (co-supervision with Dr. Lawrence Martz)
  • John Pomeroy, University of Saskatchewan
    • Robert Armstrong, PhD student: Spatial variability of prairie evaporation during drought.
    • Xing Fang, MSc student: Snow Accumulation, infiltration and melt during drought.
    • Jimmy Macdonald, BSc student: Precipitation gauge undercatch during winter drought.
    • Joni Onclin, Research Assistant: Data rescue.
    • Michael Solohub, Research Officer: Data archiving.
  • Ken Snelgrove, Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador
    • Sitotaw Yirdaw, PhD student: Climate change implications for Assiniboine Delta Aquifer water resources
    • Clement Agboma, PhD student: Drought implications for water resources of the Upper Assiniboine basin
  • Ron Stewart, McGill University
    • Trudy McCormick, (joint with Henry Leighton) MSc student: Clouds, precipitation and radiation during the drought
    • William Henson, Postdoctoral Fellow: Heavy precipitation events during the 1999-2005 drought.
  • Geoff Strong, University of Alberta
    • Julian Brimelow, PhD student – University of Manitoba (co-supervision with John Hanesiak)
    • Carl Bruinsma, BSc Computing Science – King’s University College. Worked part-time for three months on software routine to extract sounding data for moisture analysis in DRI; this experience was helpful in him obtaining a job in his field upon graduation.
    • John Hanley, BSc Economics – University of Alberta. Part-time software development for DRI work, commencing May/07.
    • Chris Peters, BSc Geography – University of Calgary. Part-time technical assistant paid by A-GAME CFCAS funds, Jan-Mar/07, but data processing results equally used in DRI through collaboration. Compared GPS and soil moisture data for central Alberta, applications to evapotranspiration estimates and drought monitoring. This experience instrumental in his obtaining job immediately on graduation April/07.
    • Nyree Sharp, BSc Environmental Biology – University of Alberta. Part-time technical assistant for DRI Feb/07 to Present, processing 1971-2005 climate data, plus 1998-2004 drought period.
  • Al Woodbury, University of Manitoba
    • Dr. Youssef Loukili: Working full time on modifications and parallel programming, and is interacting with Dr. Ken Snelgrove and his students
    • Smrita Joshi, PhD student: may be devoted to the project in the future