ATSC 113    Applied Meteorology
Weather for Sailing, Flying & Snow Sports




Instructor

Dr. Doug McCollor

Adjunct Professor & Course Administrator

Meteorologist.

Email: Please use the Canvas "Inbox" tool to message me. 

Room 159 EOSS
(If you need to meet in person, please contact me with Canvas inbox first to book an appointment)


(Before the term starts, you can email me at admin113@eoas.ubc.ca )
Doug
  • B.Sc. Physics, UBC, 1979.
  • M.Sc. Geophysics, UBC, 1982.
  • Diploma in Meteorology, Dalhousie University, 1985.
  • PhD in Atmospheric Science, UBC, 2008.
  • Meteorologist with Environment Canada 1985-1995.
  • Meteorologist with BC Hydro 1995-2019.
  • Instructor, UBC, 2018-present.

Message me using the Canvas "Inbox" tool for issues including:
- missed exams
- missed assignments
- joining the course late
- accessibility / access & diversity
- errors on course web pages
- other special issues





TAs:

Ms. Alison Deere

For weather questions, please use the "meteorology_help" link on the
Canvas Discussion Board to post your questions.
For other "non-meteorology" questions, please contact me via Canvas Inbox.

Duties: To answer your questions about the weather.
  • On Canvas discussion boards, write your questions in the "meteorology_help" discussion, so all students can benefit from my answers.
  • Be available to answer Canvas Inbox emails.
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.


alison
  • B.Sc. in Atmospheric Science, UBC, 2016 - Present
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Weather Forecast Research Team, UBC, 2018-Present

Mr. Florian Lüskow

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.

Florian
  • 2008-2012 B.Sc. in Biology, Bremen, Germany
  • 2012-2015 M.Sc. in Marine Biology, Bremen, Germany and Trondheim, Norway
  • 2015-2018 Research assistant, Odense, Denmark
  • 2018 - present: PhD in Oceanography, UBC (Current)

Mr. Loren Oh

Email:  (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Loren
  • BSc Combined Honours in Computer Science and Physics, UBC, 2012
  • MSc in Atmospheric Sciences
    McGill University, 2014
  • PhD in Atmospheric Science, UBC (Current)

Ms. Caroline Graham

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.

caroline
  • B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College, 2012-2016
  • Fulbright Research Scholar, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2016-2017
  • M.Sc. in Fisheries and Oceans, UBC (current)

Mr. Andrew Loeppky

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Andrew
  • BSc. Physics, UBC, 2017
  • Professional Ski Patroller, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, 2018-2019
  • P3 Rated Paraglider Pilot
  • Sail Canada Certified Sailing Instructor, 2012-2016

Ms. Junyi (Kristin) Meng

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Junyi
  • B.Sc. in Natural Resources Conservation, UBC, 2015 - Present
  • Collection Assistant, Canadian Museum of Nature, Gatineau QC, 2017 Fall
  • Volunteer Lab Technician, Stony Brook University, NY, 2019 Summer

Ms. Gabriela Clara Racz

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Gabriela

  • 2011-2014 B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2014-2016 M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2016 - present PhD in Geophysics, UBC (current)

Ms. Sofie Agger

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Sophie
  • BA Geography at UBC (2014 - 2018), majored in Environmental/Sustainability Studies.
  • Research and field assistant (2016-2018), Tundra Ecology Lab at UBC and on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut.
  • MSc Geography at UBC (2019 - present), studying environmental change in the Arctic.



Content Creators:

Prof. Roland Stull

Flying weather expert.

Instructor & creator/designer of the course.

Email: Please use the Canvas "Inbox" tool. 
pilot Roland
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Washington, 1971.
  • PhD in Atmospheric Science, Univ. of Washington, 1975.
  • Adjunct Professor, Atmos. Sciences, Creighton Univ., Omaha, USA, 1976-1979.
  • Professor, Meteorology Dept., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison,  USA, 1979 - 1995.
  • Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, UBC, 1995 - present.
  • Private Pilot in Canada.
  • Commercial Pilot in USA, with over 2,200 hours of pilot time logged.
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) in USA for single & multi-engine, instruments, airplane.
  • Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) in USA.

Dr. Rosie Howard

Snow-sports weather expert for groomed ski slopes.

  • BSc Hons. in Mathematics, University of Sheffield, UK, 2002.
  • MSc in Weather, Climate and Modelling, Univ. of Reading, UK, 2004.
  • PhD in Atmospheric Science, UBC, 2012.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sci. Dept., UBC, 2012 - 2013.
  • Research Associate, Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sci. Dept., UBC, 2013 - present.
  • Operational Weather Forecaster for Canadian Snow Sports Teams for National, World Cup, and Olympic sporting events, 2008 - 2010.
  • Scientist, Environment and Energy Division, Levelton Consultants Ltd., Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • Sessional Lecturer (various), Dept. of Earth, Ocean and Atmos. Sciences, UBC, 2011 - 2015.

Dr. Greg West

Snow-sports weather expert for natural snowpacks.

  • B.S. Atmospheric Science, Univ. of New York at Albany, 2003
  • M.S. Meteorology, Univ. of Utah, 2005
  • PhD Atmospheric Science, Univ. of Utah, 2011
  • PostDoctoral Fellow, UBC, 2011-2014
  • Research Associate, UBC, 2014-2019
  • Meteorologist, BC Hydro, 2010-present
  • Avalanche Skills Training Levels 1& 2
  • 18 years backcountry skiing experience
  • Experience forecasting for ski resorts and expeditions

Ms. Samantha James

Sailing weather expert.

  • B.Sc. in Natural Resources Conservation, UBC, 2012
  • M.Sc. in Oceanography, UBC (current)
  • Research assistant for salmon projects at UBC and SFU
  • Environmental consultant for Hatfield Consultants, 2013
  • 18 years experience sailing yachts and dinghies along the BC coast

Mr. Anthony Di Stefano

Science-Learning Specialist

Activities:
  • Create surveys and do research to improve learning experiences for students.
Anthony
  • B.Sc. in Atmospheric Science, McGill University, 2016
  • Minor in Education, McGill U.
  • Research Assistant in mesoscale meteorology, McGill Univ. 2014-2016.
  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, UBC (current)