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 EOS-S
(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
  • BSc Physics, UBC, 1979.
  • MSc 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
  • BSc in Atmospheric Science, UBC, 2016 - Present
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Weather Forecast Research Team, UBC, 2018-Present

Mr. Nick Lee

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Nick
  • BSc in Geography, National Taiwan University, 2013
  • MSc in Geography, UBC, 2016
  • PhD candidate in Geography, 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)

Mr. Edward Mason

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Edward
  • BSc in Mathematics, University of Lincoln, UK, 2019
  • MSc in Physical Oceanography, UBC, 2019 - present

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
  • BSc 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. Marjolein Ribberink

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Marjolein
  • BSc in Atmospheric Science, UBC, 2017 - present
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Weather Forecast Research Team, UBC, 2018 - present

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, majored in Environmental/Sustainability Studies, 2014 - 2018.
  • Research and field assistant, Tundra Ecology Lab at UBC and on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, 2016-2018.
  • MSc Geography at UBC, studying environmental change in the Arctic, 2019 - present.

Ms. Racquelle Mangahas

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Racquelle
  • BSc UofT, Molecular Biology & Chemistry, 2014 - 2018.
  • Research Assistant, Freshwater Ecology, UofT, 2017 - 2018.
  • MSc Oceanography at UBC, 2019 - present.

Ms. Emily Grishaber

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Emily
  • BSc Queen's, Environmental Biology, 2015 - 2019.
  • Research and Field Assistant, studying tundra greening trends in NWT, 2018.
  • MSc Geography at UBC, studying Arctic plant communities and climate change in the Tundra Ecology lab, 2019 - present.

Mr. Frederik Agger

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Frederik
  • BSc UBC, Geoscience, focused on hydrology and geochemistry, 2016 - present.
  • Research and field assistant, Tundra Ecology Lab at UBC and on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, 2019.

Mr. Hugo Mak

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Hugo
  • BSc UBC, Integrated Sciences, specializing in Physiology, Pharmacology, and Neurobiology, 2017 - present.

Ms. Aisa Akhavan

Email: (not monitored)

Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Aisa
  • BSc UBC, Biology, 2015 - present.



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)