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




Instructor

Dr. Doug McCollor

Adjunct Professor & Course Administrator

Meteorologist.

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Room 159 EOS-S
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(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.

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- missed exams
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TAs:

Ms. Sofie Agger

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Sofie
  • BA Geography, Environment and Sustainability, UBC (2018)
  • MSc Geography, remote sensing of environmental change in Arctic tundra ecosystems, UBC (2022)

Ms. Charlie Barclay

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Duties:
  • Head TA.
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Charlie
  • MSci Marine Biology and Oceanography, University of Southampton (2013)
  • Data Manager, Natural History Museum (2015 - 2020)
  • MSc Bioinformatics, UBC (current)
  • PADI Open Water Diver and Powerboat License

Ms. Lisa Kester

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Lisa
  • BSc Honours Biology Cooperative Program, University of Waterloo (2019)
  • MSc Oceanography, UBC (current)

Ms. Racquelle Mangahas

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Racquelle
  • BSc Molecular Biology and Chemistry, University of Toronto (2018)
  • MSc Oceanography, UBC (current)

Ms. Nicole McHugh

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Nicole
  • BSc Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University (2022)
  • MSc Oceanography, UBC (current)

Ms. Hannah Phelps

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Hannah
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales (2014)
  • PhD Atmospheric Science, UBC (current).
  • Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster (2018-2021)

Mr. Eliott Roocroft

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Eliott
  • MSci Geophysics, Imperial College London.
  • PhD Atmospheric Science, UBC (current)

Ms. Taylor Swift-Lapointe

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Duties:
  • Help mark Step 3 and ePortfolios.
  • Invigilate the final exam.
  • Assist the course Administrator.
Taylor
  • BSc Honours Physics, UBC (2021)
  • MSc Atmospheric Science, UBC (current)



Content Creators:

Prof. Roland Stull

Flying weather expert.

Instructor & creator/designer of the course.

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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. 1977 - 2021.
  • 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.
  • Associate Director / 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
  • Adjunct Professor, UBC EOAS (current)

Ms. Samantha James

Sailing weather expert.

  • B.Sc. in Natural Resources Conservation, UBC, 2012
  • M.Sc. in Oceanography, UBC (2019)
  • 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)