UBC ATSC 313 Renewable Energy Meteorology

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Dr. Doug McCollor

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Teaching Assistants:

Ms. Lynn Engel

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  • BSc Physics/Geophysics, University of Waterloow (1996)
  • Professional Exploration Geophysicist, various oil and gas companies (1996-2021)
  • MSc Geoscience/Applied Meteorology, Mississippi State University (2023)
  • PhD Atmospheric Science, UBC (current)

Mr. Eliott Roocroft

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  • PhD Atmospheric Science, UBC (current)
Content Creators:

Dr. Doug McCollor


Hydro Energy Meteorologist 

  • B.Sc. Physics, UBC, 1979.
  • M.Sc. Geophysics, UBC, 1982.
  • Diploma in Meteorology, Dalhousie University, 1985.
  • PhD in Atmospheric Science, UBC, 2008.
  • Senior Meteorologist with Environment Canada 1985-1995.
  • Manager of Meteorology, BC Hydro 1995-2019.
  • Adjunct Professor, UBC, 2008-present.
  • Instructor, UBC, 2018-present.

Prof. Roland Stull


Wind Energy Meteorologist 

  • 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.
  • Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) in USA.

Mr. Abhinab Kadel


Solar Energy Meteorologist

  • B.Eng. Engineering Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany. 2014-2017.
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Freiburg, Germany, 2017-2018.
  • Co-founder: Sirjanshil Urja Co. for utility scale PV power plant, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2019-present.
  • M.Sc. Atmospheric Science, UBC, 2022.

Prof. Rachel White


Climate Dynamics Scientist

  • B.A. Physical Natural Sciences, Univ. of Cambridge, UK, 2007 
  • MSc. Physical Natural Sciences, Univ. of Cambridge, UK, 2008 
  • PhD in Atmospheric Physics, Imperial College London, UK, 2012 
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Imperial College London, UK, 2012-2014 
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Univ, of Washington, USA, 2015-2018 
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain, 2018-2020 
  • Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, UBC, 2020-present

Dr. Rosie Howard


Atmospheric Scientist

  • 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.

Mr. Anthony Di Stefano


Atmospheric Scientist &
Science-Learning Specialist.

  • B.Sc. in Atmospheric Science, McGill University, 2016. 
  • Minor in Education, McGill University. 
  • Research Assistant in mesoscale meteorology, McGill Univ. 2014-2016.