President | Présidente
Treasurer | Trésorier:
Amir Shabbar

A graduate of the University of Toronto in meteorology, Amir Shabbar has carried out research in climate variability and prediction for nearly 30 years at Environment and Climate Change Canada. Amir’s specialty is in large-scale atmospheric and oceanic teleconnection as they affect the Canadian climate.  Amir’s research investigation of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation phenomenon forms the basis of the understanding of the impact of ENSO on the Canadian climate.

 Amir’s has used his expertise in spatial statistical analysis to document the effects of ENSO on drought, large-scale forest fires and severe Ice Storm of 1998 in Canada. Amir’s collaboration with university and international scientists has produced a long list of publication in peer-reviewed journal. He was awarded the 2006 Andrew Thomson prize in applied meteorology by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. By volunteering for CMOS, Amir aims to promote meteorology in Canada, especially among the university and high school students.

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