John Gyakum




John Gyakum is Professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a synoptic-dynamic meteorologist, whose expertise focuses on cyclones, including hurricanes, middle-latitude cyclones, and the extratropical transformation (ET) of tropical-to-extratropical cyclones. His research interests include extreme precipitation events (e. g., severe ice storms, and heavy flood-producing rains, droughts, arctic air mass generation, and weather forecasting. He has been teaching at McGill University since 1987, and is among Canada’s leading synoptic-dynamic meteorology researchers.

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Jan 13th 2016

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