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The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences of McGill University is the largest university atmospheric-oceanic sciences group in Canada. It currently has 11 Faculty and 6 Associate Faculty members, 5 support staff, 14 research associates and postdoctoral fellows, and 31 graduate students.



The history of meteorology at McGill dates from the middle of the nineteenth century when the McGill Weather Observatory was established. It has made continuous measurement of meteorological variables for over a century. Following the Second World War, two active atmospheric research groups emerged at McGill. Dr J. Stewart Marshall led a radar meteorology group in the Physics Department, and Dr F. Kenneth Hare directed an arctic meteorology program in Geography. These two groups united in 1959 to form the Department of Meteorology. Since its creation, the Department has been a Canadian leader in the training of many distinguished atmospheric scientists. McGill has awarded over 230 MSc degrees and more than 80 Ph.D. degrees in this field. In January 1992, the Department of Meteorology became the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, to demonstrate the broad range of research activities in the atmosphere, physical oceanography and climate studies.

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