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SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Tim Ball, Retired Professor of Climatology; Consultant
Dr. Ball was the first Canadian Ph.D. in Climatology. He has an extensive background in climatology, especially the reconstruction of past climates and the impact of climate change on human history and the human condition. Dr. Ball has a B.A., (Honours), a M.A. (University of Manitoba) and a Ph.D, (Doctor of Science), University of London, England. He is currently an environmental consultant and for 32 years was a Professor of Climatology at the University of Winnipeg.
Dr. Sallie Baliunas, Research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dr. Baliunas serves as Senior Scientist at the George C. Marshall Institute in Washington, DC, and chairs the Institute's Science Advisory Board. She is also Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University, Adjunct Professor at Tennessee State University, and past contributing editor to the World Climate Report. She received her M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees in Astrophysics from Harvard University.
Dr. Chris de Freitas, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Auckland
Dr. de Freitas completed Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Toronto, Canada and PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia, as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar. During his time at the University of Auckland he has served as Deputy Dean of Science, Head of Science and Technology at the Tamaki Campus and four years as Pro Vice Chancellor. His academic interests are broad but the focus is mostly on climate. He was also a contributing reviewer to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Scientific Assessment Reports, 1995 and 2001.
Dr. Madhav Khandekar, Meteorologist retired, formerly with Environment Canada
Dr. Khandekar specializes in understanding extreme weather events in Canada and in other parts of the world. He holds B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics, a M.Sc. in Statistics from India (Pune University) as well as both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Meteorology from Florida State University. As one of the world leaders in meteorology. Dr. Khandekar has worked in the fields of climatology, meteorology and oceanography for over 45 years and has published nearly 100 papers, reports, book reviews and scientific commentaries as well as a book on Ocean Wave Analysis and Modelling, published by Springer-Verlag (1989).
Dr. Tad Murty, Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Earth Sciences in The University of Ottawa
Dr. Murty specializes in the mathematical modeling of natural marine hazards under climate change. He holds a B.Sc degree in physics from Hindu College, Machilipatnam, India, a M.Sc degree in Meteorology, Oceanography and Hydrology from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Meteorology and Oceanography from the University of Chicago, USA. He published over 215 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals, and authored, co-authored and edited 15 books. He is also a specialist on tsunamis and is currently involved in several tsunami projects worldwide. In addition to his role at the University of Ottawa, he is Adjunct Professor in the department of Civil Engineering in the University of Ottawa. He is also associated with the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Dr. Tim Patterson, Professor of Geology and Paleoclimatology, Carleton University
Dr. Tim Patterson received both a B.Sc. in Biology (1980) and a B.A. in Geology (1983) from Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1986. He is Canadian leader of the International Geological Correlation Program Project IGCP 495 “Quaternary Land-Ocean interactions" and is Principal Investigator of a Canadian Foundation For Climate and Atmospheric Sciences project studying high-resolution Holocene climate records from anoxic fjords and coast lakes in British Columbia.