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AFFILIATIONS

Member, Eastern Snow Conference

Member, International Glaciological Society

AWARDS / EDUCATION

M.Sc. Climatology, McGill University, Montreal, 1980

B.A. Hon. 1st Class, Geography, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1978

 

Ross Brown

Cryosphere Scientist

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Development of scientific knowledge to document and understand variability and change in the Canadian cryosphere; contribute to evaluation of the Canadian Regional Climate Model and to the development of climate scenarios at Ouranos

  • Documenting and understanding variability and change in the climate-cryosphere system (snow cover in particular) at regional, continental and hemispheric scales
  • Evaluation of cryospheric processes and the representation of the cryosphere in climate and hydrological models
  • Development of snow cover datasets for climate monitoring and evaluation of climate and hydrological models

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS

Contributing author to IPCC 2nd, 3rd and 4th assessments

Reviewer for J. Climate, JGR, GRL, Intl. J. Climatology, Hydrological Processes, J. Hydrometeorology

Vice-President and President, Eastern Snow Conference 1997-1999

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Brown, R.D. and P. Mote. 2009. The response of Northern Hemisphere snow cover to a changing climate. J. Climate. 22:2124-2145.

Déry, S.J. and R.D. Brown. 2007. Recent Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent trends and implications for the snow-albedo feedback. Geophys. Res. Letters, 34:L22504.

Brown, R., C. Derksen and L. Wang. 2007. Assessment of spring snow cover duration variability over northern Canada from satellite datasets. Remote Sensing of Environment. 111:367-381.

Brown, R.D., B. Brasnett and D. Robinson. 2003. Gridded North American monthly snow depth and snow water equivalent for GCM evaluation. Atmosphere-Ocean. 41:1-14.

Brown, R.D. 2000. Northern Hemisphere snow cover variability and change, 1915-1997. J. Climate. 13:2339-2355.

Brown, R.D. and B.E. Goodison. 1996. Interannual variability in reconstructed Canadian snow cover, 1915-1992. J. Climate. 9:1299-1318.

Brown, R.D. and P. Cote. 1992. Interannual variability of landfast ice thickness in the Canadian High Arctic, 1950-89. Arctic. 45:273-284.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

          Snowpacks
Climate
     Climate Change and Processes
          Snow Processes and Measurement
          Trends and variability
          Cryospheric