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Member, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Member, American Meteorological Society


M.Sc. Meteorology, University of Toronto

B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics and Physics, University of Toronto


Tom A. Agnew

Research Meteorologist - Research on Canadian Arctic Climate especially satellite monitoring of Arctic sea ice

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Develop and provide scientific and operational knowledge, satellite technology to monitor Arctic Sea ice in Canada

  • Carry out research on the causes of changing sea ice regime in Canada
  • Research on the use of satellite remote sensing to estimate geophysical properties of sea ice such as ice concentration, ice motion, ice age
  • Monitor the latest trends in sea ice in Canada


Over 30 years of research experience in the following areas: sea ice, Arctic climate, satellite technology, marine meteorology, atmospheric dispersion and air quality, statistical weather forecasting, operational weather forecasting

Provide scientific review of manuscripts for publication in Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Atmosphere–Ocean


Min, S.-K., X. Zhang, F. Zwiers and T. Agnew. 2008. Human influence on Arctic sea ice identified earlier from 1990s. Geophy. Res. Lett. 35(L21701).doi:10.1029/2008GL035725.

Shokr, M.,  A. Lambe and T. Agnew. 2009. Microwave Emission Observations from Artificial Thin Sea Ice: the Ice Tank Experiment. IEEE Trans. in Geo. And Remote Sensing, 47,1.

Agnew, T.A., A. Lambe and D. Long. 2007. Estimating Sea-ice Area Flux across the Canadian Arctic Archipelago using Enhanced AMSE-E. J. of Geophysical Res. 113:doi:10.1029/2007JC004582.

Shokr, M., A. Lambe and T.A. Agnew. 2007. A New Algorithm to Calculate Sea Ice Concentration from SSM/I 85 GHz Observations, IEEE Trans. On Geoscience and Remote Sensing. vol. 46,12.

Samelson, R.M., T. Agnew, H. Melling and A. Munchow. 2005. Evidence for atmospheric control of sea-ice motion through Nares Strait. Geophysical Res. Letters. 33(L02506), doi:10.1029/2005GL025016.

T.A. Agnew and S. Howell. 2003. The Use of Operational Ice Charts for Evaluating Passive Microwave Ice Concentration Data. Atmosphere-Ocean. 41(4):317-331.

Melling, H., T. Agnew, et al. 2008. Chapter 9. Fresh-water Fluxes via Pacific and Arctic Outflows cross the Canadian Polar Shelf. In Dickson, B. and P. Rhines (eds.) Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Fluxes: Defining the role of the Northern Seas in Climate. Springer Verlag Publishers.

Maslanik, J.A., M.C. Serreze and T. Agnew. 1999. On the Record Reduction in Western Arctic Sea-Ice Cover in 1998: Characteristics and Relationships to Atmospheric Circulation. Geophysical Research Letters. 26(13):1905-1908.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Climate Change and Processes
          Satellite remote sensing
     Radar & Monitoring
          Satellite systems
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