Eyad Atallah

Assistant Professor of Practice

Member of the Graduate Faculty

I am a life-long weather enthusiast with a varied background including operational forecasting, television, as well as academia. I specialize in the synoptic analysis of extreme weather events and climate change with over 30 peer reviewed publications on extra-tropical transition, extreme precipitation events, droughts in western North America, and the impacts of climate change on temperature regimes over North America. I have also instructed several classes ranging from large introductory survey classes to specialized graduate classes in topics including climate change, operational forecasting, as well as synoptic and mesoscale dynamics. In 2015 I was awarded the McGill  University Principal’s Prize for excellence in teaching in the category of faculty lecturer and was selected as the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s tour speaker in 2012. In the winter of 2011-2012, I led an outreach mission to aboriginal communities in northern Canada, consulting with community elders and students as to the expected outcomes of climate change and helped lead discussions on adaptation and mitigation strategies. Finally, I am an intermittent tornado-chaser and have gone on approximately 10 tornado chases, including leading two storm-chasing field courses.

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Prerequisite Courses

Math 129 and Atmo 436/536a or equivalent Math 223 and Atmo 441/541b preferred Python coding skills

Majors Considered

Physics, Geosciences, Hydrology and Atmospheric Science

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Start Date

August 2021

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