Principal Investigator

Co-Lead, Scientific Steering Committee

Hal Ritchie
Department of Oceanography
Dalhousie University
Room 5660A LSC
1355 Oxford Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Tel:  (902) 494-5192
Fax: (902) 494-2885

Hal Ritchie is a Senior Scientist, Meteorological Service of Canada, and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University. His main areas of interest are numerical weather prediction and coupled numerical modelling for environmental prediction. He is the senior MSC research scientist for the National Laboratory for Marine and Coastal Meteorology (NLMCM), which grew out of the successful Atlantic Environmental Prediction Research Initiative (AEPRI) of Dr. Ritchie and others, and also heads a group at RPN investigating coupled modelling. His past efforts include participation in the development of the Canadian Global Spectral Forecast Model and the application of semi-Lagrangian spectral models at CMC and ECMWF. His current interests, and those of the NLMCM, include coupled atmosphere- hydrology modelling, operational storm surge prediction, atmosphere-ice-ocean modelling, and the extratropical transition of hurricanes.

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