Sophie Splawinski

Sophie graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences in May of 2012. She then went on to study for a Masters in the same field, which she completed in December of 2013. My thesis is a much larger continuation of the paper that I submitted to the UA, focusing on developing a statistical forecasting method to predict freezing rain in the St.Lawrence River Valley of Quebec, Canada. This tool, along with an analysis of previous forecast models, including their successful and missed forecasts, will enable meteorologists to better understand atmospheric conditions leading up to a freezing rain event. This will hopefully improve forecast lead times and allow for better preparedness by local emergency crews, if need be.

She has been working as meteorologist since September 2013 at Environment Canada; “a dream come true”.

Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2012

University: McGill University
Course: Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

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