L. Jackson, PhD
Professor of Atmospheric Science
Environmental Science & Engineering Programs
Resources and Environmental Studies Institute
University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia
CANADA V2N 4Z9
Office: Teaching Laboratory Building 8-434
I am a mesoscale meteorologist whose research mostly concerns
windflow in complex terrain (i.e. in mountains and along
coastlines) and environmental applications including dispersion
of atmospheric pollutants in those regions. In persuing this
theme my research group and I use both surface and Doppler Sodar
observations, analytical models, and numerical models using
RAMS mainly. These models
are run on our new 128 processor opteron cluster and 64
processor altix 3000 shared memory server.
Before joining UNBC, between January 1992 and June 1995, I
was Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at the
University of Western Ontario. I have a BSc (1984) and PhD
(1993) studying Atmospheric Science in the University of British
Columbia's Geography Department. Between degrees, I was a
meteorologist (weather forecaster) with the Meteorological Service
of Environment Canada
Vancouver and Toronto.
I presently hold or have held research grants from a number of
institutions including: NSERC
the Meteorological Service of Canada , the US Office of
Naval Research , the McGregor Model Forest Association, the NRCan
Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative, the BC Oil and Gas Commission,
Ministry of Environment,
and others. I have been fortunate in obtaining equipment grants
for a Scintec FAS64
phased array Doppler Sodar system from Canada Foundation for
Innovation and BC Knowledge Development Fund; and with a
group of 25 others for a
scientific computing facility including a 64 processor SGI
Altix 3000 Itanium-based shared memory compute server, and a
128 processor opteron-based cluster.
At UNBC I regularly teach the following atmospheric science
At Environment Canada's Pacific Weather Center, I presently teach UBC ATSC 406 Operational
Meteorology. I also (at times) teach part of NRES 705 Research Design and Methods.
I am primarily associated, at the undergraduate level, with the Environmental Science BSc
, the UNBC/UBC Environmental
Engineering BASc and at the graduate level
with the MSc
(NRES) and PhD.
Updated July 6, 2007.