Kimberly Strong


Kimberly Strong has been a CMOS Member since 1996, was a former Chair of the Prizes and Awards Committee and a former Councillor-at-large, and has also been involved in CMOS through its Congresses and publications. She sees CMOS as being vital to the promotion of atmospheric and oceanic science in Canada, and is pleased to be have the opportunity to contribute to this effort by serving as CMOS President for 2019-2020.

Kim was hired as a Physics Professor at the University of Toronto in 1996. She is currently Chair of the Department of Physics and was Director of the School of the Environment from 2013-2018. She has a B. Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a D. Phil. from the University of Oxford, and held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Cambridge and York University. Her expertise is in atmospheric remote sounding using ground-based, balloon-borne, and satellite instruments for studies of ozone chemistry, climate, and air quality. Her research interests include urban, Arctic, and planetary atmospheric science, long-term measurements of stratospheric and tropospheric trace gases, satellite validation, and laboratory spectroscopy, and she has more than 160 refereed papers on these topics.

Kim is the Co-Principal Investigator and Composition Measurements Theme Leader for the NSERC-funded Probing the Atmosphere of the High Arctic project, which runs the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) at Eureka, Nunavut. She is also the founder of the University of Toronto Atmospheric Observatory and Co-I on the ACE and Odin satellite missions, and was Director of the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science. She has a long history of working with Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Canadian Space Agency, and is actively involved in the international Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change and the Total Carbon Column Observing Network. She has served on numerous committees, most recently joining the Board of Directors of the SNOLAB Institute. In September 2019, she was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

September 2019

Kimberly Strong


septembre 2019

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