Bohdan (Bob) Kochtubajda

Corresponding Secretary

Bob is a physical scientist with the Hydrometeorology and Arctic Lab of Environment Canada in Edmonton. He earned his undergraduate degree in meteorology from McGill University in 1976 and an M. Sc (Meteorology) at the University of Alberta in 1983. His research interests include severe storms, lightning, climate change, and Arctic climate. 

Prior to joining Environment Canada in 1996, he worked with the Alberta Research Council for nearly 18 years where he was involved in the Alberta Hail project and the Greek National Hail Suppression project. More recently, he was involved in the Mackenzie GEWEX study, in which he led a multi-disciplinary team investigating the role that thunderstorms and lightning play in the climate of the Mackenzie basin, and their impacts on the boreal ecosystem of the basin. Bob is currently collaborating on the CFCAS-funded Storm Studies over the Arctic (STAR) project and is also leading the Prairie and Northern Region Atmospheric Hazards project. 

Bob has been an active member of CMOS since 1977. He served as a judge for the CMOS special prize at the Edmonton Regional Science Fair from 1980 to 1985 and from 1988 to 1996, and has been a member of the Alberta Centre executive since 1997. 

In his spare time, Bob is active on the executive of his son's Ukrainian dance group. He also enjoys photography, hiking, jazz, reading (especially biographies, history and spy fiction), and collecting stamps with a weather and climate theme.


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