Founder of modern structural geology; Canada’s most eminent geologist prior to 1950
Pioneer and international leader researching acid rain, arctic air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change.
Fisheries scientist; discovered the effect of acid rain on fish and demonstrated climate cycles in Canada’s lakes and oceans.
Identified a new species of ancient human, “Peking Man”
A founding father of experimental petrology.
Vertebrate palaeontologist who recognized and described the oldest known ancestor of all reptiles birds and mammals; the origins of terrestrial vertebrates, the origin of various amphibians such as...
One of Canada’s leading authorities in Quaternary and environmental earth sciences
Principal constructor of the Canadian numerical weather forecasting system
Atmospheric scientist who has worked on several space satellite missions.
Pioneer of arctic geology and one of the first to recognize the oil and gas potential of the arctic
Father of modern geochemistry and global change
Expert on rogue waves and ocean tides
Physician, geologist, chemist, inventor, professor, author: Invented kerosene oil and founded the modern petroleum industry
Internationally famous environmentalist and meteorologist
Greatly increased our knowledge of the mammals that lived in the Canadian North during the last ice age.
Developed the concept of exhalative ore deposits
One of the foremost authorities in the field of paleontology,
First proposed that asteroids or comets might be linked to mass extinctions of dinosaurs
Wrote classic text on meteorological instruments, optics, and other books on the history of meteorology instrumentation.
Geophysicist who helped establish a new branch of Earth system science linking geophysical processes with orbital dynamics and the long-term evolution of the Earth’s climate
First to suggest that magnetic striping in the Earth's crust was produced by repeated reversals of the Earth's magnetic field
Climatologiste: The first Canadian scientist to successfully perform a simulation of the atmosphere’s general circulation using a computer model.
Oceanographer; Professor; Administrator: Studied turbulence spectra in oceanography
Pioneer in the scientific study of the Newfoundland fishery
Acclaimed as the "Father of GIS," Tomlinson invented Geographic Information Systems as a way to analyze geographic data.
Geophysicist: pioneer in the study of plate tectonics
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