AFFILIATIONS

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

AWARDS / EDUCATION

M. Sc. (1986) Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, Montréal, Québec

Certificat de 2ième cycle en prévision météorologique (1981), University of Québec, Montréal, Québec

B.Sc. (1980) Physics, University of Quebec, Rimouski, Québec

 

Michel Roch

Research Meteorologist - Medium range global weather analysis and forecast

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH

Research in numerical weather prediction from the local to the global scale, and for time scales ranging from minutes to seasons

  • Research on the use of stratospheric and mesospheric models for medium range weather forecasting
  • Development and validation of numerical models of the atmosphere
  • Meteorological evaluation of changes to the medium range assimilation and forecast system by systematic diagnostic studies

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS

Validation, certification and integration of components in the medium range assimilation and forecast system in a pre-operational context

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Zadra, A., M. Roch, S. Laroche and M. Charron. 2003. The subgrid scale orographic blocking parametrization of the GEM model. Atmosphere-Ocean. 41(2):155-170.

Yeh, K.-S., J. Côté, S. Gravel, A. Méthot, A. Patoine, M. Roch and A. Staniforth. 2002. The CMC–MRB Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) Model. Part III: Nonhydrostatic Formulation. Monthly Weather Review. 130(2):339–356.

Nagata, M., L. Leslie, H. Kamahori, R. Nomura, H. Mino, Y. Kurihara, E. Rogers, R. L. Elsberry, B. K. Basu, A. Buzzi, J. Calvo, M. Desgagne, M. D'Isidoro, S.-Y. Hong, J. Katzfey, D. Majewski, P. Malguzzi, J. McGregor, A. Murata, J. Nachamkin, M. Roch and C. Wilson. 2001. A mesoscale model intercomparison: A case of explosive development of a tropical cyclone (COMPARE III). Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan. 79(5):999-1033.

Côté, J., S. Gravel, A. Méthot, A. Patoine, M. Roch and A. Staniforth. 1998. The Operational CMC–MRB Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) Model. Part I: Design Considerations and Formulation. Monthly Weather Review. 126(6):1373–1395.

Côté, J., J.G. Desmarais, S. Gravel, A. Méthot, A. Patoine, M. Roch and A. Staniforth. 1998. The Operational CMC–MRB Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) Model. Part II: Results. Monthly Weather Review. 126(6):1397–1418.

Roch, M., R. Benoit and N. Parker. 1991. Sensitivity Experiments for Polar Low Forecasting with the CMC Mesoscale Finite-Element Model. Atmosphere-Ocean. 29(3):381-419.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Weather & Meteorology
     Atmospheric Modelling
          Numeric modelling
     Forecasting