Thomas J. Duck

Thomas J. Duck

Associate professor, physics and atmospheric science, Dalhousie University; co-founder, Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change.
Thomas J. Duck is an Associate Professor of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He obtained his PhD in Physics at York University (Toronto) in 1999, and worked as a research scientist at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until joining Dalhousie University in 2002. He is a co-founder of the Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC) that operates the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL). Dr. Duck is a lidar (laser radar) technology specialist, and was a co-investigator on the 2008 Phoenix Mars Scout mission that discovered water and precipitating clouds on Mars.
Latest contributions by Thomas J. Duck

Telling Harper What He Wants to Hear

Something fishy is going on over at Environment Canada, where a recent report on greenhouse-gas emissions is uncharacteristically flawed – in favour of the Harper government’s position.

When Opinion Trumps Scientific Reason

Or the ideological basis for federal cuts to environmental spending.