Ed Wiebe

at the UVic Climate Lab

Research Interests

contour map of temperatures over Victoria BC.

I completed my Master of Science degree here at the University of Victoria in the Fall of 1998. My thesis was titled, Climate Change and Sub-Grid-Scale Mixing in a Coupled Model. The abstract is available here.

Wiebe, E.C. and A.J. Weaver, 1999: On the sensitivity of global warming experiments to the parameterisation of sub-grid scale ocean mixing. Climate Dynamics, 15, 875-893, doi 10.1007/s003820050319.

Currently I am employed as a Systems Administrator and Research Associate for the Climate Modelling Group here at UVic. I provide computing hardware and software support for our group of students and post-doctoral fellows. In general I am interested in global climate, climate change and computer models of climate and in data analysis and visualisation. In order to help the scientists and students here I am involved in a project to maintain and update a sophisticated library of software that is used to display and analyze the large amounts of data generated by the computer models. This display software is written in the IDL language.

A significant amount of time is spent on our weather station network covering several areas of Vancouver Island. I designed, coded and maintain the systems that support this network in conjuction with Dr. Andrew Weaver.

We use IDL and Matlab for a lot of visualisations of data. Here is a map produced with IDL, ETOPO5 bathymetry and GLOBE topography. Clicking on the map (below) will retrieve a 1.3 MB version (2870x1300 pixels).

world map
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