Providing Regional Climate Services to British Columbia

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Stephen Sobie

RCI Analyst
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250.472.5225
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Stephen is currently working as a PCIC Regional Climate Impacts Analyst, evaluating statistical downscaling techniques and providing an analysis of projected climate impacts on communities in the Pacific and Yukon region using a variety of future climate scenarios. He previously provided software development and meteorological analysis for the University of Victoria school-based weather station network, and studied precipitation trends on Vancouver Island as part of his graduate work.

Education: 
  • MSc Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria
  • BSc Physics, University of Victoria
Selected Publications: 
  • Murdock, T.Q., Sobie, S.R., Eckstrand, H.D., Jackson, E. (2016) Georgia Basin – Projected Climate Change, Extremes, and Historical Analysis. Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Report, 63pp.
  • Cannon, A.J., Sobie, S.R., Murdock, T.Q., (2015) Precipitation by Quantile Mapping: How well do methods preserve changes in quantiles and extremes? Journal of Climate. 28.17:6938-6959
  • Murdock, T.Q., Cannon, A.J. and Sobie, S.R. (2015) Statistical downscaling of future climate projections for North America. Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Report, 25pp.
  • Murdock, T.Q., Cannon, A.J., Sobie, S.R., Veerman, B., Anslow, F. and Zwiers, F.W.(2014) Workshop Primer: Projected precipitation extremes for Coastal British Columbia. Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Report, 8pp.
  • Sobie, S.R., Murdock, T.Q., (2014) Analysis of climate change projections for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure highways risk assessment. Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Report, 27pp.
  • Nodelman, J. and co-authors [Contributing Author], (2014) Climate Change Engineering Vulnerability Assessment of Three British Columbia Highway Segments, Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Project report, 91pp.
  • Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium [Contributing Author], (2014) Regional Climate Impacts Meeting Report, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Report, 6pp.
  • Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium [Contributing Author], (2013) Climate Summaries for the Resource Regions of British Columbia, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, Summaries 1-8.
  • Murdock, T.Q., Sobie, S.R., Zwiers, F.W. and Eckstrand, H.D. (2013) Climate change and extremes in the Canadian Columbia Basin. Atmosphere-Ocean. 51:456-469
  • Burger, G., Sobie, S.R., Cannon, A.J., Werner, A.T. and Murdock, T.Q. (2013) Downscaling extremes- an intercomparison of multiple methods for future climate. Journal of Climate. 26:3429-3449
  • Murdock, T.Q., Sobie, S.R. (2013) Climate extremes in the Canadian Columbia Basin: A preliminary assessment, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Report, 59pp.
  • Sobie, S.R., Shrestha, R.R., Murdock, T.Q., Schnorbus, M.A. (2012) Columbia Basin regional climate change analysis for an industry partner. Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Report, 130pp.
  • Murdock, T.Q., Sobie, S.R., Shrestha, R.R., Schnorbus, M.A., Concepts and approaches for regional climate change analysis. Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Report, 41pp.
  • Bürger, G., Murdock, T. Q., Werner, A. T., Sobie, S. R., & Cannon, A. J. (2012) Downscaling extremes - an intercomparison of multiple statistical methods for present climate. Journal of Climate, 25:4366-4388
  • Sobie, S.R., Weaver, A.J., (2012) Downscaling of precipitation over Vancouver Island using a synoptic typing approach, Atmosphere-Ocean, 50:176-196
  • Murdock, T.Q., Hennessey, R., Hebda, R., Sobie, S.R., (2011) Preliminary Analysis of Climate Change in the Atlin-Taku area of British Columbia, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Report, 30pp
  • Weaver, A.J., Sobie, S.R., 2011. Snowfall projections for an industry partner, Private Consulting Firm Report, 18pp