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Scott is the Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Weatherlogics. He has been involved in the meteorological community in Manitoba for a decade, providing detailed weather forecasts for southern Manitoba during that time. Scott is also an avid storm chaser, having roamed the Canadian Prairies and the northern United States for nature’s strongest storms and tornadoes.
At an early age, Scott developed a fascination for the weather. His interest was so strong that he enrolled at the University of Manitoba immediately after graduating from high school to pursue a degree in Atmospheric Science. In 2015, he graduated at the top of his program with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the Department of Environment and Geography. His exposure to research during his time in university lead him to pursue a master’s degree. His master’s research was based on data collected during the Plains Elevated Convection at Night field campaign based in Hays, KS in 2015. Scott’s master’s work aimed to help unravel the mystery of why thunderstorms form at night.
Midlatitude meteorology is Scott’s favourite area of research. The rapidly-changing nature of weather in the midlatitudes makes it a fascinating place to live. Scott specializes in the following areas of midlatitude meteorology:
- Convective storms
- Lake breezes and related mesoscale circulations
- Low-level jets
- Boundary layers
- Numerical weather prediction models
- Frontal structures
Here is a list of Scott’s latest academic publications:
Kehler, S., 2017: Cases of Deep Moist Elevation Convection Initiation Above Frontal Surfaces in 2015: Masters thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.
Curry, M., J. Hanesiak, S. Kehler, D. Sills, N. Taylor, 2016: Ground-based observations of the thermodynamic and kinematic properties of lake-breeze fronts in southern Manitoba, Canada. Boundary-Layer Meteorol. EOR.
Kehler, S., J. Hanesiak, M. Curry, D. Sills, N. Taylor, 2016: HRDPS Simulations of Manitoba Lake Breezes. Atmosphere-Ocean, 54, 93-107, doi:10.1080/07055900.2015.1137857.
Kehler, S., 2014: GEM-LAM Simulations of Manitoba Lake Breezes: Honours thesis submitted to the Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.