Senior Research Scientist, Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Canada.
John's George Boer is a highly respected figure both nationally and internationally in the development and application of global climate models.
Most outstandingly, George has contributed to the development of the Canadian global climate model, a product widely recognized as one of the top climate models in the world and is used extensively in the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments. His work has contributed to the stature of Environment Canada, Canada as a whole and the international climate research community.
2007 Patterson Distinguished Service Medal, with John Falkingham for outstanding service to meteorology in Canada.
Boer, G.J. and S.J.Lambert, The energy cycle in atmospheric models. Submitted to Climate Dynamics.
Wu, A., Wm. Hsieh, G.J. Boer and F. Zwiers, Changes in the Arctic Oscillation under increased atmospheric greenhouse gases. Submitted to Geophys. Res. Let.
Boer, G.J., M. Stowasser and K. Hamilton, Inferring climate sensitivity from volcanic events. Climate Dynamics, 28, 481-502.
Arora, V.K., and G.J. Boer, The temporal variability of soil moisture and surface hydrological quantities in a climate model. J. Clim., 19, 5875-5888.
Allen, M.R., N. Gillett, J. Kettleborough, G.Hegerl, R. Schnur, P. Stott, G. Boer, C. Covey, T. Delworth, G.Jones, J. Mitchell, T. Barnett, Quantifying anthropogenic influence on recent near-surface temperature change. Surveys of Geophysics, 27, 491-544.
Arora, V. and G.J. Boer, Simulating competition and coexistence between plant functional types in a dynamic vegetation model. Earth Interactions, 10, #10, 30pp.
Stowasser, M., K. Hamilton and G.J. Boer, Local and global climate feedbacks in models with differing climate sensitivities. J. Clim.,19, 193-209.
Yu, B. and G.J. Boer, The variance of sea surface temperature and projected changes with global warming. Climate Dynamics, 26, 801-821.
Wu, A., W.Hsieh, A. Shabar, G.J.Boer and F. Zwiers, The nonlinear association between the Arctic Oscillation and North American winter climate. Climate Dynamics, 26, 865-879.
Arora, V. and G.J. Boer, Achieving coexistence: Comment on "Modelling rainforest diversity: The role of competition" by Bampfylde et al. (2005). Ecological Modelling, 192, 322-324.
Arora, V. and G.J. Boer, Fire as an interactive component of dynamic vegetation models. J. Geophys. Res., 110, G02008, doi:10.1029/2005JG000042, 20pp.
Arora, V. and G.J. Boer, A competition-colonization based dynamic vegetation model. Submitted to Global Change Biology.
Arora, V. and G.J. Boer (2005) A parameterization of leaf phenology for the terrestrial ecosystem component of climate models, Global Change Biology, 11(1), 39-59.
Boer, G.J., An evolving seasonal forecast system using Bayes' theorem. Atmos-Ocean, 43, 129-143.
Boer, G.J., K.Hamilton and W. Zhu, Climate sensitivity and climate change under strong forcing. Climate Dynamics, 24, 685-700.
Merryfield, W. J. and G. J. Boer, Variability of upper Pacific Ocean overturning in a coupled climate model. J. Climate, 18, 666-683.
Stowasser, M., K. Hamilton and G.J. Boer, Local and global climate feedbacks in models with differing climate sensitivities. Accepted for publication in J. Clim.
Boer, G.J., Long timescale potential predictability in an ensemble of coupled climate models. Climate Dynamics, 23, 29-44.
Boer, G.J., B. Yu, S.-J. Kim and G. Flato, Is there observational support for an El Nino-like pattern of future global warming? Geophys. Res. Lett., 31,L06201.
Derome, J., G.J. Boer, R. Greatbatch and A. Weaver, A Workshop on Climate Variability. Bull. Can. Met. Ocean. Soc., 32, 115-119.
Yu, B. and G.J. Boer, 2004: The role of the western Pacific in Pacific Decadal Variability. Geophys.Res.Let., 31, L02204.
Arora, V.K. and G.J. Boer, A representation of variable root distribution in dynamic vegetation models, Earth Interactions, Vol. 7, Paper 6, 19 pp.
Boer, G.J., Predictability as a function of scale. Atmosphere-Ocean, 41, 203-215.
Boer, G.J., and B. Yu, Climate sensitivity and climate state. Climate Dynamics, 21, 167-176.
Boer, G.J., and B. Yu, Dynamical aspects of climate sensitivity. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1135.
Boer, G.J., and B. Yu, Climate sensitivity and climate response. Climate Dynamics, 20, 415-429.
Kim. S.-J., G. Flato, G.J. Boer, A coupled climate model simulation of the Last Glacial Maximum, Part 2: approach to equilibrium. Climate Dynamics, 20, 635-661.
Miller, A. J. M. A. Alexander, G.J. Boer, et al., Potential feedbacks between Pacific Ocean ecosystems and interdecadal climate variations. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 84, 617-633.
Arora, V.K., and Boer, G.J., A GCM-based assessment of simulated global moisture budget and the role of land-surface moisture reservoirs in processing precipitation, Climate Dynamics, 20, 13-29.
Kim, S-J, G. Flato, G.J. Boer, N. McFarlane, A coupled climate model simulation of the Last Glacial Maximum: Part 1, Transient Response. Climate Dynamics, 19, 515-537.
Yu, B., and G.J. Boer, The roles of radiation and dynamical processes in the El Nino-like response to global warming. Climate Dynamics, 19, 539-553.
Gregory, J.M., J. Church, G.J. Boer, K. Dixon, G.Flato, D.Jackett, J. Lowe, S. O'Farrel and R. Stouffer, Comparison of results from several AOGCMs for global and regional sea-level change 1900-2100. Climate Dynamics, 18, 225-240.
Derome, J., G. Brunet, A. Plante, N. Gagnon, G.J. Boer et al. Seasonal predictions based on two dynamical models. Atmosphere-Ocean, 39, 485-501.
Holzer, M. and G.J. Boer, Simulated changes in atmospheric transport climate. J. of Climate, 14, 4398-4420.
Boer, G.J., S. Fourest and B. Yu, The signature of the annular modes in the moisture budget. J. of Climate, 14, 3655-3665.
Arora, V.K., and Boer, G.J., Effects of simulated climate change on the hydrology of major river basins, J. Geophy. Res., 106, 3335-3348.
Boer, G.J. and S.J. Lambert, Second order space-time climate difference statistics. Clim. Dyn., 17, 213-218.
Lambert, S.J. and G.J. Boer, CMIP1 evaluation and intercomparison of coupled climate models. Clim. Dyn., 17, 83-106.
Flato, G.M. and G.J. Boer, Warming asymmetry in climate change simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28:195-198.
Boer, G.J., G. Flato, M.C. Reader, and D. Ramsden, A transient climate change simulation with greenhouse gas and aerosol forcing: experimental design and comparison with the instrumental record for the 20th century. Clim. Dyn., 16, 405-425.
Boer, G.J., G. Flato, and D. Ramsden, A transient climate change simulation with greenhouse gas and aerosol forcing: projected climate for the 21th century. Clim. Dyn., 16, 427-450.
Boer, G.J., A study of atmosphere-ocean predictability on long timescales. Clim. Dyn., 16, 469-477.
Covey, C., A. Abe-Ouchi, G.J. Boer et al., The seasonal cycle of coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation models. Clim. Dyn., 16, 775-787.
Flato, G.M., G.J. Boer, W. Lee, N. McFarlane, D. Ramsden, and A.Weaver, The CCCma global coupled model and its climate. Clim. Dyn., 16, 451-467.
Meehl, G.A., G. J. Boer, C. Covey, M. Latif and R. J. Stouffer. The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) Workshop. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 81, 313-318.
Li, J. and G.J. Boer, A model for the size distribution of stratospheric aerosols. J. Atmos. Sci.,57,442-451.
Fyfe, J.C., G.J. Boer and G. Flato, The Arctic and Antarctic Oscillations and their projected changes under global warming. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1601-1604.
Arora, V. and G.J. Boer, A variable velocity flow routing algorithm for GCMs. J. Geophys. Res., 104, 30965-30979.
Laprise, R.L, D. Caya, M. Giguere, G. Bergeron, H. Cote, J-P Blanchet, G.J. Boer and N. McFarlane, Climate and climate change in Western Canada as simulated by the Canadian Regional Climate Model. Atmos.-Ocean, 36, 119-167.
Reader, C. and G.J. Boer, The modification of greenhouse gas warming by the direct effect of sulphate aerosols. Clim. Dyn., 14, 593-607.
F. D'Andrea, F., S. Tibaldi, M. Blackburn, G. Boer, et al., Northern Hemisphere atmospheric blocking as simulated by 15 atmospheric general circulation models in the period 1979-1988. Clim. Dyn., 14, 385-407.
Meehl, G.A., G.J. Boer, C. Covey, M. Latif, and R.J. Stouffer, Intercomparison makes for a better climate model. EOS, 78, 445-446.
Boer, G.J. and B. Denis, Numerical convergence of the dynamics of a GCM. Clim. Dyn., 13, 359-374.
Boer, G. J., Some dynamical consequences of greenhouse gas warming. Atmosphere-Ocean, 33, 731-751.
Boer, G.J., Analyzed and forecast large-scale tropical divergent flow. Mon. Wea. Rev., 123, 3539-3553.