We are professors of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Volcanology at McGill University, currently teaching an online course on Natural Disasters. Ask Us Anything!
We’re John Gyakum and John Stix, professors at McGill University currently co-teaching Natural Disasters on edX.
About John Gyakum: I’m a synoptic-dynamic meteorologist with an expertise in cyclones, including hurricanes, middle-latitude cyclones, and the extratropical transformation (ET) of tropical-to-extratropical cyclones. My research interests include extreme precipitation events (e.g., severe ice storms, and heavy flood-producing rains), droughts, arctic air mass generation, and weather forecasting. I am a researcher, professor and Chair of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University where I have been teaching since 1987.
About John Stix: I’m a volcanologist that has worked for many years on volcanoes in Latin America, notably Colombia, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. My research interests include supervolcanoes and calderas, magma plumbing systems beneath active volcanoes, and gases emitted by volcanoes. I’m also a Professor of Volcanology at McGill University where I have been teaching since 1999, including courses on volcanology, natural hazards and field studies.
We’ll be on at 1pm ET to answer questions. Ask Us Anything!
EDIT: Thank you for all the great questions, this has been a lot of fun. Hope to see some of you in class.