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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


Nov
20
comment Map of ViaRail train stations in Canada
Train stops along some lines are too densely spaced to be visible on a map showing all railway lines in Canada.
Nov
13
accepted Per-route on-time performance for VIA rail
Nov
13
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
11
comment If I've visited Crimea, what country do I list on my customs declaration form?
Perhaps write 1. Russia 2. Russia (Crimea)?
Nov
6
comment How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
The probability of rain is still larger than the probability of snowfall, throughout the Annecy winter. But it's a very pretty visualisation (as most visualisations on weatherspark are).
Nov
6
revised How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
Correct my correction; my example was for January so it *is* 31/31 in Winnipeg
Nov
6
comment How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
@KateGregory Your personal experience seems to agree with the climate normals from Environment Canada.
Nov
6
revised How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
oops, cited wrong number for Winnipeg
Nov
6
comment How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
@JoErNanO Thanks!
Nov
6
revised How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
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Nov
6
revised How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
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Nov
6
comment How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
So it depends on what the OP is looking for. If the aim is to show what snow looks like to a friend from India who has never seen snow before, travelling to the alps and going up until one reaches the snow, has virtually 100% chance of success in winter (and for most of the rest of the year too). So does travelling north, but that may be farther and more expensive.
Nov
6
revised How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
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Nov
6
comment How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
NB: if anyone knows markdown code to make the first image smaller, help is welcome
Nov
6
comment How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
@Relaxed That would depend on the elevation.
Nov
6
revised How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
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Nov
6
answered How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
Nov
5
comment How to start traveling the world by bicycle?
@TylerH No need, the Bering Strait freezes during winter.
Nov
5
comment Roadtrip coast to coast in the USA, let someone else drive car back
@JamesSneeringer Or, in particular, at airport locations.
Oct
30
awarded  Enlightened