Keith Thompson

Professor (Retired)

Keith Thompson


  • Personal Website
  • Courses:
    • STAT 4350/5350 - Applied Multivariate Analysis
    • STAT 4390/5390 - Times Series Analysis
    • OCEA 4221/5221 - Ocean Dynamics
    • STAT 1060 - Introductory Statistics for Science and Health Sciences


Phone: 902-494-3491
Fax: 902-494-3877
Mailing Address: 
Room 5635, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Oceanography
  • Physical oceanography


  • BSc - Manchester University
  • MSc - Manchester University
  • PhD - Liverpool University


  • Higginson, S., K. Thompson, J. Huang, M. Véronneau and D. Wright, 2011. The mean surface circulation of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre: a comparison of estimates derived from new gravity and oceanographic measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C08016, doi:10.1029/2010JC006877
  • Oliver, E., and K. Thompson, 2010.  Madden-Julian Oscillation and sea-level: local and remote forcing. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C01003
  • Thompson, K., D. Wright, Y. Lu and E. Demirov, 2006. A simple method for reducing seasonal bias and drift in eddy resolving ocean models. Ocean Modelling, Vol. 13, 109-125
  • Thompson, K., and E. Demirov, 2006. Skewness of sea level variability of the World's Oceans, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, C05005, doi:10.1029/2004JC002839
  • Bernier, N. and K. Thompson, 2006. Predicting the frequency of storm surges and extreme sea levels in the Northwest Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical research, 111. C10009, doi:10.1029/2005JC003168


  • Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, in Marine Prediction and Environmental Statistics
  • Prize in Applied Oceanography awarded by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (joint with two of my students and colleagues from Environment Canada) for the development and implementation of a new operational storm surge model for Atlantic Canada
  • President’s Prize of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society