Bradford S. Barrett

Oceanography Department
572C Holloway Road
U. S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402
+(1) 410-293-6567 (voice)
Office: Chauvenet 216

Professional Experience
2015-2016:  Fulbright Scholar, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
2014-present:  Associate Professor, Oceanography Department, U. S. Naval Academy (USA)
2009-2014:  Assistant Professor, Oceanography Department, U. S. Naval Academy (USA)
2007-2008:  Post-doctoral research associate, Department of Geophysics, University of Chile (CHILE)
2006-2007:  Visiting Lecturer, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz (AUSTRIA)
2005-2006:  Fulbright Fellow, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (BARBADOS)
2001-2007:  Graduate assistant, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (USA)

Education
2007:  Ph. D., meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2004:  M.S., meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2001:  B. S. summa cum laude, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC


Research Interests
Primary research interest: intraseasonal and subseasonal climate variability, particularly tropical-extratropical interactions and teleconnected modulation, of: tornadoes and severe convection, precipitation and local circulation, upper-ocean currents and thermal variability, sea ice, terrestrial snow, air quality (ozone, PM10, CO, etc). Also interested in tropical cyclones and tropical convection on multiple time scales. Influence of mountain topography (particularly the Sierra Madre of Mexico and Andes of Chile) on precipitation and air flow, examined through surface in-situ and a broad range of remote-sensing platforms (including TRMM, AIRS, MSU, QuikSCAT, TOMS, AVHRR, and OMI), and upper-air observations and numerical experiments with the WRF community model.

External funded research
1. 2016-2018 NASA NNX16AH61G, PI with Co-Is E. Sanabia and A. Davies: $93,108, "Intraseasonal variability of the ocean: impacts of the MJO on the California Current, Gulf Stream, and Loop Current"
2. 2013-2016 NSF AGS-1240143, Sole PI: $62,358, "Climatic Controls on Severe Weather in the United States: Modulation by the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO)"
3. 2013-2016 ONR N1414WX20295, Co-I with PI E. Sanabia: $150,000, "From Ocean to Outflow: Understanding Tropical Cyclone Circulation and Intensification"
4. 2012-2015 NSF ARC-1203843, Lead-PI, with co-PI G. Henderson: $106,379, "Quantifying and Predicting the Impact of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on the State of the Arctic"
5. 2012-2013 ONR N1413WX20989, Co-I with PI E. Sanabia: $65,000, "Training and Research on Processes In tropical Cyclones (TROPIC)"
6. 2011-2012 ONR N1412WX21452, Co-I with PI E. Sanabia: $45,000, ""Training and Research on Processes In tropical Cyclones (TROPIC)"




Courses taught:

U. S. Naval Academy, Oceanography Department
  SO244: Basic Atmospheric Processes
  SO335: Quantitative Methods for Meteorology and Oceanography
  SO414: Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes
  SO441: Synoptic Meteorology
  SO513: Honors Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes
  SO470C: Meteorology Capstone

Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, UNAM
  CCA UNAM: Meteorología Sinóptica

University of Graz, Department of Geophysics
  Severe and Unusual Weather and Climate Extremes
  Introductory Meteorology

University of Oklahoma, School of Meteorology
  Severe and Unusual Weather
  Introduction to Meteorology


Publications:

Papers in Refereed Journals   *Student co-author

2016
Henderson, G. R., B. S. Barrett, and K. L. South*, 2016: Eurasian October snow depth: using self-organizing maps to characterize variability and identify relationships to the MJO. International Journal of Climatology, early online release. DOI:10.1002/joc.4725.

Marin, J. C., and B. S. Barrett, 2016: Seasonal and intraseasonal variability of precipitable water vapor in the Chajnantor plateau, Chile. International Journal of Climatology, accepted subject to revisions.

Barrett, B. S., and S. Hameed, 2016: Seasonal variability in precipitation in central and southern Chile: modulation by the South Pacific High. Journal of Climate, accepted subject to revisions.

Barrett, B. S., D. Campos, J. Vicencio, and R. Rondanelli, 2016: Extreme temperature and precipitation events in March 2015 in central and northern Chile. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, accepted subject to revisions.

Barrett, B. S., Luis M. Farfán, Graciela B. Raga, and Daribel H. Hernández*, 2016: The unusual early morning tornado in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico of 25 May 2015. Monthly Weather Review, in review.

2015
Barrett, B. S., G. R. Henderson, and J. S. Werling*, 2015: The influence of MJO on the intraseasonal variability of Northern Hemisphere spring snow depth. Journal of Climate, 28, 7250-7262.

Sanabia, E. R., B. S. Barrett, N. P. Celone*, and Z. D. Cornelius*, 2015: Satellite and aircraft observations of the eyewall replacement cycle of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008). Monthly Weather Review, 143, 3406-3420.

LaFleur, D. M.*, B. S. Barrett, and G. R. Henderson, 2015: Some climatological aspects of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Journal of Climate, 28, 6039-6053.

Barrett, B. S., and B. N. Henley*, 2015: Intraseasonal variability of hail in the contiguous United States: relationship to the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Monthly Weather Review, 143, 1086-1103.

2014
Henderson, G. R., B. S. Barrett, and D. M. LaFleur*, 2014: Arctic sea ice and the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Climate Dynamics, 43, 2185-2196. doi:10.1007/s00382-013-2043-y.

Sanabia, E. R., B. S. Barrett, and C. M. Fine*, 2014: Relationships between tropical cyclone intensity and eyewall structure as determined by radial profiles of inner-core infrared brightness temperature. Monthly Weather Review, 142, 4581-4599. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-13-00336.1.

Barrett, B. S., W. A. Swick, and D. E. Smith, Jr., 2014: Assessing an undergraduate oceanography curriculum. Oceanography, 27, 12-16.

Peart, S., and B. S. Barrett, 2014: Impacts of gender on Spanish language reading in the foreign language classroom. Diálogo de la Lengua, 5, 13-30.

Barrett, B. S., A. L. Moran, and J. E. Woods, 2014: Meteorology meets engineering: an interdisciplinary module for middle- and early secondary-school students. International Journal of STEM Education, 1(6). doi:10.1186/2196-7822-1-6.

2013
Barrett, B. S., and V. Gensini, 2013: Modulation of daily U.S. April-May tornado frequency by the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2790-2795.

Barrett, B. S., and M. I. Esquivel, 2013: Variability of precipitation and temperature in Guanajuato, Mexico. Atmósfera, 26, 521-536.

Sanabia, E. R., B. S. Barrett, P. G. Black, S. Chen, and J. A. Cummings, 2013: Real-time upper-ocean temperature observations from aircraft during operational hurricane reconnaissance missions: AXBT Demonstration Project year one results. Weather and Forecasting, 28, 1404-1422.

Ragsdale, K. M.*, B. S. Barrett, and A. P. Testino*, 2013: Variability of particulate matter (PM10) in Santiago, Chile by phase of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Atmospheric Environment, 81, 304-310.

2012
Barrett, B. S., S. J. Fitzmaurice*, and S. R. Pritchard*, 2012: Intraseasonal variability of surface ozone in Santiago, Chile: modulation by phase of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Atmospheric Environment, 55, 55-62.

Barrett, B. S., and J. E. Woods, 2012: Using the amazing atmosphere to foster student learning and interest in meteorology. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, 315-323.

Barrett, B. S., J. F. Carrasco, and A. P. Testino*, 2012: Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) modulation of atmospheric circulation and Chilean winter precipitation. Journal of Climate, 25, 1678-1688.

2011
Barrett, B. S., D. B. Krieger*, and C. P. Barlow*, 2011: Multi-day circulation and precipitation climatology during winter rain events of differing intensities in central Chile. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 12, 1071-1085.

Godfrey, C. M., B. S. Barrett, and E. S. Godfrey, 2011: Severe Weather Field Experience: An undergraduate field course on career enhancement and severe convective storms. Journal of Geoscience Education, 59, 111-118.

2010 and earlier
Barrett, B. S., R. Garreaud, and M. Falvey, 2009: Effect of the Andes cordillera on precipitation from a midlatitude cold front. Monthly Weather Review, 137, 3092-3109.

Barrett, B. S., and L. M. Leslie, 2009: Links between tropical cyclone activity and Madden-Julian Oscillation phase in the North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basins. Monthly Weather Review, 137, 727-744.

Wyant, M. C., Wood, R., Bretherton, C. S., Mechoso, C. R., Bacmeister, J., Balmaseda, M. A., Barrett, B., Codron, F., Earnshaw, P., Fast, J., Hannay, C., Kaiser, J. W., Kitagawa, H., Klein, S. A., Kvhler, M., Manganello, J., Pan, H.-L., Sun, F., Wang, S., and Wang, Y., 2009: The PreVOCA experiment: modeling the lower troposphere in the Southeast Pacific. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 4757-4774, doi:10.5194/acp-10-4757-2010.

Barrett, B. S., L. M. Leslie, and B. Fiedler, 2006: An example of the value of strong climatological signals in tropical cyclone track forecasting: Hurricane Ivan (2004). Monthly Weather Review, 134, 1568-1577.

Papers Presented at Scientific Meetings     (only 1st-author papers listed)
Barrett, B. S., and V. Gensini, 2016: Subseasonal variability of U.S. severe weather: what we know and what we don't. 2016 Severe Convection and Climate Workshop, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Barrett, B. S., 2015: Links Between the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Severe Convective Storms in the U.S. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA A41F-0127.

Barrett, B. S., and S. Hameed, 2015: Interannual variations of Chilean precipitation and the South Pacific High. International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO), Santiago, Chile, 58.

Barrett, B. S., 2015: Data assimilation challenges: predicting weather and cliamte on intraseasonal time scales. American Mathematical Society, Spring Sectional Meeting, Georgetown, D.C., 1107-86-60.

Barrett, B. S., and G. R. Henderson, 2015: Does Northern Hemisphere terrestrial snow cover vary intra-seasonally? 1st Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Conference, Helsinki, Finland, Univ. Helsinki.

Barrett, B. S., and G. R. Henderson, 2015: Variability of Northern Hemisphere terrestrial snow: Self-organizing maps and the Madden-Julian Oscillation. 3rd MJO Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J4.5.

Barrett, B. S., A. L. Moran, and J. E. Woods, 2014: Meteorology meets engineering: an interdisciplinary STEM module for middle- and secondary-school students. Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Amer. Geophys. Union, ED51B-3438.

Barrett, B. S., and V. A. Gensini, 2014: Efficiency of severe thunderstorm environments in the U.S. 27th Severe Local Storms Conference, Madison, WI, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 12B.1.

Barrett, B. S., 2014: The Madden-Julian Oscillation and severe convective storm hazards in the U.S. World Weather Open Science Conference 2014, Montreal, Can, SCI-POT1220.

Barrett, B. S., and B. Henley, 2014: Intraseasonal variability of severe hail and wind: connection to the Madden-Julian Oscillation. 2nd MJO Symposium, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., J5.2.

Barrett, B. S., 2013: Intraseasonal variability of large-scale meteorological patterns and connection to tornado activity. Analyses, Dynamics, and Modeling of Large Scale Meteorological Patterns Associated with Extreme Temperature and Precipitation Events, Berkeley, CA, U.S. CLIVAR Program, Session 2.

Barrett, B. S., G. Henderson, and M. LaFleur, 2013: Some aspects of the impact of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on the state of the Arctic. 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, Austin, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 10B.1.

Barrett, B. S., 2012: Climatic controls on severe weather in the U.S.: Modulation by the Madden-Julian Oscillation. 26th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Nashville, TN, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 11A.3.

Barrett, B. S., 2012: Intraseasonal variability of surface ozone. 17th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology, New Orleans, LA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 3.1.

Barrett, B. S., 2011: Projecting the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) modulation of atmospheric circulation onto Chilean winter precipitation. 14th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, Los Angeles, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 10.2.

Barrett, B. S., and S. J. Fitzmaurice, 2011: Explaining changes in ozone and pollutant concentrations in Santiago, Chile on the 30-60-day timescale using the Madden-Julian Oscillation. 2011 National Air Quality Conferences, San Diego, CA, P3.

Barrett, B. S., D. B. Krieger, and C. P. Barlow, 2010: Multi-day observational climatology for precipitation in central Chile. 14th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Olympic Lake, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P1.16.

Barrett, B. S., 2009: Impact of the Andes Cordillera on a mid-latitude cold front. 13th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, Salt Lake City, UT, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 11.5.

Barrett, B. S., and R. Garreaud, 2008: Effects of the central Andes Cordillera on precipitation in Chile and Argentina. 4th Alexander von Humboldt Conference - The Andes: Challenge for Geosciences. European Geophysical Union, Santiago, Chile, Nov 2008.

Barrett, B. S., and L. M. Leslie, 2008: Relationships between the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Atlantic-East Pacific tropical cyclone activity. Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium, New Orleans, LA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., JP3.10.

Barrett, B. S., 2006: Relationship between sea-surface temperature anomalies and precipitation across Turkey, 1st International Conference on Climate Change and the Middle East: Past, Present, and Future, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Barrett, B. S., L. M. Leslie, and B. H. Fiedler, 2006: Examples of the value of strong climatological signals in tropical cyclone track forecasting. Preprints, 22nd International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems for Meteorolog y, Oceanography, and Hydrology, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc. 5.5.

Barrett, B. S., and L. M. Leslie, 2005: An examination of the quality of the Atlantic tropical cyclone database. Preprints, 16th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, San Diego, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc. 1.30.

Barrett, B. S., and L. M. Leslie, 2004: Tropical cyclone forecasting using climatology and NWP output. 26th Conf. on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Miami, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc. 5C.3.

Barrett, B. S., L. M. Leslie, and C.-S. Liou, 2004: Relationship between climatology and model track, bearing, and speed errors. Preprints, 20th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/Sixteenth Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Seattle, WA, Am er. Meteor. Soc. 13.6.

Barrett, B. S., and L. M. Leslie, 2003: Improving landfall forecasts for tropical cyclones moving parallel to the coastline. 12th Conf. on Interactions of Sea and Atmosphere, Long Beach, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 8.2.


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