Bradford S. Barrett
Professor, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Department
Professor Bradford S. Barrett’s scholarship at USNA has advanced our understanding of teleconnections between weather and climate events in the extratropics and thunderstorm activity in the tropics. Together with his USNA and global collaborators, and funded at over $1.3m by multiple external agencies in the last 9 years, Professor Barrett has discovered important connections between the tropics and rainfall, air quality, sea ice, snow, and tornadoes over the mid-latitudes and polar regions. His midshipmen research students have received international (Rhodes Scholar), national (Macelwane Medal), and USNA awards (Naval Intelligence Foundation, Trident Scholar), and he has been recognized by his peers in the meteorology community as a leader in observational meteorological studies, most recently via 3-yr award from the U.S. National Science Foundation to study variability of ice and snow in the Antarctic. Professor Barrett has published 37 peer-reviewed articles, with hundreds of citations, since 2006, strong evidence of the value of his work. However, he considers the true impact of his work at USNA to be the inspiration of 25 young midshipmen in research over the course of the past 5 years.