A Chronicle of Distinction: From the Arctic to the Andes -- Roger Barry Symposium

8, 9 & 10 August 2004


'A Chronicle of Distinction: From the Arctic to the Andes,' the Roger Barry Symposium has been planned to recognize the significance of Dr. Barry's extensive accomplishments and contributions to the science of climatology, as well as his teaching and mentoring. Former students or colleagues of Dr. Barry are encouraged to attend and present a science paper focusing on current work that has evolved from past and/or present interactions with him.

Recently Dr. Barry was named Distinguished Professor by the University of Colorado Board of Regents. The designation of distinguished professor is bestowed on members of the university faculty "who have distinguished themselves as exemplary teachers, scholars and public servants and who are individuals having extraordinary international importance and recognition. 

Visit the Univeristy of Colorado press section to view the press release, Director Roger Barry named Distinguished Professor.

To read Dr. Barry's symposium talk, see A personal perspective on a half century of climate science.

Invitation Letter for the Symposium (PDF, 92 KB)

Schedule of Talks

Deadline for registration is COB 4 August 2004. Register for the Symposium

Symposium logistics

Talks will be held in the Old Main (#63) building on campus. Location of Reception and Ice Breaker will be Norlin Quad. For location details, see the University of Colorado Campus Map.

Distinguished Professor reception only RSVP to Cindy Brekke (brekke@nsidc.org).

Parking can be found at Euclid Auto Park #24 on Campus map.

Symposium Greeting: Even if you are unable to attend, we'd love to hear from you. You can send a greeting to Roger or share a story or favorite memory to be read at the Symposium. Please reply to Cindy Brekke (brekke@nsidc.org).

If you have questions, please contact Cindy Brekke (or call her at 303-492-0498).


Ellsworth LeDrew Professor of Geography and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Waterloo
Roger Pulwarty Research Scientist, NOAA/CIRES/Climate Diagnostics Center
Ron Weaver NSIDC DAAC Manager
Cindy Brekke NSIDC Office Manager

Schedule of Talks 

Sunday August 8th
15:00 - 16:00 Registration
16:00 - 17:00 Introductory Remarks Dr. Jeff Dozier,
Dr. Atsumu Ohmura,
Dr. Nel Caine,
Dr. Gerald Meehl
17:30 - 20:00 Ice Breaker
Monday August 9th
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
08:15 - 08:30 Opening Remarks TBA
Session 1 Moderator Ronald Weaver
08:30 - 09:10 New Global Energy Balance of the World -Putting Pictures from the Space and Earth's Surface Together Dr. Atsumu Ohmura Keynote
09:10 Synoptic Climatology from the Arctic to the Tropics: Roger Barry's Influence on the Study of Regional Climate Variability Dr. George Kiladis
09:30 Vertically Challenging: From Sea Level to Eight Miles High (or How I Started Thinking about the Third Dimension) Dr. Henry Diaz
09:50 Understanding Future Changes of Climate Extremes: Frost Days and Heat Waves Dr. Gerald Meehl
10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30 Classification of Satellite-Viewed Cloud Features and Associations with Synoptic Fields Dr. Andrew Carleton
10:40 Variability of the North American Monsoon System Eileen Hall-McKim, M.A.
11:00 Mass Balance Changes in the Canadian High Arctic: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf and Hazen Plateau Ice Caps Dr. Ray Bradley
11:20 Lunar Eclipses and Volcanoes Dr. Richard Keen
11:40 Greetings from students Maria Tsukernik
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch - Provided
Session 2 Moderator Dr. Roger Pulwarty
13:30 The Arctic Oscillation and Sea Ice Variability in the Beaufort Sea and Baffin Bay Regions from Wavelet Analysis of Passive Microwave Sea Ice Concentrations Dr. Ellsworth LeDrew
13:50 An Update to the Arctic Ocean Snow Melt Onset Data Set Dr. Mark Anderson
14:10 Weekly to Interannual Variations of Sea Ice Draft at the North Pole Environmental Observatory Dr. Richard Moritz
14:30 On Saving, Storing, and Sharing: Roger Barry's Contributions to Permafrost Science Dr. Frederick Nelson
14:50 The Interaction between Trends and Periodical Components in Air and Soil Temperature Time-Series over the Permafrost-Occupied Regions of the Asian Territory of Russia Dr. Svetlana Tchoudinova
15:10 Greetings from colleagues Dr. Ted Scambos
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Introduction by Todd Gleeson Dean of Arts and Sciences
Perspectives on a Half-Century of Climate Science
Dr. Roger Barry
17:00 - 19:00 Distinguished Professor Reception
Tuesday August 10th
08:15 - 08:30 Opening Remarks
Session 3 Moderator Dr. Ellsworth LeDrew
08:30 - 09:10 The Sierra Nevada Snowpack: Do the Snow Course Data Show Historical Trends? Dr. Jeff Dozier Keynote
09:10 Roger Barry's International Contacts with the Soviet Union and Russia Dr. Igor Zotikov
09:30 Recent Dives to Wrecks of R.M.S. Titanic, German Battleship Bismark, Using Deep-Diving Russian MIR Submersibles Dr. Alfred McLaren
10:00 - 10:20 Break
10:20 There Are No Forest Fires in the Antarctic Dr. Timothy Brown
10:40 Development of Operational Stream Flow Forecasting Capabilities Dr. Martyn Clark
11:00 Linking Inuit Knowledge and Science to Understand Arctic Climate and Environmental Change: An Overview of Current Research Dr. Shari Fox Gearheard
11:20 Applied Climatology in the Tropical Americas, Revisiting one of the Earth's Problem Climates. Dr. Roger Pulwarty
11:40 Albedo Reflected: or How I Learned to Manage Data and Software Tools Ronald Weaver, M.Sc.

Distinguished Professor Reception

Acknowledgements from:

Dr. Philip Distefano
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dr. Carol Lynch
Vice Chancelor for Research and Dean of Graduate School

Dr. William Lewis
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Acting Director
Center for Limnology, Director

Dr. Kenneth E. Foote
Department of Geography, Chair