Barry Lynn

Barry Lynn
Room 311 North
972-2-930-9525

 

My interests have spanned many disciplines.  Since, I have both a Biology and Meteorology background, my first scientific research involved modeling plants in land surface models.  I created a stomatal resistsance model to predict transpiration from plants.  After this, my interests migrated to the potential impact of land surface heterogenity on boundary layer circulations and then on moist convection. I created parameterzations to be able to include the impacts of land surface heterogenieity on boundary layer circulations and moist convection in global circulation models.   From their, my interests moved to investigations of the effects of aerosols on precipitation processes.  Simulataneously, I investigated the relationship between the characteristics of precipitation and climate and climate change.  While I continue to research the effect of aerosols on precipitation, I am also involved in weather prediction, including the development of an algorithm to predict lighting in cloud resolving weather forecast models.