Dr. Edwin X Berry received his BS degree in Engineering from CalTech, his MA degree in Physics from Dartmouth College and his PhD in Physics from the U of Nevada.
Dr. Berry’s PhD thesis was a numerical-model calculation of how cloud droplets collect together to form rain drops. His thesis is summarized in cloud physics textbooks and taught in university courses. To perform his calculation, he had to make a mathematical breakthrough to calculate cloud droplet collection over a mass range of 12 orders of magnitude. Astronomers later used his mathematical technique to calculate the formation of the universe.
Ed was chief scientist of the Desert Research Institute’s airborne research facility. He invented and used the first ground-referenced airborne radar system that was later used on C-130 aircraft to produce the best ever radar photos of a hurricane. He has participated in weather modification research worldwide.
He was the National Science Foundation RANN Program Manager for Weather Modification in the early 1970’s. He managed NSF’s leading-edge national weather research projects, including the Metropolitan Meteorological Experiment (METROMEX) which first proved the urban heat island effect and the National Hail Research Experiment (NHRE).
He is Certified Consulting Meteorologist #180 of the American Meteorological Society and a member of the American Physical Society and the American Geophysical Union.
Global warming is intimately tied to his knowledge of cloud physics, numerical modeling, meteorology, weather modification and management of government-sponsored weather-modification research. He is now the Manager of Climate Physics, LLC.
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