Dr Roger G Barry

Dr Roger G Barry
University of Colorado, Boulder
Geography/ National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, Campus Box 449
Fields of interest
cryosphere-climate interactions documenting the cryosphere and trends in its characteristics

Description of scientific projects
Global snow and ice play a major role in the climate system through ice-albedo feedback and other complex interactions operating on many time scales. These include: snow cover and frozen ground effects on the hydrological cycle, sea ice effects on atmospheric and ocean fluxes, land ice effects on global sea level trends, and methane release from thawing of permafrost. Many cryospheric variables serve as key indicators of climate change and variability. Current as of10/29/01