Faculty and Research

Gary M. Barnes — Department Chair

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Ph. D., Virginia.

2525 Correa Rd, HIG 335
Honolulu, HI 96822

tel: (808) 956-2565 • fax: (808) 956-2877
email: gbarnes@hawaii.edu


Research Interests

Severe weather in the Tropics, heavy rain events from convective and mesoscale phenomena, hurricane intensity and genesis, and boundary layer inflow energetics to the hurricane eyewall. Primarily I use observations, especially aircraft, radar and GPS dropwindsondes. Have served as airborne mission scientist in a variety of experiments including CCOPE, CaPE, EMEX, TOGA-COARE and for several hurricane missions.

Recent or relevant publications

Dolling, K., and G.M. Barnes, 2014: The evolution of Hurricane Humberto (2001). In press at J. Atmos. Sci.

Barnes, G. M. and K. Dolling, 2013: The inflow to Tropical Cyclone Humberto (2001) as viewed with azimuth-height surfaces over three days. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 1324-1336.

Dolling, K. and G.M. Barnes, 2012: warm core formation in Tropical Cyclone Humberto (2001).Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 1177-1190.

Dolling, K. and G.M. Barnes, 2012: The creation of a high equivalent potential temperature reservoir in Tropical Storm Humberto (2001) and its possible role in storm deepening. Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 492-505.

Barnes, G. M., and P. Fuentes, 2010: Eye excess energy and the rapid intensification of Hurricane Lili (2002). Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 1446-1458.

Murillo, S., W.-C. Lee, M. M. Bell, G. M. Barnes, P. P. Dodge and F. D. Marks, Jr, 2010: Intercomparison of GBVTD-retrieved circulation centers and structures of Hurricane Danny (1997) from two coastal WSR-88Ds. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 153-174.

Barnes, G. M., 2010: Meteorological hazards in the Tropics: Severe convective storms and flash floods. Chapter in Tropical Meteorology, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) (www.eolss.net), sponsored by the UNESCO, 109 pp.

Barnes, G.M., 2001: Severe Local Storms in the Tropics, chapter 10 in Severe Convective Storms, AMS Monograph, C.A. Doswell, editor, 359-432. (Chapter includes over 70 figs. and 300 references)

Classes recently taught

101- Introduction to Meteorology, 406- Tropical Meteorology, 416-Tropical Forecasting, 606- Cumulus Dynamics, 614- Tropical Cyclones



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