Dr. Ed Berry – Biosketch

Edwin X Berry, PhD, CCM

Dr. Edwin Berry is CEO of Climate Physics, LLC, in Bigfork, Montana.

Berry presented his climate research work at the Porto Climate Conference, “Basic Science of a Changing Climate: How processes in the Sun, Atmosphere, and Ocean affect Weather and Climate,” on September 7, 2018.

Berry received his BS in Engineering from Caltech, MA in Physics from Dartmouth, and Ph.D. in Physics with focus on atmospheric physics from the University of Nevada. While studying physics at Dartmouth, Berry studied probability, Markov chains, and philosophy of science under John Kemeny, a student of Albert Einstein. At Nevada, Berry studied theoretical physics under Friedwart Winterberg, Heisenberg’s best student, and William T. Scott.

Berry’s theoretical Ph.D. thesis is recognized in textbooks as a breakthrough in the physics of rain and in numerical modeling, and still receives several citations per year.

Berry is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM). He is a pilot, with glider, power, and instrument ratings. Berry was the first chief scientist for Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) airborne research facility. He designed the first airborne, earth-referenced radar before modern GPS instruments.

The Department of Defense (DOD) choose Berry to be the only civilian in a top-secret weather modification project based in the Philippines.

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) chose Berry to be its Program Manager for Weather Modification. He managed the Metropolitan Meteorological Experiment (METROMEX), the National Hail Research Experiment (NHRE), and university research.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) used Berry’s theoretical methods to reduce wind shear accidents at major airports. The California Energy Commission (CEC) funded Berry to perform its wind-energy study of the southern California desert.

Berry developed the first numerical model to present evidence in a criminal trial. His model, which incorporated weather and physiology, won the People’s Choice Award at Microsoft’s Windows World Open software contest against over 1300 entries.

The University of Nevada Alumni Association awarded Berry with its Professional Achievement Award.

Berry’s overall athletic performance as a graduate student at Nevada earned him a membership in the elite Sigma Delta Psi national athletic honorary. Berry and his wife, Valerie, won world and USA centerboard sailing championships. In age-group competition, Berry placed in the USA Top-10 run-bike-run. He holds Concept2 rowing world records for 100 m and one-minute, and is close to a world record for 500 m.