Roger Barry photo portrait
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography • Arctic Climate; Cryosphere-Climate Interactions; Mountain Climate; Climate Change • Fellow of CIRES • Ph.D. University of Southampton, UK, 1965

Roger stepped down as Director of NSIDC in April 2008. He went to half time in January 2009 (through Dec 2010). The World Data Center library was named the Roger G. Barry Resource Office for Cryospheric Studies (ROCS). Roger was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Geophysics for 2009-10 and will spend mid-May - early November at the Glaciology Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich, Germany. He took an Upper Division German language class in the Fall and is currently taking "Germany in an integrating Europe."

Research Interests

  • Worked on IPY data management efforts
  • Studied changes in freeze/thaw cycle, permafrost dynamics, and hydrology in the Russian Arctic
  • Researched twentieth century sea ice in Eurasian Arctic from Russian and modern data sources
  • Wrote a book on "The Cryosphere: Past, present and future" for Cambridge University Press supported by a Humboldt Fellowship Award at the Kommission fur Glaziologie, Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich (May-Oct 2009,Aug-Oct 2010 and Aug-Oct 2011).