Roger Barry, Distinguished Professor and longtime CU faculty member, colleague, and friend to many, passed away March 19, 2018 at the age of 82. Roger had lifelong research interests ranging widely from polar climates to mountain climates to climate change. Roger was the director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) 1976-2008 and supervised 67 graduate students. He was the author of hundreds of articles and an avid author and co-author of textbooks, including Atmosphere Weather and Climate, Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology, Mountain Weather and Climate, The Global Cryosphere, and Essentials of the Earth's Climate System. His final book, focusing on polar environments, will be published posthumously. Roger was recognized around the world for his scientific accomplishments and his service to the community. A summer celebration of life will be held in Boulder.
Published in The Daily Camera from Mar. 25 to Apr. 1, 2018.