Bryan Woods

Bryan received his Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA. Bryan is currently a Ph.D. student in geophysics at Yale University where he is a member of the Department of Geology & Geophysics - Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate Dynamics research group. Born in Lowell, MA and growing up in Westford, MA, winter storms were always a fascination. Hurricanes became his focus by chance shortly after starting

Bryan briefly interned at WHDH-TV in Boston, MA, where he learned that he was not cut out for broadcast meteorology. He spent two summers working on a NSF sponsored research project in Atlanta, GA, studying evapotranspiration rates in urban forest canopies. Currently Bryan's main research is focused on research aviation, including the dropsonde systems used to examine hurricanes. He recently spent one month as a member of the Terrain-induced Rotor Experiment (T-REX). His favorite field experiences include flying on the 2nd operational research flight of the NSF's new HIAPER Gulfstream V jet and U Wyoming's King Air aircraft. He was onboard the King Air aircraft when, for the first time ever, it was forced to land due to turbulence exceeding its design limits. His other past and present research projects include a study of photovoltaic modules for use pyranometers to measure incoming solar radiation, a case studying of a New England mixed precipitation Nor'Easter, and a study of rapid hurricane intensification over warm ocean eddies in the Gulf of Mexico.

The weather and the natural world around us all has always represented Bryan's life passion. He also greatly enjoys sharing that world and passion with others around him. Maintaining this website, travel and nature photography are among his favorite hobbies.

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