Bryan received his Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA, and his Master of Philosophy in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University in New Haven, CT. Bryan is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Yale where he is a member of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate Dynamics research group. In addition to being a graduate student at Yale, he also is the graduate and professional student body President for 2008-09. 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 thestormtrack.com.
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 field 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). In addition to writing for TheStormTrack, Bryan also contributes to the Weather Underground.
His favorite field experiences include flying on the 2nd operational research flight of the NSF's new HIAPER Gulfstream V jet and on U Wyoming's King Air aircraft. 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.