Climate scientist and meteorologist Mathew Barlow is an authority on extreme weather who works to determine how phenomena such as droughts, floods and heat waves affect the environment in order to lessen the loss of life, property damage, pollution and economic disruption they cause.
His research includes work to identify why certain types of weather patterns in the Northeast create extreme amounts of rainfall, such as the Mother’s Day Storm in May 2006, which led to severe flooding in several states. The research is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Barlow, a professor of climate science, teaches in the Kennedy College of Science’s Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department and is a member of the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative, a group of students, faculty, staff and community leaders committed to improving the environment.
For more information, click here to visit Barlow’s academic profile.