About the Author
He is an American Meteorological Society, CertifiedConsulting Meteorologist.
He was chief scientist for Nevada's DesertResearch Institute airborne research facility. He led research flightsinto Alberta hailstorms and Sierra Nevada mountain storms.
He designed the first airborne, earth-referencedradar, that predated modern GPS instruments.
He was the only civilian consultant in DOD'sTop-Secret Operation Popeye.
He was Program Manager for Weather Modificationfor the National Science Foundation.
He invented a way to reduce wind shear accidents,later used at major airports.
His company evaluated wind‑energy inCalifornia. He identified Altamont Pass and Tehachapi Pass as excellent windenergy resources.
He wrote the first software to generatenew evidence in a criminal trial. His software modeled humanphysiological responses to changing weather conditions. It won the"People's Choice Award" in Microsoft's 1993 Windows World Open.
His climate software accurately predicted theCalifornia drought would recover in 1993 and reoccur in 2013.
The University of Nevada Alumni Association gaveBerry its Professional Achievement Award.
Berry flew sailplanes over Nevada dry lakes. Oncehe had to spin his way out of a strong updraft in a developing storm (becausethe sailplane had no gyro) and make a zero-zero landing on a dry lake. He alsohas power and instrument ratings.
His athletic performance earned him a membershipin the elite Sigma Delta Psi national athletic honorary.
With his wife Valerie as crew, he won sailing GoldMedals in the 1974 Canadian Olympic-Training Regatta in Kingston, Ontario, andUS national and North American championships.
He has placed in USA Top-10, age-group,run-bike-run events. In 2016, he holds Concept 2 rowing age-group, World FirstPlaces for 100,500, and 1000 meters.