Dr David Berry

Group: 
Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
Email: 
dyb@noc.ac.uk
Location: 
Southampton
Telephone: 
+44 (0)23 8059 7740

My research focuses on the characterisation and estimation of errors and biases in marine meteorological observations made by Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS) and the impact of these errors on estimates of the surface fluxes of heat and moisture. The research also examines the uncertainty in globally gridded data sets of the meteorological parameters and fluxes due to these errors. As part of this research Version 2 of the NOCS Flux Dataset has been developed and made available via the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) and the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Variables of interest include:

Meteorological parameters
  • Sea surface temperature
  • Marine air temperature
  • Marine specific humidity
  • Wind speed
  • Sea level pressure
  • Cloud cover
Flux parameters
  • Sensible heat flux
  • Latent heat flux (evaporation)
  • Solar radiation
  • Longwave radiation
 

I gained my PhD in 2009 from the University of Southampton, looking at the Surface Forcing of the North Atlantic: Accuracy and Variability.

Information on my publications (including citations) can be found via the button below.

 

Committee and Board Memberships: 

I am a member of the WMO-IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) Expert Team on Marine Climatology (ETMC), lead the JCOMM Data Management Programme Area (DMPA) Task Team on Table Driven Code forms (TT-TDC) and am a member of the JCOMM Data Management Coordination Group (DMCG). I also participate in the JCOMM Ship Observations Team.

Publications

Article

Carella, Giulia; Kent, Elizabeth; Berry, David. 2017 A probabilistic approach to ship voyage reconstruction in ICOADS. International Journal of Climatology, 37 (5). 2233-2247.10.1002/joc.4492
Kent, Elizabeth C.; Kennedy, John J.; Smith, Thomas M.; Hirahara, Shoji; Huang, Boyin; Kaplan, Alexey; Parker, David E.; Atkinson, Christopher P.; Berry, David I.; Carella, Giulia; Fukuda, Yoshikazu; Ishii, Masayoshi; Jones, Philip D.; Lindgren, Finn; Merchant, Christopher J.; Morak-Bozzo, Simone; Rayner, Nick A.; Venema, Victor; Yasui, Souichiro; Zhang, Huai-Min. 2017 A call for new approaches to quantifying biases in observations of sea-surface temperature. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00251.1 (In Press)
Kent, Elizabeth C.; Berry, David I.; Carella, Giulia; Merchant, Christopher J.; Chiu, J. Christine. 2017 Models for the adjustment of observations of sea surface temperature made using buckets. in preparation. (Unpublished)
Freeman, Eric; Woodruff, Scott D.; Worley, Steven J.; Lubker, Sandra J.; Kent, Elizabeth C.; Angel, William E.; Berry, David I.; Brohan, Philip; Eastman, Ryan; Gates, Lydia; Gloeden, Wolfgang; Ji, Zaihua; Lawrimore, Jay; Rayner, Nick A.; Rosenhagen, Gudrun; Smith, Shawn R.. 2017 ICOADS Release 3.0: a major update to the historical marine climate record. International Journal of Climatology, 37 (5). 2211-2232.10.1002/joc.4775
Carella, G.; Morris, A.K.R.; Pascal, R.W.; Yelland, M.J.; Berry, D.I.; Morak-Bozzo, S.; Merchant, C.J.; Kent, E.. 2017 Measurements and models of the temperature change of water samples in Sea Surface Temperature buckets. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (706). 2198-2209.10.1002/qj.3078
Willett, K.M.; Berry, D.I.; Bosilovich, M.G.; Simmons, A.. 2017 Hydrological cycle. 1) Surface humidity. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (8 (Supplement)), supplement State of the Climate in 2016. S23-S24.
Berry, David I.; Kent, Elizabeth C.. 2017 Assessing the health of the global surface marine observing system. International Journal of Climatology, 37 (5). 2248-2259.10.1002/joc.4914
Duchez, Aurélie; Frajka-Williams, Eleanor; Josey, Simon A.; Evans, Dafydd G.; Grist, Jeremy P.; Marsh, Robert; McCarthy, Gerard D.; Sinha, Bablu; Berry, David I..; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.. 2016 Drivers of exceptionally cold North Atlantic Ocean temperatures and their link to the 2015 European heat wave. Environmental Research Letters, 11 (7). 074004 .10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074004
Morak-Bozzo, S.; Merchant, C.J.; Kent, E.C.; Berry, D.I.; Carella, Giulia. 2016 Climatological diurnal variability in sea surface temperature characterized from drifting buoy data. Geoscience Data Journal, 3 (1). 20-28.10.1002/gdj3.35
Blunden, J.; Arndt, D.S.; et al, .; Berry, D.I.; Hughes, C.; Jevrejeva, Svetlana; Naveria Garabato, Alberto C.. 2016 State of the Climate in 2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97 (8 (Supplement)). S1-S275.
Willett, K.M.; Berry, D.I.; Bosilovich, M.G.; Simmons, A.. 2016 Surface humidity [in “State of the Climate in 2015”]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97 (8 (Supplement)). S24-S25.
Prytherch, John; Kent, Elizabeth C.; Fangohr, Susanne; Berry, David I.. 2015 A comparison of SSM/I-derived global marine surface specific humidity datasets. International Journal of Climatology, 35 (9). 2359-2381.10.1002/joc.4150
Blunden, J.; Arndt, D.S.; et al, .; Berry, D.I.; Grist, Jeremy; Jevrejeva, Svetlana; Josey, Simon A.; McCarthy, Gerard ; Naveria Garabato, Alberto C.; Rayner, Darren; Smeed, David A.. 2015 State of the Climate in 2014. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (7 (Supplement)). S1-S267.10.1175/2015BAMSStateoftheClimate.1
Blunden, J.; Arndt, D.S.; et al, .; Berry, D.I.; Frajka-Williams, E.; McCarthy, G.; Rayner, D.; Smeed, D.A.. 2014 State of the Climate in 2013. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95 (7 (Supplement)). SI1-SI279.
Kent, E.C.; Berry, D.I.; Prytherch, J.; Roberts, J.B.. 2014 A comparison of global marine surface specific humidity datasets from in situ observations and atmospheric reanalysis. International Journal of Climatology, 34 (2). 355-376.10.1002/joc.3691
Kent, E.C.; Rayner, N.A.; Berry, D.I.; Saunby, M.; Moat, B.I.; Kennedy, J.J.; Parker, D.E.. 2013 Global analysis of night marine air temperature and its uncertainty since 1880: the HadNMAT2 Dataset. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118 (3). 1281-1298.10.1002/jgrd.50152
Blunden, J.; et al, .; Berry, D.I.; Frajka-Williams, E.; Holgate, S.; McCarthy, G.; Rayner, D.; Smeed, D.A.. 2013 State of the Climate in 2012. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94 (8 (Supplement)). SI1-SI238.
Kent, E.C.; Fangohr, S.; Berry, D.I.. 2013 A comparative assessment of monthly mean wind speed products over the global ocean. International Journal of Climatology, 33 (11). 2520-2541.10.1002/joc.3606
Achberger, C.; et al, .; Berry, D.I.; Holgate, S.; Rayner, D.. 2012 State of the Climate in 2011. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93 (7 (Supplement)). S1-S282.
Willett, K.A.; Berry, D.I.; Simmons, A.. 2012 [Hydrological cycle] Surface humidity. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93 (7), supplement "State of the Climate in 2011". S23-S25.
Merchant, C.J.; Embury, O.; Rayner, N.A.; Berry, D.I.; Corlett, G.; Lean, K.; Veal, K.L.; Kent, E.C.; Llewellyn-Jones, D.; Remedios, J.J.; Saunders, R.. 2012 A 20 year independent record of sea surface temperature for climate from Along Track Scanning Radiometers. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117. C12013.10.1029/2012JC008400
Willett, K.A.; Dai, A.; Berry, D.I.. 2011 [Hydrological cycle] Surface humidity. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 92 (6), supplement "State of the Climate in 2010". S28-S29.
Berry, David I.; Kent, Elizabeth C.. 2011 Air–Sea fluxes from ICOADS: the construction of a new gridded dataset with uncertainty estimates. International Journal of Climatology, 31 (7). 987-1001.10.1002/joc.2059
Woodruff, Scott D.; Worley, Steven J.; Lubker, Sandra J.; Ji, Zaihua; Freeman, J. Eric; Berry, David I.; Brohan, Philip; Kent, Elizabeth C.; Reynolds, Richard W.; Smith, Shawn R.; Wilkinson, Clive. 2011 ICOADS release 2.5: extensions and enhancements to the surface marine meteorological archive. International Journal of Climatology, 31 (7). 951-967.10.1002/joc.2103
Hughes, S.L.; Holliday, N.P.; Kennedy, J.; Berry, D.I.; Kent, E.C.; Sherwin, T.; Dye, S.; Inall, M.; Shammon, T.; Smyth, T.. 2010 Temperature (air and sea). MCCIP Annual Report Card 2010-11, MCCIP Science Review. 16p.
Josey, S.A.; Berry, D.I.. 2010 Air-sea fluxes of heat and freshwater. MCCIP Annual Report Card 2010-11, MCCIP Science Review. 9p.
Kent, Elizabeth C.; Kennedy, John. J.; Berry, David I.; Smith, Robert O.. 2010 Effects of instrumentation changes on ocean surface temperature measured in situ. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 1 (5). 718-728.10.1002/wcc.55
Berry, David I.; Kent, Elizabeth C.. 2009 A new air-sea interaction gridded dataset from ICOADS with uncertainty estimates. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90 (5). 645-656.10.1175/2008BAMS2639.1
Thomas, Bridget R.; Kent, Elizabeth C.; Swail, Val R.; Berry, David I.. 2008 Trends in ship wind speeds adjusted for observation method and height. International Journal of Climatology, 28 (6). 747-763.10.1002/joc.1570
Berry, D.I.; Kent, E.C.. 2008 Scientific review - marine air temperature. Marine Climate Change Impacts Annual Report Card 2007–2008.
Holliday, N.P.; Kennedy, J.; Kent, E.C.; Marsh, R.; Hughes, S.L.; Sherwin, T.; Berry, D.I.. 2008 Scientific review - sea temperature. Marine Climate Changes Impact Annual Report Card 2008.
Kent, E.C.; Josey, S.A.; Berry, D.I.; Yelland, M.J.. 2008 Scientific review - air-sea flux (exchange) of heat and freshwater. Marine Climate Change Impacts Annual Report Card 2007–2008.
Merchant, C.J.; Llewellyn-Jones, D.; Saunders, R.W.; Rayner, N.A.; Kent, E.C.; Old, C.P.; Berry, D.I.; Birks, A.R.; Blackmore, T.; Corlett, G.K.; Embury, O.; Jay, V.; Kennedy, J.; Mutlow, C.T.; Nightingale, T.J.; O'Carroll, A.G.; Pritchard, M.J.; Remedios, J.J.; Tett, S.B.F.. 2008 Deriving a sea surface temperature record suitable for climate change research from the along-track scanning radiometers. Advances in Space Research, 41 (1). 1-11.10.1016/j.asr.2007.07.041
Kent, E.; Berry, D.; North, S.; Taylor, P.. 2007 Improved fluxes from operational observations: the VOSClim Project. Flux News (4). 19-20.
Kent, Elizabeth C.; Woodruff, Scott D.; Berry, David I.. 2007 Metadata from WMO Publication No. 47 and an Assessment of Voluntary Observing Ship Observation Heights in ICOADS. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 24 (2). 214-234.10.1175/JTECH1949.1
Berry, D.I.; Kent, E.C.. 2005 The effect of instrument exposure on marine air temperatures: an assessment using VOSClim data. International Journal of Climatology, 25 (7). 1007-1022.10.1002/joc.1178
Kent, E.C.; Berry, D.I.. 2005 Quantifying random measurement errors in Voluntary Observing Ships' meteorological observations. International Journal of Climatology, 25 (7). 843-856.10.1002/joc.1167
Berry, David I.; Kent, Elizabeth C.; Taylor, Peter K.. 2004 An analytical model of heating errors in marine air temperatures from ships. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 21 (8). 1198-1215.10.1175/1520-0426(2004)021<1198:AAMOHE>2.0.CO;2
Yelland, M.J.; Moat, B.I.; Pascal, R.W.; Berry, D.I.. 2002 CFD model estimates of the airflow distortion over research ships and the impact on momentum flux measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 19 (10). 1477-1499.10.1175/1520-0426(2002)019<1477:CMEOTA>2.0.CO;2

Book section

Josey, S.; Berry, D.I.. 2013 Impacts of climate change on air-sea exchanges of heat and water. In: Baxter, J.M.; Buckley, P.J.; Wallace, C.J., (eds.)Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership Science Review 2013. Lowestoft, UK, MCCIP Secretariat, 87-90.
Dye, Stephen; Hughes, Sarah L.; Tinker, Jonathan; Berry, David I.; Holliday, N. Penny; Kent, Elizabeth C.; Kennington, Kevin; Inall, Mark; Smythe, Tim; Nolan, Glenn; Lyons, Kieran; Adres, Olga; Beszczynska-Möller, Agnieszka . 2013 Impacts of climate change on temperature (air and sea). In: Baxter, J.M.; Buckley, P.J.; Wallace, C.J., (eds.)Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership Science Review 2013. Lowestoft, UK, MCCIP Secretariat, 12pp.
Holliday, N.P.; Quante, M.; Sherwin, T.; Nolan, G.; Mork, K.A.; Cannaby, H.; Berry, D.I.. 2011 North Atlantic circulation and atmospheric forcing. In: Reid, P.C.; Valdes, L., (eds.)ICES Status Report on Climate Change in the North Atlantic. Copenhagen, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, 8-20, 262pp. (ICES Cooperative Research Report 310).
Fairall, C.W.; Barnier, B.; Berry, D.I; Bourassa, M.A.; Bradley, E.F.; Clayson, C.A.; de Leeuw, G.; Drennan, W.M.; Gille, S.T.; Gulev, S.K.; Kent, E.C.; McGillis, W.R.; Quartly, G.D.; Ryabinin, V.; Smith, S.R.; Weller, R.A.; Yelland, M.J.; Zhang, H-M.. 2010 Observations to Quantify Air-Sea Fluxes and Their Role in Climate Variability and Predictability. In: Hall, J.; Harrison, D.E.; Stammer, D., (eds.)Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Vol. 2. Noordwijk, The Netherlands, European Space Agency, 299-313. (ESA Special Publication, WPP-306).
Kent, E.C.; Ball, G.; Berry, D.I; Fletcher, J.; Hall, A.; North, S.; Woodruff, S.D.. 2010 The voluntary observing ship (VOS) scheme. In: Hall, J.; Harrison, D.E.; Stammer, D., (eds.)Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Vol. 2. Noordwijk, The Netherlands, European Space Agency, 551-561. (ESA Special Publication, WPP-306).
Woodruff, S.D.; Scott, N.; Berry, D.I; Bourassa, M.A.; Charpentier, E.; Gulev, S.K.; Haar, H.; Kent, E.C.; Reynolds, R.W.; Rosenhagen, G.; Rutherford, M.; Swail, V.; Worley, S.J.; Zhang, H-M.; Zöllner, R.. 2010 Surface In situ Datasets for Marine Climatological Applications. In: Hall, J.; Harrison, D.E.; Stammer, D., (eds.)Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Vol. 2. Noordwijk, The Netherlands, European Space Agency, 1059-1070. (ESA Special Publication, WPP-306).
Worley, S.J.; Woodruff, S.D.; Lubker, S.J.; Ji, Z.; Freeman, J.E.; Kent, E.C.; Brohan, P.; Berry, D.I.; Smith, S.R.; Wilkinson, C.; Reynolds, R.W.. 2010 The Role of the International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set in the Sustained Ocean Observing System. In: Hall, J.; Harrison, D.E.; Stammer, D., (eds.)Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society, Vol. 2. Noordwijk, The Netherlands, European Space Agency, 1071-1079. (ESA Special Publication, WPP-306).
Kent, E.C.; Josey, S.; Berry, D.I.; Yelland, M.J.. 2008 Impacts of climate change on air-sea heat and moisture fluxes. In: Buckley, P.J.; Dye, S.R.; Baxter, J.M., (eds.)Marine Climate Change Impacts Annual Report Card 2007-08, Online Summary Reports. Lowestoft, UK, MCCIP Secretariat.
Kent, E.C.; Berry, D.I.; Hill, J.. 2006 Impacts of climate change on marine air temperature. In: Buckley, P.J.; Dye, S.R.; Baxter, J.M., (eds.)Marine Climate Change Impacts Annual Report Card 2006. Lowestoft, UK, MCCIP.
Berry, D.I.; Kent, E.C.; Taylor, P.K.. 2003 Improving merchant ship air temperatures using an analytical model of the heating errors. In:83rd AMS Annual Meeting combined reprints, 9-13 February 2003, Long Beach, California, USA. CDROM. (including 12th AMS Conferences: Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere/Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography). Boston MA, USA, American Meteorological Society, JP4.19.

Monograph

Berry, David. 2013 JCOMM Recommendations on the migration to Table Driven Code forms – templates and descriptors. Geneva, Switzerland, World Meteorological Organization, 42pp. (UNSPECIFIED) (Unpublished)
Berry, David. 2013 JCOMM Recommendations on the migration to Table Driven Code forms – migration. Geneva, Switzerland, World Meteorological Organization, 42pp. (UNSPECIFIED) (Unpublished)
Berry, David. 2013 Preservation of Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) data as reported at three levels. Report of the JCOMM ETMC ad hoc working group on data preservation. Geneva, Switzerland, World Meteorological Organization. (UNSPECIFIED) (Unpublished)
Berry, David. 2013 Validation report on the JCOMM related proposals. Geneva, Switzerland, World Meteorological Organization. (UNSPECIFIED) (Unpublished)
Berry, D.I.; Kent, E.C.; Woodruff, S.D.. 2009 Blending ICOADS Release 2.5 and WMO Publication 47, 1966 - 2007. Southampton, UK, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, 193pp. (UNSPECIFIED)
Kent, E.C.; Berry, D.I.. 2008 Assessment of the Marine Observing System (ASMOS): Final Report. Southampton, UK, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, 55pp. (National Oceanography Centre Southampton Research and Consultancy Report 32)
Kent, E.C.; Berry, D.I.; Woodruff, S.D.. 2007 Old versions of the WMO Ship Catalogue (WMO No. 47). Geneva, Switzerland, World Meteorological Organization, 4pp. (UNSPECIFIED) (Unpublished)
Berry, D.I.; Kent, E.C.. 2006 WMO Publication 47: Consistency Checking and Gap Filling, Version 1.0. Southampton, Southampton Oceanography Centre, 77pp. (UNSPECIFIED)
Berry, D.I.; Moat, B.I.; Yelland, M.J.. 2001 Airflow distortion at instrument sites on the R.R.S. Challenger. Southampton, UK, Southampton Oceanography Centre, 15pp. (Southampton Oceanography Centre Internal Document, 70)
Berry, D.I.; Moat, B.I.; Yelland, M.J.. 2001 Airflow distortion at instrument sites on the RRS James Clark Ross. Southampton Oceanography Centre, 83pp. (Southampton Oceanography Centre Internal Document, 75)
Moat, B.I.; Berry, D.I.; Yelland, M.J.. 2001 Airflow distortion at instrument sites on the RV Ronald H. Brown. Southampton Oceanography Centre, 26pp. (Southampton Oceanography Centre Internal Document, 66)
Berry, D.I.; Moat, B.I.; Yelland, M.J.. 2001 Airflow distortion at instrument sites on the FS Polarstern. Southampton, Southampton Oceanography Centre, 36pp. (Southampton Oceanography Centre Internal Document, 69)

Thesis

Berry, David Inglis . 2009 Surface forcing of the North Atlantic: accuracy and variability. University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science, PhD Thesis, 176pp.

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