Fundamentally, my research focuses on improving our understanding on convection and improving our ability to represent convection in numerical weather models. I am currently working as part of a team that focuses on the development of the Grell-Freitas Convective Parameterization. Additionally, I support other global model physics developers by creating and running several model verification scripts.
Barnes, H. C., J. P. Zagrodnik, L. A. McMurdie, A. K. Rowe, and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2018: Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves in Precipitating Mid-Latitude Cyclones. J. Atmos. Sci.,2018, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-17-0365.1.
Houze, R. A., Jr., L. A. McMurdie, W. A. Petersen, M. R. Schwaller, W. Baccus, J. Lundquist, C. Mass, B. Nijssen, S. A. Rutledge, D. Hudak, S. Tanelli, G. G. Mace, M. Poellot, D. Lettenmaier, J. Zagrodnik, A. Rowe, J. DeHart, L. Madaus, and H. C. Barnes, 2017: The Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 2167-2188, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0182.1.
Barnes, H. C., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2016: Comparison of observed and simulated spatial patterns of ice microphysical processes in tropical oceanic mesoscale convective systems. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 8269-8296, doi:10.1002/2016JD025074.
Barnes, H. C., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2015: Latent Heating Characteristics of the MJO computed from TRMM Observations. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos,, 120, 1322-1334, doi: 10.1002/2014JD022530
Barnes, H. C., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2014: Precipitation Hydrometeor Type Relative to the Mesoscale Airflow in Mature Oceanic Deep Convection of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. J. Geophy. Res. Atmos., 119, 13990-14014, doi: 10.1002/2014JD022241.