Daniel W. Breed

Project Scientist
Hydrometeorology Applications Program (HAP)

  • About

Job Duties

Organize and manage field projects, most recently related to rainfall enhancement assessments; collect, reduce, and analyze a variety of observational data; write reports and articles on scientific advances, both for the project sponsors and the wider scientific community.

Professional Interests

Cloud physics, weather modification, atmospheric electricity, radar meteorology, airborne instrumentation


A.S., Sauk Valley College, 1972, Physical Sciences
B.A., Knox College, 1974, Physics
M.S., Colorado State University, 1979, Atmospheric Science
PhD program (1987 to present - on hold), Colorado State University, Atmospheric Science

Selected Publications

Dye, J. E., and D. W. Breed, 1979: The microstructure of clouds in the high-frequency hail area of Kenya, J. Appl. Meteor., 18, 95-99.

Breed, D. W., and J. E. Dye, 1989: The electrification of New Mexico thunderstorms, 2. Electric field growth during initial electrification. J. Geophys. Res., 94, 14841-14854.

Weinheimer, A. J., J. E. Dye, D. W. Breed, M. P. Spowart, J. L. Parrish, T. L. Hoglin, and T. C. Marshall, 1991: Simultaneous measurements of the charge, size, and shape of hydrometeors in an electrified cloud. J. Geophys. Res., 96, 20809-20830.

Cherington, M. C., D. W. Breed, P. R. Yarnell, and W. E. Smith, 1998: Lightning injuries during snowy conditions. British Jour. of Sports Medicine, 32, 333-335.

Breed, D. W., R. T. Bruintjes, and V. Salazar, 2001: Microphysical characteristics of convective clouds in northern Mexico and impacts on hygroscopic seeding experiments. Preprints, 15th Conf. on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 75-78.