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Barrett Gutter: Assistant Clinical Professor, Meteorology

Barrett Gutter

Associate Teaching Professor, Meteorology

301D Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Barrett Gutter is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University (MSU). He obtained his Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in 2017 from MSU. Dr. Gutter’s research focuses on severe local storms, human perception and response, and land-surface-atmosphere interactions. 


  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Department of Geosciences, 2013 – 2017
  • Dissertation: Assessing tornado watches for accuracy, impacts on daily activities, and potential economic impacts
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, Department of Geosciences, 2011 – 2013
  • Thesis: Investigation of vegetation discontinuities related to multiple EF4 and EF5 tornado scars and enhanced convection for April 27, 2011
  • B.S., University of Alabama, Department of Geography, 2007 – 2011


  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University
  • Instructor, Mississippi State University
  • NSF GK-12 Fellow, Mississippi State University
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, 2017-2023
  • Associate Teaching Professor, 2023-Present

Research Interests

  • Severe local storms
  • Human perception and response
  • Land-surface-atmosphere interactions

Teaching Areas

  • GR 4923/6923 – Severe Weather
  • GR 4713 – Synoptic Meteorology
  • GR 4963/6963 – Mesoscale Meteorology
  • GR 8123 - Met II: Forecasting and Storms
  • GR 8133 – Foundations Forecasting
  • GR 8143 – Advanced Forecasting Techniques
  • GR 4813/6813 Natural Hazards and Processes
  • GR 4423/6423 Weather Forecasting I
  • GR 4433/6433 Weather Forecasting II

Recent Publications

  • Gutter BF and Brown ME, 2016: Assessing the accuracy of tornado watches across the contiguous United States from 2007-2015. Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters.
  • Gutter BF, Brown ME, Cox DA, 2014: Investigation of Vegetation Discontinuities Related to the Yazoo City Tornado Scar and Enhanced Convection. Journal of Geology and Geosciences, 4:1.
  • Gutter, Barrett, 2011: Assessing the Microclimate of Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Journal of Science and Health at the University of Alabama, 8, May, 14-18.

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