Dr Harry Butler


NameDr Harry Butler
Email Addressharry.butler@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Mathematics and Computing)
QualificationsDipEd UNE, BSc UNE, BSc(Hons) UNE, PhD Griffith
DepartmentSchool of Mathematics, Physics and Computing
AffiliationsCentre for Applied Climate Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1224-2774
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DipEd
UNE
1991
BSc
UNE
1989
BSc(Hons)
UNE
1990
PhD
Griffith
2004

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Development of a high temporal resolution electronic sun journal for monitoring sun exposure patternsAssociate SupervisorMasters2019
Climate, vegetation cover and dust storm events in arid and semi-arid regions of Australia- relationships, models and predictionsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2016

The Playground Shade Index: A New Design Metric for Measuring Shade and Seasonal Ultraviolet Protection Characteristics of Parks and Playgrounds

Downs, Nathan, Raj, Nawin, Vanos, Jennifer, Parisi, Alfio, Butler, Harry, Deo, Ravinesh, Igoe, Damien, Dexter, Benjamin, Beckman-Downs, Melanie, Turner, Joanna and Dekeyser, Stijn. 2023. "The Playground Shade Index: A New Design Metric for Measuring Shade and Seasonal Ultraviolet Protection Characteristics of Parks and Playgrounds." Photochemistry and Photobiology. 99 (4), pp. 1193-1207. https://doi.org/10.1111/php.13745

A Case Study of UV Exposure Risk in Sydney during the 2019/2020 New South Wales Bushfires

Igoe, Damien P., Parisi, Alfio V., Downs, Nathan J. and Butler, Harry. 2022. "A Case Study of UV Exposure Risk in Sydney during the 2019/2020 New South Wales Bushfires." Photochemistry and Photobiology. 98 (5), pp. 1236-1244. https://doi.org/10.1111/php.13603

Dustwatch Modelled Data Collection

Butler, Harry. Dustwatch Modelled Data Collection. Toowoomba. https://doi.org/10.26192/e007-gt53

A site-specific standard for comparing dynamic solar ultraviolet protection characteristics of established tree canopies

Downs, N. J., Butler, H. J., Baldwin, L., Parisi, A. V., Amar, A., Vanos, J. and Harrison, S.. 2019. "A site-specific standard for comparing dynamic solar ultraviolet protection characteristics of established tree canopies." MethodsX. 6, pp. 1683-1693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2019.07.013

Comparing the annualised dynamic shade characteristics of twenty-one tree canopies across twenty-six municipalities in a high ambient UV climate, Queensland - Australia

Downs, Nathan J., Baldwin, Louise, Parisi, Alfio V., Butler, Harry J., Vanos, Jennifer, Beckman, Melanie and Harrison, Simone. 2019. "Comparing the annualised dynamic shade characteristics of twenty-one tree canopies across twenty-six municipalities in a high ambient UV climate, Queensland - Australia." Applied Geography. 108, pp. 74-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.05.006

The geospatial relationship of pterygium and senile cataract to ambient solar ultraviolet in tropical Ecuador

Garzon-Chavez, Daniel R., Quentin, Emmanuelle, Harrison, Simone L., Parisi, Alfio V., Butler, Harry J. and Downs, Nathan J.. 2018. "The geospatial relationship of pterygium and senile cataract to ambient solar ultraviolet in tropical Ecuador." Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences. 17 (8), pp. 1075-1083. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8PP00023A

The inverse relationship between the incidence of solar induced eye disease and reported skin cancer rates at high elevation in the tropical Andes, Ecuador, South America

Downs, Nathan J., Garzon Chavez, Daniel R., Quentin, Emmanuelle, Harrison, Simone L., Parisi, Alfio V. and Butler, Harry. 2018. "The inverse relationship between the incidence of solar induced eye disease and reported skin cancer rates at high elevation in the tropical Andes, Ecuador, South America." 4th International Conference on UV & Skin Cancer Prevention 2018. Toronto, Canada 01 - 04 May 2018 Canada.

Improving ground cover monitoring for wind erosion assessment using MODIS BRDF parameters

Chappell, Adrian, Webb, Nicholas P., Guerschman, Juan Pablo, Thomas, Dean T., Mata, Gonzalo, Handcock, Rebecca N., Leys, John F. and Butler, Harry J.. 2018. "Improving ground cover monitoring for wind erosion assessment using MODIS BRDF parameters." Remote Sensing of Environment: an interdisciplinary journal. 204, pp. 756-768. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.026

An Inexpensive High-Temporal Resolution Electronic Sun Journal for Monitoring Personal Day to Day Sun Exposure Patterns

Downs, Nathan J., Parisi, Alfio V., Butler, Harry, Rawlings, Alex and Elrahoumi, Raja Salem. 2017. "An Inexpensive High-Temporal Resolution Electronic Sun Journal for Monitoring Personal Day to Day Sun Exposure Patterns." Frontiers in Public Health. 5, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00310

Coral reef aerosol emissions in response to irradiance stress in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia [ArticleFirst]

Cropp, Roger, Gabric, Albert, van Tran, Dien, Jones, Graham, Swan, Hilton and Butler, Harry. 2018. "Coral reef aerosol emissions in response to irradiance stress in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia [ArticleFirst]." Ambio. 47 (6), pp. 671-681. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-018-1018-y

Caring for our country: wind erosion extent and severity maps for Australia, final report

Butler, H., Leys, J., Strong, C. and McTainsh, G.. 2013. Caring for our country: wind erosion extent and severity maps for Australia, final report. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Solar ultraviolet attenuation during the Australian (Red Dawn) dust event of 23 September 2009

Downs, Nathan, Butler, Harry and Parisi, Alfio. 2016. "Solar ultraviolet attenuation during the Australian (Red Dawn) dust event of 23 September 2009." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 97 (11), pp. 2039-2050. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00053.1

A tribute to Michael R. Raupach for contributions to aeolian fluid dynamics

Shao, Yaping, Nickling, William, Berametti, Gilles, Butler, Harry, Chappell, Adrian, Findlater, Paul, Gillies, John, Ishizuka, Masahide, Klose, Martina, Fok, Jasper F., Leys, John, Lu, Hua, Marticorena, Beatrice, McTainsh, Grant, McKenna-Neumann, Cheryl, Okin, Gregory S., Strong, Craig and Webb, Nicholas. 2015. "A tribute to Michael R. Raupach for contributions to aeolian fluid dynamics." Aeolian Research. 19 (Part A), pp. 37-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2015.09.004

Development and testing of a micro wind tunnel for on-site wind erosion simulations

Strong, Craig L., Leys, John F., Raupach, Mike R., Bullard, Joanna E., Aubault, Helene A., Butler, Harry J. and McTainsh, Grant H.. 2016. "Development and testing of a micro wind tunnel for on-site wind erosion simulations." Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 16 (5), pp. 1065-1083. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10652-016-9478-8

Australia's capacity to monitor wind erosion: final synthesis report for projects: Wind erosion extent and severity maps for Australia (WEESMap) Project A0000007341; Community DustWatch Expansion Project (CDW) Project A0000007342g; Wind Erosion Information for Regional Monitoring Project A0000007131g

Leys, John, Butler, Harry, Strong, Craig and McTainsh, Grant. 2013. Australia's capacity to monitor wind erosion: final synthesis report for projects: Wind erosion extent and severity maps for Australia (WEESMap) Project A0000007341; Community DustWatch Expansion Project (CDW) Project A0000007342g; Wind Erosion Information for Regional Monitoring Project A0000007131g. Sydney, Australia. NSW Department of Environment and Heritage.

Wind erosion information for regional monitoring (WEIRM)

McTainsh, G. H., Strong, C. L., O'Loingsigh, Tadhg, Leys, John, Butler, Harry, Baker, M., Aubault, Helene and Barton, Kyle. 2013. Wind erosion information for regional monitoring (WEIRM). Brisbane, Australia. Griffith University.

Retrieving land surface aerodynamic properties using MODIS Albedo

Chappell, A., Guerschman, J. P., Leys, J., Handcock, R., Thomas, D., Mata, G., Butler, H. and Webb, N. P.. 2014. "Retrieving land surface aerodynamic properties using MODIS Albedo." Dong, Zhibao (ed.) 8th International Conference on Aeolian Research (ICAR 2014). Lanzhou, China 21 - 25 Jul 2014 Lubbock, TX. United States.

Relevance of convective turbulent dust emission (CTDE) in the Earth system

Klose, Martina, Shao, Yaping, Butler, Harry and Leys, John. 2015. "Relevance of convective turbulent dust emission (CTDE) in the Earth system." European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015. Vienna, Austria 12 - 17 Apr 2015 Germany.

Tasman Sea biological response to dust storm events during the austral spring of 2009

Gabric, A. J., Cropp, R., McTainsh, G., Butler, H., Johnson, B. M., O'Loingsigh, T. and van Tran, Dien. 2016. "Tasman Sea biological response to dust storm events during the austral spring of 2009." Marine and Freshwater Research. 67 (8), pp. 1090-1102. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF14321

Broad scale mapping of vegetation cover across Australia from rainfall and temperature data

Pudmenzky, Christa, King, Rachel and Butler, Harry. 2015. "Broad scale mapping of vegetation cover across Australia from rainfall and temperature data." Journal of Arid Environments. 120, pp. 55-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.04.010

Solar radiation and the UV index: an application of numerical integration, trigonometric functions, online education and the modelling process

Downs, Nathan, Parisi, Alfio, Galligan, Linda, Turner, Joanna, Amar, Abdurazaq, King, Rachel, Ultra, Filipina and Butler, Harry. 2016. "Solar radiation and the UV index: an application of numerical integration, trigonometric functions, online education and the modelling process." International Journal of Research in Education and Science. 2 (1), pp. 179-189.

Phytoplankton response to an intense dust storm in the Tasman Sea in September-October, 2009

Gabric, Albert, Cropp, Roger, McTainsh, Grant, Butler, Harry, Johnston, Barbara, O'Loingsigh, Tadhg and van Tran, Dien. 2014. "Phytoplankton response to an intense dust storm in the Tasman Sea in September-October, 2009." Chen, Luonan, Zhang, Xiang-Sun, Wu, Ling-Yun and Wang, Yong (ed.) 8th International Conference on Systems Biology (ISB 2014) and the 4th Translational Bioinformatics Conference. Qingdao, China 24 - 27 Oct 2014 Piscataway, NJ. United States.

Minimum exposure limits and measured relationships between the vitamin D, erythema and International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection solar ultraviolet

Downs, Nathan, Parisi, Alfio, Butler, Harry, Turner, Joanna and Wainwright, Lisa. 2015. "Minimum exposure limits and measured relationships between the vitamin D, erythema and International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection solar ultraviolet." Photochemistry and Photobiology. 91 (2), pp. 438-449. https://doi.org/10.1111/php.12394

Sensitivity of aeolian modelling to soil particle size data

Shao, Yaping, Klose, Martina, McTainsh, Grant, Strong, Craig and Butler, Harry. 2014. "Sensitivity of aeolian modelling to soil particle size data." Dong, Zhibao (ed.) 8th International Conference on Aeolian Research (ICAR 2014). Lanzhou, China 21 - 25 Jul 2014 Lubbock, TX. United States.

Actinic exposure film dosimetry: indicators of occupational exposure risk for office workers and school teachers

Downs, N., Parisi, A., Igoe, D., Wainwright, L. and Butler, H.. 2013. "Actinic exposure film dosimetry: indicators of occupational exposure risk for office workers and school teachers." Byrne, Scott and Chen, Min (ed.) 6th Asia & Oceania Conference on Photobiology (AOCP 2013): Life on a Sun-Drenched Planet. Sydney, Australia 10 - 13 Nov 2013

Soil organic carbon dust emission: an omitted global source of atmospheric CO2

Chappell, Adrian, Webb, Nicholas P., Butler, Harry J., Strong, Craig L., McTainsh, Grant H., Leys, John F. and Viscarra Rossel, Raphael A.. 2013. "Soil organic carbon dust emission: an omitted global source of atmospheric CO2." Global Change Biology. 19 (10), pp. 3238-3244. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12305

El Nino-Southern oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide an insight into the future?

Pudmenzky, Christa, Stone, Roger, Butler, Harry and Allan, Robert. 2011. "El Nino-Southern oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide an insight into the future?" 4th Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth Workshop (ACRE 2011). De Bilt, The Netherlands 21 - 23 Sep 2011

Australian carbon dust emission: a carbon accounting omission?

Chappell, Adrian, Webb, Nicholas P., Butler, Harry, Strong, Craig, McTainsh, Grant and Leys, John. 2012. "Australian carbon dust emission: a carbon accounting omission?" Burkitt, Lucy and Sparrow, leigh (ed.) 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference (SSA 2012): Soil Solutions for Diverse Landscapes. Hobart, Australia 02 - 07 Dec 2012 Melbourne, Australia.

Simulations of spatial variability in particle-size emissions during wind erosion events

Butler, Harry J., McTainsh, Grant H. and Hogarth, William L.. 2012. "Simulations of spatial variability in particle-size emissions during wind erosion events." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 37 (13), pp. 1362-1375. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3245

A flexible, extensible online testing system for mathematics

Passmore, Tim, Brookshaw, Leigh and Butler, Harry. 2011. "A flexible, extensible online testing system for mathematics." Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 27 (6), pp. 896-906. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.919

El Nino-Southern oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide an insight into the future?

Pudmenzky, Christa, Stone, Roger and Butler, Harry. 2011. "El Nino-Southern oscillation influence on the dust storm activity in Australia: can the past provide an insight into the future?" WCRP 2011: Climate Research in Service to Society. Denver, United States 24 - 28 Oct 2011 Geneva, Switzerland.

A source-based model for describing dust concentrations during wind erosion events: an initial study

Butler, H. J., Hogarth, W. L. and McTainsh, G. H.. 1996. "A source-based model for describing dust concentrations during wind erosion events: an initial study." Environmental Modelling and Software. 11 (1-3), pp. 45-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0266-9838(96)00036-6

Kinky profiles: effects of soil surface heating upon vertical dust concentration profiles in the Channel Country of western Queensland, Australia

Butler, H. J., McTainsh, G. H., Hogarth, W. L. and Leys, J. F.. 2005. "Kinky profiles: effects of soil surface heating upon vertical dust concentration profiles in the Channel Country of western Queensland, Australia." Journal of Geophysical Research. 110 (F4), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1029/2004JF000272

Australian dust storms in 2002-2003 and their impact on Southern Ocean biogeochemistry

Gabric, A. J., Cropp, R. A., McTainsh, G. H., Johnstone, B. M., Butler, H., Tilbrook, B. and Keywood, M.. 2010. "Australian dust storms in 2002-2003 and their impact on Southern Ocean biogeochemistry." Global Biogeochemical Cycles: an international journal of global change. 24 (2), p. GB2005. https://doi.org/10.1029/2009GB003541

CEMSYS modelled wind erosion

Leys, John F., Butler, Harry J., Yang, Xihua and Heidenreich, Stephen. 2010. CEMSYS modelled wind erosion. Sydney South, Australia. NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.

Effect of canine hyperimmune plasma on TNFa and inflammatory cell levels in a lipopolysaccharide-mediated rat air pouch model of inflammation

Strunin, Dmitry, Essien, Bryan, Kotiw, Michael and Butler, Harry. 2009. "Effect of canine hyperimmune plasma on TNFa and inflammatory cell levels in a lipopolysaccharide-mediated rat air pouch model of inflammation." Reinhart, Konrad (ed.) Sepsis 2009: Critical Care Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands 11 - 14 Nov 2009 https://doi.org/10.1186/cc8064

A mathematical model to account for quantitative iterative effect of TNF-α positive feedback mechanism on inflammatory cascade in TLR-4 mediated TNF-α signaling pathway

Roberts, Tony, Essien, Bryan, Kotiw, Michael, Butler, Harry and Strunin, Dmitry. 2008. "A mathematical model to account for quantitative iterative effect of TNF-α positive feedback mechanism on inflammatory cascade in TLR-4 mediated TNF-α signaling pathway." Ragan, Mark (ed.) 19th International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW 2008). Gold Coast, Australia 01 - 03 Dec 2008 London, United Kingdom.

Modelling wind erosion at national and regional scale using the CEMSYS model: national monitoring and evaluation framework, prepared for the National Land & Water Resources Audit

Butler, Harry J., Shao, Yaping, Leys, John F. and McTainsh, G. H.. 2007. Modelling wind erosion at national and regional scale using the CEMSYS model: national monitoring and evaluation framework, prepared for the National Land & Water Resources Audit. Canberra, Australia. National Land and Water Resources Audit.

Local source influences upon the structure of dust plumes in the Channel Country of Western Queensland, Australia

Butler, Harry J.. 2003. Local source influences upon the structure of dust plumes in the Channel Country of Western Queensland, Australia. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. Griffith University.

A flexible, extensible online testing system for mathematics

Passmore, Tim, Brookshaw, Leigh and Butler, Harry J.. 2007. "A flexible, extensible online testing system for mathematics." AMS NZMS 2007: Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the New Zealand Mathematical Society. Wellington, New Zealand 12 - 15 Dec 2007 Wellington, New Zealand.

Towards a simple Gaussian model to describe multiple source areas during wind erosion events

Butler, H. J., Hogarth, W. L. and McTainsh, G. H.. 1995. "Towards a simple Gaussian model to describe multiple source areas during wind erosion events." Binning, Philip, Bridgman, Howard and Williams, Brian (ed.) 11th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM95). Newcastle, Australia 27 - 30 Nov 1995 Canberra, Australia. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand .

Effects of spatial variations in source areas upon dust concentration profiles during three wind erosion events in Australia

Butler, H. J., Hogarth, W. L. and McTainsh, G. H.. 2001. "Effects of spatial variations in source areas upon dust concentration profiles during three wind erosion events in Australia." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 26 (10), pp. 1039-1048. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.235

Particle-size characteristics of the vertical dust profiles of two contrasting dust events in the Channel Country of western Queensland, Australia

Butler, Harry J., McTainsh, G. H. and Hogarth, W. L.. 2006. "Particle-size characteristics of the vertical dust profiles of two contrasting dust events in the Channel Country of western Queensland, Australia." 6th International Conference on Aeolian Research (ICAR VI). Guelph, Canada 24 - 28 Jul 2006 Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Monitoring soil condition across Australia: recommendations from the expert panels

McTainsh, Grant, Leys, John, Carter, Dan, Butler, Harry, McCord, Andy and Wain, Alan. 2006. Monitoring soil condition across Australia: recommendations from the expert panels. Canberra, Australia. National Committee on Soil and Terrain for the National Land and Water Resources Audit.

Modelling dust movement within the Channel Country of western Queensland

Butler, H. J., McTainsh, G. H. and Hogarth, W. L.. 2005. "Modelling dust movement within the Channel Country of western Queensland." Box, Gail (ed.) 1st Australian Aerosol Workshop (ANSTO 2005). Sydney, Australia 30 Mar - 01 Apr 2005 Sydney, Australia.

Spatial distinction of source areas during wind erosion events in the channel country of western Queensland, Australia

Butler, H. J., McTainsh, G. H. and Hogarth, W. L.. 2001. "Spatial distinction of source areas during wind erosion events in the channel country of western Queensland, Australia." Conacher, A. J. (ed.) 6th Meeting of the IGU Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification (COMLAND 1999): Agriculture, Land Degradation and Desertification. Perth, Australia 20 - 28 Sep 1999 Dordrecht, Netherlands.

The Australian dust bowl

Butler, Harry J.. 1995. "The Australian dust bowl." Australasian Science. 16 (3), pp. 29-31.