Elizabeth A. Barnes

Associate Professor, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

Dr. Barnes joined the CSU faculty in 2013 after obtaining dual B.S. degrees (Honors) in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, obtaining her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington, and spending a year as a NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellow at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Professor Barnes' research is focused on large scale atmospheric variability and the data analysis tools used to understand its dynamics. Topics of interest include jet-stream dynamics, Arctic-midlatitude connections, subseasonal-toseasonal (S2S) prediction of extreme weather events (she is currently Task Force Lead for the NOAA MAPP Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Prediction Task Force), health-related climate impacts, and data science methods for climate research (e.g. machine learning, causal discovery). She teaches graduate courses on fundamental atmospheric dynamics and data science and statistical analysis methods.

Barnes is involved in a number of research community activities. In addition to being the lead of the NOAA MAPP S2S Prediction Task Force, she serves on the advisory panel for the Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling (ACOM) Laboratory at NCAR, the NSF Arctic Sciences Section Portfolio Review Committee, the AMS AOFD Committee, is an Associate Editor of Journal of Climate, an Editorial Board Member for npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, and serves as a member of the International Commission on Dynamical Meteorology, a Commission of the IAMAS.