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Elizabeth A. Barnes – Associate Professor

Elizabeth Barnes

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Research Interests

My primary research objective is to understand the variability of the atmosphere to better interpret and predict its behavior over a range of timescales and climates. My research focuses include large-scale atmospheric dynamics, subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction of extreme events, atmospheric mixing/transport, and the influence of atmospheric circulations on air quality and human health.

Research Sponsors

Awards, Honors, and Positions

2020 – AMS Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award
2018 – National Science Foundation CAREER award
2017 – Graduate Advising and Mentorship Award, Honorable Mention, selected by the CSU Graduate Student Council
2016 – George T. Abell Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award, College of Engineering, CSU
2016 – Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, CSU
2014 – James R. Holton Junior Scientist Award, Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union
2012 – NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship, Host Institution: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York
2007 – Top Scholar Award, Graduate School, University of Washington
2006 – Goldwater Scholar, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation