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Elizabeth A. Barnes – Professor

Elizabeth Barnes

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Research Interests

My research is largely focused on climate variability and change, and the data analysis tools used to understand them. Topics of interest include Earth system predictability, jet-stream dynamics, Arctic-midlatitude connections, subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) prediction, and data science methods for Earth system research (e.g., machine learning, causal discovery).

Recent Research Sponsors

Awards and Honors

2022 – Professor of the Year Award, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, CSU
2021 – American Geophysical Union Macelwane Medal
2021 – Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
2021 – Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award
2020 – AGU Future Horizons in Climate Science: Turco Lectureship Award
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