latest news

May 17, 2017: Kirsten Mayer (soon to join the Barnes group) is awarded one of the first Walter Scott, Jr. scholarhips! Congrats Kirsten!

May 2, 2017: Prof. Barnes receives honorable mention for the CSU Graduate Advising and Mentorship Award. Thank you to her students who nominated her!

Nov. 9, 2016: Chengji Liu is awarded the Shrake-Culler Scholarship, awarded to a PhD student with a strong research and academic record and demonstration of a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for higher education. Congratulations Chengji!
example graphic
(from left to right; top) Marie McGraw, Bryn Ronalds, (bottom) Kai-Chih Tseng,
Elizabeth Barnes, Chengji Liu, Cory Baggett, Bryan Mundhenk, Kyle Nardi

Our research covers atmospheric dynamics and variability under different climates.
Check-out the "RESEARCH" tab for summaries of our current and past work.

  • large-scale atmospheric dynamics and climate
  • sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction of extreme events
  • effects of climate change on tropospheric and stratosphere-troposphere transport
  • the use of simplified models to understand the general circulation
  • air quality and its ties to the large-scale circulation
  • eddy-mean flow dynamics (e.g. annular-modes, wave propagation)

Research Highlights