latest news

July 25, 2016: Marie McGraw's paper on the atmospheric response to volcanic eruptions is published in GRL as a Research Spotlight! Click here to read.

July 7, 2016: Newest members Bryn Rondalds and Kai-Chih Tseng are each awarded a CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) Fellowship! Congratulations!

May 23, 2016: Alexia Prosperi has joined our group for the summer as an ESMEI intern. She is looking at the tropopause structure near Rossby wave breaking using the COSMIC GPS RO data. Welcome Alexia!
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2014-2016: (from left to right) Chengji Liu, Elizabeth Barnes,
Marie McGraw and Bryan Mundhenk

Research Topics

  • 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)

Welcome to the homepage of the Barnes Research Group! Our research covers atmospheric dynamics and variability under different climates. See above for a list of our general interests, and check-out the "RESEARCH" tab for summaries of our current research.