Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Elizabeth Cassano

Research Interests

Liz’s main focus of research is analyzing localized, short temporal weather in the context of the longer term and large-scale climate. Her current research includes understanding large-scale temperature extreme events in Alaska and Canada, relating ice core data at the McCall Glacier in Alaska to the large-scale synoptic climatology, and understanding linkages between observed changes in the Arctic and weather in the mid-latitudes.

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  • Rinke A; Cassano JJ; Cassano EN; Jaiser R; Handorf D. (Jul 2021). Meteorological conditions during the MOSAiC expedition: Normal or anomalous?. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene , 9(1). 10.1525/elementa.2021.00023
  • Valkonen E; Cassano J; Cassano E. (Jun 2021). Arctic Cyclones and Their Interactions With the Declining Sea Ice: A Recent Climatology. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 10.1029/2020jd034366
  • Cassano, EN and JJ Cassano. (Sep 2017). Atmospheric response to anomalous autumn surface forcing in the Arctic Basin. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 122(17). 10.1002/2017JD026765
  • Cassano, EN, JJ Cassano, MW Seefeldt, WJ Gutowski and JM Glisan. (Jul 2017). Synoptic conditions during summertime temperature extremes in Alaska. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY , 37(9). 10.1002/joc.4949
  • Mills, CM, JJ Cassano and EN Cassano. (Dec 2016). Midlatitude atmospheric responses to Arctic sensible heat flux anomalies in Community Climate Model, Version 4. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS , 43(23). 10.1002/2016GL071356
  • Glisan, JM, WJ Gutowski, JJ Cassano, EN Cassano and MW Seefeldt. (Jul 2016). Analysis of WRF extreme daily precipitation over Alaska using self-organizing maps. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 121(13). 10.1002/2016JD024822
  • Lynch, AH, MC Serreze, EN Cassano, AD Crawford and J Stroeve. (Jul 2016). Linkages between Arctic summer circulation regimes and regional sea ice anomalies. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 121(13). 10.1002/2016JD025164
  • Cassano, JJ, EN Cassano, MW Seefeldt, WJ Gutowski and JM Glisan. (Apr 2016). Synoptic conditions during wintertime temperature extremes in Alaska. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 121(7). 10.1002/2015JD024404
  • Bai, XZ, HG Hu, J Wang, YL Yu, E Cassano and J Maslanik. (Aug 2015). Responses of surface heat flux, sea ice and ocean dynamics in the Chukchi-Beaufort sea to storm passages during winter 2006/2007: A numerical study. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS , 102. 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.04.008
  • Cassano, EN, JM Glisan, JJ Cassano, WJ Gutowski and MW Seefeldt. (Jan 2015). Self-organizing map analysis of widespread temperature extremes in Alaska and Canada. CLIMATE RESEARCH , 62(3). 10.3354/cr01274
  • Cassano, EN, JJ Cassano, ME Higgins and MC Serreze. (Mar 2014). Atmospheric impacts of an Arctic sea ice minimum as seen in the Community Atmosphere Model. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY , 34(3). 10.1002/joc.3723
  • Nolan, M, EN Cassano and JJ Cassano. (Jan 2013). Synoptic climatology and recent climate trends at Lake Elgygytgyn. CLIMATE OF THE PAST , 9(3). 10.5194/cp-9-1271-2013
  • Cassano, EN, JJ Cassano and M Nolan. (Jun 2011). Synoptic weather pattern controls on temperature in Alaska. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES , 116. 10.1029/2010JD015341
  • Cassano, EN and JJ Cassano. (Apr 2010). Synoptic forcing of precipitation in the Mackenzie and Yukon River basins. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY , 30(5). 10.1002/joc.1926
  • Lynch, AH, LR Lestak, P Uotila, EN Cassano and L Xie. (Mar 2008). A factorial analysis of storm surge flooding in Barrow, Alaska. MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW , 136(3). 10.1175/2007MWR2121.1
  • Cassano, JJ, P Uotila, AH Lynch and EN Cassano. (Nov 2007). Predicted changes in synoptic forcing of net precipitation in large Arctic river basins during the 21st century. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES , 112(G4). 10.1029/2006JG000332
  • Cassano, EN, AH Lynch, JJ Cassano and MR Koslow. (Feb 2006). Classification of synoptic patterns in the western Arctic associated with extreme events at Barrow, Alaska, USA. CLIMATE RESEARCH , 30(2). 10.3354/cr030083
  • Brunner, RD, AH Lynch, JC Pardikes, EN Cassano, LR Lestak and JM Vogel. (Dec 2004). An Arctic disaster and its policy implications. ARCTIC , 57(4).
  • Lynch, AH, EN Cassano, JJ Cassano and LR Lestak. (Apr 2003). Case studies of high wind events in Barrow, Alaska: Climatological context and development processes. MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW , 131(4). 10.1175/1520-0493(2003)131<0719:CSOHWE>2.0.CO;2