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Jupiter Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Barnes as Science Advisor

April 13, 2021 GMT

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jupiter, the global leader in climate analytics for resilience and risk management, announced today that Dr. Elizabeth Barnes has joined Jupiter’s roster of world class Advisors. In her new role, Dr. Barnes will help Jupiter’s science team further refine their physics-informed machine learning and explainable AI for atmospheric science and climate risk.

“Libby is joining Jupiter as the company makes dramatic progress in our scientific development and commercial success,” said Rich Sorkin, CEO of Jupiter. “The world’s renewed focus on infrastructure and resilience, the ongoing strengthening of the economy, and the Biden Administration’s policies combine to make this an especially exciting time. Libby’s expertise is extremely valuable as we continue to accelerate on all fronts.”


Dr. Barnes is an expert in climate variability and change as well as the data analysis tools used to understand them, and is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. She served as Lead of the US CLIVAR (Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change) Emerging Data Science Tools for Climate Variability and Predictability Working Group, and is a member of the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate and Coastal Oceanography (AI2ES). She also served for one year as a NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellow at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. She recently won the 2020 AGU Future Horizons in Climate Science: TURCO Lectureship for her work in climate dynamics and machine learning.

“As somebody who has a passion for using big data to better understand our changing earth, it’s incredibly exciting to work with a company that’s helping companies not only understand climate change, but also prepare for it,” Dr. Barnes said.

Dr. Barnes topics of interest include earth system predictability, atmospheric dynamics, subseasonal-to-decadal (S2D) prediction, and data science methods for earth system research, including machine learning. She joins Jupiter as the company shows accelerated growth and investment in climate analytics by the private sector, the Biden administration, and countries across the planet.

About Jupiter
Jupiter is the global market, science, and technology leader in physical climate analytics for risk management and resiliency planning. Its analytics are used across the private and public sectors: customers include at least one of the world’s five largest firms in asset management, banking, chemicals, insurance, minerals and mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, power, and reinsurance—as well as critical departments and agencies within both the United States government and climate-change-vulnerable geographies around the world. Jupiter’s ClimateScore™ Intelligence Platform provides sophisticated, dynamic, hyper-local, current-hour-to-50-plus-year probabilistic risk analysis for weather in a changing climate. The company’s FloodScore™, HeatScore™, WindScore™, FireScore™, and ClimateScore Global™ services are used for climate-related risk assessment and management worldwide. Jupiter’s models are based on the latest science, as developed by the global Earth and Ocean Systems science community.


Jupiter offers commercial services to asset owners in critical infrastructure, financial services including insurance, banking and asset management, energy and real estate, and the public sector. These customers use Jupiter services for a broad range of applications, including capital planning, risk management, site selection, design requirements, supply chain management, investment and asset valuations, and shareholder disclosures. For more information, please visit jupiterintel.com.

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