Elissa  A. Bartos

Elissa A. Bartos

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
406 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: eas558@psu.edu


  1. M.S. Meteorology and Atmospheric Science - Penn State University, 2020
  2. B.S. Meteorology, Minor in Mathematics - Texas A&M University, 2018
  3. B.A. History - The University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Research Specialties:

Mesoscale Meteorology:


Research Interests

  • Convective Dynamics, Severe Storms, Mesoscale Meteorology

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Bartos, Elissa. A., P. M. Markowski, and Y. P. Richardson, 2021: Three-Dimensional Thermodynamic Observations in Supercell Thunderstorms from Swarms of Balloon-Borne Sondes. Monthy Weather Review, 150, 1689–1723, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-21-0122.1
  • Bartos, Elissa A., A. D. Rapp, and K. Wodzicki, 2018: Increasing Frequency of Midtropospheric Dry Layers in the Pacific Intertropical Convergence Zone. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 13,523–13,529. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080799

Conference Oral Presentations

  • Bartos, Elissa, Y. Richardson, and P. Markowski (2019), Spring 2019 above-ground thermodynamic observations in convective storms from balloon-borne probes acting as pseudo-Lagrangian drifters, Oral presentation at the 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, January 2020.

Conference Poster Presentations*

  • Smith, Elissa A., R. Grumm, and C. Ross, 2018: “Patterns in Cold Season Severe Weather and Tornado Outbreaks,” AMS 17th Annual Student Conference, Austin, Texas. Earned the Outstanding Student Conference Poster Award 
  • Larson, K. C., E. A. Smith, C. J. Nowotarski, R. E. Orville, and J. Marshall, 2017: “A spectral analysis of intracloud lightning,” AMS 16th Annual Student Conference, Seattle, Washington.
  • Smith, Elissa A., A. D. Rapp, and K. Wodzicki, 2017: “Frequency of Mid-Tropospheric Dry Layers in the Pacific ITCZ using ERA-Interim Reanalysis,” AMS 16th Annual Student Conference, Seattle, Washington.

*née Smith