CW3E welcomes Dr. Andrew Martin

August 12, 2014

Dr. Andrew Martin has joined the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes to assist in developing a specialized numerical weather prediction system tailored to predicting extreme precipitation events in the West. Andrew is also actively involved in planning CW3E’s participation in the multi-agency CalWater-2 field campaign. Dr. Martin has a background in aerosols in numerical weather prediction, specifically in cloud microphysics and shortwave radiation models. He received his PhD in meteorology from Florida State University in 2012. Under the direction of T. N. Krishnamurti, Andrew focused on black carbon aerosols and their direct radiative impact on the onset phase of the South Asian summer monsoon. After FSU, Dr. Martin accepted a postdoctoral appointment with Dr. Kim Prather’s group at the University of California, San Diego. Andrew worked with Dr. Prather to support the CalWater project using detailed numerical simulation of the impact of ice nucleating aerosols on North Pacific winter storms, including Atmospheric Rivers. Andrew hails from Albuquerque, NM. The southwestern United States, and the Rocky Mountains in particular, motivated his interest in water resources, mountain winter storms and monsoons. The western environment continues to feed Andrew’s extracurricular interests, which include backpacking, skiing, trail running and bicycling.