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Drought Monitor Focal Point, Northeast Regional Climate Center, February 2009 to present. Monitoring a wide variety of drought related data streams, from weekly precipitation totals and hydrologic conditions to agricultural and broader societal impacts of drought, and making weekly recommendations for the regional drought depiction on the National Drought Monitor.
Research Support Specialist II, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, March 2005 to February 2009. National Drought Monitor focal point for the Northeast Regional Climate Center. Performed studies of the effects of topography, wind, and lake location on Finger Lakes vineyard’s temperature distributions and potential vine killing freezes. Extended turf disease forecasts from 3 to 7 days. Monitored drought related data streams and made weekly recommendations for the regional drought depiction on the National Drought Monitor.
Meteorologist, Climate Prediction Center, National Weather Service, May 1991 to February 2005. As one of CPC's principle forecasters, produced official national 6 to 10 day and 8 to 14 day weather forecasts, hazard assessments, and monthly and seasonal climate outlooks. Developed, implemented, validated, and maintained neural network forecasting techniques and a novel statistical technique for bias correction of precipitation forecasts. Designed, implemented, tested, and maintained software and data bases for operational forecasting, forecast verification, and climatological statistics. Represented Climate Prediction Center at various workshops and conferences, including National Seasonal Assessment Workshops which produced wildfire risk estimates and management strategies. Provided weather forecasts, climate data, and risk assessments to the public, media, and government organizations including 1993, 1997, and 2001 Presidential Inaugural Task Forces and 1996 Summer Olympics. Leader of Quality Control Team (1997-1998). Leader of 6 to 10 Day Forecast Team (1999-2002).
Senior programmer/analyst, Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins University, November 1988 to May 1991. Solely responsible for all aspects of software development for a neurological research group. Developed statistical and time series data analysis system in C. Member of stereotactic neurosurgical team.
Research assistant/scientific programmer, Applied Research Corporation, May 1985 to November 1988. Developed computer models of rainfall and remote rainfall sensing which provided critical planning information for NASA's TRMM satellite. Discovered a statistical relationship for rainfall distributions. Contributed to studies of stratospheric ozone depletion.
Engineering programmer, Northrop Corporation, November 1984 to April 1985. Performed classified research.
Research assistant, Department of Physics, Iowa State University, August 1981 to July 1984. Performed research on the spatial structure and temporal evolution of global stratospheric temperature fields. Developed computer models of noise present in microwave radiance data.
Staff programmer, Department of Physics, Iowa State University, March 1977 to August 1981. Designed, tested, and implemented algorithms for satellite data analysis. Planned and monitored computer resource usage. Provided specifications and recommendations for purchases of microcomputer hardware and software.
M.S. in meteorology, Iowa State University, December 1986
M.S. in physics, Iowa State University, May 1979
B.A. magna cum laude in physics and mathematics, Coe College, May 1975
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Eta Sigma
- Erskine Physics Prize
Department of Commerce Letters of Recognition
Society for Risk Analysis
American Meteorological Society
American Geophysical Union
Peer reviewer for Journal of Climate, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering and Advances in Atmospheric Sciences
Huebener, R. P., R. T. Kampwirth, R. L. Martin, T. W. Barbee, Jr. and R. B. Zubeck, "Critical Current Density in Superconducting Niobium Films", J. Low Temp. Phys., 19, 247 (1975).
Leacock, R. A. and R. L. Martin, "Kinematics-free Angular Momentum Trajectories. II. Yukawa-potential Numerical Examples", Phys. Rev. D, 20, 316 (1979).
Wen-bi Yu, R. L. Martin and J. L. Stanford, "Long and Medium-scale Waves in the Lower Stratosphere From Satellite-Derived Microwave Measurements", J. Geophys. Res., 88, 8505 (1983).
Wen-bi Yu, J. L. Stanford and R. L. Martin, "Some Interhemispheric Comparisons of Medium-scale Waves in the Lower Stratosphere", J. Atmos. Sci., 41, 2084 (1984).
Martin, R. L. and J. L. Stanford, "Zonal Wave Number Variance Spectra of Stratospheric Microwave Brightness Temperatures", J. Geophys. Res., 91, D12, 13195 (1986).
Martin, R. L., "A Statistic Useful for Characterizing Probability Distributions, with Application to Rain Rate Data", J. Appl. Meteor., 28, 354 (1989).
Hartmann, D. L., K. R. Chan, B. L. Gary, M. R. Schoeberl, P. A. Newman, R. L. Martin, M. Loewenstein, J. R. Podolske and S. Strahan, "Potential Vorticity and Mixing in the South Polar Vortex During Spring", J. Geophys. Res., 94, D9, 11625, (1989).
Schoeberl, M. R., L. R. Lait, P. A. Newman, R. L. Martin, M. H. Proffitt, D. L. Hartmann, M. Loewenstein, J. R. Podolske, S. E. Strahan, J. Anderson, K. R. Chan and B. Gary, "Reconstruction of the Constituent Distribution and Trends in the Antarctic Polar Vortex From ER-2 Flight Observations", J. Geophys. Res., 94, D9, 11815, (1989).
Bell, T. L., A. Abdullah, R. L. Martin and G. R. North, "Sampling Errors for Satellite-derived Tropical Rainfall: Monte Carlo Study Using a Space-Time Stochastic Model", J. Geophys. Res., 95, D3, 2195, (1990).
Lenz, F. A., R. L. Martin, H. C. Kwan, R. R. Tasker and J. O. Dostrovsky, "Thalamic Single-Unit Activity Occurring in Patients with Hemidystonia", Stereotact. Funct. Neurosurg., 54+55, 159, (1990).
Lenz, F. A., H. C. Kwan, R. L. Martin, R. R. Tasker, J. O. Dostrovsky and Y. E. Lenz, "Single Unit Analysis of the Human Ventral Thalamic Nuclear Group. Tremor-related Activity in Functionally Identified Cells", Brain, 117, 531, (1994).
Lenz, F. A., H. C. Kwan, R. Martin, R. Tasker, R. T. Richardson and J. O. Dostrovsky, "Characteristics of Somatotopic Organization and Spontaneous Neuronal Activity in the Region of the Thalamic Principal Sensory Nucleus in Patients with Spinal Cord Transection", J. Neurophys., 72, 1570, (1994).
Martin, R. L., "Toroidal Magnetic Fields", ORMAK Technical Memo #177, Thermonuclear Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, (1974).
England, A. C., L. A. Berry, J. F. Lyon, R. L. Martin and G. L. Morgan, "Neutron Emission From ORMAK", presented at the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society, (1974).
Huebener, R. P., R. T. Kampwirth, R. L. Martin, T. W. Barbee, Jr. and R. B. Zubeck, "Critical Current Density in Superconducting Nb-Films", presented at the 1974 Applied Superconductivity Conference of the American Physical Society, (1974).
Leacock, R. A. and R. L. Martin, "A Presentation of Partial-wave Data That Is Free of Elastic Kinematics: Pion-Nucleon Elastic Scattering as an Example", Ames Laboratory Report IS-3965, (1976).
Martin, R. L., "Studies in Angular Momentum: Kinematic-free Trajectories and Pion-Nucleon Data Analysis", M.S. Thesis, Iowa State University, (1979).
Wen-bi Yu, R. L. Martin and J. L. Stanford, "Long and Medium-scale Waves in the Lower Stratosphere From Satellite-Derived Microwave Measurements", presented at the Fourth Conference on the Meteorology of the Upper Atmosphere of the American Meteorological Society, (1983).
Stanford, J. L., W. J. Randel, Wen-bi Yu and R. L. Martin, "Medium-scale Waves in the Summer Southern Troposphere and Stratosphere", presented at the First International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology of the American Meteorological Society, (1983).
Schoeberl, M. R., L. Lait, P. A. Newman, R. L. Martin, M. Loewenstein, J. R. Podolske, J. Anderson and M. Proffitt, "The Evolution of AAOE Observed Constituents with the Polar Vortex", Proceedings of the Polar Ozone Workshop, NASA Conference Publication 10014, (1988).
Bell, T. L., A. Abdullah, R. L. Martin and G. R. North, "Sampling Errors for Satellite-Derived Tropical Rainfall: Monte Carlo Study Using a Space-Time Stochastic Model", presented at the Conference on Mesoscale Precipitation: Analysis, Simulation, and Forecasting of the American Meteorological Society, (1988).
Lenz, F. A., R. L. Martin, H. C. Kwan, R. R. Tasker, J. O. Dostrovsky and M. L. DeLong, "Thalamic Single Unit Activity Occurring in Patients with Hemidystonia", Proceedings of the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (Abstracts). 10, 161, (1989).
Lenz, F. A., H. C. Kwan, R. L. Martin, R. R. Tasker and J. O. Dostrovsky, "Characteristics of Spontaneous Neural Activity at Different Locations in Ventrocaudal Thalamus of Patients with Spinal Cord Transection", Pain, 5S, 493, (1990).
Martin, R. L., "Skill of the Climate Analysis Center's 6 to 10 Day Categorical Precipitation Forecasts", presented at the Fourth International Conference on Precipitation, (1993).
Stone, P. J., R. L. Martin and G. G. Parker, "Spectral Analysis of Temperature and Humidity in a Tall Mixed-deciduous Forest", presented at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, (1996).
O'Lenic, E. A., J. Hoopingarner, H. M. van den Dool, J. Schemm, J. Pan, R Martin, A. Wagner, A. Artusa and D. Unger, "Format, Methods, and Estimated Skill of Proposed Operational Forecasts for Week 2 (Days 8-14)", Proceedings of the 21st Climate Diagnostics Workshop, (1996).
O'Lenic, E., J. Hoopingarner, R. W. Higgins, Y. Zhu, R Martin, A. Artusa, and A. J. Wagner, "In-Context Forecasts for Varying Time Scales and Reaching Out to Forecast Users", Proceedings of the 23rd Climate Diagnostics Workshop, (1998).
Martin, R. L., "Uncertainty in Climate Change", Climate Change and Risk, Fall Symposium of the Upstate New York Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis, (2007).
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