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Martin Baxter

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  • ​​Ph.D., Meteorology, St. Louis University, 2006
  • M.S., Meteorology, St. Louis University, 2003
  • B.S., Meteorology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001


  • American Meteorological Society
  • National Weather Association
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society Weather Analysis and Forecasting Committee
  • Unidata Strategic Advisory Committee

Honors and Awards

  • 2013-2014 College of Science and Engineering Sabbatical Fellowship Award
  • 2012 Editor's Award from the American Meteorological Society's Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  • 2009-2010 Central Michigan University Excellence in Teaching Award 

Professional Interests
Precipitation Systems, Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology, Numerical Weather Prediction, Weather Forecasting, Forecast Verification
Teaching Areas

  • MET 260: Introduction to Atmospheric Science
  • MET 265: Professional Development in the Atmospheric Sciences
  • MET 315: Computer Applications in Meteorology
  • MET 340 and 345: Synoptic Meteorology I and II
  • MET 355: Weather Forecasting Practicum
  • MET 470: Advanced Weather Forecasting

Selected Publications and Presentations
  • Baxter, M.A. and P.N. Schumacher, 2017: Distribution of Single-Banded Snowfall in Central United States Cyclones. Weather and Forecasting, 32, 533-554.
  • Hartnett, J.J., J.M. Collins, M.A. Baxter, and D.P. Chambers, 2014: Spatiotemporal Snowfall Trends in Central New York, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 53, 2685-2697.
  • Baxter, M.A,, G. Lackmann, K. Mahoney, T. Workoff, and T. Hamill, 2014: Verification of Quantitative Precipitation Reforecasts over the Southeast United States. Weather and Forecasting, 29, 1199-1207.
  • Bunkers, M.J. and M. A. Baxter, 2011: Radar Tornadic Debris Signatures on 27 April 2011, Electronic Journal of Operational Meteorology, 12, (7), 1-6.
  • Baxter, M.A., 2011: Impacts of Very Small Initial Condition Errors on Mesoscale Aspects of Two Cyclones, Electronic Journal of Operational Meteorology, 12, (1), 1-44.
  • Baxter, M.A., 2011: Reforecasts of a 2004 Elevated Convection Event Misforecast by the Eta Model, National Weather Digest, 35, 3-26.
  • Baxter, M.A., P. N. Schumacher, and J. M. Boustead, 2011: The Use of Potential Vorticity Inversion to Evaluate the Effect of Precipitation on Downstream Mesoscale Processes, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137, 179–198.
  • Baxter, M.A., C.E. Graves, and J.T. Moore, December 2006: A Physically-Based Method for Diagnosing Snow to Liquid Ratio Using Climatology, National Weather Digest, 30, 29-44.
  • Baxter, M.A., C.E. Graves, and J.T. Moore, 2005: A Climatology of Snow to Liquid Ratio for the Contiguous United States, Weather and Forecasting, 20, 729-744.

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