Dr. Martin Baxter (Marty)

Associate Professor of Meteorology

Central Michigan University
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
314 Brooks Hall
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Office: (989) 774-2055
Secretary: (989) 774-3179
Fax: (989) 774-2142

Email: baxte1ma@cmich.edu

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Dept. Website


I am currently in my eighth year at CMU, and am spending the year on sabbatical at NC State University and the NWS in Raleigh. I did my graduate work at Saint Louis University. I have held forecasting, research, and teaching internships at Weather or Not, Inc. in Shawnee, KS, the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center in Washington, D.C., and the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training in Boulder, CO. The most recent copy of my CV can be found here.

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Awards and Honors



On sabbatical for the 2013-2014 academic year.




My research has focused on improving our understanding of precipitation systems. In particular, I have examined the climatology of snow to liquid ratio and methods for forecasting this quantity. My dissertation research involved determining the effects of upstream convection on mesoscale banded snowfall. Of late I have become more interested in how numerical weather prediction can best be used in operational forecasting. I consider myself a synoptic meteorologist who is more interested in mesoscale processes, rather than planetary/climate scale processes.

I have a history of mentoring both undergraduate and graduate research. Four undergraduate students have placed in the poster competitions at the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society annual meetings. To learn more about my research, and how you might get involved, please contact me via email.

Research Grants



Undergraduate Research


Graduate Research (Committee Membership)



I am involved in a variety of university and professional service activities:




My wife and I were married June 19th, 2004. We have a house in Mt. Pleasant, MI, and live with our 2 cats. I enjoy camping and backpacking, and have hiked in New York, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Colorado, California, Washington, Missouri, Illinois and Michigan. I am also a St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Missouri Tigers fan.

Last updated: Thu Aug 1 12:00 pm 2013