Welcome to the Martin Research Group site and the webpage of Dr. Elinor Martin. Our research aims to further our knowledge of climate, climate variability and weather-climate interactions, with a focus on rainfall. This is accomplished through the use of observations and model simulations to provide a means to increase our understanding of essential mechanisms and processes in the tropics and subtropics.

Our research interests include the following areas:

  • Variability of precipitation at multiple scales
  • Interaction of weather and climate
  • Representation of climate variability and change in climate models
  • Caribbean and African precipitation variability and change

Please take some time to explore the website and find out more about the group members, the research we do and the classes offered by Dr. Martin at OU in the School of Meteorology.


18-20 November 2015: Dr. Martin participated in the South Central Climate Science Center Research Workshop in Fort Worth, TX.

6-8 November 2015: Graduate student Jimmy Danco attended the Graduate Climate Conference in Woods Hole, MA where he presented a poster on his work entitled "Understanding the features and mechanisms of the Great Plains low-level jet in CMIP5 models".

22-24 October 2015: Dr. Martin was invited to present at the Caribbean and Atlantic Studies Workshop at Texas A&M University. Her talk was entitled "Caribbean Climate: Past, present and future.

16 September 2015: Dr. Martin presented as part of the NOAA Climate Variability and Predictability webinar series. You can view the recording and slides here

September 2015: Dr. Martin is part of a newly funded collaborative research project from NSF that will use small unmaned aircraft systems to study atmospheric physics. Follow the progress on our website CLOUD-MAP

August 2015: The research group welcomes new graduate student Allie Brannan who comes to us from FSU. Allie will be working on research related to tropical cyclones.

7 July 2015: A new paper authored by Dr. Martin entitled "Representation of African Easterly Waves in CMIP5 Models" has been accepted by The Journal of Climate. Check back soon for a link to the Early Online Release.

30 March 2015: Check out a new class for Fall 2015 that Dr. Martin will be co-teaching along with Dean Moore (A&GS) and Dr. McPherson (DGES). GEOG 3890 "Managing for a Changing Climate". More details available soon!

20-21 January 2015: Dr. Martin visited GFDL in Princeton, NJ with OU members of the South Central Climate Science Center. She gave a presentation entitled "Rainfall Variability in West Africa: Insights from CMIP5 Simulations".

Spring 2015: METR5503 Climate Dynamics has begun! Please see the teaching page for more information.

20-21 November 2014: Dr. Martin participated in the South Central Climate Science Center Research Workshop in Grapevine, TX.

13-15 October 2014: Dr. Martin attended the UCAR annual meeting as an early career guest.

26 Sept 2014: Dr. Martin was an invited participant in the "Climate, Land Use and Conflict" workshop in L├╝beck, Germany from Sept. 22-24 hosted by the Max Planck Institue for Meteorology.

1 August 2014: Joined the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma as an Assistant Professor!


Office: NWC 5642

Phone: (405) 325-7392

Email: elinor.martin@ou.edu

Adress: School of Meteorology, 120 David Boren Blvd, Norman, OK, 73072, USA