Martin is a meteorologist
based in New South Wales, Australia. He has a Graduate Diploma
in Meteorology from the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
He worked as a meteorologist for
17 years for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He retired
at the weather office at RAAF Base Williamtown; just north of
Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
After the RAAF, he joined the Department of Aviation (now the School
of Psychology) at The University of Newcastle (Australia) teaching
Air Transport Meteorology (incorporating the Australian ATPL) and
Advanced International Aeronautical Meteorology. Following 12
years as an Aviation Lecturer, Martin (in late-2005) retired and is
currently a Conjoint Lecturer in the School of Psychology at The
University of Newcastle (Australia).
In addition to lecturing, Martin was the weather
forecaster for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio
in Newcastle for many years.
In April 2007, Martin retired as a meteorologist for
Qantas Airways at Sydney Kingsford Smith airport.
Martin regularly works with Dutcher Safety & Meteorology Services
developing and teaching Aviation Meteorology. John Dutcher
also worked with Martin on number of operational meteorology
research projects. With Martin, John also developed the
Meteorology in Aircraft Accident
course for the Southern
California Safety Institute (SCSI).
|Martin's main research
interest over the past few years has been Numerical Weather
Prediction model used in the aviation and public weather
- Design and implement weather
forecasting techniques using computer modeling and
technology for student pilots in my advance meteorology
- Comparison of Mesoscale and
Global-Scale Numerical Models.
- Mesoscale classification: Their history
and their application to forecasting.
- The use of Satellite data for mesoscale
analyses and forecasting application, precipitation
- Using satellite visible imagery to
isolate severe thunderstorms
- Operational objective analysis
techniques and potential application for Mesoscale
- Mesoscale convective complexes in the
- Short range forecasting techniques
(Tools for Nowcasting. Flash floods and future
- Mid-latitude synoptic meteorology.
- Aviation meteorology; Radar
meteorology; Low altitude wind shear
- Media weather presentation.
- Community forms.
- Application of weather knowledge.
- Explaining climate science to the wider
- Understanding the ocean's role in climate
variability & climate change.
Lecturer in Aviation
Faculty of Science and Information Technology - School of Psychology
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Aviation Building - Room AVG21
Office Ph: +61 2 4921 7089
Mobile: 0418 146 160 (Australia)