Zane Martin

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2020-2021

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Atmospheric Science

Research Summary: I research Earth’s tropical climate using computer simulations of the atmosphere. In particular, I study an important feature of the tropics called the “Madden-Julian oscillation”, which affects the weather over large regions of the tropics every few months. Because of its size, predictable behavior, and global impact, the Madden-Julian oscillation can assist scientists in making accurate forecasts of extreme weather events around the world (like droughts, tropical cyclones, or extreme rainfall) several weeks in advance. My work seeks to improve our understanding of the Madden-Julian oscillation, and use that understanding to better predict its impacts using climate models.